Historical Museum, Red Square, Moscow, Russia (Creative Commons, Rich Moffitt)

The study of Russian language and culture helps students become acquainted with a major–indeed, in land mass the largest–country in the world.  Beginning Russian (RS 101-102) develops novice-levels in skills of reading, understanding, writing, and speaking Russian.  IC [International Cultural Studies] 230 and IC 231 enable students to read in English classic Russian short fiction since 1800 through the present in the context of two other Slavic literatures–Slovak and Czech.