Russian language courses are offered in a sequence starting from a course for true beginners and continuing all the way to the advanced level. Students may also choose to spend a summer or semester studying in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The course in Russian Literature explores, in English translation, important writings by major 19th and 20th century Russian authors. Lectures supply a detailed look at social and political events which helped shape the literature.
Russian language and literature courses can be supplemented by other courses toward a minor in Russian Area Studies.