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Russian Program

Wassily Kandinsky Composition VI- 1913

The objective of a major in Russian is to provide a thorough foundation in the Russian language and to develop a sophisticated understanding of Russian culture and history in European and global contexts. To further an awareness of Russia’s rich cultural tradition and the country’s continuing role as a major player on the world stage, departmental courses are often interdisciplinary in approach, encouraging students to explore literature, film, politics, history, art, music and cultural studies. Associated courses in a range of disciplines at The Claremont Colleges complement the department’s offerings.

The program offers two majors. Students may elect to major in Russian with an emphasis on literature and culture; or they may choose to major in the interdisciplinary field of Russian and East European studies. Many alumni have gone on to graduate and professional schools at major universities. By gaining knowledge of a language and culture other than their own, graduates of the Russian program are positioned to work in academia, business, law, journalism, diplomacy and international development.

The program also offers minors in Russian studies and Russian and East European studies (REES).

Larissa RudovaChair of the Department of German and Russian (909) 621-8649104 Mason Hall
Konstantine KlioutchkineAssociate Professor of Russian (909) 607-1596108 Mason Hall
Anne DwyerAssistant Professor of Russian (909) 621-8945103 Mason Hall
Adjunct/Performance Faculty
Hilary AppelPodlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College (909) 607-1491Bauer Center 219
Pey-Yi ChuAssistant Professor of History, Pomona College
Gary HamburgOtto M. Behr Professor of European History, Claremont McKenna College (909) 607-9679Kravis Center 209
Azamat JunisbaiAssistant Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College (909) 607-3767Scott Hall 222
Juliet KossAssociate Professor of Art History, Scripps College (909) 607-8997Baxter 101
Nicholas WarnerProfessor of Literature, Claremont McKenna College (909) 621-8117Bauer Center 227
Gina Brown-PettayAdministrative Assistant (909) 621-1893
Maria LentsmanRussian Language Resident (909) 621-8532

Mailing AddressPomona College, Russian Program, 550 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Phone(909) 621-1893

Campus LocationMason Hall