Russian B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Russian

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 46

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2018-2019

Note: Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Russian major. Must complete a minimum of 27 upper-division credits in Russian courses and electives.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog. 


Lower-Division Core Courses19
Upper-Division Core Courses27
Total Hours46

Lower-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories of courses. 21 total credits required.


Complete all of the following courses:
RUSS 101Elementary Russian I4
RUSS 102Elementary Russian II4
RUSS 201Intermediate Russian I4
RUSS 202Intermediate Russian II4
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete the following course
RUSS 105HIntro to Russian Culture3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 27 total credits required.

Note: Student must complete at least 27 credits of upper-division work in Russian courses and electives, 15 credits of which must be in the target language.


Note: RUSS 494 must be taken for 3 credits and will fulfill the upper division writing requirement.

Complete two of the following courses:6
Russian Cinema and Culture
Evil and the Supernatural in Russian Literature
Beauty, Power and Pride in Russian Literature
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete three of the following courses:9
19th-Century Russian Authors
20th-Century Russian Authors
Russian Short Story
Russian Poetry
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete one of the following courses:3
Russia to 1881
Russia Since 1881
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching Russian Concentration

Individuals interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete a degree in the content area they want to teach plus the teacher preparation program through the Department of Teaching and Learning Department. Individuals must complete the teaching major/teaching track within that degree program, which may contain different course requirements than the academic major since the sequence of courses is designed to meet state standards. Upon completion of the degree program with the teaching track and the secondary licensure program, one will be eligible for a standard Montana teaching license in this content area.

To sign up for this concentration, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this option must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

Concentrations will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publication and are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Teaching Licensure Requirements

Note: Students must be formally admitted to the Teacher Education Program and complete all of the professional education licensure requirements. See the Department of Teaching and Learning in the College of Education and Human Sciences for more information. A major GPA of 2.75 is required to be eligible for student teaching. This major does not qualify as a single field endorsement. Individuals must complete a second teaching major or minor in another content area.

Teaching Concentration Course

Rule: Must complete the following course

MCLG 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-