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Students explore the rich heritage of Russia and the post-Soviet world and position them for careers through a variety of courses in culture, film, literature, and language. Enhancing oral and written communication skills in this program will enable sutdents to pursue careers in research, teaching, government service, business, and more.

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Here you will find information about majoring or minoring in Russian, study abroad opportunities to Russia, faculty profiles, course descriptions, extra-curricular activities, and contact information. 

Choose Russian and Slavic Studies for the...

  • award winning teachers and advisors.
  • proficiency-based language program in Russian.
  • well-established Study Abroad programs to Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg).
  • excellence, we have the only graduate program in Russian in the regional Rocky Mountain corridor (Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana) and Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico.
  • diverse program in Russian literature, culture, linguistics, and language.
  • world-renowned scholars in Russian and Slavic language, literatures, cultures, and linguistics.

Degrees and programs available

  • Bachelor of Arts in Russian with three tracks: Language, Literature, and Culture, Culture-Intensive, Heritage
    • 3 tracks toward a BA in Russian: Language, Literature, Culture track, Culture Intensive track, or Heritage track.
  • Russian Minor
  • Master of Arts in Russian with two tracks: Language, Literature, and Linguistics (LLL) or Russian and East European Studies (REES)
    • 2 tracks toward an MA in Russian: the Language, Literature, Linguistics track or the Russian and East European Studies track

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As part of instructor Zura Dotton's course "Kazakhstan: The Heart of Eurasia" students Zarifah Agardy, Stephanie Littig, and Jacob Robishaw receive training on how to play traditional Kazakh instruments. Thank you Zarifah, Stephanie, and...
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How does language influence politics, culture, and art in modern Kazakhstan? Read Matthew Lichtenberger's intriguing and insightful essay on the history of the Kazakh language. Written as part of coursework for RSSS 195 with instructor...
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