Slavic studies (Russian and Ukrainian)

Viktoriya Ipatieva in a hallway
Viktoriya Ipatieva says studying Slavic culture has helped her connect to her family’s roots and better understand how different peoples enrich our country’s diversity.

If you want to learn about the history of the Soviet Union, Russian folk beliefs and the Cold War, look no further than Slavic studies. We offer courses in Russian, Ukrainian and East European studies that let you build language proficiency, explore new cultures and worldviews, and even study or work in a Russian-speaking country.

You'll explore topics like:

  • Russian language
  • Slavic cultural studies
  • History of the Soviet Union
  • Russian popular culture
  • Folklore and literature, and much more

Whether you want to become a program student or just take a course as an elective, you'll find that courses in Slavic studies provide you with life-long learning skills that give you a competitive edge. 

Our programs

  • Certificate in Language and Cultural Proficiency (Russian)
  • Minor in Slavic Studies
  • Major in Slavic Studies
  • Honours in Slavic Studies

Learn more about our programs.