Russian Area Studies Program

Welcome to Russian Area Studies! Please come in and browse our web site to find out more about our undergraduate concentration.

The Concentration promotes the study of the Russian language, culture and society on three continents. With a rigorous and intellectually challenging program, students in the Russian Area Studies Concentration will become proficient in the language by taking at least two semesters of Russian language at the intermediate level, and will gain well-rounded knowledge of the culture by taking five electives chosen from designated courses in History, Literature, Political Science, Economics, Religious Studies, and Art and Art History. Our dedicated faculty will foster students' knowledge of the Russian area by preparing our students for study there.

Introduced in 1996, the Russian Area Studies Concentration was established to provide undergraduates with a structured, multi-disciplinary understanding of this complex region of the world and Russia's relations with other countries in the area, and to train undergraduates who wish to pursue a professional career in Russian studies in government academia, or business.

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Contact Information

Director, Russian Area Studies
Dr. Lynne Hartnett
Assistant Professor of History
Phone: 610-519-7219

Administrative Assistant:

Ms. Joyce Harden
Villanova University
Office: SAC 277
Phone
: 610-519-4640

Featured Movies

Dr. Louise McReynolds; Professor of History University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill "Sherlok Kholms in Late Imperial Russia"

Lost In Translation: Divergent Notions of Religious Liberty in Post Soviet Russia

 

"Theater as a Mirror of Contemporary Russia” Dr. Anatoly Smelyansky Dean of the Moscow Art Theater School Theater scholar, writer, and critic.

"War and Peace in the Caucasus" Dr. Charles King