Minor in Russian Literature and Culture (in Translation)

The minor consists of six courses in Russian literature and culture, all taught in English. No knowledge of the Russian language will be required. At least two courses must be taken in either the English or Slavic Languages Departments and at least two in the History or Art and Art History Departments. The remaining two may be from any of the four departments in accordance with the student’s interests. A list of courses is available from the chair of the Department of Slavic Languages.

Upon completion of the Russian minor, students should be able to:


  1. Identify some of the religious, artistic, and social currents that inform Russia’s past and present.
  2. Recognize major periods and currents in Russia’s cultural and literary development.

Academic and Professional Applications:

Use Russian culture and literature as a context for studying the student’s primary subject, e.g. comparative literature, history, international studies, etc.