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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Russian Studies Major, BA


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This major requires a minor. Study abroad is recommended but not required for this major.

The Russian major program offers classes in Russian language as well as Russian culture; e.g. film, history, and society. Russian is not only the language of the largest country in the world but is also spoken in 15 countries across Eastern Europe and Central Asia by over 160 million people.  Consider taking Russian for careers in the government, Foreign Service, military, journalism, international NGOs and business, education, and tourism. The US Government designates Russian as a “critical” language. ROTC students may be eligible to receive scholarships or other benefits if they select this major.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Development of listening skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of speaking skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of reading skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of writing skills in target language at the intermediate level on the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale
  • Development of pronunciation skills in the target language and metalinguistic terminology that describes oral production
  • Development of grammatical and metalinguistic competence in accordance with the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Acquire an overview of historical and cultural features of the country/countries in which the target language is spoken.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills. To ensure that students acquire and develop disciplined habits of critical thinking and creative expression, thus enabling students to make and communicate enlightened judgments.

Required Courses


Second-year Russian Credits: 15


Advanced Russian Credits: 8


Advanced Composition and Grammar Credits: 4


Topics in Russian Language Credits: 4


Variable topics (2 courses of 2 credits each)

Department-approved Russian Electives Credits: 14


Total Credits: 45


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