Undergraduate Russian Minor

Welcome to the Russian Minor

We are glad you are thinking of minoring in Russian! The minor aims at developing your language proficiency so that you can handle survival topics and a range of everyday communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.  In addition, you will take coursework to increase your appreciation and understanding of Russian culture, develop your analytical skills, and give you an international outlook.  The minor consists of four classes (13 credits)—second-year Russian 2 and 3 electives selected from a menu of literature and culture courses.

Prerequisites (12 cr)

  • Russian 1101        1st-Year Russian 1 (.01 classroom, .51 self-paced) (4 cr)
  • Russian 1102        1st-Year Russian 2 (.01 classroom, .51 self-paced) (4 cr)
  • Russian 1103         2nd-Year Russian 1 (.01 classroom, .51 self-paced) (4 cr)


Required course (4 cr)

  • Russian 2104        2nd-Year Russian 2 (.01 classroom, .51 self-paced) (4 cr)

Elective courses (9 cr)

Choose 3 courses from the following list; at least one course must be at the 3000-level or higher:

  • MEDREN 2513       Medieval Russia (3 cr)
  • Russian 2250         Masterpieces of Russian Literature (3 cr)
  • Russian 2250H      Honors Masterpieces of Russian Literature (3 cr)
  • Russian 2335         Russian Culture (3 cr)
  • Russian 3460         Modern Russian Experience through Film (3 cr)
  • Russian 3350         Power and Russian Politics (3 cr)
  • Russian 3530         Russian Cuisine in History, Literature and Culture (3 cr)
  • Russian 2345         Russian Fairy Tales and Folklore (3 cr)
  • Russian 4220         Love and Death in Russian Literature & Film (3 cr)
  • Russian 4221         Revolution and Restoration in Russian Literature (3 cr)
  • Russian 4600         Introduction to Russian Linguistics (3cr)
  • Russian 5250         The Russian Writer (3; repeatable with change of content)
  • Russian 5530         Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture (3 cr)
  • Slavic 2367            East European Immigrant Experience in America (3 cr)


The following courses can be used as part of a Russian minor program with permission of the Undergraduate Coordinating Advisor:

  • Russian 4191         Internship (3 cr; repeatable)
  • Russian 5193         Individual Studies (1–6 cr; repeatable)
  • Russian 5194         Group Studies (1-6 cr.; repeatable)
  • Russian 5797         Study at a Foreign Institution (1-12 cr.; repeatable)
  • Russian 4798         Study Tour (1–3 cr; repeatable)
  • Russian 4998         Undergraduate Research Project (3 cr; repeatable)
  • Russian 4998H       Honors Undergraduate Research Project (3 cr; repeatable)
  • Slavic 2230             Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: From Slavic Myth to Twilight (3 cr)
  • Slavic 3310             Science Fiction: East versus West (3 cr)
  • Slavic 3360             Minorities in Eastern European Film (3 cr)
  • Slavic 4260H          Dead Man Writing: Lit. Representations of Capital Punishment (3 cr)
  • Slavic 4560H          Cinderella’s Fantasy: Gender and Women in W/E Europe (3 cr)
  • Slavic 4520H          Slavic and East European Cities (3 cr)
  • Slavic 4597            Politics of Language in Southeastern Europe (3 cr)
  • Slavic 4760            Survey of the Slavic Languages (3 cr)
  • Slavic 4800            Life in Two Worlds: Bilingualism (3 cr)


Occasionally, other courses may be offered in the Slavic Department or in other departments that can fit into a Russian minor.  Such substitutions require the approval of the program's Undergraduate Coordinating Advisor.
 

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