Why Russian?

What does studying Russian at university look like?

In Russian we do more than just teach you a language. We offer undergraduate programs and courses in German literature, culture and language, German for business and commerce, and Russian literature, language and culture. We also offer excellent opportunities to sharpen your language skills and experience their cultures first hand with programs delivered in Heidelberg, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. The knowledge of two or three languages is vital in today's global environment. Training in German and Russian helps prepare students for careers in international business, the foreign service, the publishing industry, as translators, and in international law to name just a few.

What do students of Russian study?

Sample courses:

RUSS 2600 Russian Literature in Translation: Nineteenth Century; is a study of selected works of Russian authors including Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov.
RUSS 2900 Russian Culture I; a study of the evolution of Russian culture and Russian intellectual history up to 1917. Lectures include discussions of Russian art, music and film. Lectures are given in English.
RUSS 3003 Russian and Soviet Film Until 1948; begins with the origins of film in Russia in the late imperial era, and then proceeds to follow the development of film in Russia and the Soviet Union until the death of Sergei Eisenstein following World War II. Our focus is on a selection of artistically, culturally, and politically important films from this period.

What sort of jobs do students of Russian get?

Dawn Corbett holds a BA from Memorial in Russian and sociology. She is currently employed as a delivery services coordinator at DELTS (Memorial’s Distance, Education, Learning & Teaching Support unit). More about Dawn.