Major in Russian

major in russian

The major in Russian provides rigorous training in Russian language, literature and culture. The major concentrates on acquiring advanced proficiency in Russian language and on comprehending important aspects of the literature, culture and civilization of Russia and the former USSR.

The requirements for the major in Russian Major is 30 credits, normally ten 1-semester courses:

  • 9 credits (normally, 3 one-semester courses) in Russian grammar, composition, and stylistics beyond the intermediate level
  • 9 credits (normally, 3 one-semester courses) in Russian literature and culture, including 2 survey courses for classical and modern Russian literature (SLAV2162 and SLAV2173)
  • 3 credits in Slavic Civilizations or Russian Civilization and Culture (usually SLAV2169 Slavic Civilizations)
  • 6 credits (normally, 2 one-semester courses) in Russian literature, culture, advanced grammar and stylistics, history or politics, of which at least 3 credits must be in Russian literature and culture (list of approved courses available from the Department)
  • 3 credits (normally, a one-semester course) in Russian and Slavic linguistics (The Structure of Russian, Old Church Slavonic, or Old Russian)

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