Undergraduate Degree


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Bachelor of Arts
College of Arts and Letters
Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian, African Lang

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures

Undergraduate Programs

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Russian

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Russian major is met by completing Russian 440 or 441. Those courses are referenced in item 3. a. (1) below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major:
    a. The following Russian courses (32 to 40 credits):
    (1) All of the following courses (20 credits):
    RUS 201 Second–Year Russian I 4
    RUS 202 Second–Year Russian II 4
    RUS 420 Russian Life and Culture Before World War I 3
    RUS 421 Russian Life and Culture in the 20th Century 3
    RUS 440 Contemporary Russian Life and Culture (W) 3
    RUS 441 Russian Literature (W) 3
    (2) A capstone experience.  This requirement may be satisfied by completing special assignments in Russian 420, 421, 440, or 441; by completing RUS 341Russian Life and Culture of the 20th Century, in Russia, or by completing RUS 499 Senior Thesis Research.
    (3) Russian electives:  Additional credits in Russian courses numbered 201 and above, as needed to meet the requirement of at least 32, but not more than 40, credits in courses in the major.

The following cognates from within the College of Arts and Letters are suggested: English literature, history, linguistics, philosophy, art history, and religious studies. Suggested disciplinary cognates from outside the college are:  sociology, psychology, political science, economics, or communication. For both required cognates, students are also encouraged to formulate interdisciplinary thematic areas.