Russian Language & Cultural Studies Minor

Russian Program Coordinator: Boris Briker, Ph.D.
Office Location: 36 Garey Hall
Telephone: 610-519-6302


The Russian Studies Program offers courses that cover from language study to all aspects of Russia — the history, literature, culture, folklore, music, film, news media, and women’s studies. This allows students to become familiar with Russian culture and society and the life experiences of Russians.  Students also become familiar with Russia through courses on Russian history and politics offered by other departments on campus.

MINOR (24 credits)

The Russian Language and Cultural Studies minor represents a cutting-edge intellectual experience that provides students with a real advantage in critiquing, understanding, and navigating the global landscape.

Program Notes:

  • Other culture-based courses with RAS attribute found across disciplines also qualify

Required Minor Courses:

Item #
RUS Elective  +
RUS Elective  +


The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2022 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog.