Russian Studies Major

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.  

Russian Major Planner.pdf

RUSS Courses:

  • RUSS 2040 Intermediate Russian ll
  • RUSS 3030 Masterpieces Russ Lit l
  • RUSS 3040 Masterpieces Russ Lit ll
  • RUSS 3250 Advanced Russian Grammar
  • RUSS 3330 Oral Discussion
  • RUSS 3450 Tolstoy/Dostoevsky-Trans
  • RUSS 3530 Survey of Russian Art
  • RUSS 3700 Russian Poetry
  • RUSS 3780 Soviet Jewish Experience
  • RUSS 4810/4820 Special Topics
  • RUSS 4910/4920 Independent Study
  • RUSS 4990/5000 Honors Thesis
  • RUSS 5110 Capstone (Departmental Approval Required)

Elective courses outside of the Department: 

  • HISE 1510 Napoleon in Russia 1812
  • HISE 2250 Russia since 1825-Present
  • HISE 3250 Russia at War, 1939-1945
  • HISE 3260 Putin's Russia
  • HISE 6510 The Russian Revolution: 1900-1924
  • HISE 6511 Stalin's Russia, 1924-1953

All questions related to the Russian courses and to the Russian Major/Minor Program please address to Prof. Lidia Zhigunova and to Prof. William Brumfield