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  • Russian Language and Culture - Certificate of AchievementDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Russian Language and Culture

    The Certificate of Achievement in Russian Language and Culture provides opportunities to engage with Russian-speaking communities in the Bay Area, California and nationwide. Russia is the world’s largest country by land mass, sharing borders with dozens of nations – including sea borders with the United States. More than 100 ethnicities live in Russia and approximately the same number of languages are spoken on its territory. This country is one of the world’s largest economies, powered by its extensive natural resources such as oil, natural gas and timber, with important industries including, manufacturing of steel, mining, fishing and agriculture. Russia is also known for its arts and culture – including ballet, theater, literature, cinema, music and visual arts – and for scientific progress in fields such as chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, biology and space research. The Certificate of Achievement in Russian Language and Culture will satisfy a transfer language requirement and help students become global citizens. Students of Russian will be good candidates for jobs in foreign affairs with the Defense Department, State Department and many other institutions.


In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

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To learn about other academic programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.

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