The Russian program prepares students to communicate and interact in Russian-speaking cultures and communities and focuses on geographic and cultural awareness as well as language learning. W&J students who minor in Russian Area Studies can expect to reach the intermediate or advanced level in Russian by their junior year, and must take at least one advanced-level language course to graduate. In combination with other disciplines, knowledge of this widely spoken world language opens myriad opportunities for our students.
See courses and more information in the W&J College Catalog.
Explore Modern Languages
The mission of the Department of Modern Languages is to impart to all W&J students the skills, knowledge, and qualities necessary to communicate and interact in culturally appropriate ways with speakers of languages other than their own. The Department of Modern Languages is, therefore, a key component of a liberal arts education and serves the mission of the College by preparing students to become observant, responsive, and knowledgeable actors in our increasingly multicultural and global society.