Slavic Languages and Literatures

The Career Center's Career Guide for Slavic Languages and Literatures

Each Career Guide highlights curriculum requirements, as well as skills and abilities that may be developed and applied through each course of study. To complement the academic information, a range of interesting occupational opportunities are listed as a starting point for considering how academic experiences may translate to professional work settings. The Career Guide series represents a collaborative effort between The Career Center and numerous academic units.

Languages Taught

  • Czech
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
  • Ukrainian


Advising in Slavic Languages and Literatures +

Russian Major Advising

Professor Michael Makin, the undergraduate department advisor, should be consulted by prospective majors before the end of the sophomore year. Appointments are scheduled online at

Polish Major Advising

Piotr Westwalewicz should be consulted by prospective majors before the end of the sophomore year. Appointments are scheduled online at

Minor Advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor:

  • Eastern Europe: Michael Makin
  • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian: Tatjana Aleksić
  • Czech: Jindrich Toman
  • Polish: Dr. Piotr Westwalewicz
  • Russian: Michael Makin
  • Ukrainian: Svitlana Rogovyk

Appointments are scheduled online at

Slavic Languages and Literatures Faculty listing

Faculty listing of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slavic Languages and Literatures departmental information

The Department teaches the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Slavic nations.

Slavic Department Undergraduate Awards

Slavic Languages Undergraduate Clubs

Language Instruction

Intensive Language Programs

Language Resource Center

The mission of the Language Resource Center is to serve, support and promote the study and instruction of foreign languages, cultures, and literatures at all levels within the University of Michigan community. To fulfill this mission, the Language Resource Center provides leadership and excellence in the application, creation, and dissemination of innovations with respect to information, technology, media, and materials for all University individuals who utilize foreign languages in their studies, teaching, or research.

The Language Resource Center, in North Quad, provides students with a variety of materials and facilities designed to help them improve their command of foreign languages. Among the LRC's services for students are foreign language word-processing and other productivity software, computer-based applications for practicing grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and other skills, satellite-based television in many languages, foreign-language reference materials, publications, audio tapes, videos, and DVDs. There is also study space available so that students can work collaboratively on course projects or meet with instructors in the evenings. Courses offered by the department require regular use of Language Resource Center facilities. For more information, the Language Resource Center maintains a website,

Russian Tea

Students of Russian are invited to attend Russian Tea, sponsored and organized by the Residential College. For more information, contact Alina Makin,

Study Abroad and Internships

Student Organizations

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