Majors and Minors

Major, Supplementary Major, and Minor

 

The Major in Russian

Majors in Russian must complete ten courses (thirty credit hours) beyond the three-semester language requirement, including at least six courses taught by departmental faculty. Intermediate Russian II and Advanced Russian I and II are required courses. However participants in an approved semester-long program in Russia are automatically exempt from the language course that is offered concurrently with their semester abroad. In addition, students are required to take four three-credit literature or culture courses offered by the department at the 30000 level or above, including at least one course each at the 30000 and 40000 levels. With the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, one course on a Russian subject taught in another department, such as anthropology, history, political science, or theology, may be counted toward the Russian major.

The Supplementary Major in Russian

Supplementary majors in Russian must complete eight courses (twenty-four credit hours) beyond the three-semester language requirement, including at least four courses taught by departmental faculty. Intermediate Russian II and Advanced Russian I and II are required courses. However, participants in an approved semester-long program in Russia are automatically exempt from the language course that is offered concurrently with their semester abroad. In addition, students are required to take two three-credit literature or culture courses offered by the department, one at the 30000 level and one at the 40000 level. With the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, one course on a Russian subject taught in another department, such as anthropology, history, political science, or theology, may be counted toward the Russian supplementary major.

The Major in International Economics in Russian

Combining the study of economics with the knowledge of another country’s language and culture can be a powerful advantage in business. The Major in International Economics in Russian is designed to give you this edge by preparing you for the challenges of an ever more interconnected global economy. The requirements for the major include eight economics courses plus six courses in Russian language, literature, and culture beyond the language requirement (RU 20101). Students are also required to enroll in the one-credit course “Exploring International Economics,” preferably in their sophomore year, which fosters an integrated approach to the study of culture and economics. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, all International Economics Majors combine their study of economics and language, literature, and culture in a senior capstone research paper/project or senior thesis.
All students are required to take LLRO 33000: Exploring International Economics (one credit). Requirements in Russian include the successful completion of 6 courses (18 credit hours) from departmental offerings beyond the three-semester language requirement. They include:

RU 20102: Intermediate Russian II
RU 40101: Advanced Russian I
RU 40102: Advanced Russian II
1 three-credit literature/culture elective at the 30000 level
1 three-credit literature/culture elective at the 40000 level
1 three-credit additional literature, culture, or history elective at the 30000 or 40000 level
For economics requirements, please see the Department of Economics webpage.

The Minor in Russian

The Russian minor consists of five courses (fifteen credits) at the 20000 level or above taught by departmental faculty. Course selection must include two language courses at the student’s appropriate level and three additional three-credit courses at either the 30000 or the 40000 level.