Undergraduate Adviser: Norair Taschian
Program and Graduate Coordinator: Ludmila Ershov
Minor in Russian
M.A. in Russian
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
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
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 ExaminationsThe 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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