Languages and Cultures

Watch for announcements about STUDY ABROAD in Russia and in Eastern Europe!

Dr. Mykola Polyuha's Website

The Russian and East European Studies Program

Website for Russian and East European Studies

Requirements (also listed below)
Sequence

Common Core: 6 credits

  • LANGCULT 200 Comparative Cultural Studies* (3 cr.) prerequisites: none
  • LANGCULT 400 Comparative Language Studies: History and Linguistics* (3 cr.) prerequisites: LANGCULT 200 and at least one intermediate-level language course or permission of the instructor.

Russian Language Courses

  • RUSSIAN 101 Russian I (Fall) (3) - Develops the four language skills and studies elements of Russian culture. Requires practice in the language laboratory. Three hours lecture per week. Also offered in spring on demand.
  • RUSSIAN 102 Russian II (Spring) (3) - Develops further the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing to a proficiency level regarded as basic communication in Russian. RUSSIAN 102 is for students who have completed RUSSIAN 101 or the equivalent. Students earn two General Education Points for Basic Communication in a Second Language and one General Education Point for Cultures and Diversity. Russian language study is taught in its cultural context, including history, culture, diversity, and comparison with students’ native culture. Practice in language laboratory and / or use of electronic language-learning media is required. Students must have passed RUSSIAN 101 or the equivalent in order to enroll in RUSSIAN 102. RUSSIAN 102 is offered every semester. This course satisfies 2 GEPs for Goal 8: Basic Communication in a Second Language and 1 GEP for Goal 4: Culture and Diversity.
  • RUSSIAN 203 Intermediate Russian I (3) - Continued development of four skills. Emphasis on reading and culture. Three hours lecture per week. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 102.
  • RUSSIAN 204 Intermediate Russian II (3) - Continuation of RUSSIAN 203. Three hours lecture per week. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 103.
  • RUSSIAN 305 Russian for Professional Communication I (3 cr)
  • RUSSIAN 306 Russian for Professional Communication II (3 cr)

3 Credits from the following culture courses:

  • RUSSIAN 211 Russian Culture and Civilization (3 cr)
  • RUSSIAN 212 Russian Film, Literature and Culture (3 cr)
  • REES 211 East European Film, Literature and Culture (3 cr)

6 Credits from one of the following groups of concentration courses:

a) Humanities Concentration:

  • HISTORY 349 Medieval Russia (3 cr)
  • HISTORY 356 Imperial Russia (3 cr)
  • HISTORY 452 Soviet Russia (3 cr)
  • HISTORY 405/505 Jews of Europe (3 cr)
  • HISTORY 460/461 Topics in European History (3 cr)
  • RUSSIAN 290 (Independent Study) (3 cr)

b) Business Concentration:

  • ECN 322 Contrasting Economics (3 cr)
  • ECN 333 International Economics (3 cr)
  • ECN 334 Economic Growth of Underdeveloped Areas (3 cr)
  • ECN 531 Current Economic Problems (3 cr)
  • ECN 532 Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECN 533 International Economic Policies and Relations (3 cr)
  • BUSED 350 Valuing Diversity in Business (3 cr)
  • FINANCE 413 International Finance (3 cr)
  • INTERBUS 400 International Business (3 cr)
  • LAW 407 International Legal Environment in Business (3 cr)
  • LAW 432 International Legal Studies (3 cr)
  • GENTRANS 471 Moscow Finance Academy (3 cr)

c) Social and Political Sciences Concentration:

  • ANTHRO 440 Language and Culture (3 cr)
  • ANTHRO 320 Contemporary World Cultures (3 cr)
  • POLISCI 280 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr)
  • POLISCI 487 International Law and Organization (3 cr)
  • EGGS 102 World Cultural Geography (3 cr)
  • EDFOUND 406 Multicultural Education (3 cr)
*Note: Culture and two language courses (up to 9 credits) can be satisfied by credit transfer from study abroad programs in Poland, the Russian Federation, or Ukraine


Minor in Languages and Cultures: Russian and East European Studies (18 credits)

  • RUSSIAN 101 Russian I (3 cr)
  • RUSSIAN 102 Russian II (3 cr)
  • RUSSIAN 203 Intermediate Russian I (3 cr)
  • RUSSIAN 204 Intermediate Russian II (3 cr)
3 Credits from the following culture courses:

a) Humanities Concentration:

  • HISTORY 349 Medieval Russia (3 cr)
  • HISTORY 356 Imperial Russia (3 cr)
  • HISTORY 452 Soviet Russia (3 cr)
  • HISTORY 405/505 Jews of Europe (3 cr)
  • HISTORY 460/461 Topics in European History (3 cr)
  • RUSSIAN 290 (Independent Study) (3 cr)

b) Business Concentration:

  • ECN 322 Contrasting Economics (3 cr)
  • ECN 333 International Economics (3 cr)
  • ECN 334 Economic Growth of Underdeveloped Areas (3 cr)
  • ECN 531 Current Economic Problems (3 cr)
  • ECN 532 Comparative Economic Systems
  • ECN 533 International Economic Policies and Relations (3 cr)
  • BUSED 350 Valuing Diversity in Business (3 cr)
  • FINANCE 413 International Finance (3 cr)
  • INTERBUS 400 International Business (3 cr)
  • LAW 407 International Legal Environment in Business (3 cr)
  • LAW 432 International Legal Studies (3 cr)
  • GENTRANS 471 Moscow Finance Academy (3 cr)

c) Social and Political Sciences Concentration:

  • ANTHRO 440 Language and Culture (3 cr)
  • ANTHRO 320 Contemporary World Cultures (3 cr)
  • POLISCI 280 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr)
  • POLISCI 487 International Law and Organization (3 cr)
  • EGGS 102 World Cultural Geography (3 cr)
  • EDFOUND 406 Multicultural Education (3 cr)

*Note: Culture and two language courses (up to 9 credits) can be satisfied by credit transfer from study abroad programs in Poland, the Russian Federation, or Ukraine