Russian and East European Studies: Russian Culture and History, Minor

The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers programs in Russian and, with the support of the Penn Language Center, courses in the Czech and Polish languages. The department also offers a series of courses for students who have spoken Russian at home and wish to gain literacy and/or improve their language skills or to pursue the study of Russian literature and culture in Russian. Students of Russian at Penn are invited to reside in the Russian House (which brings together students interested in daily use of the language) and encouraged to spend a semester of study abroad.

Minor Requirements
Russian IV (or literacy courses for Russian speakers or Equivalents)
History and Culture
Select one of the following Options:2
Option 1:
The Rise and Fall of the Russian Empire, 1552-1917
The Soviet Century, 1917-1991
Option 2:
Portraits of Russian Society: Art, Fiction, Drama
Portraits of Soviet Society: Literature, Film, Drama
Core Requirement
Select 2 course units of Core Requirement courses2
Russian Related Courses
Select 2 course units of Russian Related courses (History, Politics, Economics, etc.)2
Total Course Units6

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.