Russian Studies (Minor)

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The Russian Studies minor offers an interdisciplinary focus on the history, culture, art and politics of Russia, along with a grounding in the Russian language.​ 

Course Requirements

  • ​Three quarters of college-level Russian language study (at any level).
  • Five additional courses from at least two different disciplines, chosen in consultation with an advisor or faculty member, from the current approved Russian Studies Allied Course List. 

Russian Studies Allied Course List

Art and Architecture, History of

Course Title Quarter Hours
RUSSIA: MEDIEVAL MOMENTS, IMPERIAL DAYS & WHITE NIGHTS IN NOVGOROD & ST. PETERSBURG

History

Course Title Quarter Hours
IMPERIAL RUSSIA
THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SOVIET UNION
EARLY RUSSIA
ORIGINS OF THE COLD WAR, 1917 - 1953
THE AGE OF THE COLD WAR: 1945-1991
SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN THE LATE SOVIET ERA
TOPICS IN RUSSIAN HISTORY

Modern Languages

Course Title Quarter Hours
WARRIORS, WITCHES, FIREBIRDS AND VAMPIRES: INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN FOLKLORE
TOPICS IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE
TOPICS IN THE RUSSIAN NOVEL
TOPICS IN THE RUSSIAN SHORT STORY
MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE
REALISM IN RUSSIAN DRAMA
MODERN RUSSIAN DRAMA
MODERN RUSSIAN AUTHORS
RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND FILM
RUSSIAN DRAMA IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION I
RUSSIAN DRAMA IN TRANSLATION II: SOVIET ERA
RUSSIAN SHORT STORY IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION II: SOVIET ERA
RUSSIAN NOVEL IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION III: CONTEMPORARY

Political Science

Course Title Quarter Hours
RUSSIAN-AMERICAN RELATIONS
RUSSIAN POLITICS

Russian

Course Title Quarter Hours
BASIC RUSSIAN I
BASIC RUSSIAN II
BASIC RUSSIAN III
INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I
INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II
INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN III
ADVANCED RUSSIAN LANGUAGE I
ADVANCED RUSSIAN LANGUAGE II
ADVANCED RUSSIAN LANGUAGE III
ADVANCED RUSSIAN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE I
ADVANCED RUSSIAN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE II
ADVANCED RUSSIAN: LITERATURE AND CULTURE III
SPECIAL TOPICS IN RUSSIAN
WARRIORS, WITCHES, FIREBIRDS AND VAMPIRES: INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN FOLKLORE
TOPICS IN THE RUSSIAN NOVEL
TOPICS IN THE RUSSIAN SHORT STORY
MASTERPEICES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE
REALISM IN RUSSIAN DRAMA
MODERN RUSSIAN DRAMA
RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND FILM
RUSSIAN FOR MASS MEDIA AND POLITICS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN RUSSIAN
SPECIAL TOPICS IN RUSSIAN

Students minoring in Russian Language are restricted from earning this minor.