Russian Studies Minor
College of Arts and Humanities
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
The Minor in Russian Studies is a series of five courses to be chosen in consultation with the departmental advisor. The completion of a Minor in Russian Studies provides students with a broad background in Russian language, literature, and culture.
To make an appointment or declare a minor, go to: www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/academics/minors
Prerequisites for the minor: RUSS102 (Elementary Russian) or the equivalent as determined by the department
|Select fifteen credits/five courses of the following: 1||15|
Courses taught in Russian:
|Intermediate Russian I|
|Intermediate Russian II|
|Applied Russian Phonetics|
|Advanced Russian I|
|Advanced Russian II|
|Russian Conversation: Functional Skills|
|Survey of Russian Literature I|
|Survey of Russian Literature II|
|Russian Civilization (in Russian) I|
|Russian Civilization (in Russian) II|
|Advanced Russian Composition|
|Practicum in Written Russian|
|Russian Conversation: Advanced Skills|
|Russian-English Translation I|
|Russian-English Translation II|
|Selected Topics in Russian Language Study|
|Linguistic Analysis of Russian I|
|Linguistic Analysis of Russian II|
|Russian Literature of the 20th Century|
Courses in English:
|Masterworks of Russian Literature I|
|Masterworks of Russian Literature II|
|Contemporary Russian Culture|
|Special Topics in Russian Language and Literature|
|19th Century Russian Literature in Translation|
|Selected Topics in Russian Language and Literature|
|Selected Topics in Russian Literature|
Courses in SLAVIC may also be counted toward the Russian Studies Minor:
|Selected Topics in Slavic Studies|
|Old Church Slavonic|
|Selected Topics in Slavic Linguistics|
Note that in most cases, five courses of 3-credits each will fulfill the 15-credit requirement. However, RUSS201 and RUSS202 are 5 credit courses. If a student chooses to count these two courses as part of the minor, they are still required to complete three additional courses (for a total of five courses).
- Courses taken through Study Abroad programs may be applied.
- A minimum of six credits must be earned from courses in Russian.
- A minimum of nine credits must be at the 3xx or 4xx level.
- Transfer credits (from study abroad or another US institution) may count toward the minor with approval of the department. In most cases, a maximum of six transfer credits will be approved.
- All courses counting toward the minor must be passed with a "C-" or better.
- An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
- Substitutions of other departmental offerings may be approved by the advisor.