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Russian Studies, Minor

Requirements

The Russian Studies minor will provide students with a foundational understanding of the language as well as an introduction to the social, political, historical, and economic factors that make Russia one of the leading international powers today. Students will attain a general knowledge and understanding of Russian culture, society and history from pre-historic times to the present, have a basic familiarity with Russia's position in and influence on world politics and economics, and demonstrate the ability to transcend the boundaries between national languages and disciplines by the use of comparative and collaborative approaches to scholarship.

Total Program Credits: 22

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Completion of 30 hours of credit.
Discipline Core Requirements: 4 Credits
  RUS 2010 Intermediate Russian I 4
Elective Requirements: 18 Credits
Complete 18 hours of advisor-approved electives from the following, 9 credits must be upper-division: 18
  HIST 3650 Imperial Russia--Autocracy to Opposition 1696-1917  (3.0)  
  HIST 366G The History of Modern Russia--1864 to Present  (3.0)  
  POLS 356G Comparative Politics of Central Asia  (3.0)  
  RUS 202G Intermediate Russian II  (4.0)  
  RUS 266G Introduction to Russian Culture  (3.0)  
  RUS 3050 Advanced Russian  (3.0)  
  RUS 3200 Business Russian  (3.0)  
  RUS 3030 Russian Conversation and Composition I  (3.0)  
  RUS 3520 Russian Culture and Civilization  (3.0)  
  RUS 3620 Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Its Film Adaptations (3.0)  
  RUS 366G Twentieth Century Russian Culture  (3.0)  
  RUS 367G History of Russian Film  (3.0)  
  RUS 4110 Translation and Interpretation  (3.0)  
  RUS 416G Post Soviet Russian Media and Film  (3.0)  
  other upper-division advisor-approved courses  

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
RUS 2010 Intermediate Russian I 4
Russian Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 7
Notes: Prerequisite of RUS 1010 and RUS 1020 are required for RUS 2010; Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including history, political science, humanities, Russian language, Russian Studies, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
Russian Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
Russian Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including history, political science, humanities, Russian language, Russian Studies, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
Russian Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including history, political science, humanities, Russian language, Russian Studies, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Russian Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
Russian Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including history, political science, humanities, Russian language, Russian Studies, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
  Degree total: 22

Department

Name:

Languages and Cultures

Location:

CB 306

Telephone:

801-863-8518

Email:

Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/lang

Chair:

Sara Ulloa

Chair UVU Email:

ulloasa@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Utah Valley University is to prepare students to interact effectively in a global community by acquiring competent communicative skills, and developing sensitivity toward cultural differences. By engaging with linguistic and cultural artifacts such as history, literature, and contemporary social structures and systems, language and culture students learn to think critically and behave ethically as they mature in linguistic and cultural literacy. This department prepares students to enter the global work force, further graduate studies and enjoy lifelong enrichment.

 
 

Languages and Cultures

  • Administrative Contact: Amelia Riding, Admin II
  • Telephone: 801-863-8518
  • Email: Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 167
  • Advising: Sarah Lindsey
  • Telephone: 801-863-7629
  • Email: SarahL@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Bryan Eldredge, ASL & Deaf Studies
  • Telephone: 801-863-8529
  • Email: BryanE@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Alex Yuan, Chinese
  • Telephone: 801-863-5199
  • Email: gyuan@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Walter Temple, French
  • Telephone: 801-863-7262
  • Email: walter.temple@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jeff Packer, German
  • Telephone: 801-863-8626
  • Email:  packerje@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Yasuko Saito, Japanese
  • Telephone: 801-863-5650
  • Email: SaitoYa@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Sara Ulloa, Russian
  • Telephone: 801-863-6257
  • Email: ulloasa@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jorge Nisguritzer, Spanish
  • Telephone: 801-863-8231
  • Email: nisgurjo@uvu.edu

 

The Language Lab, located at LA 003g, is open Monday-Friday and offers a variety of resources for students to practice language skills and get help using computers & software, tutoring one-on-one or in groups, and watching videos. To schedule appointments with tutors, call 801-863-7257.

 
 

Faculty

Michael B. Ballard(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages and Cultures
Faculty



BA, Communication, University of Colorado, MA, Communcation & Leadership, Gonzaga University, PhD, Educational Leadership, Drake University,

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Dale Boam(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, University of Utah; J.D., Disability Law & Policies, Northeastern University School of Law

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Gregory Briscoe(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Utah State University; M.A., Spanish, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Spanish, University of Pennsylvania.

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Ana Chaparro(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation, M.A., Spanish Peninsular Literature, Brigham Young University.

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Tammy Christensen(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., French Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Mari De Dios(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Colombia College; M.B.A., Business, Stevens Henagar College.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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Debora Ferreira(2001)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Language and Literature, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil; M.A., Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Georgia.

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Jamie Hardman(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



A.A., American Sign Language, Salt Lake Community College, B.A., Deaf Studies, Utah Valley University, M.A., Deaf Studies/ Languages & Human Rights, Gallaudet University.

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Benjamin Jarashow(2009)

Instructor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University.

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Douglas Jensen(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Languages and Literature, University of Utah; Ph.D., Spanish American Literature, University of Iowa.

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Rebeca Lindheimer(2017)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English to Spanish Translation, Brigham Young University;

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Ana Lopez-Aguilera(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Spanish, University of Malaga; M.A., Ph.D., Spanish, University of Nebraska.

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Claudia Louis(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Languages and Cultures
Faculty



BA, Spanish/English Language & Literature, University of Kiel, Germany, MA, Language Pedagogy, University of Utah, Spanish/English Languages & Literature, University of Kiel, Germany,

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Jorge Nisguritzer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Weber State University; M.A., Ph.D., Languages & Literature, University of Utah.

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Jeffrey Packer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., German Teaching, M.A., German Literature, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., German Studies, University of Cincinnati.

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Yasuko Saito(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University, M.A., Asian Studies, Seton Hall University.

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Elise Simonsen(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Languages
Faculty



B.A., Deaf Studies, Utah Valley University, A.A., General Education, Southern Utah University, M.P.A., Nonprofit Management, Brigham Young University.

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Walter Temple(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., French, Elon College; M.A., French Literature, American University; Ph.D., Romance Studies, University of Miami.

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Sara Ulloa(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation and Communications, M.A., Spanish Linguistics, Brigham Young University; PhD, Instructional Psychology & Technology, Brigham Young University - Provo

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Jason Wilber(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, Brigham Young University.

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Travas Young(2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.S., Geography, Utah State University; M.A., Linguistics, Gallaudet University.

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Guofang Yuan(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English Language and Literature and Teaching, Shanghai Teachers’ University; M.A., English Teaching, Beijing Normal University; Ph.D., Educational Policy, Cleveland State University.

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