Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Jerome Williams
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Russian and Russian Studies Program

Welcome to the Russian Program of
West Chester University

Professors: Dr. Frederick Patton, Dr. Alice Speh

Our Russian degrees and programs include the B.A., teacher certification and the minor.

Language courses offered each semester include first year (RUS 101-102), and second year (RUS 201-202), as well as 6-credit double session first and second year courses, one semester each, intensive language courses (RUS 103 and RUS 203) which allow students to complete two years in one academic year.

We offer several Russian culture cluster courses in English such as ERU 309 Culture.

Advanced students may take a major or a minor in the language, including second year and RUS 301-302 Grammar and Composition, RUS 303-304 Readings in Russian Literature; RUS 305-306 Civilization; RUS 307-308 Advanced Oral Russian, and 400 level courses in literary genres and topics seminars.

We also offer a Russian Studies minor which enables students to study Russian history, political science, economics, art, cinema and literature in English.

Students are encouraged to study abroad. Programs are available in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Ufa. Courses count toward graduation and financial aid is available.

Dr. Frederick Patton
235 Mitchell Hall
(610) 436-2585
Dr. Alice Speh
125 Mitchell Hall