The program in Russian seeks to introduce students to one of the
world's great literary traditions. Russian literature encompasses some
of the key works of the modern era, from the novels of Dostoevsky and
Tolstoy to those of such disparate 20th-century masters as Solzhenitsyn
and Nabokov. Writers in Russian have been among the most formally
innovative and among the most politically engaged. Through survey
courses and courses on special topics, the program offers students the
opportunity to delve into a rich cultural legacy.
All courses are
offered in English, with readings in translation. There is no major or
minor in Russian, and no knowledge of Russian is required for the
program's courses. All courses fulfill the general curricular
requirements in literature and global studies.