Major & Minor Requirements

Major & Minor Requirements

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF RUSSIAN AND SLAVIC STUDIES OFFERS TWO TRACKS TOWARD A BA IN RUSSIAN:

  • Track 1: Language-Focused Track (30 units). For students who are interested in achieving high proficiency in Russian and/or who may want to do graduate work in Russian and Slavic Studies. Rigorous training prepares students for future careers engaged with Russian culture, business, and politics as well as supports those wishing to work in Russian-speaking areas of the world.

 

  • Track 2: Culture-Focused Track (30 units). The culture track prepares students for careers in government agencies, business, the non-profit sector, and more. It is also an attractive option to students adding Russian & Slavic Studies as a second major. Additionally, this track offers heritage learners of Russian an opportunity to acquire a meta-level of knowledge of the Russian language as well as a deeper understanding of Russian culture through a combination of literature courses and experiential learning opportunities.

These tracks mainly differ in the amount of Russian language required for completion of the degree.

Language-Intensive Track requirements:

Required Courses (23 units):

  • RSSS 201 (2nd year Russian language, 1st semester)
  • RSSS 202 (2nd year Russian language, 1st semester)
  • RSSS 301 (3rd year Russian language, 1st semester)
  • RSSS 302 (3rd year Russian language, 2nd semester)
  • RSSS 340 (“Accursed Questions: Russian Literature and Society 1825-1904”)
  • RSSS 350 (“The Soviet Experiment”)
  • One of the following courses:
    • RSSS 308 (Oral Communication: Global Simulation) OR equivalent* (contact Prof. Leafgren at leafgren@email.arizona.edu)
    • RSSS 415 001 (“Advanced topics: Oral Communication”)
    • RSSS 415 002 (“Advanced Topics: Reading”)

Electives (7 units): Choose from the following list:

  • RSSS 195a (“Kazakhstan: Heart of Eurasia”)
  • RSSS 210 (“Utopian Visions,”)
  • RSSS 275 (“The Balkans: Identity in Crisis”)
  • RSSS 304 (“History of Soviet and Russian Film,”)
  • RSSS 310 (“Soviet and East European Science Fiction”)
  • RSSS 311 (“Love for Sale: Fallen Women in Art and Literature”)
  • RSSS 315 (“Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture”)
  • RSSS 325 (“Eastern Orthodoxy in a Global Age”)
  • RSSS 328 (“Women in Russian Literature and Culture”)
  • RSSS 345 (“World War II: The Soviet Cultural Experience”)
  • RSSS 405A (19th-century Russian literature in the original)
  • RSSS 405B (20th-century Russian literature in the original)
  • RSSS 493c (“Experiential Learning”)* contact Prof. Leafgren at leafgren@email.arizona.edu concerning experiential learning internships
  • RSSS 499 (Independent Study)

Culture-Intensive Track Requirements:

Required courses (14 units):

  • RSSS 201 (2nd year Russian language, 1st semester)
  • RSSS 202 (2nd year Russian language, 2nd semester)
  • RSSS 340 (“Accursed Questions: Russian Literature and Society 1825-1904)
  • RSSS 350 (“The Soviet Experiment”)

Electives (16 units): Choose from the following list:

  • RSSS 195a (“Kazakhstan: Heart of Eurasia”)
  • RSSS 210 (“Utopian Visions”)
  • RSSS 275 (“The Balkans: Identity in Crisis”)
  • RSSS 301  (3rd year Russian language, 1st semester)
  • RSSS 302 (3rd year Russian language, 2nd semester)
  • RSSS 304 (“History of Soviet and Russian Film,”),
  • RSSS 308 (“Oral Communication: Global Simulation”) or equivalent* (contact Prof. Leafgren at leafgren@email.arizona.edu)
  • RSSS 310 (“Soviet and East European Science Fiction”)
  • RSSS 311 (“Love for Sale: Fallen Women in Art and Literature”)
  • RSSS 315 (“Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture”)
  • RSSS 325 (“Eastern Orthodoxy in a Global Age”)
  • RSSS 328 (“Women in Russian Literature and Culture”)
  • RSSS 345 (“World War II: The Soviet Cultural Experience”)
  • RSSS 405A (19th-century Russian literature in the original)
  • RSSS 405B (20th-century Russian literature in the original)
  • RSSS 415 001 (“Advanced topics: Oral Communication”)
  • RSSS 415 002 (“Advanced Topics: Reading”)
  • RSSS 493c “Experiential Learning.”* (contact Prof. Leafgren at leafgren@email.arizona.edu concerning experiential learning internships) 
  • RSSS 499 (Independent Study), 

Minor Requirements (18 units)

The minor in Russian and Slavic Studies requires 18 units as follows:

Language: one course from the Russian language series:

  • RSSS 201 (2nd year Russian language, 1st semester)
  • RSSS 202 (2nd year Russian language, 2nd semester)
  • RSSS 301 (3rd year Russian language, 1st semester)
  • RSSS 302 (3rd year Russian language, 2nd semester)
  • RSSS 308 (Global simulation)
  • RSSS 405A (19th-century Russian literature in the original)
  • RSSS 405B (20th-century Russian literature in the original)
  • RSSS 415 001 (“Advanced topics: Oral Communication”)
  • RSSS 415 002 (“Advanced Topics: Reading”)
  • RSSS 499 (Independent Study)

Electives: 15 units from the following list:

  • RSSS 195a (“Kazakhstan: Heart of Eurasia”)
  • RSSS 202 (2nd year Russian language, 2nd semester)
  • RSSS 210 (“Utopian Visions,”)
  • RSSS 275 (“The Balkans: Identity in Crisis”)
  • RSSS 301 (3rd year Russian language, 1st semester)
  • RSSS 302 (3rd year Russian language, 2nd semester)
  • RSSS 304 (“History of Soviet and Russian Film,”)
  • RSSS 308 (Global simulation)
  • RSSS 310 (“Soviet and East European Science Fiction”)
  • RSSS 311 (“Love for Sale: Fallen Women in Art and Literature”)
  • RSSS 315 (“Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture”)
  • RSSS 325 (“Eastern Orthodoxy in a Global Age”)
  • RSSS 328 (“Women in Russian Literature and Culture”)
  • RSSS 340 (“Accursed Questions: Russian Literature and Society 1825-1904)
  • RSSS 345 (“World War II: The Soviet Cultural Experience”)
  • RSSS 350 (“The Soviet Experiment”)
  • RSSS 405A (19th-century Russian literature in the original)
  • RSSS 405B (20th-century Russian literature in the original)
  • RSSS 415 001 (“Advanced topics: Oral Communication”)
  • RSSS 415 002 (“Advanced Topics: Reading”)
  • RSSS 493c (“Experiential Learning”)* contact Prof. Leafgren at leafgren@email.arizona.edu concerning experiential learning internships
  • RSSS 499 (Independent Study)

 

 updated 8/18/17