The Russian language and culture program includes three years of Russian language study with particular emphasis on speaking and listening skills. To supplement this language and culture sequence, the College participates in an ongoing series of faculty and student exchanges with Petrozavodsk State University in Petrozavodsk, Duluth's sister city in Russia. In addition, American students of Russian may participate in a four-week summer Russian language camp in Petrozavodsk operated by Petrozavodsk State University, or they may want to help host Russian students who come to an English language camp at the College in alternate summers.
Minimum of 20 credits beyond RUS 1111, including RUS 1112 and Intermediate Russian (RUS 2201-2202).
Students are required to enroll in the Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition sequence (RUS 3301- 3302: 4 credits total) OR study abroad on the Russian Language Study Tour (RUS 2209). Other study-abroad experiences may be substituted in fulfillment of RUS 2209 with the permission of the Russian faculty.
As an elective, students may choose to take Russian History (HIS 3301 or HIS 3302), Literature in Translation (GCL 2280), or Europe Today (GCL 3302).