Russian Language and Culture
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers a range of courses focusing on the language, history, and culture of a fascinating country—Russia. Spoken in Russia and throughout the former Soviet Union, Russian ranks fourth among the world’s most widely used languages, after Chinese, English, and Spanish. The achievements of Russian writers and artists in ballet, cinema, theatre, and painting are internationally recognized. Since the fall of communism, Russian life and its economy in general have gained new vigour.