Welcome to Russian
Studies in the Russian programme will be of great benefit to students wanting to specialise in a broad number of disciplines: human and social sciences, science and management, law and tourism. Courses can be divided into two basic categories: those devoted to Russian language acquisition, and those devoted to studying the culture, history, and society of Russia and the former Soviet Union. The courses in this second area are taught entirely in English and allow students to study a wide range of Russian culture and society that include literature, film, painting, dance and music. They are a good complement to other studies in European and Eaurasian history and culture.
Those who major in Russian will find themselves well-equipped for positions in diplomatic service, public service, law and accounting, journalism, travel and tourism, as well as the traditional career of teaching.
Exchange with Moscow State University established
UC's College of Arts has established an exchange programme with the School of Translation and Interpretation at Moscow State University (MSU) which will allow senior students from UC's Russian programme to spend a semester studying at the oldest and largest university in Russia. In exchange, senior students from MSU will spend a semester at UC. The first exchange is now under way with three UC students in Moscow — BA (Hons) students Ewen Ford and Jenna Milesi, and third–year Russian student Daniel Pennington — and one MSU student, fourth–year Ksenia Shults, studying at UC. The University of Canterbury is the only university in New Zealand to offer a full Russian programme where students can major in the subject. (Pictured: Russian staff Professor Henrietta Mondry and Evgeny Pavlov with MSU exchange student Ksenia Shults)
Read more >> Chronicle Vol. 47-4 (PDF 1.8MB)