Russian B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Russian

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 43

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2020-21

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.

Summary

Code

Title

Hours

Lower-Division Core Courses

19

Language

Culture

Upper-Division Core Courses

24

Expression

Translation

Language

History

Teaching Russian Track

Total Hours

43


Lower-Division Core Courses

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

Language

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

RUSS 101

Elementary Russian I

4

RUSS 102

Elementary Russian II

4

RUSS 201

Intermediate Russian I

4

RUSS 202

Intermediate Russian II

4

Total Hours

16

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Culture

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course

RUSS 105H

Intro to Russian Culture

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 24 total credits required.

Note: Student must complete at least 24 credits of upper-division work in Russian courses and electives, 12 credits of which must be in the target language.

Translation

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

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

RUSS 494

Seminar in Russian Studies

3

Complete two of the following courses:

6

FILM 308

Russian Cinema and Culture

RUSS 306L

Evil and the Supernatural in Russian Literature

RUSS 307L

Beauty, Power and Pride in Russian Literature

Total Hours

9

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Language

Code

Title

Hours

Complete three of the following courses:

12

RUSS 301

Russian:  Oral & Written Expr. I

RUSS 301

Russian:  Oral & Written Expr. II

RUSS 411

19th-Century Russian Authors

RUSS 412

20th-Century Russian Authors

RUSS 424

Russian Short Story

RUSS 440

Russian Poetry

Total Hours

12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

History

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

HSTR 357

Russia to 1881

HSTR 358

Russia Since 1881

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Russian Track

Notes:

  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.

  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.

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

Teaching Russian Track Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

MCLG 410

Methods Teaching Foreign Language

3

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach Russian, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.