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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 students 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
    • 2 tracks toward a BA in Russian: Language Intensive track or Culture Intensive 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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Interested in farm-to-table cuisine, organic agriculture, and foodways? If so, consider taking RSSS 305: Russian and American Foodways in Spring 2018. This course provides an in-depth study of food culture, traditional cuisine, agriculture...
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Colleen Lucey, Naomi Caffee and Benjamin Jens have been awarded a Department of State Peer-to-Peer Grant administered by the American Embassy in Moscow for 2017-2018. This grant will fund a new project between UA Department of Russian and...
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Alumni News & Directory

Our Russian majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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Svetlana Popovic
B.A.
Russian
2016
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Journalism
2016
Rick Ruth
B.A.
Russian Studies
1971
M.A.
Russian Studies
1973
Dana Vandersip
B.A.
Russian
1988