We offer a full curriculum in the Russian language (first- through fifth-year) designed to offer training in all the skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) students need to communicate in Russian at the Intermediate mid- to high-proficiency level. In addition, we offer a rich repertory of courses in Russian literature, film, culture, and linguistics — some taught in English, others in Russian — to enhance students' pragmatic and cultural qualifications.
Our graduating students have a broad knowledge of Russia, the Russian language, and a specific area of expertise within Russian studies (e.g., literature, culture, or linguistics). Many have become eligible to join the Ohio State Chapter of the Dobro Slovo National Honor Society. The diversity in the courses taught in the department, everything from the great writers of Russian literature to the mythology surrounding vampires, allows our students to truly make the major their own and sets the Ohio State Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures apart from other Russian and Slavic departments around the country.
By the time our students graduate, they will have a strong understanding of Russian culture, past and present, and valuable language skills, making them ideal candidates for jobs in the government, tech industry, international business, or highly competitive graduate programs.
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