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The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) is an interdisciplinary department dedicated to the study of languages and cultures in the geographic continuum from Eastern Europe through Eastern Asia.

Our four concentrations are on the Russian Federation, the largest country on the globe; China, the most populous country; Japan, the world's third-largest economy; and Korea, one of the world’s fastest growing economies. Departmental offerings bridge East and West, and include the study of the languages, linguistics, and cultures of the region; and the interrelationship of its literatures to the other arts, philosophy, religion, and the social sciences.