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RLAS Minor

The minor requires 18 semester hours of course work.

RUSN 1501 and 1502 are prerequisites for, but do not count towards, the minor.

RUSN 2301 and 2302 (or their equivalents) are required for all students seeking a minor.

Nine hours of upper division credits are required for the minor. At least three of these must be senior (4000) level.

Courses taken for the Russian Language and Area Studies minor may not be used to satisfy the requirements for the student’s other major or minor.

In addition, the standard requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree must be met.

Prior to enrolling in the program and to registering for courses, students should consult Dr. Qualin.

The minor degree plan will be drawn up from the following list of courses*:


RUSN 2301 A Second Course in Russian I
RUSN 2302 A Second Course in Russian II
6 hours

Language, Literature, History, and Politic Science (Junior level):

RUSN 3305 Advanced Russian Language
RUSN 3301 19th Century Russian Literature (in English)
RUSN 3302 Early 20th Century Russian Literature (in English)
POLS 3372 Governments of Russia and the CIS
HIST 3372 Tsarist Russia
HIST 3374 Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia
0-6 hours

Literature, Culture, and History (Senior level):

RUSN 4301 Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (in English)
RUSN 3302 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 Film)*
3-12 hours

*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.