Russian Flagship students, faculty, and staff will celebrate the end of the 2016-17 academic...
The UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program is an innovative undergraduate program funded by The Language Flagship to offer highly-motivated students in any major the opportunity to reach a professional level of competence (ACTFL Superior/ILR 3) in Russian. The program is directed by professor Karen Evans-Romaine, with Dr. Dianna Murphy and Dr. Anna Tumarkin.
The program is based on a rigorous, yet flexible, curriculum designed to enable students of all majors and at all levels of prior proficiency in Russian to meet the requirements of their major field of study and achieve a Superior level of proficiency in Russian. The program requirements consist of both domestic and overseas components:
Domestic UW-Madison Requirements
Russian Flagship students are required to take first to fourth-year Russian (or the equivalent), Slavic 315-316: Russian Language and Culture I & II (or the equivalent), participate in one to four hours of individualized or small-group tutoring, and take the following Russian Flagship courses:
- Slavic 433: History of Russian Culture (3 cr.)
- Slavic 434: Contemporary Russian Culture (3 cr.)
- Slavic 699: Russian Across the Curriculum tutorial (1 cr.)
- One of the following courses:
- Russian Flagship Research seminar (3 cr. throughout the course of advanced study)*
- Slavic 560: Capstone Seminar in Russian Literature and Culture (3 cr.()
- Slavic 705:Special Topics in Russian Language/Linguistics (3 cr.)
- Students must complete a minimum of 6 weeks study abroad in Russia at the secondary level or above, prior to participation in the academic yearlong overseas Russian Flagship Program. International Academic Programs at UW-Madison offers summer programs, and other non-UW Madison summer programs are available as well.
- Students who complete the required domestic curriculum apply to participate in the academic yearlong Overseas Russian Flagship Program, currently located in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
"With the UW-Madison Russian Flagship, I can study what I love with a great amount of depth, and I know that there will be a niche waiting for me in the workforce after I graduate."
- Meagan Dunham, Russian Flagship Program Alumna
The UW-Madison Russian Flagship is a collaborative initiative of the UW-Madison Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic and the Language Institute, with the Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, and the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition.