Russian – Online Courses

Why learn Russian?

Russian is spoken by 170 million people as their primary language and another 120 million people speak it conversationally. Russia is an important hub for large-scale international business providing a wealth of career opportunities for those who combine their economics, business, political science background with the ability to speak Russian. And knowing Russian will help you get around while traveling to a number of beautiful and exciting places whose native languages are rarely taught.

First-year Russian language courses (4 credits each)

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RUS 111      
RUS 112      

Russian Culture Classes (3 credits each)

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RUS 231      
RUS 232      
RUS 233      

Note: Future term data are continually updated. Class offerings may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check the Ecampus Schedule of Classes frequently for current information.

Students who complete a first year of Russian will be able to:

  • Use the Russian alphabet (both printed and cursive), basic nouns, pronouns, adjectives in nominative and prepositional cases, and basic verbs in present and past tense.
  • Have basic conversations on the following topics: introductions, greetings, languages, and ethnic background.
  • Write short sentences using grammar and vocabulary.
  • Read short texts using grammar and vocabulary.
  • Converse on topics such as: the weather, your hometown, giving/getting directions.
  • Manage a phone conversation.

Learn from a well-respected university

Russian courses are developed and taught by Oregon State faculty within the Department of World Languages and Cultures and all course material is delivered through multimedia instruction coupled with realistic learning objectives. Students will interact with their classmates through online discussion boards and interactive content to gain competency communicating in Russian. Online students receive the same curriculum and transcripts as our on-campus students.

Transfer your credits

All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.

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