Essential Skills for Travel and Business in Russia Certificate

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The Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures’ Essential Skills for Travel and Business in Russia Certificate provides students with basic communicative skills to satisfy needs in a limited number of everyday travel and business situations, as well as cultural competency to better navigate interactions in Russia. The certificate is ideal to those traveling to Russian for extended business dealings, or for those who want to take extended tourism trips to Russia.

Essential Skills for Travel and Business in Russia Certificate Application

*Please note that the official start date for the certificate program is Autumn 2021. If you wish the begin earlier, please contact Derek Peterson.

The certificate consists of four courses, all 100% online:

Russian 2200: Russian Language and Culture for Travel and Business (1-2 credit hours)

During this course students will gain a general knowledge of Russian every-day cultural etiquette, as well as Russian business culture. This course is conducted in English for one-credit hour. Students who take it for two credit hours will learn the alphabet and a limited number of important survival and business-centered phrases in Russian.

Offered every autumn and spring semester.

Russian 1101.61: Elementary Russian I (4 credit hours)

As an introduction to Russian language, this course will focus on the development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing contemporary Russian in a cultural context.

Offered every autumn and spring semester.

Russian 1102.61: Elementary Russian II (4 credit hours)

A continuation of Russian 1101.61, this course will continue the development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing contemporary Russian in a cultural context.

Offered every autumn and spring semester.

Russian 2335.99: Magnificence, Mayhem, and Mafia: Russian Culture (3 credit hours)

Through an analysis of literature, films, and the visual arts, we will learn about Russia and the USSR in the twentieth century and its impact on the world; try to understand the present of post-Soviet Russia; and imagine Russia in the future.

Offered every autumn and spring semester.

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