Updated August 22, 2019



Advising Faculty


1.        Olga Voronina Russian (director)

2.        Jonathan Becker - Political Studies

3.        Jonathan Brent - Russian and East European Literature

4.        Elizabeth Frank Literature

5.        Marina Kostalevsky Russian

6.        Cecile E. Kuznitz History

7.        Sean McMeekin History

8.        Oleg Minin Russian




Program Requirements


Moderation Requirements:


At least 12 credits of Russian language. Native speakers of Russian and students who have previously studied Russian should consult with their adviser to determine what courses will fulfill the language requirements.


1.        RUS 101 Beginning Russian (or the equivalent)

2.        RUS 106 Intensive Russian / RUS 102 Beginning Russian II (or the equivalent)

3.        Russian literature course

4.        Russian Studies course from the Division of Social Studies


Graduation Requirements:


Students in Russian and Eurasian Studies focus their coursework in either the literature track or the social studies track.


5.        RUS 206 Continuing Russian I (or the equivalent)

6.        RUS 207 Continuing Russian II (or the equivalent)

7.        Third-year Russian language course (or the equivalent)

8.        Russian Studies course in the primary track (literature or social studies)

9.        Russian Studies course in the primary track

10.     Russian Studies course in the primary track, 300-level or above

11.     Russian Studies course in the non-primary track

12.     Senior Project I

13.     Senior Project II


It is recommended that at least one of the courses in the primary track treat Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia in a comparative context. Students who major in Russian and Eurasian Studies are strongly encouraged to participate in Bard's study abroad program at Smolny College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia.



Sample Program of Study


First Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year


RUS 101

RUS 106

FYSEM I (fall)

FYSEM II (spring)


RUS 206

RUS 207

RUS/LIT 2314

HIST 140


Moderation (spring)


RUS 315

RUS 316

HIST 245

RUS/LIT 3136

RUS/LIT 2701



Sr. Project I (fall)

Sr. Project II (spring)

HIST 347