Russian Language and Area Studies (RUSSN)

The Russian Language and Area Studies Department, in keeping with the college mission to provide a “global perspective,” offers a variety of courses that build upon Russian language proficiency to give students the knowledge and tools for a successful career. Recent graduates have entered professions in higher education, business, government, the church, law, and the arts.

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Typical First Year Schedule

Fall
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • RUSSN 111*
  • HIST 121** or OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Interim
  • OLE Core/Elective
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • RUSSN 112*
  • OLE Core/Elective
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

*Assumes that the individual has no prior experience in Russian; higher coursework can be taken if prerequisites are met.

**HIST 121 is recommended for those intending to major in Russian Area Studies.
Russian majors study abroad during the first semester of their senior year.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • In some cases, credit may be granted for previous Russian language courses if taken at the college level. Consultation with the faculty in the Russian Language and Area Studies Department will determine if and how much credit will be granted.
  • Credit for transfer courses or other programs is done in consultation with the Registrar and the Department Chair of Russian Language and Area Studies.
Placement
Informational Events

The RLAS Department will host a social event at the Russian House sometime early in the fall.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Chair, Department of Russian Language and Area Studies – Marc Robinson (robinso@stolaf.edu)