Russian Language and Area Studies

At St. Olaf we offer a wide range of courses both in Russian Language and in Russian Area Studies. These courses are designed to give students a broad overview of the language, history, politics, literature, and culture of Russia. Language courses are often small, tight-knit classes where students can make close friends. In addition, our entry-level courses help students fulfill many of their General Education core requirements.

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