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. 

The Russian Studies major combines Russian language with social science disciplines, like history, political science, or economics. Russian Language & Literature combines Russian language with literary studies. 

If you are considering a Russian major or minor, please contact the department chair, Prof. Amanda Ewington at amewington@davidson.edu.

Courses You Might Take

POL 348

Pol of Russia and East Europe

Instructor
Ceka

Comparative analysis of the political systems, political economies, and the post-communist trajectories of Russia and other former communist countries in Europe.

Satisfies a requirement in the Russian Studies major and minor.
Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement.
Counts toward…

RUS 202

Intermediate Russian II

Instructor
Kogel

Description coming soon!

Prerequisites
RUS 201 or placement. (Spring)

RUS 420

War &Peace: Tolstoy (in trans)

Instructor
Ewington

In this course we devote the entire semester to Tolstoy's masterpiece, War & Peace, alongside selected critical and theoretical readings. We consider everything from genre and historiography to the text's surprising relevance in our current era of…