The Russian Major requires 27 credits or nine courses beyond Russian 2030. Russian Majors are required to take at least four upper-level courses taught in Russian language (including Russian 2040) and five courses taught in English, such as Masterpiece of Russian Language l and ll, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, Soviet Jewish Experience or courses on Russian art and film. Students may also petition to use two courses outside the department (e.g... in Russian history or Russian politics) toward the major. The department generally accepts transfer credit toward the major from summer semester study at accredited U.S.. and Russian Universities. No more than four coursed can be counted toward major if the student spends an entire year abroad, and no more than 3 courses for one semester abroad. It is expected that students returning from Study Abroad will take a minimum of two advanced courses taught in Russian.
Elective courses outside of the Department: