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Penn State University Park

Begin Date: Fall 2002
End Date: Spring 2016

Russian Minor

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (RUS)

The Russian minor is designed for students who want to study the language, literature, and culture of Russia in order to broaden their horizons and meet an increasing demand for people with foreign language skills and international expertise. Russian is a major world language with a rich cultural and scientific heritage. It is spoken throughout the former Soviet Union and widely understood in the countries of Eastern Europe.

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures offers an array of courses in Russian language, literature, and culture. Study abroad in Russia at St. Petersburg University under the University's study abroad program is available. For the Russian minor, students must select courses (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in Russian to account for 18 credits.

The Russian minor opens employment opportunities for its graduates in fields and professions where proficiency in one or more foreign languages is desirable or required. 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.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

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


Select 12 credits of Russian courses (Sem: 3-6)
Select 6 credits of 400-level Russian courses (Sem: 5-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2002

Blue Sheet Item #: 30-01-035

Review Date: 08/28/01



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