Whether you study Russian for practical, family or cultural reasons, it will open up to you to the legacy of Russian history, literature, art, music and dance. From the land of the tsars have come some of the greatest literary and artistic talents ever known: Dostoyevesky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Nureyev and Baryshnikov.


The Russian language is surprisingly easy to learn since it is pronounced just as it is spelled. The Cyrillic alphabet is both easy and fun to learn. Speaking Russian is a key to understanding the Russian people and also a tremendous advantage to anyone pursuing a career in Business, Journalism, Science or the Fine Arts.


Why Study Russian?

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, opportunities for Business and Cultural exchange and development have opened in many fields. San Diego's close ties with sister-city Vladivostok offer a wide variety of exchanges and study programs to Grossmont students.


Subject & Number Title Units
Russian 120 Introductory Russian I 5
Russian 121 Introductory Russian II 5
Russian 220 Intermediate Russian III 5
Russian 221 Advanced Russian IV 5
Russian 250/251 Conversational Russian I & II 3
Russian 196 Community Service Learning Experience (CSLE) 1-4
Russian 199 Special Studies/Projects 1-3
Russian 299 Selected Topics 1-5