Major in Russian

A major consists of a minimum of eight full courses at the 300-level and above, including:

  1. Russian 301
  2. Russian 309 or 310
  3. At least three of the following courses: Russian 302, 303, 304, 305, 311, 312, 401, 402, or 420
  4. At least two of the following courses: Russian 351, 352, 354, 355, 356, 361, 362, 363, or 364
  5. One additional course from either group 3 or group 4

The requirements for honors in Russian are:

  1. a minimum of a B+ average in courses offered for the major
  2. demonstrated excellence on the comprehensive examination
  3. presentation of an outstanding honors thesis during the senior year

Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in a semester or summer study abroad program in Russia or Eurasia. Students may consider residing in the Russian House in order to maximize opportunities for conversation with a native speaker of Russian. All students are encouraged to attend co-curricular and extracurricular events such as the weekly Russian Table, Russian Tea, Russian film screenings, and other cultural activities.