Russian Studies, Minor
Saint Louis University's Russian Studies minor requires at least three years of Russian along with a study of literature and culture. It can prepare students for immersion in Russian and for research in this language, which has a significant global presence with as many as 150 million native speakers worldwide.
With a range of electives from which to choose, students in a variety of disciplines such as international business, computer science, political science, and history have found the Russian Studies minor a strong career asset. Film viewings, lectures, symposia, Russian club events, and excursions around town supplement the curriculum, and students have been successful in obtaining scholarships for summer and study abroad programs.
Students interested in studying abroad can explore a SLU-sponsored Bard-Smolny Program in St. Petersburg, Russia through the University's Office for International Services.
Graduates from the Russian Studies program have gone on to prestigious graduate programs in Russian and East European studies, diplomacy, social work, and medicine, as well as to serve in the armed services.
SLU's minor in Russian studies requires 15 credits of upper-division coursework.
|RUSS 3200||Saints and Sinners in Russian Literature and Film: 19 c.||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Oral & Written Proficiency I|
|Oral & Written Prof in Russ II|
|Select two of the following (at least 3 credits must be at the 4XXX level):||6|
|Russia Since 1905|
|Russia From Peter to Putin: Imperial, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Culture|
|Dostoevsky Through the Centuries|
|Lev Tolstoy: Writer, Soldier, Lover, Activist|
|Chekhov as Dramatist: Performance, Adaptations, and Intermedial Transpositions|
|Art, Media, & Power in Post-Soviet Russia|
|Pragmatics of Conversation|
|The Russian Orthodox|
|Philosophy of Karl Marx|
All Russian studies minor courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher in order to count for the minor and for the student to continue in the minor.