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We offer language courses in Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels; and a rich rotation of courses in literature, film and culture, with the option to take electives in History and Jewish Studies. We specialize in small, seminar-style courses, personal attention, and extracurricular opportunities and resources, while our pioneering approaches to teaching help students understand the cultures of Poland, Russia and Central and Eastern Europe as multicultural and multilingual spaces of encounter, and to apply their study of the region to their own lives in a global society.

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in Russian and Polish. The Department also offers courses in Lithuanian culture and the history of standard European languages. Students may choose from a diverse selection of classes including eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century Russian and Polish literature; literary criticism and theory; Eastern and Central European culture, and Slavic linguistics. We also provide a full complement of Polish and Russian language courses designed for students at all levels of proficiency.