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Courses of Study
In the Department of German and Russian.
The major emphasizes Russian language, literature, history, and film in order that students develop a broad understanding of Russian culture in the past and the present. Students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities on the campus, including guest lectures, discussion group meetings, films, weekly Russian-table dinners or Russian teas, and an annual program of cultural events.
Students majoring in Russian language and culture are expected to study in Russia for at least one semester. Instructors advise beginning students carefully about January, summer, and semester programs. The Colby in St. Petersburg program offers students highly individualized study of Russian language, literature, and history, a full cultural program, and residence with Russian families.
Requirements for the Major in Russian Language and Culture
Requirements for the Minor in Russian Language and Literature
Note: In special circumstances, course substitutions for major and minor requirements may be made after extensive consultation with Russian program staff.
Russian majors and minors who are unable to study in Russia for a semester are strongly encouraged to enroll in one or more of the Jan Plan courses in St. Petersburg.
Russian majors and minors should broaden their study through courses related to Russian in other departments, particularly courses in history and government.
Colby College reserves the right in its sole judgement to make changes of any nature in its program, calendar, academic schedule, fees, deposits, or any other matters in this catalogue.