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 319

Adv Russian Contemp Rus. Cult.


This course supports students' development from intermediate to advanced proficiency in Russian, with a focus on contemporary Russian literature, culture, and politics. Guided by the textbook, Russian and Use, and supplemented by authentic readings and other media…

RUS 260

19th-C Russian Lit (in transl)


Fall 2020 Topic: 19th Century Russian Literature

The canonical works of 19th-century Russian literature represent a unique flowering of literary experimentation and innovation. In this context, the city of St. Petersburg plays an outsized role. The oppressive atmosphere and…

RUS 201

Intermediate Russian I


Intermediate Russian continues to develop proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing contemporary standard Russian, and is intended for students who have completed RUS 102, or placed into the course via examination. In this course, students will review…