Who is this class for: We are looking for students who are curious to learn about how to deal with Russians, those who want to make sense of their personal encounters with Others. Love for the Russian culture and language is a plus, but not obligatory. You may be required to integrate your current expertise of the humanities and social sciences with the intercultural approach to communication. Intercultural sensitivity is a pre-requisite for taking this course and enhancing it is its goal.


Created by:  Higher School of Economics

Commitment8 weeks, 3-4 hours/week
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English
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Higher School of Economics
National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of the top research universities in Russia. Established in 1992 to promote new research and teaching in economics and related disciplines, it now offers programs at all levels of university education across an extraordinary range of fields of study including business, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, political science, international relations, law, Asian studies, media and communications, IT, mathematics, engineering, and more. Learn more on www.hse.ru
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Rated 4.5 out of 5 of 29 ratings

This is a fantastic course. I really appreciate everyone who has created this course. This is a very intriguing course.

I am still taking it, but I'm leaving a review now so I don't forget later.

An excellent course! Subject matter was interesting and well-presented!

I greatly enjoyed the course, and learned a lot both about Russian culture and intercultural communication theory, and I even got up to date with value-dimensions theory, which was unexpected and is something I'm greatly interested in. That said, I felt that at the end the course lacked a bit of critical thinking with regards to gender rolls and sexual identity, both as someone that knows non-cis and non-straight Russian people and as someone that comes from a very patriarchal society, I think I think it can be very harmful to present certain ideas as "just the way things are" in Russia.

An important subject presented in a sincere and engaging manner.