The Russian language and culture program includes three years of Russian language study with particular emphasis on speaking and listening skills. To supplement this basic language sequence, the College participates in an ongoing series of faculty and student exchanges with the Karelian State Pedagogical University in Petrozavodsk, Duluth's sister city in Russia. In addition, American students of Russian may participate in a five week summer Russian language camp in Petrozavodsk operated by the Pedagogical University, or they may want to help host Russian students who come to an English language camp at the College in alternate summers.
Minimum of 20 credits beyond RUS 1111, including RUS 1112 and RUS 2201 - 2202. Students must also take either RUS 2280 or HIS 3301, as well as either RUS 2209 or RUS 3301 - 3302. Other study-abroad experiences may be accepted in fulfillment of RUS 2209 with the consent of the Russian faculty.