Major in Russian 2013-2014

The Germanic and Slavic Languages department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Germanic and Slavic Languages department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

Students must complete the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences and the required courses listed below. Students must complete 38 credit hours with grades of C- or better from tracks A or B or 36 hours from track C. No class, which is counted toward the 38 credit hour total, may be taken pass/fail. At least 18 RUSS hours must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Students with advanced Russian language skills are strongly encouraged to meet with a departmental faculty advisor to discuss language placement. Students must take the placement exam no later than the end of the first week of classes. Students who place out of Russian language courses required for the major must replace the credits with additional coursework in available Russian courses from either major track.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Russian at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses

Prerequisites:

  • RUSS 1010 (4) Beginning Russian 1
  • RUS 111 (5) Russian Language I
  • RUSS 1020 (4) Beginning Russian 2
  • RUS 112 (5) Russian Language II

Note: RUSS 1010 and 1020 will not be counted toward the 38 hours required for the bachelor’s degree in Russian. Beginning or middle-level language course requirements may be met by transfer credit or by testing out of the course. Students who enter the program at the third-year level must complete at least 18 credit hours in residence in courses numbered 3000 or above with grades of C- or better. (None may be taken pass/fail)

TRACK A: Russian Language and Culture

  • RUSS 2010 (4) Second-Year Russian 1
  • RUS 211 (3) Russian Language III
  • RUSS 2020 (4) Second-Year Russian 2
  • RUS 212 (3) Russian Language IV
  • RUSS 3010 (3) Third-Year Russian 1
  • RUSS 3020 (3) Third-Year Russian 2

Two of the following:

  • RUSS 3060 (3) Advanced Russian for Heritage Speakers 1*
  • RUSS 4010 (3) Advanced Conversation and Composition 1*
  • RUSS 4020 (3) Advanced Conversation and Composition 2*
  • RUSS 4060 (3) Advanced Russian for Heritage Speakers 2*
  • RUSS 4210 (3) Open Topics: Russian Language and Culture
  • RUSS 4230 (3) Russian Cultural Idioms
  • Or any other upper-division Russian language class or upper-division study abroad Russian language class

*Students may not receive credit for both 3060 and 4010 or 4020 and 4060.

Two of the following:

  • RUSS 2211 (3) Introduction to Russian Culture
  • RUSS 2221 (3) Introduction to Modern Russian Culture
  • RUSS 3601 (3) Russian Culture Past and Present
  • RUSS 4811 (3) 19th Century Russian Literature
  • RUSS 4821 (3) 20th Century Russian Literature and Art
  • Two 2000-4000 level Russian or GSLL courses or JWST 4544 (6 total credit hours)

TRACK B: Russian Culture and Literature

  • RUSS 2010 (4) Second-Year Russian 1
  • RUS 211 (3) Russian Language III
  • RUSS 2020 (4) Second-Year Russian 2
  • RUS 212 (3) Russian Language IV

Two of the following:

  • RUSS 2211 (3) Introduction to Russian Culture
  • RUSS 2221 (3) Introduction to Modern Russian Culture
  • RUSS 3601 (3) Russian Culture Past and Present

One of the following

  • RUSS 2231 (3) Fairy Tales of Russia
  • RUSS 2471 (3) Women in Russian Culture from Folklore to the 19th Century
  • RUSS 2501 (3) Russia Today
  • RUSS 4811 (3) 19th Century Russian Literature
  • RUSS 4821 (3) 20th Century Russian Literature and Art

Three of the following:

  • RUSS 3211 (3) History of Russian Cinema
  • RUSS 3701 (3) Slavic Folk Culture: Ideals and Values in the Contemporary World
  • RUSS 4221 (3) Cultural Mythologies of Russian Communism
  • RUSS 4301 (3) American-Russian Cultural Relations
  • RUSS 4431 (3) Dostoevksy
  • RUSS 4441 (3) Tolstoy
  • RUSS 4451 (3) Chekhov
  • RUS 4471 (3) Women in 20th Century Russian Culture
  • RUSS 4831 (3) Contemporary Russian Literature
  • RUSS 4861 (3) Absurd & Supernatural in Russian Literature
  • Two other 3000-4000 level Russian or GLSS culture/literature courses or JWST 4544 (3)

Track C: Russian Major for Heritage Speakers

Students who are native speakers of Russian (speak or spoke Russian at home while growing up) and/or who attended school in Russia for one or more years when their family lived there, may be eligible for special major track for heritage speakers. Heritage speakers of Russian who wish to major in Russian should speak with the advisor for the Russian major to map out a specific plan for the major.

  • RUSS 3060 (3) Advanced Russian for Heritage Speakers 1
  • RUSS 4060 (3) Advanced Russian for Heritage Speakers 2
  • Or any other upper-division Russian language course (recommended: RUSS 4010, 4020, 4210 or 4230)
  • NOTE: Students may not receive credit for both 3060 and 4010 or 4020 and 4060.
  • RUSS 4811 (3) 19th Century Russian Literature
  • Russ 4821 (3) 20th Century Russian Literature and Art

Two of the following:

  • RUSS 2211 (3) Introduction to Russian Culture
  • RUSS 2221 (3) Introduction to Modern Russian Culture
  • RUSS 3601 (3) Russian Culture Past and Present

One of the following:

  • RUSS 2231 (3) Fairy Tales of Russia
  • RUSS 2471 (3) Women in Russian Culture from Folklore to the 19th Century
  • RUSS 2501 (3) Russia Today

Three of the following:

  • RUSS 3211 (3) History of Russian Cinema
  • RUSS 3701 (3) Slavic Folk Culture: Ideals and Values in the Contemporary World
  • RUSS 4221 (3) Cultural Mythologies of Russian Communism
  • RUSS 4301 (3) American-Russian Cultural Relations
  • RUSS 4471 (3) Women in 20th Century Russian Culture
  • RUSS 4831 (3) Contemporary Russian Literature

One of the following:

  • RUSS 4431 (3) Dostoevsky
  • RUSS 4441 (3) Tolstoy
  • RUSS 4451 (3) Chekhov
  • RUSS 4861 (3) Absurd and Supernatural in Russian Literature
  • One other 3000-4000 level Russian or GSLL culture/literature or language course, or JWST 4544 (3)