The Russian Department at Dickinson combines intensive language training at all levels with a wide variety of courses in literature, poetry, philosophy, culture, and translation. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to meet contemporary challenges in any profession while preserving the traditional emphasis on language and literature. A Russian major or minor is often paired with international studies, history, international business, environmental science, security studies, and other foreign languages. 

What makes Dickinson’s program stand out?

  • Small classes offer individualized attention from professors and foster a strong sense of community.
  • Dedicated and innovative faculty have lived and taught across the globe.
  • One of few liberal-arts colleges that maintains its own study-abroad program in Russia. Students typically spend one or two semesters in Moscow, where their education is tailored to their needs and interests. 
  • A rich selection of academic and cultural programming, from workshops with poets and artists to cooking classes and museum trips. 
  • Alumni have successful careers in business, government, law, science, the art world, and academia.
  • The Russian House: an on-campus residence hall that encourages community, immersion, and collaboration among students of all levels.  

Contact Info

Chair:
Elena Duzs
Associate Professor of Russian
duzs@dickinson.edu

Department Coordinator:
Elizabeth Zizzi
Sr. Academic Department Coordinator
zizzi@dickinson.edu

Phone:
717-245-1277
Fax:
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Location:
Rm. 105, 1st floor, Bosler Hall
Mailing Address


Russian Poetry at Dickinson

Russian Poetry at Dickinson

In the last few years, the Russian Department has hosted such renowned poets as Dmitri Alexandrovich Prigov, Vera Pavlova, Alexei Tsvetkov, Lev Rubinstein, Tatiana Shcherbina, Psoy Korolenko, and Kirill Medvedev.