Russian Area Studies, Minor
In an interconnected and sometimes dangerous world, knowledge of Russia and its surrounding regions is critical. The Russian Area Studies minor facilitates interdisciplinary study of Russia and its neighbors.
Ellen P. Carnaghan, Ph.D.
Students select courses in Russian language and supplement them with relevant courses in history, philosophy, and political science to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of Russia and surrounding areas. The minor requires 18 hours of coursework.
|RUSS 2020||Intermediate Russian: Language and Culture II 1||3|
|Select an additional RUSS course. This may be a language or culture class. Options include:||3|
|Communicating in Russian: The Arts|
|Communicating in Russian: History and Politics|
|Russia From Peter to Putin: Imperial, Soviet, and Post-Soviet Culture|
|Dostoevsky Through the Centuries|
|In Prisons Dark: Confinement Literature in the Russian and Soviet Empires|
|Art, Media, & Power in Post-Soviet Russia|
|Select three courses with a 'Russian Area Studies' attribute. Options include:||9|
|Twentieth Century Europe: Era of World Wars, 1914-1945|
|World in Conflict Since 1945|
|Russia Since 1905|
|Philosophy of Karl Marx|
|Blood and Money: Ethnic War|
|Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics|
|Communism, Capitalism and Social Justice|
|Russian Political Culture|
|Select an additional elective class either with the 'Russian Area Studies' attribute or from the Russian program.||3|
Students who place out of this level of Russian must replace RUSS 2020 with a higher-level RUSS course.
To continue in the minor, students must maintain a 2.30 minimum cumulative GPA in Russian area studies coursework.
All students must submit to the program director a paper written after completing 12 credits of their minor classes (not counting language prerequisites) and present the paper at a research colloquium.