University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of German and Russian

The Russian Program

Russian Professor Kevin McKenna and Russian student in Seminar Room
Graduating Russian major and Prof. Kevin McKenna, Professor of Russian, at May 2009 senior reception in departmental seminar room.

The Russian Program at UVM

Students of Russian at the University of Vermont pursue courses in Russian language, literature, and culture over four years of campus study. In addition, majors and minors take courses in Russian/East European Global Studies in the fields of history, politics, economics, and business. Many of these students enhance their Russian major or minor with a semester or a year of study in Russia on a variety of study-abroad programs (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Petrozavodsk, and Irkutsk).

Areas of faculty expertise include Russian phonology and lexicology; Russian news media; 19th and 20th century Russian literature; specialized courses on Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol, Pasternak, Bulgakov, Nabokov, and Solzhenitsyn, as well as more general 19th- and 20th-century survey courses. UVM's German and Russian Department boasts an outstanding teaching reputation and a dedication to scholarship that is equally strong and successful, as measured by numerous publications and teaching awards.

The Russian House Program at the Global Village Residential Learning Community is a strong and popular program for Russian students, who live in the "Russian House" at the Living/Learning Center at UVM, and participate in many Russian cultural and academic events in addition to their Russian classes here at UVM. Please contact Prof. Kevin McKenna for information about the Russian House Program.

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