Russian Language Program

ugrad_Russian-language_church_2013Welcome to the Russian Language Program at UBC Vancouver!

Добро пожаловать!

Why study Russian?

  • Russia is the biggest country in the world
  • Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Pushkin wrote in Russian
  • Russian is the largest native language in Europe
  • It is 1 of the 6 official languages of the United Nations
  • It is mandatory for NASA
  • It is a must to fully understand and enjoy Russian cultural heritage
  • Knowledge of Russian opens professional opportunities
  • It is a beautiful language!

For more information on career opportunities, download this PDF on Canadian and international job opportunities for Russian Studies graduates.

Courses offered in fall and winter of the 2017-2018 academic year

RUSS 101- Basic Russian I


RUSS 102 – Basic Russian II

RUSS 200  – Second-Year Russian

RUSS 206 –   Nineteenth-Century Russian Writers in Translation

RUSS 207  – Twentieth-Century Russian Writers in Translation

RUSS 300  – Third-Year Russian

RUSS 306B  –  Russian Literature in Translation – RUSS LIT IN TRAN

RUSS 321  – Imagining Location in Russian Literature (in English)

RUSS 400 – Fourth-Year Russian

RUSS 400A –  Fourth-Year Russian

RUSS 400B – Fourth-Year Russian

Please visit our courses page to view current course descriptions.

Russian Career Opportunities

Knowledge of Russian has become a valuable  asset in the job market. Please download the .pdf file for information about Russian and international companies that are interested in hiring students who know Russian.