Study the Past and Present of Sports and Media in Russia!
At the beginning of the last decade, many had written off Russia as a failed experiment of post-communist transition. But the last ten years have seen a remarkable makeover: a strong president credited with putting more cash in his citizens’ pockets; a strong economy is fueled by robust consumer spending and oil and gas profits; a military is battle-tested in several controversial wars; and culture and arts are blossoming (almost) as during the Russian Silver Age. But Russia’s success has come at the expense of domestic civil liberties, democracy, and rule of law. Through site visits, lectures and field trips led by experts in media and culture, this course gives participants a firsthand sense of Russia in the new millennium. Students will travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg. They will visit the Kremlin, the Bolshoy Theatre, the Moscow Circus, the Hermitage Museum, the KGB Museum, Rasputin's Museum, and many other sites.
Application Deadline: TBD
Deposit Deadline: TBD
Planned Program Highlights:
- Tour of Moscow, including Red Square, the Kremlin and Lenin's Mausoleum
- Tour of the Presidential Residence
- Tretiakov Art Gallery
- Vinzavod Art Gallery Complex
- Tour the great cathedrals of St. Petersburg
- COM 8001 Mass Media in Russia
- SPM 2205 Sports in Russia: Past, Present, Future
Program Dates: TBD
Program Fee: TBD
*Please note: Tuition and airfare are in addition to the program fee. Please check the tuition based on your school and how many credits you choose to enroll in while abroad.
- Alla Baeva - Communications, Journalism & Media Studies
- Emese Ivan - Hospitality, Tourism and Sport Management
For additional information and application forms, contact:
Prof. Alla Baeva,
Division of Mass Communication,
CPS, office R230, Bent Hall,
Contact the Office of Global Studies