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 395

Ind Stdy for Advanced Students


Advanced study under the direction of the faculty member, who reviews and approves the topic and determines the means of evaluation of the student's work.

395 (Fall)/396 (Spring)

(Permission of the instructor.)

RUS 201

Intermediate Russian I


Continuing work in development of basic skills of Russian, with an emphasis on engaging authentic materials.

Satisfies the foreign language requirement.

RUS 102 or placement. (Fall)

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…