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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Russian, BA


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About the Program

Russian is an important world language and Russia has a rich culture which is notably different from that of Western Europe. The Russian Program offers courses in Russian language from first through fourth year, as well as courses in Russian literature, Russian linguistics, and Russian civilization and culture. Click here to see a list of courses which will be offered in the coming semester.

The Purdue Russian Program extends outside the classroom as well. We hold a weekly tea hour that allows students from all levels of Russian to meet, play games and practice their Russian in informal conversation. Sometimes international students from Russia or other Russian-speaking countries come too, which provides an opportunity for wider cultural contact. There is also the Russian Club (a student organization), which holds a variety of different activities of interest.

Please visit Russian for more information.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Russian Studies  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

LANG & CUL-BA
RUSS
120 Credits

Courses with a grade lower than “C” may not be used in the major, and students must have a minimum GPA of 2.67/4.0 in the major overall in order to graduate with a Russian major.

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Departmental/Program Major Courses (36 credits)


Before undertaking this major, the student must establish proficiency equivalent to Russian Level IV. Proficiency may be established by taking and passing RUSS 20200 , by examination, or by other evidence acceptable to the School of Languages & Culture.

In addition LC 26100  (or ENGL 22700 /SLHS 22700  or LING 20100 ) is a prerequisite for Requirement D of the major.

B. One of the following courses in Russian literature and culture before the 20th century (3 credits)


C. One of the following courses in Russian literature and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries (3 credits)


E. Russian Electives (12 credits)


 Twelve hours chosen from the following

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (61 credits)


Electives (23 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


16 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • RUSS 30100 - Russian Level V
  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • RUSS 30200 - Russian Level VI
  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspectives - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • RUSS 40100 - Russian Level VII
  • REQ E - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00

14 Credits


Spring 4th Year


12 Credits


Note


Courses with a grade lower than “C” may not be used in the major, and students must have a minimum GPA of 2.67/4.0 in the major overall in order to graduate with a Russian major.

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements


The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

The myPurduePlan powered by DegreeWorks is the knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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