Russian Studies Majors and Minor at Davidson

Our department offers two distinct majors, Russian Studies and Russian Languages and Literature. We also offer a Russian Studies minor. 

Unlike larger departments, we support our majors through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Coursework provides language instruction at all levels, as well as a broad, interdisciplinary range of courses surveying Russian culture, literature, history, and politics.  After consulting with Prof. Ewington, students should apply directly through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

Courses You Might Take

RUS 102

Elementary Russian II


This semester students complete the introduction to the Russian case system, while continuing to develop basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing about everyday Russian culture, including hobbies, shopping, restaurants, university life, holidays, and vacations. Thanks to a "flipped classroom" model (with the…

RUS 293

The Ballets Russes (in transl)


Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes was a dynamic enterprise that defined multiple artistic trends and movements in the early twentieth century. The troupe and those associated with it changed over the course of its twenty-year existence (1909 -1929), but…

HIS 333

Empire Jews


Empire, as a political structure, shaped the experience of Modern Jewry in ways that continued beyond the collapse of the major European empires after World War I. This course explores the Jewish experience of living within three major…