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Begin Date: Spring 2014
End Date: Summer 2016

Russian

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (RUS)

SENIOR LECTURER IRINA MIKAELIAN, Director

The B.A. in Russian provides the student with a command of spoken and written Russian and a general knowledge of the literature and culture of the Russian people. No previous study of Russian is required for admission to the major. Study in Russia under the University's Education Abroad Program is available for qualified students. Students are advised to combine their study of Russian with another foreign language, English, history, political science, the Russian Area Studies minor, the Business/Liberal Arts minor, or the Linguistics minor. Graduates of this program have found employment in international business, 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 120 credits is required.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 23 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 28 credits[1]

PRESCRIBED COURSE (13 credits)
RUS 100 GH;IL(3) (Sem: 1-4)
RUS 200 IL(4) (Sem: 4-5)
RUS 400 IL(3), RUS 405 IL(3) (Sem: 6-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (15 credits)
Select 3 credits from RUS 401(3), RUS 402(3), or RUS 403(3) (Sem: 4-7)
Select 9 credits at the 400-level (Sem: 4-8)
Select 3 credits from RUS 141Y IL(3) or RUS 142Y IL(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

 

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2013

Blue Sheet Item #: 42-02-029

Review Date: 10/08/2013

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Director updated: 4/13/16

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