A minor in Russian studies requires at least 18 credits, none of which may be earned at the 100 level. Only six credits may be earned by completing RUSS 201, 202 or 205. At least three credits must be taken at the 300 level or above from courses taught in Russian.
Note: Language Placement Test results cannot substitute for completion of course work.
The remaining nine credits may be earned from courses taught either in Russian or in English that relate to Russian history, politics, society or culture, to be selected from the following:
ENGL 391 Topics in Literature*
FLET/INTL 391 Topics in Foreign Literature in English Translation*
GEOG/INTL 334 Regional Geography of _________*
HIST 321 History of Russia
HIST 322 History of Russia
HIST 332 History in Film*
HIST 391 Topics in History*
INTL 490 Seminar in International Issues *
INTL 491 Topics in International Studies *
POLI/INTL 354 Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
RUSS 311 Conversation and Media (in Russian)
RUSS 330 Literature and Culture (in Russian)
RUSS 422 Russian Film (in Russian)
RUSS 491 Topics in Russian (in Russian)
SOCY/INTL 328 Russian Society in Transition
URSP 350/FRLG 345/INTL 345 Great Cities of the World*
WRLD/INTL 203 Cultural Texts and Contexts*
WRLD 220 Human Rights and Literature*
WRLD 391 Topics in World Languages and Cultures*
WRLD 491 Topics in World Languages and Cultures*
Courses taken through an approved study abroad program in an appropriate location (must be preapproved through the SWS Advising Office).
*When appropriate: Always check first with the SWS Advising Office before enrolling in these courses.
Last update: 5/13/2011
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