Our undergraduate program provides a large range of opportunities for students majoring or minoring in Russian as well as for students interested in expanding their knowledge of Russian literature and culture. Upcoming course information and descriptions for upcoming quarters are available at the links on the left.

Lower-Division Programs

The first- and second-year programs focus on developing students' listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills at the beginning and intermediate levels. These courses have a special emphasis on communication and teach language skills in a cultural context to provide a solid foundation for later courses.

Upper-Division Program

Students have the opportunity to explore a wide range of topics in their upper-division courses which are designed to provide a broad understanding of the Russian language and culture. Some of our courses are offered in English to be accessible to a larger audience. We offer upper-division courses on specific authors (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Chekhov), Russian theater, poetry, contemporary culture, film, women in Russian culture, post-Soviet literature, translation, and many other topics.

For a full course catalog, visit