Program Learning Outcomes


Students will demonstrate an ability to operate in Russian, i.e. communicate orally and in writing; an awareness of appropriateness of communication with respect to situation and register; and an ability to write a cogent essay according to appropriate disciplinary standards.


Students will demonstrate knowledge of cultural concepts and artifacts within a historical context; an awareness of cultural issues; and an ability to draw comparisons to other cultures.


Students will demonstrate analytic, interpretive, and critical thinking skills; knowledge of research protocols (e.g., proper citation); understanding of the specificity of the literary object as well as its historical cultural context; and a general familiarity with literary history.