Foreign Language: Russian Major

Foreign Language: Russian Major

Foreign Language: Russian

Major

Russian language majors follow a track of courses designed to develop their Russian language proficiency and cultural understanding. These courses will focus on language, culture, and Russian life.

Offered by the Department of Foreign Languages.

What can I expect as a Russian major? 

Cadets can choose to be a Russian language major or can combine Russian and another language for a dual language major. Each of these options can be taken as an honors program. Language majors also work well as part of a double major with another department. 

Majors: Russian, Russian with Honors, Eurasian Foreign Area Studies, Dual Language (Russian and a second language of your choice).

Minors: Eurasian Area Studies

Watch our Russian Welcome Video!

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Courses

  • LN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES

Sample Electives

  • LN440R RUSSIAN IN CULTURAL CONTEXT  
  • LN451 ADV LANG & CULTURE IN CONTEXT
  • LN487 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS
  • LN491 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT I
  • LR371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN  
  • LR372 RUSSIAN FOR ORAL & WRIT COMM 
  • LR470 SPECIAL TOPIC IN RUSSIAN  
  • LR475 RUSSIAN RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA  
  • LR476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - RUSSIAN 
  • LR483 RUSSIAN CIV I
  • LR485 SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE I
  • LR492 RUSSIAN LIFE IN FICTION

To learn more, view the full Foreign Language - Russian Major Curriculum.

Interact with Russian at West Point! 

Maximize your Russian experience by participating in weekly club activities; learn and experience Russian culture through food, media, and guest lectures; and socialize with other Russian majors and Russian-speaking cadets. Contact us for more info! Majors have the opportunity for academic travel to Russian-speaking places such as Kazakhstan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, and Latvia. Majors also have the chance to take part in the NATO-accredited Georgian Mountain Training School in the Caucasus Mountains.

Immersion Opportunities

  • Semester Abroad Program (SAP): Spend a semester studying Russian in Latvia, Georgia, Moldova, or Kazakhstan. 
  • Military Individual Advanced Development (MIAD): Take part in the NATO-accredited Georgian Mountain Training School in the Caucasus mountains.
  • Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD): Travel to Latvia or Georgia to study Russian in an intensive summer language immersion program.

Honor Societies:
Phi Sigma Iota - International Foreign Language Honor Society
Golden Key - International Honour Society
Phi Kappa Phi - Oldest and Largest Collegiate Honor Society

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.