Welcome to the Program in Russian and East European Languages and Literatures at Rutgers. We offer a major and three minors in Russian language and literature, as well as courses in Polish language and in Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, and other Slavic and East European literatures and cultures. Our language courses help students, including those who have learned some Russian or Polish at home, to achieve a degree of fluency that will enable them to enter into dialogue with Eastern Europe, past and present. Our program offers a broad introduction to East European literatures and cultures in their historical, social, and global contexts. We offer courses on major writers in English translation as well as courses that illuminate important cultural moments or media.