Major Requirements

The following course descriptions are from the current Vassar College Catalogue.

Requirements for Concentration:

10 units beyond introductory language; including RUSS 331/RUSS 332 or equivalent, RUSS 135/RUSS 235, RUSS 152/RUSS 252, plus 3 units in literature or culture at the 300-level.

Senior-Year Requirements:

2 units of advanced course work. (RUSS 300 - Senior Thesis) is required of students who are candidates for departmental honors.


Study of the language is best started in the freshman year. Study Away in Russian through the Vassar Program in St. Petersburg is strongly recommended.