Russian Major - Bachelor of Arts
The Russian major provides students with an opportunity to study one of the world’s most important languages, its literature, and its culture. In addition to the intrinsic value of Russian language, literature, and culture as a liberal arts experience, the Russian major leads to a number of careers, such as teaching, translation and interpreting, government, and foreign service. It is also a valuable asset in preparing for careers in law, economics, and international trade, and it can serve as a double major with business administration, international affairs, the natural and physical sciences, and other liberal arts fields such as English, history, political science, sociology, philosophy, theatre, communication, linguistics, and other foreign languages.
New students will be assigned to the proper course level after consultation with the Russian faculty. A student may not receive UNH credit for elementary Russian courses if he or she has had two or more years of secondary school Russian; however, a student may petition the Russian program to be admitted to the 400-level courses for credit. In the 401-790 range, a grade of C or better is required to advance to the next course in the language series (401, 402, 503, 504, 631, 632, 790).
The Russian major consists of a minimum of 40 credits above RUSS 504. Specific course requirements are:
Core Courses (7 courses/28 credits)
|RUSS 425||Introduction to Russia: Contemporary |
Society and Culture
|RUSS 521||Devils, Deities, and Madness in |
|RUSS 522||Morality, Sex and Revolution in |
|RUSS 601||Russian Conversation and Phonetics||4|
|RUSS 631||Advanced Russian Conversation and |
|RUSS 632||Advanced Russian Conversation and |
|RUSS 790||Advanced Language and Style||4|
Elective Courses (2 or 3 courses/8 or 12 credits)
Two or three electives depending upon choice of optFullion and concentration.
Majors are required to spend a semester or summer on an approved study abroad program in Russia.
Majors are required to take RUSS 631-632 and at least one 700-level Russian course at the Durham campus.
Transfer students must earn a minimum of 12 major credits at the Durham campus.
The Discovery Program capstone requirement may be fulfilled by completing one of the following: the honors-in-Russian thesis, RUSS 721, RUSS 725, RUSS 733, or RUSS 790.
Russian Tea Чаепитие
Please join us weekly on Tuesdays 12:30-1:30, 3rd floor Murkland Hall, for Russian food, news, music, and talk.