Students learn to speak, listen, read, and write in Russian; study Russian music, art, customs, literature, and cuisine; and develop their abilities to think comparatively and internationally.

Majors choose from such upper-level offerings as Advanced Russian, Russian Civilization, Russian Literature, Composition and Conversation, Tolstoy in English, and Dostoevsky in English. Cultural functions and conversation hours take place in the Russian House, a stately, historic, stone-faced dwelling where several Russian-language students live with a native Russian speaker.


Foreign Language Yoga Classes at the Language Resource Center
August 12, 2019
Yoga classes will be every Friday afternoon in the Language Resource Center, Gailor 225. Students will have a low-stress kinesthetic language learning experience. Classes will be led by students or professors or simply following one of the many Youtube videos of yoga classes in a wide variety of languages. Please check with your professor to see if attending these classes can be used for culture points. Read more to find out when classes will be offered in YOUR language!
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Sewanee Summer in St. Petersburg
August 6, 2019
Dr. Mark Preslar took a group of Sewanee students to spend the summer in St. Petersburg. Students took courses during the days and went on excursions to Moscow, Novgorod, and other areas of Russia. They visited humble peasant architecture and the most ornate imperial palaces. They ate traditional foods, went to the ballet, and had bonfires on the beach.
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New Professor of Russian at Sewanee
July 29, 2019
Susanna Weygandt, who has been teaching at the prestigious Middlebury Intensive Russian Summer Program, will be joining the Russian Department at Sewanee. Here she is photographed with her students at Middlebury.
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