Language and Culture Courses
Students can fullfill their Language Requirement by completing the Basic Language Sequence for Polish or Russian.
Students majoring in other fields but wishing to study the language and culture of Poland or Russia can select from several Language and Culture courses.
Join our listserv and you will receive announcements of jobs requiring a knowledge of Slavic languages and/or cultures. To be added, write firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Slavic Program is on Facebook!
Ethnic Layers of Detroit
The Slavic program is part of an interdisciplinary project which is creating digital stories to preserve the ethnic heritage of Detroit. The project is currently being funded by an NEH grant. For more information, please go to:http://www.langlab.wayne.edu/eld/ . You can also like us on Facebook.
Founded in 2003, the Slavic Klub is for WSU students interested in all things Slavic. Members have the opportunity to learn more about different Slavic cultures (such as Russian, Ukrainian, Slovakian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Serbian, Croatian, and Polish), meet people and make friends, and attend different interesting events around the Detroit area. The Slavic Klub has also raised money for Slavic scholarships.
For more information, and to find out about all the cool things the club is doing this semester, click here!
This is a new kid on the block! And it has a Facebook page! Please visit!
The club members want to share Polish culture with others. If you want to join, write to email@example.com.
Photos of Slavic Events and Students
Check out photos of the many events our students have been involved in!
For Current & Prospective Students of Russian
Knowing Russian language and culture could transform your career. Find out why! View the requirements for our Slavic Major with a Russian Concentration and our Russian Minor as well as our course offerings. Learn about sources of funding, extracurricular events, including Russian Tea, workshops, lectures, and outings. Find information on study abroad in Russia, proficiency exams, Russian Detroit, useful information online for Russian language learners, our Russian Student Handbook, and how to get on our mailing lists. Go to wsurussian.com for details on these topics and more information about Russian at WSU.
For Current and Prospective Students of Polish
Knowledge of Polish and Polish culture is a valuable asset. This is especially true in Michigan, where over 800,000 inhabitants identify themselves as Polish-Americans, and also in the global economy and politics as Poland continues to grow in prominence. That is why we offer a Slavic Major with a Polish Concentration.In addition to learning the Polish language and culture (in a classroom setting, online, and in astudy abroad program), our students participate in extracurricular activities such as panel discussions, screenings of new Polish films, pisanki workshops, Wigilia celebrations and others. To sample the wealth of Polish and Polish-American culture check out the following sites: culture.pl, The Kosciuszko Foundation,Piast Institute, The Polish Mission, Friends of Polish Art, Polish American Congress andPolish Art Center.
Slavic Program Calendar: Click here
Tuesday, February 9, 9 AM-3 PM, Manoogian Hall. It is pączki time! The WSU Polish Club will sell pączki on the first floor of Manoogian. Celebrate Fat Tuesday the Detroit way! For more information click here.
Thursday, February 11. 3-5 pm. CMLLC Foreign Language Career Day. Learn about career opportunities for students with a knowledge of foreign languages and cultures. Hear about the importance of being multilingual in a global economy; meet with representatives from a variety of Michigan-based companies, government agencies, and WSU Modern Language graduates. Check out all the representatives coming here. Location: WSU Student Center, 2nd floor, Hilberry Rooms A, B & C. Questions? Write Prof. Brostrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 13. 7:00 pm. US-Russia Hockey Game! Join the WSU Slavic Klub for an outing to a US-Russia hockey game at U.S. Hockey Arena (formerly Compuware) in Plymouth. Organized by the WSU Slavic Klub. Contact the Slavic Klub at email@example.com to get tickets, which cost $15 (if we get a big enough group together, we will get a $2 discount).
Monday, February 15. 3:00 pm. Russian/French film "The Concert" (2009)(English subtitles) The Slavic and French clubs are gettting together to show a movie! Location: Manoogian 470 (The French Room) Organized by the WSU Slavic Klub and the Le Cercle Francais. Questions? Write the Slavic Klub at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 8, 2016. 12-2 pm. Maslenitsa/Mardi Gras (Butter Week). Join us for our annual celebration of Russian Maslenitsa. This year we will be joined by the French Club to celebrate "Mardi Gras"! We will learn a bit about the Russian and French holidays, then make crepes and blini (Russian pancakes) and eat them! Free and open to the public. Where? Manoogian 470 (the French Room). Questions? Write Laura.Kline@wayne.edu. Organized by the WSU Slavic Klub and the Le Cercle Francais.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016. 12-2 pm. Slavic Egg-Decorating Workshop. The Slavic Program will hold its annual Slavic Egg-Decorating Workshop, led by Ukrainian Pysanka artist Zenia Brezden. Learn how to make beautiful eggs using wax and dyes. Location: Manoogian 408 (the Romanian Room). Students: please volunteer to help out! Free and open to the public. Questions? Write email@example.com.
Friday, April 29. Slavic End-of-the-Year Party! Come celebrate the end of the Winter 2016 semester and help us give a good send-off to graduating students. Current students and alumni are welcome, as are friends of the program! Hosted by the WSU Slavic Klub. More details, including time and venue, TBA. Questions? Write Karyna Sitkowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMLLC held its 1st Annual Winter Ball on January 29, 2016, hosted by all the department's student clubs. The evening was full of music, dancing, food, and socializing. Check out some of the photos here.
Thank you to all who attended the Slavic Klub's Slavic Christmas Party, which celebrated Serbian, Russian, Slovak, Polish, and Ukrainian Christmas and New Year's traditions. You can find photos from the event here.
WSU Polish Club's Wigilia 2015 was a big success! Students, their families and WSU faculty enjoyed a traditional Polish Christmas Eve meal, sharing of opłatki, caroling and dancing. Click here to see the photos.
See photos from our Slavic Cuisine Workshop with an Uzbek Twist (November 2015)!
The Russian Program is creating a Russian Heritage Room in Manoogian 446! We are currently in the planning stages. If you are interested in receiving updates or contributing to this exciting project, please contact Laura Kline at email@example.com.
The Slavic Klub had booths at the WSU Student Org Day and the St. Vladimir's Russian Festival in Ann Arbor, as well as a Slavic Party after Student Org Day.
2015 Poland Study Abroad: check the photos from the trip! (May 12-27) Next trip will be offered in May 2016.
Watch online the Panel Discussion: One Year Later, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, the EU, and the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict (the dicussion took place on March 24, 2015)
Click here to view the discussion.