Russian Language Program
The University of Michigan offers outstanding instruction in Russian, a language
spoken by the one hundred fifty million people in Russia itself, and by
another thirty million people in the surrounding countries. Learning Russian
opens the door to exciting new opportunities, as the economies of Eastern
Europe continue to transform (Russia is now one of the world’s major oil exporters).
Having “Russian” on your résumé will make you stand out in
applications for jobs or to professional schools. Learning Russian will give you
the chance to travel, study, and complete internships in the world’s largest
country. All the achievements of Russian culture will be open to you — from
Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Bulgakov, and Nabokov, to Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky,
and the Kirov Ballet.
Intensive Language Programs
The Slavic Department and the Residential College jointly sponsor a proficiency oriented program of intensive Russian, consisting of a sequence of two eight-credit courses (RUSSIAN 103 and 203) equivalent to the regular first- and second-year program, plus a four-credit Readings Course (RCLANG 323) enabling a student to reach advanced proficiency in all four language skills in three terms. The program also includes daily Russian Language Table and weekly Russian Tea. For more information contact the RC’s main office at (734) 647-4363.
Term III Intensive Russian Language Courses
The department offers a comprehensive, proficiency-oriented intensive spring/summer Russian language program for students at the first-, second-, or third-year levels. Guest students are highly encouraged to apply. Please see www.lsa.umich.edu/sli for more information.
Russian concentrators who elect RUSSIAN 462, 463, or 464 are expected to read Russian texts.