Russian Language and Area Studies

At St. Olaf we offer a wide range of courses both in the Russian language and in area studies. These courses are designed to give students a broad overview of the language, history, politics, literature, and culture of Russia. In addition, our entry-level courses help students fulfill many of their General Education core requirements.

Students can major in both the Russian language and in Russian Language and Area Studies. These two tracks are complimentary and often students combine both majors — at times with a third major.