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Russian Studies

This minor offers students a broad, cross disciplinary 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 Russian Studies minor requires 18 credits with a minimum of six credits of Russian language. Students should take courses in at least three different disciplines from the following list:

Courses

Credit Hours

ECON 312. Comparative Economic Systems

 

HIST 385. The Russian Empire to 1881

 

HIST 386. Russia and the Soviet Union 1881–1991

 

HIST 474. Stalinism in Theory, Practice and Memory

 

HIST 475. Modern Russia

 

POSC 337. Russia and Post-Soviet Politics

 

RUS 266/GHUM 200. Russian Literature in Translation/Great Works

 

RUS 300. Russian Grammar and Communication

 

RUS 308. Introduction to Russian Civilization

 

RUS 315. Russian Phonetics

 

RUS 320. Russian Oral and Written Communication

 

RUS 400. Advanced Russian Conversation

 

RUS 405. Russian Literature of the 19th Century

 

RUS 406. Russian Literature of the 20th Century

 

RUS 438. Studies in Russian Literature

 

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

 


 

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Special topics courses can be applied to the minor with approval of the program coordinator. Students may also earn credit by studying in a program in Russia or any of the former Soviet states.