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Russian Area Studies Minor

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (RUSSA)

The Russian Area Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program supervised by the Center for Russian and East European Studies and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages designed to combine a regional specialization with an academic disciplinary major. The minor may be combined with any undergraduate major in the University. It requires 15 credits in approved Area Studies courses (6 must be at the 400 level or above), 12 credits in beginning Russian language or the equivalent, and 6 credits of Russian language at the 200 level or above, as well as the baccalaureate degree and departmental major requirements of the student's choice.

The minor helps prepare students for further academic work in the Russian area at the graduate level or to pursue careers as area specialists in commerce, industry, journalism, education, and various governmental and international agencies.

Only courses in which the student earns a grade of C or better may be counted toward fulfillment of the requirements of the minor. The Center for Russian and East European Studies awards a certificate in Russian Area Studies to students successfully completing all the requirements of the program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


ADDITIONAL COURSES (15-27 credits)
RUS 1(4), RUS 2(4), RUS 3(4) or RUS 11(6), RUS 12(6) (Sem: 1-6)
Select 6-9 credits in humanities from HIST 142 GS;IL(3), HIST 434 IL(3), RUS 141 IL(3), or RUS 142 IL(3) (Sem: 1-8)
Select 6-9 credits in the social sciences from ECON 472 GS(3), PLSC 413(3), or PLSC 452(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Select 6 credits of RUS 200-level courses or above (Sem: 3-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1993

Blue Sheet Item #: 21-05-022

Review Date: 10/11/04

UCA Revision #2: 7/30/07



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