Bulletin--Russian Pgm. Info.

Foreign Languages and Literatures—Russian


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
HUM 475
415-338-1421
Chair: Julian F. Randolph

Undergraduate Adviser: Norair Taschian
Program and Graduate Coordinator: Ludmila Ershov

Faculty
Professor—Taschian

Associate Professor—Ershov

Lecturer—Siskron

Programs
B.A. in Russian

Minor in Russian

M.A. in Russian


Program Scope
The Russian Program offers lower division language courses and courses in advanced language, conversation, composition, linguistics, culture, and civilization as well as a considerable range of literature—both in Russian and in English translation. In this post-Soviet era the study of Russian language and culture, and the knowledge of the country as a whole, become even more imperative. More than ever before, our students are either frequently visiting Russia or working there for an extended period of time. In addition, there is now a greater availability of Russian archival material to Western students, researchers, and scholars.

Today Russia's extensive natural resources and other business opportunities stimulate the interest of many businesses throughout the United States and other parts of the world. Cognizant of this reality, the Russian Program strives to implement courses to respond to these various interests, which are also evident among our students. As a result, the program attempts to balance traditional academic offerings with such practically-oriented courses as Business Russian, the Contemporary Russian Press, and a Translation Workshop. Many business, science, and international relations majors take Russian as a minor or as a second major.

See Foreign Languages and Literatures for general information on degree programs.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RUSSIAN

Upper division courses are generally conducted in Russian, and students are expected to use Russian in their speaking, reading, and writing. Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Russian discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).

						Units
RUSS 305	Advanced Grammar & Composition	 3
RUSS 307	Advanced Reading & Composition	 3
RUSS 325	Practical Linguistics of 
		Russian				 3
RUSS 401	Russian Culture & Civilization	 3
RUSS 510	Russian Literature I		 3
RUSS 511	Russian Literature II		 3
Upper division electives on advisement		12
		Total				30

MINOR IN RUSSIAN

RUSS 305	Advanced Grammar & Composition	 3
RUSS 307	Advanced Reading & Composition	 3
RUSS 401	Russian Culture & Civilization	 3
RUSS 511	Russian Literature II		 3
Electives on advisement (at least 3 units of 
which must be upper division)			 9
		Total				21

MASTER OF ARTS IN RUSSIAN

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Russian discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).

Program						Units
RUSS 700	Seminar in Research Methods	 1
RUSS 745	History of the Russian Language	 3
Graduate courses in Russian			12
Upper division or graduate courses in Russian 
literature, language, or civilization		 6
Upper division or graduate courses in Russian 
or in related subjects, with approval of 
graduate adviser				 9
		Minimum total			31
and Master's Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations
The student is admitted to the oral examination upon passing the written examination. Both examinations may be attempted not more than two times.


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