Russian and East European Studies

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

Russia and Eastern European Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates Russian language and literature, history, sociology, and politics. Our courses in Russian and in English will help you develop strong speaking, linguistic, and critical thinking skills.

Program Director

Arlene Forman

Associate Professor of Russian
Department Affiliation

Dale Alexander

Administrative Secretary 440-775-8650

Why Study Russian and East European Studies at Oberlin?

Study Away Programs in Russia

Sample Courses

  • HIST 108 - Russian History II 4 credits
  • POLT 260 - Post Soviet Politics 4 credits
  • REES 261 - Roma, “Gypsies,” Travelers 4 credits
  • ECON 326 - International Trade 4 credits

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“Russia unquestionably remains central to world affairs, and the politics and societies of the post-Soviet space are fascinating. Oberlin, home to specialists with a variety of perspectives on Russian and Eastern European history, politics, the environment, social conditions, high and every-day culture, is a fertile place for cross-disciplinary study of the region.”

Steve Crowley , Professor of Politics
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