Russian Courses at Cal Poly

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Man is a mystery. It needs to be unravelled, and if you spend your whole life unravelling it, don't say that you've wasted time. I am studying that mystery because I want to be a human being.

- Fyodor Dostoevsky

Why should you learn Russian?

  • Russia is one of the world's largest multiethnic countries!
  • Russian language has made significant contributions to math, science and modern technology, space exploration, theater and film, literature, philosophy and other areas. 

First Year Russian Language Courses

Currently, there is no Russian Minor at Cal Poly. However, students interested in learning the Russian language may enroll in the following:

  • Russian I is offered in Fall (WLC 101). 
  • Russian II in Winter (WLC 102).
  • Russian III in Spring (WLC103).

Cultures of Russia Course

Interested in learning more about the art, literature, philosophy, history and languages of Russia? Consider enrolling in Dr. Angelica Browne's WLC 310: Cultures of Russia. WLC 310 satisfies Upper Div Area C.

Russian Conversation Table

Hosted by Cal Poly's Russian Speaking Association, anyone interested in speaking or listening to Russian is welcome to attend weekly Russian Conversation Table

The Instructor

Dynamic, inspiring and creative, Dr. Angelica Browne has taught German, Russian and English at several elite universities including Cal Poly, Brandeis and Heidelberg University, Germany. At Cal Poly, she is responsible for teaching German Literature, Culture and Language courses and a Cultures of Russia course. Born and raised in Russia, Angelica has lived, studied and worked extensively in Europe and the USA.



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