Explore Russian language and Slavic culture at Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts.

The College of Liberal Arts offers undergraduate Slavic and Russian coursework to foster a better understanding of the Russian language and Slavic culture, society and business. Our small class sizes and dedicated faculty equip students with deep knowledge and strong language skills. Studies in Slavic help students achieve their learning goals, whether they want to go on to use Russian to communicate with Russian friends, to engage in business with Russian partners, to work in government or in the media or to study Russian culture. Courses offered include Russian Language, Russian for Business and Russian Culture.

Students interested in studying Russian can expect to take courses in Intermediate and Advanced Russian, Conversation and Composition, Writing with Russian Sources, Russian Culture and Service Learning. Students may choose to further their study of Russian language, culture and society by taking elective courses in Russian. Please see the Russian Courses page in the College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate bulletin for a full list of Russian course offerings.

Learn About One of the World’s Most Fascinating Cultures

Russia is the place that gave birth and room for flights of imagination for some of the world’s most prominent writers, artists, musicians, directors of the stage and screen: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Pasternak, Akhmatova and Brodsky, Repin, Kandinsky, Malevich, Popova, Chagall, Chaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Stanislavsky and Tarkovsky.

Personalized Instruction

Our language program is well run with a 1:10 teacher to student ratio, so all students get lots of attention from their instructors. There are great study abroad options: We encourage students to study abroad and recommend programs through the American Council of Teachers of Russian, Council on International Educational Exchange, and the School for Russian & Asian Studies. See Temple’s Study Abroad office or one of the Russian faculty for more information.

Russian Combines Well with Many Other Disciplines

Business and Russian, science and Russian, political science or history and Russian, English and Russian, another foreign language and Russian, engineering and Russian, mathematics and Russian, music and Russian. Russian provides you with opportunities your non-Russian studying classmates don’t have.

The alphabet is cool: It has 33 letters, 10 of which are vowels, and the last letter of the alphabet looks like a backwards R: Аа Бг Вв Гг Дд Ее Ёё Жж Зз Ии Йй Кк Лл Мм Нн Оо Пп Рр Сс Тт Уу Фф Хх Цц Чч Шш Щщ Ъь Ыы Ьь Ээ Юю Яя