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Зачем изучать русский язык? Because Russian is the language of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Chekhov and Tchaikovsky, Kandinsky and Eisenstein.
Russian is spoken as a primary language by some 164 million people and as a secondary language by 114 million people. It is also the lingua franca in most republics of the former Soviet Union and much of Eastern Europe. As one of the five official languages of the UN, Russian is also on the US government’s list of “strategic” languages, due to a shortage of US specialists in the language and geographic area. Russian is a valuable language to learn, and a fascinating culture to study.
The Russian program at Lewis & Clark College offers a Russian minor and coursework for the Foreign Languages major, in which Russian can be a primary or secondary language. Russian language courses are offered at all levels. You’ll also find courses on Russian literature and culture—students with no knowledge of Russian can study the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and Turgenev, while advanced students will find challenging courses to increase their fluency.
And while the coursework is varied and engaging, nothing beats the chance to go abroad and experience the language and culture up close and personally. We strongly encourage students to pursue study abroad opportunities offered by Lewis & Clark in Saint Petersburg (often called Russia’s most European city) or Vladivostok (the Russian Far East)—the chance to learn a new culture firsthand is an amazing opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.
Recent News and Events
Event--September 24Information Session for the 2016-2017 Overseas Programs:
Students interested in applying to the 2016-2017 Overseas Programs are encouraged to attend this information session. The program will begin with an overview of the online application process followed by an opportunity to meet with the 2016/17 faculty programs leaders and departmental representatives for all programs offered that year.
News posted--April 27, 2015Russian program end-of-the year celebration
April 30th at 5 pm in Miller 208
News posted--March 10, 2015This course introduces students to the Russian memoir as a genre of creative nonfiction.
Taught in English, no prerequisites
News posted--February 2, 2015A lecture by Lance Inouye, Music Director and Conductor of the Lewis & Clark Orchestra.
February 5th, 2015 at 2:30 pm in Evans Music Center
News posted--September 1, 2014Scout Mills ’16, a self-designed Russian major at Lewis & Clark, spent the summer of 2014 in Kazan’, Russia, on the prestigious Critical Languages Scholarship program.Scout Mills ’16, a self-designed Russian major at Lewis & Clark, spent the summer of 2014 in Kazan’, Russia, on the prestigious Critical Languages Scholarship program.