Russian Minor

The Russian Minor is made up of 12 credits of lower-level language and 18 credits of upper-level language and literature/culture components. Students should contact the Russian Minor Advisor to discuss the courses they need to take.

All students must complete 12 credits of lower-level language*:

  • either RUSS 100 or RUSS 101 and RUSS 102 or equivalent
  • either RUSS 200 or RUSS 201 and RUSS 202 or equivalent

*This may be waived for students with advance standing., i.e students who enter the language courses in the upper level.

In addition to the lower-level language component, students must complete 18 upper-level language and literature credits numbered 300 and above.

In 2020, the upper-level credits may be taken from the following courses:

  • RUSS 301/302 – Third-Year Russian
  • RUSS 303 – Topics in Russian Culture
  • RUSS 306 – Russian Literature in Translation (in English)
  • RUSS 321 – Imagining Location in Russian Literature (in English)
  • RUSS 323 – Fantastic Worlds of Russian Fiction (in English)
  • RUSS 400 – Fourth-Year Russian

Other Slavic courses (or courses with Russian content) are allowed with the permission of the Russian Advisor.

For information and advice concerning the Minor in Russian (deficiencies in program requirements or  transfer credits) consult one of the Program Coordinators: