Major in Russian
Requirements for the major in Russian are as follows:
Track 1: Russian Language and Literature (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)
Track 2: Russian Culture and Civilization (31 credits)
- 3 credits in Russian Civilization (usually SLAV2165 Russian Civilization and Culture or SLAV2169 Slavic Civilizations)
- 6 credits in Russian language beyond the intermediate level
- 6 credits in classical and modern Russian literature (normally SLAV2162 Classics of Russian Literature and SLAV2173 Twentieth Century Russian Literature)
- 15 credits from Russian and Slavic offerings, of which at least 9 credits must be Russian literature or culture
- 1 credit SLAV4192 AB Compehensive in Russian
Desired learning outcomes include:
- Acquiring an advanced proficiency in the Russian language.
- A working familiarity with the principal works, authors, and literary movements in Russian literature and culture.
- An acquaintance with the principal formal linguistic structures which underly the Russian language, either historically or synchronically.