The Russian department’s Senior Experience consists of a senior-level independent study that further develops work done in another course.
The independent study is intended to help students prepare their capstone project, normally a research paper that makes use of some Russian-language source material. In addition, students will submit a portfolio in the second week of their final term. The portfolio consists of a list of courses and brief statement in which students evaluate their development as Russian majors.
Recent Senior Experiences include:
The Return to Mother Russia: An Analysis of the Authoritative Discourse of Soviet Female Veterans After the Great Patriotic War
INGO and NGO Support Systems for Internally Displaced People in Ukraine
Tsaritsyn and the Military Specialists: A Gateway to the Conflict Between Stalin and Trotsky
Words Without Meaning: Aphasia from Vygotsky to Luria
The Study and Practice of Biomechanics