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BA in Russian Studies

BA in Russian Studies

Brandeis University

Brandeis University, Waltham, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree BA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Scholarships No
The Russian Studies program at Brandeis offers students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the language, literature, culture, and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Russian language serves as the gateway to the study of Russian literature and history. A diverse selection of courses offered both within and beyond the department allows students to focus their studies on a variety of cultural, literary, social and political aspects of Russia and other post-Soviet states. The program regularly sponsors co-curricular events for Russian students, including film series, lectures, and Russian tea hours featuring Russian language conversation for students of all levels. Students are encouraged to study in Russia for a summer, semester or year. Links to approved study programs in Russia can be found on the Brandeis Study Abroad Web site. Learning Goals Russian Studies is dedicated to understanding the language, literature, culture and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Russian language is spoken by almost 300 million people worldwide. Russia and the former Soviet Union have a complex history which made major contributions to world culture in literature, visual art, music, dance, theater, opera, film, philosophy, psychology, literary theory, and other areas. Beyond the language knowledge it offers, the major takes students on an intellectual journey into Russian literature, culture and history through courses taught in both English and Russian. The major is based on a strong interdisciplinary approach which encourages students to become sophisticated analysts of Russian cultural traditions expressed through language, literature, film, theater, history and politics.

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