Russian Major - B.A.
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 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 503-790 range, a grade of C or better is required to advance to the next course in the language series (503, 504, 631, 632, 790).
The Russian major consists of a minimum of 40 credits above RUSS 402 Elementary Russian II. Specific course requirements are:
Core Courses (10 courses/40 credits)
|RUSS 503||Intermediate Russian I||4|
|RUSS 504||Intermediate Russian II||4|
|RUSS 631||Advanced Russian Conversation and
|RUSS 632||Advanced Russian Conversation and
|RUSS 601||Russian Conversation and Phonetics||4|
|RUSS 790||Advanced Language and Style||4|
|One Culture Course: select one of the following||4|
|RUSS 425||Introduction to Russia: Contemporary
Society and Culture
|RUSS 425M||Topics in Russian Culture and Society in Moscow|
|RUSS 525||Russia:Mythology and Propaganda in Moscow|
|RUSS 525M||Russia: Mythology and Propaganda|
|Two Literature Courses|
|RUSS 691||Readings in Russian Literature||4|
|Choose one of the following||4|
|RUSS 500||Selected Topics in World Literature|
|RUSS 521||Devils, Deities, and Madness in
|RUSS 522||Morality, Sex and Revolution in
|Capstone Course: select one of the following||4|
|RUSS 721||Topics in Contemporary Russian Literature|
|RUSS 725||Topics in Russian Culture and Society|
|RUSS 733||History of Slavic Languages and Culture|
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.
Major department courses may not be used to satisfy Discovery category requirements except in the case of a second or dual major. However, majors may use the required study abroad experience to satisfy the World Cultures Discovery category requirement.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Friday, December 18, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Russian Tea Чаепитие
Please join us on the third Thursdays of the month 12:30-1:30, Murkland Hall G10, for Russian food, news, music, and talk.