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Interdisciplinary Minor in Russian Area Studies

Steering Committee: Gary Schwartz (Professor, Languages and Literatures); Elin Waring (Professor, Sociology); Robert Whittaker (Professor, JCT); Ekaterina Belousova (Adj. Asst. Professor, Anthropology); Ralph W. Boone (Adj. Lecturer, English); Ekaterina Salmanova (Adj. Asst. Professor, Languages and Literatures)

The Minor in Russian Area Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the language, culture, history, politics, and environmental aspects of the Russian Federation (and of its predecessor states, including the Soviet Union). The minor will serve students who are majoring in fields where global and cross-cultural awareness are especially valuable, such as business, political science, nursing, health services, and social work; in such humanities-based fields as music, art, and literature; and in related multimedia fields. Russian language is not a requirement for the minor.

Degree Requirements

The requirements for the minor consist of four courses (12 credits), at least two of which must be at the 300 level or higher. All students must take the introductory three-credit course POL (RUS) 220. The remaining 9 credits may be taken from courses on Russia in any department. Russian-language courses on the 200- and 300-level may be included, but are not required.

Introduction to Russian Area Studies (3 credits):

POL (RUS) 220: Russia Today

Electives (9 credits):

Electives may be chosen from among courses on the history and culture of Russia, in English or in Russian. Two of the three electives must be at the 300 level or higher. Examples of courses that meet the requirements for this minor include RUS 201, RUS 202, RUS 281, RUS 301, RUS 302, RUS 381, HIE 336, HIE 337, RUS 333, RUS 336, RUS 338, RUS 343, RUS 346, RUS 347, RUS 360, SLA 362, SLA 365.

Last modified: 9/3/2014