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 Rudova||Chair of the Department of German and Russian||(909) 621-8649||104 Mason Hall|
|Konstantine Klioutchkine||Associate Professor of Russian||(909) 607-1596||108 Mason Hall|
|Anne Dwyer||Assistant Professor of Russian||(909) 621-8945||103 Mason Hall|
|Hilary Appel||Podlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow, Claremont McKenna College||(909) 607-1491||Bauer Center 219|
|Pey-Yi Chu||Assistant Professor of History, Pomona College|
|Gary Hamburg||Otto M. Behr Professor of European History, Claremont McKenna College||(909) 607-9679||Kravis Center 209|
|Azamat Junisbai||Assistant Professor of Sociology, Pitzer College||(909) 607-3767||Scott Hall 222|
|Juliet Koss||Associate Professor of Art History, Scripps College||(909) 607-8997||Baxter 101|
|Nicholas Warner||Professor of Literature, Claremont McKenna College||(909) 621-8117||Bauer Center 227|
|Gina Brown-Pettay||Administrative Assistant||(909) 621-1893|
|Maria Lentsman||Russian Language Resident||(909) 621-8532|
Mailing AddressPomona College, Russian Program, 550 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Campus LocationMason Hall