Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Russian Studies
German Major/Minor

Muhlenberg College - Languages, Literatures and Cultures - Russian Studies Program

 

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Major Requirements


Students majoring in Russian Studies must successfully complete Russian 204 or demonstrate an equivalent command of the language. All majors must maintain an average of at least 2.0 in all work done in the major. Majors take nine courses beyond the College's language requirement including:

Language
203: Intermediate Russian I
204: Intermediate Russian II
301 or 302: Russian Conversation and Composition
303 or 304: Advanced Russian Conversation & Composition

Literature (two courses are required)
305 or 306: Readings in Russian Literature (taught in Russian)
401: 19th Century Russian Literature in Translation
402: 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation

Culture
320 or 321: Russian Culture and Civilization (taught in English)

History (two courses required)
HST 263 or 264: Imperial Russia
HST 265 or 266: Soviet Russia

Electives (one or two courses are required, depending on Russian language proficiency)
PSC 234 or 235: Government and Politics of Russia and the CIS
Another literature or history course among those listed above
RUS 970: Russian Independent Study/Research HST 970: History Independent Study/Research PSC 970: Political Science Independent study/Research


Minor Requirements


Students minoring in Russian Studies take six courses beyond the College's language requirement, including:

Literature (one course is required)
401: 19th Century Russian Literature in Translation
402: 20th Century Russian Literature in Translation

Culture
320 or 321: Russian Culture and Civilization

History (one course is required)
HST 263 or 264: Imperial Russia
HST 265 or 266: Soviet Russia

Electives (two courses are required)
203: Intermediate Russian I
204: Intermediate Russian II
301 or 302: Russian Conversation and Composition
303 or 304: Advanced Russian Conversation & Composition
305 or 306: Readings in Russian Literature
PSC 234 or 235: Government and Politics of Russia and the CIS (or a second Russian history course)

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