Russian Placement Test

The Fall 2016 Russian placement test will take place on:

Friday, August 26
2-4 p.m.
Shiffman 219

Who should take the placement test?

Students who grew up speaking Russian at home and feel that they can write fairly well in the language, and non-heritage students who have studied Russian before coming to Brandeis.

For more specific information, please contact Professor Irina Dubinina.

GRALL, ECS + COML Welcome (Back) Reception

Friday, September 2
3-4 p.m.
Shiffman 125

Celebrate the start of the semester with students and faculty from GRALL (and a few GRALL affiliated) programs and courses!

  • German Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Chinese Language
  • Japanese Language
  • Korean Language
  • Comparative Literature and Culture
  • European Cultural Studies

Refreshments will be served! All are welcome!

Meet the Russian Studies UDRs!

Meet Andrew Baker, Gabriel Carrasquillo Vilaró, and Linda Liu, 2016-2017 UDRs for the Russian Studies Program!

Why Study Russian at Brandeis?

The Russian Studies major welcomes intellectually curious students who seek to understand the language, culture and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The Russian language serves as the gateway to the study of Russian literature and history. Beyond the language knowledge it offers, the curriculum takes students on an intellectual journey into Russian literature, culture and history through courses taught in English. 

A diverse selection of courses offered both within and beyond the department allows students to focus their studies on a variety of cultural, literary, social and political aspects of Russia and other post-Soviet states. The department regularly sponsors special events for Russian students, including film series, lectures, and Russian tea hours featuring Russian language conversation for students at all levels of proficiency.