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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Major in Russian

slavic & eastern languages and literatures

Major in Russian Language and Literature

Desired learning outcomes include: 

  1. Acquiring an advanced proficiency in the Russian language. 
  2. A working familiarity with the principal works, authors, and literary movements in Russian literature and culture.
  3. An acquaintance with the principal formal linguistic structures which underly the Russian language, either historically or synchronically.

Requirements for the major in Russian (31 credits):

  • 9 credits in Russian grammar, composition, and stylistics beyond the intermediate level
  • 9 credits in Russian literature, including two survey courses for classical and modern Russian literature (SLAV2162 and SLAV2173)
  • 3 credits in Russian linguistics (The Structure of Russian, Early Slavic Linguistics and Texts, Old Church Slavonic, or Old Russian)
  • 9 credits in Russian literature or advanced Russian linguistics (list of approved courses available)
  • SLAV4192 AB comprehensive in Russian (1 credit)

The Department also offers provisions for a Russian major with a concentration on culture and civilization.