Russian is the world’s eighth most spoken language, used in nine countries by over 144 million people. A gateway to a fascinating literary, cultural and scientific heritage, Russian is also a strategically and economically important Critical Language, with applications in fields including air and space, information technology, nuclear studies, security studies, and many others.
Russian Studies offers instruction in the beginning to upper-intermediate levels of Russian language, as well as subjects in Russian literature, history, and political science. The curriculum prepares students to communicate effectively with native speakers and acquaints students with Russian culture and civilization, holistically preparing them to function successfully in a Russian-speaking environment. Russian classes prepare students to participate in international experiences such as MIT-Russia.
Russian Studies may be applied to the Russian Concentration, and to the Concentration, minor and major in Russian and Eurasian Studies. Learn more about the Russian Concentration requirements at the Academic Programs page. Information on the Russian and Eurasian Studies Concentration, minor and major is available through SHASS. Advisors for these programs are below. Students uncertain what level of Russian language to take should refer to placement information. Information on transfer credit is available here.
|Special Subject: Russian II (Hybrid)
|Special Subject: Russian IV (Hybrid)
|Russian V: Russian for STEM
|Introduction to the Classics of Russian Literature
|Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society: 1917 to the Present
STATEMENT ON UKRAINE:
“We, the faculty and staff in MIT Russian and Eurasian Studies, condemn Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine who are being invaded and occupied in this unjustified war of aggression and with the people of Russia who oppose the war.“