Russian Courses for Spring 2014
Elementary Russian MWF 12-12:50 (with TR Practicum)
Intermediate Russian MWF 1-1:50 (with TR Practicum)
Advanced Russian: Lost in Translation TR 9:30-10:45
Fire & Ice: Siberia in Fiction MWF 11-11:50
Russian Kitchen in Exile M6:30-8:00
See College Catalog and Course Guide for course descriptions and syllabi
Congratulations to Drew Cumming '13, recipient of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for 2013-2014! Drew is spending the year in Irkustk, Russia, one of Siberia's biggest and most historical cities. Pack your valenki!
Congratulations to Jeff Reppucci '14, who was recently selected as a Truman Scholar! Jeff is a Russian Major who founded the 501(c)3 non-profit organization Students Helping Children Across Borders, Inc. in 2011. Through his organization Jeff organizes and implements community-building projects domestically and abroad. Jeff plans to pursue a Masters in Public Affairs and a career in social entrepeneurship. See Jeff's website (www.shcab.org) to read about his 2012 project in Suzdal, Russia.
- A student's view of the Russian Program
- The Russian Program in the national news
- Trip to the Museum of Russian Icons
Russia cannot be understood through reason,
Its breadth cannot be measured in feet
It has a character all its own –
In Russia you can only believe.
Fedor Tiutchev (1803-1873)
Russia's political and cultural history is intriguing, the riches of its vast land is immeasurable, and the character of its people complex. The unfathomable nature of Russia, as poet Fedor Tiutchev said, should be approached not with intellect but with faith.
Here at Holy Cross, the Russian Program combines the two ~ a love of Russian culture and a vibrant academic program ~ to prepare students for exciting careers and advanced degrees. At the same time, the program cultivates an appreciation for the importance and beauty of the Russian literature, language, and culture.
The Russian Program offers both a Major and a Minor. Student may choose among classes in Russian language, culture, literature, drama, and film. The Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies offers the Russian and East European Studies Student-Designed Minor, which allows students to study the politics and history of Russia in addition to its culture.