Major: A minimum of seven course credits in Russian at or above the 300 level, which include RUS 301 or 303, at least two courses in Russian literature, and RUS 485. A maximum of two courses in Russian history may be applied toward the major: HIS 321 (Muscovite and Imperial Russia), 322 (Revolutionary and Soviet Russia), and 323 (Russia from 1941).

Teaching Major: A minimum of seven course credits, to include the requirements for the Russian major listed above. In addition to the foregoing requirements, prospective teachers must also apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program (preferably at the start of their sophomore year) and complete coursework leading to secondary certification described under Education. Prospective teachers should request a current list of the specific course requirements from the Education Office.

Note: A major in Russian Studies is also offered; however, students may not combine a major in Russian with the interdisciplinary major in Russian Studies.

Minor: A minimum of five course credits in Russian which include RUS 205, 301 or 303, and three other Russian courses at or above the 300 level, at least one of which must be a literature course conducted in Russian. One course in Russian history may be substituted to count towards the minor: HIS 321 (Muscovite and Imperial Russia), 322 (Revolutionary and Soviet Russia), or 323 (Russia from 1941).

Note: The Russian minor is not available to students with a Russian Studies major.

Courses taught in Russia: see RUS 384 below.

101-102-103. Beginning Russian I, II, & III
Development of basic languages skills (speaking, reading, listening, writing) and introduction to culture. Emphasis on practical vocabulary for everyday situations. IKACH

205. Intermediate Russian
Continued development of linguistic competence and cultural literacy. Students will use both textbooks and materials from the Internet to improve their skills. Prerequisite: RUS 103. IKACH

280/380. Internship: see Courses 280/380.

281. Introduction to Russian Culture through Literature and Film
Examination of works of literature and film that reveal historical and contemporary trends in Russian culture, with an emphasis on Russia's relationship to its past and to other cultures. Conducted in English. Alternate years. Same course as RSS 281. (Humanities, Writing Requirement) IKACH

290/390. Individual Project: see Courses 290/390.

301. Composition and Conversation
Practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and introduction to complex grammatical structures. Compositions and discussions on a variety of topics using various materials. Alternate years. Prerequisite: RUS 205. IKACH or STAFF

303. Language in Context
Practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking using a variety of authentic materials from contemporary sources, such as on-line magazines and newspapers, films, interviews, and letters. Emphasis on building vocabulary and comprehension of complex grammatical structures. Alternate years. Prerequisite: RUS 205. IKACH or STAFF

311. Nineteenth Century Russian Literature (in Russian)
Introduction to Russian literature of the nineteenth century, with readings of works by representative writers. Conducted in Russian. Offered subject to availability of faculty. Prerequisite: RUS 301 or 303. (Humanities) IKACH or STAFF

312. Twentieth Century Russian Literature (in Russian)
Introduction to Russian literature of the twentieth century, with readings of works by representative writers. Conducted in Russian. Offered subject to availability of faculty. Prerequisite: RUS 301 or 303. (Humanities) IKACH or STAFF

315-319. Topics in Russian Literature (in Russian)
Reading and analysis of selected works of Russian literature. Topics may focus on a particular writer, theme, or genre. Conducted in Russian. Offered subject to availability of faculty. Prerequisite: RUS 301 or 303. See Topics Courses. (Humanities) IKACH or STAFF

341. Classics of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (in English)
Examination of major writers and trends from the period when Russia produced some of the greatest works of literature in the world. Texts include Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground, and Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Conducted in English. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: Writing-designated course (W). (Humanities) IKACH

351. Change and Revolution in Russian Literature (in English)
Examination of major works of pre- and post-revolutionary Russian fiction, poetry, and drama from the period 1880-1932, with a focus on the theme of society in transition. Writers include Chekhov, Gorky, and Mayakovsky. Conducted in English. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: Writing-designated course (W). (Humanities) IKACH

355. Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Literature and Film (in English)
Examination of major trends in literature and film during the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. Literary texts include Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, and Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago. Films include Ballad of a Soldier, The Cranes are Flying, and The Thief. Conducted in English. Offered every third year. Prerequisite: Writing-designated course (W). (Humanities) IKACH

384. Russia Today
The current scene in Russia. Registration, when the course is taught in Russia, entails additional costs. Offered subject to availability of faculty. Same course as RSS 384. (CR)

391. Tutorial in Russian
Supervised reading in Russian literature and/or civilization, with discussions and compositions based on the reading. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisites: RUS 205 and permission of instructor. IKACH

485. Senior Capstone 
Reading, research, and writing in Russian and in English on a topic developed in consultation with the program advisor. Prerequisite: senior standing and permission of instructor. Same course as RSS 485. IKACH

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 RSS 501. (CR) IKACH

511. Russian Reading and Conversation Group (1/4)
Maintenance of Russian language skills through reading and conversation. Same course as RSS 511. (CR) IKACH