Penn State's Program in Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures offers a full range of courses in Russian as well as a in Ukrainian language and culture. Russian continues to be an important world language, and Russia's capitalist economy has created a host of new opportunities for travel, research and business. A knowledge of Russian opens the door to a variety of careers in international business, the US government, the military, or education. For a survey of reasons to study Russian, click here. In addition to Russian,the department has expanded its Ukrainian offerings in recent years. Ukraine is the second-largest successor nation of the Soviet Union and a country of increasing economic and strategic importance. We offer courses in Russian and Ukrainian culture both in traditional classroom instruction and on-line.
For more information about our degree programs and courses, please click on the Slavic Graduate and Undergraduate links on your left. For information about the Slavic faculty (Linda Ivanits, Galina Khmelkova, Irina Mikaelian, Michael Naydan and Adrian Wanner), please go to the faculty link.