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Russian Studies

Dr. Mary Louise Loe, Minor Adviser
Phone: (540) 568-6168
E-mail: loeml@jmu.edu

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This minor offers students a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on Russian culture, history, political institutions, economy and geography. This program deepens the students' understanding and knowledge of the Russian and non-Russian peoples of the former Soviet Union, and prepares them for careers in teaching, government and international business. The minimum requirement for a minor in Russian studies is 18 hours. Students should take courses in at least three different disciplines from the following list:

Required Courses  
ECON 301. Economies in Transition  
HIST 385. Russia to 1855  
HIST 386. Russia Since 1855  
HIST 475. Modern Russia  
POSC 337. Russian Political System  
POSC 338. Russian Foreign Policy  
POSC 339. Politics of Communist and Post-Communist Systems  
RUS 266/GHUM 200. Russian Literature in Translation/Great Works  
RUS 300. Russian Conversation and Composition  
RUS 308. Introduction to Russian Civilization  
RUS 315. Russian Phonetics  
RUS 320. Advanced Russian Grammar  
RUS 405. Russian Literature of the 19th Century  
RUS 426. Russian Literature of the 20th Century  
Students may include one course from the following list:  
     ECON 490. Special Studies in Economics  
     FL 490. Special Studies in Foreign Languages (Russian)  
     GEOG 490. Senior Project II  
     HIST 399. Special Studies in History  
     POSC 490. Senior Tutorial in Political Science  

With the approval of the adviser to the program, six to eight hours of Russian language may be included in the minor.


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