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Russian Program at Maryland

Welcome to the Russian Program at UMD's School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures!

Explore Russian

Degree Programs

Degree Programs

The Russian program offers a major and a minor. The major and most classes, especially language classes, are small and students enjoy a high degree of faculty-student interaction. The current faculty are well-known in Russian literature, culture, film and language curriculum and design, and include the authors of the popular textbook series Russian in Stages.


Maya Brin Residency

Maya Brin Residency

The Maya Brin Residency was established in March 2012 and funds a residency, which brings leading Russian scholars, artists and cultural figures to campus for short-term stays to promote Russian culture, and a new permanent teaching position.


People

People

All students enrolled in Russian courses have regular access to the faculty, and majors may enroll in a 1-credit colloquium each year designed just for majors that explores a variety of academic and professional topics and provides the opportunity for students to interact regularly with each other and the faculty.


Honors and Awards

Honor Society, Scholarships and Awards

Students are encouraged to pursue the rich opportunities offered as a result of our proximity to the nation’s capital, such as internships with government agencies or think tanks, as well as cultural events.

Russian students are eligible for a variety of national and campus-wide scholarships, including ones that support study abroad and residence in the Language House.

 


Nationally and internationally known faculty

The major and most classes, especially language classes, are small and students enjoy a high degree of faculty-student interaction. The current faculty are well-known in Russian literature, culture, film and language curriculum and design, and include the authors of the popular textbook series Russian in Stages.

Individualized attention and advising

All students enrolled in Russian courses have regular access to the faculty, and majors may enroll in a 1-credit colloquium each year designed just for majors that explores a variety of academic and professional topics and provides the opportunity for students to interact regularly with each other and the faculty.

Russian for Heritage Learners

Special courses intended for students with early experience with Russian language, including work with reading and writing, vocabulary building, and advanced literature and culture courses are offered every semester.

Internships in the Washington DC area

Students are encouraged to pursue the rich opportunities offered as a result of our proximity to the nation’s capital, such as internships with government agencies or think tanks, as well as cultural events.

Scholarships

Russian students are eligible for a variety of national and campus-wide scholarships, including ones that support study abroad and residence in the Language House.

Program Contacts

Zhanna Gerus-Vernola

Maya Brin Distinguished Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

(301) 405-7376

Inna Hardman

Lecturer, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

3215 Jimenez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

Cynthia Martin

Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Associate Professor and Department Head, Russian

(301) 405-4244

Elizabeth Papazian

Affiliate, English
Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Associate Professor, Russian
Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies

4123 Jiménez Hall
College Park MD, 20742

Advising and Courses

Advising

The Russian program undergraduate advisors are available for consultation about any aspect of your study of Russian. To ensure that you have fulfilled all the requirements for graduation, the department recommends that every major confer with the advisor at registration time each semester.

Office hours are posted in Jiménez 1104.

Undergraduate Advisor for New Majors
Dr. Cynthia Martin
E-mail: cmartin@umd.edu
Phone: (301) 405-4244 
Office: 2106B Jimenez Hall
 
Undergraduate Advisor for Placement, Study Abroad, and Summer Study
Zhanna Gerus-Vernola
E-mail: vernola@umd.edu
Phone: (301) 405-7376
Office: 2106A Jimenez Hall
 
The College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU) Office of Student Affairs provides college advising for all ARHU undergraduates in 1120 Francis Scott Key Hall.

Courses

See the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs for a full list of our course offerings and Testudo for our current courses.