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Russian Studies

Majors

Russian Major

Preparation for the Major

Russian 100A, 100B, 110, 200A, 200B. (23 units)

Major Requirements

A minimum of 30 upper division units in Russian to include Russian 301, 305A or 305B, 310, 311, 430, 441, 501; and nine units of upper division electives in Russian.

Minor

A minor in another field approved by the departmental adviser in Russian is required for the degree. Each student program is planned individually with the program director. As soon as you decide to declare your Russian major, contact the program director Dr. Veronica Shapovalov [email protected]

International Experience Requirement

All Russian majors are required to complete a study abroad program in Russia or any other Slavic-language speaking country, consisting of a minimum of six units (90 hours). However, all majors are strongly encouraged to complete a more extensive abroad experience by participating in a semester or academic year program. To fulfill the study abroad requirement, Russian majors must enroll in an approved program. Unapproved study abroad programs will not meet the international experience requirement for the major.

Students can study one semester or a full year at Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University or any other study abroad program offered by American Councils’ Study Abroad Programs. Please see our study abroad page for further information.

Please refer to the catalog for futher requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Russian at the Advanced Level, as detailed in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, i.e. students will demonstrate control of the language in a variety of settings, topics, and types of discourse in all major time frames with paragraph length connected discourse.

Students will demonstrate an understanding of history, culture, and contemporary society of the Russian speaking world; will identify its major movements, figures, and cultural notions and have a sense of their historical, political, and social context.

Students will gain a knowledge of representative works of Russian literature and visual arts, and demonstrate analytic, interpretive, and critical thinking skills, as well as knowledge of research methodology.

Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of Russian cultural works in interdisciplinary and multicultural context. Students will gain an understanding of influences of the Russian speaking world on American and world culture.


Russian and Central European Studies Major

Preparation for the Major

Russian 100A, 100B, 110, 200A, 200B. (23 units)

International Experience Requirement

All Russian and Central European Studies majors are required to complete a study abroad program in Russia or any other Slavic-language speaking country, consisting of a minimum of six units (90 hours). However, all majors are strongly encouraged to complete a more extensive abroad experience by participating in a semester or academic year program. To fulfill the study abroad requirement, Russian and Central European Studies majors must enroll in an approved program. Unapproved study abroad programs will not meet the international experience requirement for the major.

Students can study one semester or a full year at Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University or any other study abroad program offered by American Councils’ Study Abroad Programs. Please see our study abroad page for further information.

Major Requirements

A minimum of 27 upper division units to include Humanities 330 or Russian 430, Political Science 356, 359, Russian 301, 310, 311, 435, and six units of electives in 400- or 500-level courses in Russian.

Please refer to the catalog for futher requirements.

 

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