Jun 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Russian Studies Minor


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The Russian minor program offers classes in Russian language. 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; and
  • development of grammatical and metalinguistic competence in accordance with the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

WLC Department Requirements


Admission Requirements
Students planning to major or minor must meet with an advisor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures for details about admission requirements and to complete an application form.

Program Requirements
Students in the majors and minors must earn a minimum grade of C+ in each course used for their program/s.

Core Course Requirements
Only courses numbered 200 and above will count toward a major or minor. Students may contact the department to request placement testing if they have prior instruction in any of the languages. For students with sufficient preparation, the 200-level sequence may be waived through our placement exam or credit by examination. Please note that Spanish CLEP test scores may be used to complete general education and/or graduation requirements but may not be used to fulfill course requirements for Spanish majors or minors. Students planning to study abroad must see their advisor prior to departure to ensure the applicability of the proposed course of study. All upper-division classes not listed as requirements are approved electives.

Required Courses


Intermediate Russian Credits: 15


Advanced Russian Credits: 15


Students can choose required courses between rotating advanced language sequences: RUSS 341, RUSS 342, RUSS 441 and RUSS 351, RUSS 352, RUSS 451.

Total Credits: 30


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