Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Students who pursue a course of study in the Department of Russian Language, Literature, and Culture will explore Russia’s extraordinarily rich literary and cultural terrain; develop linguistic and cultural competence in a beautiful, expressive language; and become engaged and effective thinkers and writers.

Program Director

Arlene Forman

Associate Professor of Russian

Dale Alexander

Administrative Secretary 440-775-8650

Why Study Russian at Oberlin?

Associated Faculty
Study Away Programs in Russia
Variety of Courses

Upcoming Russian Events

Students recite original and favorite Russian poems during Russian Poetry Night. Photo credit: Courtesy of Russian Department

Russian House

Students who want to practice and improve their Russian speaking skills may want to consider living in Allencroft. Also known as Russian House, it can comfortably accommodate 15 students. Here you and your housemates might cook a meal, read poetry, debate current issues, or watch movies—mostly in Russian.

Sample Courses

  • FYSP 145 - The Literature of Decadence, the Art of Sensation 4 credits
  • RUSS 203 - Intermediate Russian 4 credits
  • RUSS 332 - Northern Naturalism: Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg 4 credits
  • RUSS 411 - Special Topics: Portraits of Putin 4 credits

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