Saint Louis University

Russian Program

The Russian Division offers a Major and a Minor in Russian Studies. The Division also contributes courses to the Russian and East European Area Studies (REEAS) program.

Pre-requisites for upper-division courses in Russian: RUSS 1010, RUSS 1020, RUSS 2010
(or the equivalent – to be determined by consultation with the Head of the Division)

Major in Russian Studies: thirty hours of upper-division courses are required.

Division Requirements: twenty-one hours

  Required courses:
  RUSS 3010 Oral and Written Proficiency in Russian, I (3)
RUSS 3020 Oral and Written Proficiency in Russian, II (3)
RUSS 3250 Russian Culture and Civilization (3)
RUSS 4010 Fluency in Russian (3)
RUSS 4890 Senior Inquiry: Written Comp. Gram. Exam (0)
  Electives: nine hours of upper-division Russian electives chosen with
the assistance of the student’s Mentor.
   

External Requirements: nine hours

  CMM 3930 Global Media (3) *
HIST 3290 History of Russia Since 1905 (3)
POLI 2530 Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics (3)
*Should CMM 3930 not be offered, PHIL 4740 Philosophy of Karl Marx (3) can be chosen.

Minor in Russian Studies: fifteen hours of upper-division Russian courses required.

  Required courses:
  RUSS 3010 Oral and Written Proficiency in Russian, I (3)
RUSS 3020 Oral and Written Proficiency in Russian, II (3)
RUSS 3200 Saints & Sinners in Russian Literature & Film: 19th Century (3)
  Electives: one three-hour elective on the 3XXX/4XXX-level
one three-hour elective on the 4XXX-level

 

Elective courses: 

(For descriptions, please go online under College of Arts and Sciences, “Course Catalog”)
RUSS 2220: Russian Culture and Civilization (Spring) (3)
RUSS 2610: Russian Fairy Tales (1)
RUSS 2620: A Taste of Russia (1)
RUSS 2930: Special topics (1-3)
RUSS 2980: Independent Study (1 - 3)
RUSS 3050: Russian Conversation (3)
RUSS 3930: Special Topics: Dostoevsky through the Centuries (Spring) (3)
RUSS 4150: Topics in Russian Grammar (3)
RUSS 4200: Topics in Russian Literature (3)
RUSS 4210: Language and Linguistics (3) (With the permission of the Head of the Division)
RUSS 4400: Pragmatics of Conversation (3)
RUSS 4930: The Russian Orthodox: Theology and History (3)
RUSS 4960: Inter-Semester Study Abroad (1 – 3) (After consultation with the Head of the Division)
RUSS 4980: Advanced Independent Study (1 - 3)

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