View the requirements for an AOC in Russian Language and Literature and see sample pathways to graduation.
Demonstration of proficiency in the Russian language allowing the student to read and analyze texts of moderate difficulty and to discuss with relative ease topics of everyday life and experience as well as relevant areas of the student’s academic focus.
Students must also demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of at least three areas of Russian literature and literary history, normally two periods and one figure (for example, Russian Romanticism, Symbolist Poetry, and Tolstoy). Broader familiarity with other periods, including developments from the 11th to the 18th centuries, is also expected. Normally, attaining this level of expertise will require at least five semesters of language instruction and six or more courses and tutorials devoted to the study of literature and literary history.
Finally, students must complete a senior thesis, which may be:
It is also highly recommended that at least one ISP is devoted to the study of the Russian language, literature or culture.
A minimum of seven courses in Russian language and literature, possible in the following combinations of courses: