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Russian Studies (RSS)
Advisors: Robert Givens and Lynne Ikach
This interdepartmental major has been designed to prepare the student
for graduate school, teaching, government employment, or research in the
field of Russian Studies. The curriculum encompasses a four-year program
of courses in Russian language, history, literature, and
related fields. Students are encouraged to participate in at least one of the various programs that offer language study in the Russian Federation.
Major: A minimum of eight course credits, which include:
- RUS 103 (Beginning Russian III),
205 (Intermediate Russian),
301 (Composition and Conversation);
- Five courses (at least two of which must be courses in Russian history) selected from
HIS 321 (Muscovite and Imperial Russia),
322 (Revolutionary and Soviet Russia),
323 (Russia from 1941);
PHI 307 (Marx and Marxism);
POL 327 (Revolutionary Political Thought);
and courses in the Russian Program at or above the 300 level.
The following courses are also recommended:
ECB 223 (International Economics);
HIS 315 (Diplomacy of War and Revolution); and
POL 242 (International Politics).
A major in Russian is also offered; however, students may not major in
both Russian and Russian Studies.
Slavic Studies: for opportunities to study in the Czech
Republic see Czech Republic. For study in Russia, see RSS
384 and 955.
280/380. Internship: see Courses 280/380.
281. Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization
Lectures, readings, and discussions on historical and contemporary
trends in Russian culture with an emphasis on Russian identity and
Russia's relationship to other cultures. Lectures, readings, and
discussions in English. Offered subject to availability of faculty. Same
course as RUS 281. (Humanities) IKACH
290/390. Individual Project: see Courses 290/390.
384. Russia Today
scene in Russia. Registration, when the course is taught
in Russia, entails additional costs. Offered subject to availability of
faculty. Same course as RUS 384. (CR) GIVENS
485. Advanced Russian Studies (1/2-1)
An independent project, undertaken in the senior year, and supervised by the Russian Studies Committee. Same as RUS 485.
501. Theatre in Russian (1/4)
Group reading, discussion, and preparation of one or more Russian plays.
Rehearsals and performances in Russian. Prerequisites: knowledge of
Russian and permission of instructor. Same course as RUS 501. (CR) IKACH
511. Russian Reading and Conversation Group
Maintenance of Russian language skills through
reading and conversation. Same course as RUS 511. (CR)
955. ACM Semester in Russia (Krasnodar)
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