The Goucher College-Johns Hopkins University Cooperative Program in Russian Language and Literature is a compact, rigorous, hands-on program with a high percentage of minors and majors at both campuses. The Cooperative Program welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from area Baltimore institutions and also government personnel from places like the National Security Agency. Students come from as far away as Washington, DC, to study in the only program in Baltimore that offers advanced work in Russian. A Russian masked ball, senior performance barbeque, Russian teas, and trips to the Hillwood Museum in Washington are some of the activities a Goucher student can look forward to as he/she begins the study of Russian. In the past few years alone, the program has produced two Fulbright scholars, a museum archivist at Kunst-Kamera Museum in St. Petersburg, a singer whose voice and knowledge of the Russian language have drawn command performances from Mikhail Gorbachev, a composer of modern opera based on his Latvian roots, and an IREX desk student who was chosen after only four semesters, to select the educational curriculum in Baku, Azerbaijan, to name a few.
Writing Proficiency in the Major
Russian majors who successfully complete any 300-level course in the major will have fulfilled the writing proficiency in the major requirement.