Russian Studies Minor

World Languages and Cultures

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Russian Area Studies Minor Program

Russian Film Series Spring 2017

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The Russian Area Studies Minor Program prepares students for life-long engagement with the cultures of Russian-speaking countries by providing in-depth cultural training. This program complements Liberal Arts, Fine Arts, Business, Science, and Human Services degrees by offering students the linguistic skills and cultural awareness required for a wide variety of careers that deal with the Russian culture. This program also provides students with intercultural awareness and an in-depth understanding of the place of Russian speaking countries in international relations.

Career Paths That Would Benefit from this Minor Include:

  • law
  • public service
  • journalism
  • business
  • health and human services
  • diplomacy
  • academic careers in history, linguistics, cultural studies, and comparative literature

For more information on Russian language classes or the Russian Area Studies Minor Program, please contact Prof. Dan Nolan (