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Review a listing of graduate courses at the School of Russian in Vermont. Course descriptions and required texts are subject to change.

Explore our course catalog. The following courses have been offered in recent years.

  • Advanced Russian for Graduate Students
  • Difficult Moments in Russian Vocabulary
  • Intellectual Conversation: Advanced Speaking
  • Philosophical Thought and Discussion
  • Advanced Creative Writing in Russian
  • Russian Idiomatic Syntax
  • Language/Anti-Language of Social Media
  • Reading Dovlatov in Wartime: Text, Context, Intertext
  • Nikolai Gogol: Between Ukraine and Russia
  • Contemporary Russia in the Mirror of Literature
  • Russian Literature in Exile: Experience of the 20th Century
  • Dostoevsky’s Crime & Punishment
  • Pushkin’s Evgeny Onegin
  • Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina
  • Decolonization & War in Post-Soviet Space: Eastern Europe, Transcaucasia, Central Asia
  • Russia’s Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
  • Russia & Europe in the 21st Century
  • Post-Soviet Cinema
  • Ideology on the Screen: Cinematic Adaptations of Russian and Soviet Literature
  • History of Rock in the USSR & Russia
  • Politics, Culture, Ecology: Youth Protest in Russia of the 21st Century