Minor Tracks in the Slavic Department
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers two undergraduate minor tracks. Below, we offer brief descriptions of these two options. Students in both tracks are strongly encouraged to spend a semester of study abroad, but should consult the note on study abroad at the bottom of this page.
The Minor in Russian Language, Literature and Culture
The minor requires a total of six courses, beyond the completion of the introductory through intermediate language program (001-004) or literacy courses for Russian speakers (360-361), or the demonstration of equivalent proficiency.
These six courses must include four courses taught in the department, of which two courses must be taught in Russian (311, 312 or 360 and 361, or any course at the 400 level).
The remaining two courses towards the minor may be additional courses from the Russian department proper or courses cross-listed with Russian (010-99). With the approval of the undergraduate chair, electives may also include courses of other departments which are not cross-listed with Russian, yet which concern Russia or the former Soviet Union in significant portion of their content.
The Minor in Russian Culture and History
The minor in Russian Culture and History requires a total of six courses, as outlined below, beyond the completion of the language requirement (see point 1):
Completion of the introductory through intermediate language program (RUSS 001-004) or the demonstration of equivalent proficiency.
The two-course introductory history series or the two-course introductory culture series:
HIST048 The Rise and Fall of the Russian Empire
HIST049 The Soviet Century: 1917-1991
RUSS136 Portraits of Russian Society: Art, Fiction,
RUSS187 Portraits of Soviet Society: Literature, Film, Drama
Two elective courses as described in point five in the description of the Major in Russian Culture and History.
Note on Study Abroad:
Normally, students who study abroad or who attend summer programs in the USA will be eligible to count up to three credits from such programs to either of the minors described above.