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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)  
  HIST 366G The History of Modern Russia--1864 to Present  (3)  
  POLS 3510 Post Soviet Politics WE (3)  
  POLS 356G Comparative Politics of Central Asia  (3)  
  RUS 202G Intermediate Russian II  (4)  
  RUS 215R Russian Conversation II (1)  
  RUS 266G Introduction to Russian Culture  (3)  
  RUS 3030 Russian Conversation and Composition I  (3)  
  RUS 3040 Russian Conversation and Composition II (3)  
  RUS 3050 Advanced Russian  (3)  
  RUS 3200 Business Russian  (3)  
  RUS 3520 Russian Culture and Civilization  (3)  
  RUS 3620 Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Its Film Adaptations (3)  
  RUS 366G Twentieth Century Russian Culture  (3)  
  RUS 367G History of Russian Film  (3)  
  RUS 4050 Special Problems in Grammar Usage and Style (3)  
  RUS 4110 Translation and Interpretation  (3)  
  RUS 416G Post Soviet Russian Media and Film  (3)  
  RUS 490R Special Topics in Russian Studies (3)  

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

Languages and Cultures

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