Texas Tech University

Russian Language Minor

The minor requires 18 semester hours of course work.

RUSN 1501 is a prerequisite for, but does not count towards, the minor.

RUSN 2301, 2302, and 3305 (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. Three of these hours will come from 3305. Students then choose two upper division courses, at least one of which is at the senior level.

Courses taken for the Russian language 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 1502
RUSN 2301 A Second Course in Russian I
RUSN 2302 A Second Course in Russian II
RUSN 3305 Advanced Russian Language
14 hours

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

CMLL 2305
RUSN 3305 Advanced Russian Language
RUSN 3301 19th Century Russian Literature (in English)
RUSN 3302 Early 20th Century Russian Literature (in English)
0-3 hours

Literature, Culture, and History (Senior level):

RUSN 4301 Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (in English)
RUSN 3302 Contemporary Russian Literature (in English)
SLAV 4300 Independent study or topics course (i.e. Russian Film)*
3-6 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.