The Russian Minor is housed in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to communicate effectively in Russian. 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 as well as challenges defining the Soviet and the post-Soviet eras.
The Russian Minor requires 15 credits (five courses) above RUSS 2030 (RUSS 2040 Intermediate Russian II (4 c.h.) is required). Courses taught in English, such as Tolstoy and Dostoevsky or courses on Russian art, count toward the minor. Students may petition for permission to use one course outside the department (e.g. in Russian history or Russian politics) toward the minor. The department generally accepts transfer credit toward the minor from summer and semester study at accredited U.S. and Russian universities. No more than two such courses can be counted toward the Russian minor.
|RUSS COURSES (Choose 4 courses)||12|
|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 1 Course) 1,2||3|
|Napoleon in Russia 1812|
|Russia Since 1825- Present 1|
|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||15|
Russian-Related courses with department advisor approval.
Study Abroad courses with department advisor approval.