Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Russian

Academics

Russian and Russian Studies 298. Experimental Courses

Literature and Culture of Russia’s “East”

Much of Russia and the former Soviet Union sits right at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Islamic world. Russia once absorbed large territories with indigenous peoples, among them Mongols, Koreans, Persians, Chechens, Uzbeks, Yakuts, Buryats. To this day, these cultures maintain much of what makes them distinctive. This course will examine the mix of cultures that makes “Russia’s East” so special.

The Department has requested a BW designation for this course.