Coordinator: Associate Professor Carol Any (Language and Culture Studies)

From the borders of Germany to the eastern coastline of Russia, from the North Pole to the border of Afghanistan,the vast area and diverse peoples of Russia and Eastern Europe are central to an understanding of the 21st century. Energy and geopolitics clash in this crucible of modern literature and theater. The Russian and Eurasian studies major engages this enormous area culturally, socially, economically, and politically.


In addition to the language and study-away requirements for all majors (see the introduction to international studies), the Russian and Eurasian studies major consists of 10 credits, distributed as follows:

  • Global core course (one credit): See the global studies concentration.
  • Area courses (five credits): These may be chosen from among the offerings of any department or program, as approved by the director, and must include at least one course at the 300 level taken at Trinity. Normally, eligible courses will mention the area or part of the area in their title.
  • Electives (three credits): Electives may consist of area courses from any of the area studies majors, additional global core courses, or language courses in excess of the four-semester requirement (see the introduction to international studies).
  • INTS 401. Senior Seminar in International Studies (one credit)