Russia is the world's largest country and has the fifth most used language in the world. After a period of political, social and economic transformation, Russia is playing an increasingly bigger role in international politics. Russian studies at the University will give you a solid understanding of the Russian language and culture. You will study Russian literature, art, music and film and the country's political history. You will also have the opportunity to study in Russia to improve your language skills and experience Russian culture first hand. History of art will introduce you to art from different periods and cultures. You will learn how and for whom works of art were made. You will explore their meaning and the ways they were, and continue to be, interpreted.