Begin Date: Summer Session 1990
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR MICHAEL M. NAYDAN, in charge
The major in Russian is designed to provide the student with a command of spoken and written Russian, a good knowledge of the grammatical structure of the Russian language, and a general acquaintance with the literature and culture of the Russian nation. No previous study of Russian is required for admission to the major. Study in the Soviet Union at Leningrad University under the University's Education Abroad Program is available for qualified students. Students are advised to combine their study of Russian with the Russian Area Studies minor, another foreign language, linguistics, English, or history. Graduates of this program have found employment with businesses having contact with the former Soviet Union, with various agencies of the U.S. government, in the educational and publishing fields, and in the travel industry.
For the B.A. degree in Russian, a minimum of 124 credits is required.
RUSSIAN MINOR: Students must select enough courses (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in Russian to account for 18 credits. A certificate is awarded to students who complete the requirements of the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 30 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 24 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSE (3 credits)
RUS 330(3) (Sem: 5-8)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 6 credits from RUS 204(3), 214(3), or 221(3) (Sem: 3-6)
RUS 141W(3) or 142W(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Select 9 credits of Russian language from:
RUS 221(3), 305(3), or 401(3) (Sem: 3-8)
RUS 426(3), 427(3), or 497(3) (Sem: 5-8)
RUS 360(3), 450(3), or 460(3) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from 300- or 400-level offerings in Russian (Sem: 5-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
 Must be taken concurrently with RUS 304(3).
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1990
Blue Sheet Item #: 18-06-007
Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)