Russian Language and Area Studies
The major requires 33 semester hours of course work.
RUSN 1501 and 1502 are prerequisites for, but do not count towards,
RUSN 2301, 2302 (or their equivalents), and 3304 are required for
all students seeking a major.
RUSN 3305 may be repeated for up to 12 hours of credit with varying
content. It is strongly recommended that all majors complete a
minimum of 6 hours of RUSN 3305.
In addition, majors need to take 24 hours of approved courses
offered by the Departments of Classical and Modern Languages and
Literatures, Economics and Geography, History, and Political
Science, of which 6 hrs. must be writing intensive.
Prior to enrolling in the program and to registering for courses,
students should consult Professor
The degree plan will be drawn up from the following list of
|RUSN 2301 A Second Course in Russian
RUSN 2302 A Second Course in Russian II
|RUSN 3305 Advanced Russian Language
|Literature, History, and Politic
Science (Junior level):
|RUSN 3301 19th Century Russian
Literature (in English)
RUSN 3302 Early 20th Century Russian Literature (in
POLS 3372 Governments of Russia and the CIS
HIST 3372 Tsarist Russia
HIST 3374 Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia
|Literature, Culture, and History
|RUSN 4301 Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (in
RUSN 4302 Contemporary Russian Literature (in English)
HIST 4379 Revolutionary Russia
HIST 4383 History of Central Asia
SLAV 4300 Independent study or topics course (i.e. Russian
*Students with a background in the language may be excused from
some requirements at the discretion of the advisor. All students
must, however, complete the minimum number of hours.