Dartmouth College has over a dozen professors whose teaching and research relates to Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe. Within the Russian Department you will find the professors who teach Russian language, as well as the courses on literature, linguistics and culture. Students can choose from among two types of Russian majors. The Russian Area Studies program is also supported by the courses taught in a range of other departments. Other faculty members involved in the Area Studies Program conduct research in related disciplines: Russian history, the politics of the Soviet Union, the geography of Russia and the former Soviet Republics, and the sociology of the peoples of Eastern Europe.