University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of German and Russian

B.A. in Russian

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Russian

Need more information? Please contact Prof. Kevin McKenna [Professor of Russian]; office 417 Waterman Building, telephone (802) 656-1471 for information on a major in Russian. You may also contact the Department of German and Russian main office at 414 Waterman Building; telephone (802) 656-3430; or email [Department Coordinator].


The specific requirements for a major in Russian are:

9 courses (27 credit hours) of coursework in Russian at the 100-level or above; one course in Russian literature in translation (WLIT 118); one Russian history course; and one additional course chosen from among the listings of the Russian and East European Studies Program (this may be any course listed among the REES offerings, including History, Political Science, World Literature, Anthropology, and other allied fields).

Some recent topics for the WLIT [World Literature in Translation] 118 course have been: “Witches, Goblins & Ghosts: Manifestations of the Grotesque and Supernatural in Gogol and Bulgakov” (Kevin McKenna); “Magic, Madness, Murder: A Survey of 19th-Century Russian Literature in Translation” and “The Art of Revolution: Masterpieces of 20th-century Russian Literature” (Kathleen Scollins), as well as courses on specific authors such as Solzhenitsyn, Nabokov, and Dostoevsky.

For general UVM graduation requirements, and more information on the Russian major requirements, please check the 2014-2015 Online Catalogue. If you have any specific questions about the Russian major, please contact us [contact information at right].


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