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

Courses You Might Take

POL 348

Pol of Russia and East Europe


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


Description coming soon!

RUS 201 or placement. (Spring)

RUS 420

War &Peace: Tolstoy (in trans)


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…