This minor offers students a broad, cross disciplinary perspective on Russian culture, history, political institutions, economy and geography. It 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. To view the University Catalog click here.

Courses


  • ECON 312. Comparative Economic Systems  3.00
  • HIST 385*. The Russian Empire to 1881  3.00
  • HIST 386*. Russia and the Soviet Union from 1881 to 1991  3.00
  • HIST 474. Stalinism in Theory, Practice, and Memory  3.00
  • HIST 475. Modern Russia  3.00
  • POSC 337. Politics of Russia and the Former Soviet Union  3.00
  • HUM 200. Great Works  3.00 (Russian Literature in Translation)
  • RUS 300. Grammar and Communication  3.00
  • RUS 308. Introduction to Russian Civilization  3.00
  • RUS 315. Russian Phonetics  3.00
  • RUS 320. Russian Oral and Written Communication  3.00
  • RUS 400. Advanced Conversation  3.00
  • RUS 405. Russian Literature of the 19th Century  3.00
  • RUS 406. Russian Literature of the 20th Century  3.00
  • RUS 438. Studies in Russian Literature  3.00

Students may include one course from the following:


  • ECON 490. Special Studies in Economics  1.00 - 3.00
  • FL 490. ** Special Studies in Foreign Languages  1.00 - 4.00 (Russian)
  • GEOG 490. Senior Research or Field Practicum  3.00
  • HIST 490. Special Studies  3.00

Total: 18 Credit Hours


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.

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