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

Thomas (Tom) Newlin

Associate Professor of Russian
Contact

Joan Kaatz

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8650

Why Study Russian at Oberlin?

4
Faculty
Study Away Programs in Russia
20
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

  • RUSS 101 - Elementary Russian 4 credits
  • RUSS 215 - The Meaning of Life: Dispatches from Nineteenth-Century Russia 4 credits
  • RUSS 332 - Northern Naturalism: Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg 4 credits
  • RUSS 411 - Special Topics: Portraits of Putin 4 credits

Russian Faculty

Explore Faculty within Russian

“Russian culture boasts a rich and varied tradition in literature, music and dance, the visual arts and cinema. A great literature for those searching for the meaning of life.”

Arlene Forman , Associate Professor of Russian
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