Beginning with the class of 2015, the major in Russian is housed in the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Program.
The major is designed to provide students with an advanced level of fluency in the Russian language, a knowledge of Russian literature (with emphasis on the l9th and 20th centuries), and a basic understanding of the historical and cultural context in which it developed.
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
The major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is designed to provide a broad background in the history, politics, society, and culture of the area.
The minor in REES consists of six courses, in which the student must achieve a GPA of B. These courses must include RUSS 101 and 102 or two semesters of Russian language study at the appropriate level and four more REES courses, of which one must be taken in each of the three areas of (1) politics and economics; (2) history and religion; and (3) literature and culture (see course list below). The fourth course may be in any of the three areas or may be a semester of intermediate or advanced Russian. Two of the courses may be taken during study abroad (with prior approval). All courses except RUSS 101 and 102 must be taken for a grade. Students should plan the minor in consultation with REES faculty.
Any student who intends to earn the minor in REES should speak with the program chair by the end of the junior year at the latest. Satisfactory completion of the minor will be certified by the program.
Russian Native Speakers
Native speakers are encouraged to apply for TA/CA positions with the Russian Department, whether or not they are enrolled in our courses. Contact the department Administrative Assistant, Debra Pozzetti (email@example.com).
262 High Street
Middletown, CT 06459
Tel: (860) 685-2840
Fax: (860) 685-3465
Comments and questions may be sent to e-mail Debbie Pozzetti