Program Options:
Area of Concentration, Joint Concentration, Secondary Field

This AOC supports the study of both Russian language and literature, focusing on literary developments from eighteenth-century Sentimentalism to the present. Courses explore major writers (Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn, Nabokov) and cultural topics (Soviet-era Film, Medicine and Literature, the Russian City, Fantasy in Russia and Germany). 

About the Russian Language & Literature Area of Concentration

Students of Russian Language & Literature further follow contemporary literary and cultural developments as part of their studies, particularly as they fit into the continuum of literary production in Russia. Students are also encouraged to pursue work in pertinent cognate areas such as history, political science, international studies, and anthropology. Russian AOC students often participate in study at another institution or one of the many available programs of language and cultural study in Russia or in the United States to expand their experience.

New College students have participated in both summer and semester programs of study at Lomonosov Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, the Linguistics University, Nizhny-Novgorod, and the summer program at Middlebury College, Vermont. Without exception, travel-study experience has proved to be an invaluable component of the student’s AOC and future career choices.

Recent courses

  • Beginning Russian I
  • Beginning Russian II
  • Fantasy in Russia and Germany: Intercultural Dialogues
  • Intermediate Russian I
  • Intermediate Russian II

Career Pathways

  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Education
  • Civil and Foreign Service
  • Intelligence
  • Journalism
  • Writing

Contact Us

Humanities Division

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Ace 116

Russian Language & Literature Faculty