Russian Language, Literature and Culture

Program Type:
  • Major
  • Minor

Students who pursue a course of study in Russian and Russian Language, Literature, and Culture will explore Russia’s extraordinarily rich literary and cultural terrain; receive rigorous practical training in its beautiful yet complex language; and become engaged and effective thinkers and writers.

Program Director

Arlene Forman

Associate Professor of Russian
Department Affiliation

Polly Bratton

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8650

Why Study Russian Language, Literature and Culture at Oberlin?

Associated Faculty
Study Away Programs in Russia
Variety of Courses
Students recite original and favorite Russian poems during Russian Poetry Night. Photo credit: Courtesy of Russian Department

Russia 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 113 - Re-envisioning Russia 4 credits
  • RUSS 203 - Intermediate Russian 4 credits
  • RUSS 332 - Northern Naturalism: Chekhov, Ibsen, Strindberg 4 credits
  • RUSS 411 - Russian Poetry 4 credits

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