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Congratulations to our Graduating Seniors!!!

Find out what adventures await our graduates!


About Us

Our department explores the cultures and histories of Russia in its various historical incarnations (the tsarist empire, the Soviet Union, Russia) and Central/Eastern Europe – Bosnia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia.  Our courses and faculty research interests focus on a wide variety of topics: Russian language, literature, film, and translation; Polish language, literature, film, and popular culture; cognition and culture; semiotics; gender and language, literature, and film; medical humanities; death studies; imperial studies, gulag studies; Islamic studies; Jewish studies in Eastern Europe; and power and politics.

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What We Do

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We offer two majors – Russian Studies and Slavic & Eurasian Studies. We offer three minors – Russian Culture and Language, Polish Culture and Language, and Russian and East European Literatures in Translation. 

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We offer a Master’s in Russian Culture. Duke's Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies offers a Certificate in Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies.

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Language Studies

We offer courses in two Slavic and Eurasian languages – Polish and Russian. We also partner with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to offer many other language courses including Czech and Hungarian.

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