University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Russian B.A. - Russian Language Education

  • This concentration contains course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration 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 education/teaching concentration of a major or education/teaching minor in that content area.
  • To complete this concentration , you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. . Approvals for this concentration must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
  • French qualifies for a single field endorsement. However, there is a limited demand in the majority of Montana high schools for teachers with a single endorsement in French. Students should complete the requirements for a second teaching endorsement in another field in more demand in high schools.
  • Study in a French speaking country, provided either through the university's Study Abroad Program or an experience considered to be equivalent, also is required.

Bachelor of Arts - Russian; Concentration in Russian Language Education

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 Courses24
Russian Language Education Requirement3
Total Hours46

Degree Specific Credits: 46

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

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.

Lower-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories of courses. 19 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 105YIntro to Russian Culture3
Total Hours3

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.


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

Complete the following course:
RUSS 494Seminar in Russian Studies3
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 Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete four of the following courses:12
Russian: Oral & Written Expression I
Russian: Oral and Written Expression II
19th-Century Russian Authors
20th-Century Russian Authors
Russian Short Story
Russian Poetry
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C-

World Languages and Cultures Courses

Complete one of the following courses:3
Russia to 1881
Russia Since 1881
Madness in Literature and Cinema
Environmental Humanities: World Perspectives
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Russian Language Education Concentration Requirements

Complete the following course:
WLC 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours3

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