Russian Studies Major
The Russian Major is housed in our Department and is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to communicate effectively in Russian both orally and in writing. The Russian program also seeks to familiarize students with influential literary, critical, and cinematographic works in Russian, studied within their cultural and historical context. Furthermore, the program introduces students to various ethnicities, their histories and roles in shaping today’s Russia. Finally, it provides them with an understanding of key social and political trends and challenges defining the Soviet and the post-Soviet era.
The Russian major requires 27 credits (nine courses) beyond Russian 2030. Courses taught in English, such as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky or courses on Russian art, count toward the major. Students may also petition for permission to use two courses outside the department (e.g. in Russian history or Russian politics) toward the major. The department generally accepts transfer credit toward the major from summer and semester study at accredited U.S. and Russian universities. No more than four courses can be counted toward major if the student spends an entire year abroad, and no more than 3 courses for one semester abroad.
|RUSS COURSES (Choose 7 Courses)||21|
|Intermediate Russian II|
|Masterpieces Russ Lit I|
|Masterpieces Russ Lit II|
|Advanced Russian Grammar|
|Survey of Russian Art|
|Soviet Jewish Experience|
|Capstone Component: RUSS 4810|
|Elective courses outside the Department (Choose 2 Courses) 1,2||6|
|Napoleon in Russia 1812|
|Russia Since 1825- Present|
|Russia at War, 1939-1945|
|Lit/Soc In Russ To 1917|
|Lit/Soc In Russ To 1991|
|The Russian Revolution:1900-24|
|Stalin's Russia, 1924-1953|
|Stalins Shadow: Soviet 1953-91|
|Total Credit Hours||27|
Russian-Related courses with department advisor approval.
Study Abroad courses with department advisor approval.