Concentration in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies

The concentration in Russian Studies offers training in the language, literature, history, politics and economics of Russia and the former Soviet Sphere of Influence, and examines the rapid changes reshaping this major world region. Concentrators must complete courses from eleven "lines" of a menu system, where each line includes one or more courses. Once a course is counted under a line, it cannot be counted elsewhere. Thirty-three credit hours in these courses are required for the concentration.

Lines 1 and 2. Russian Language (choose two)
  • RUSN 300: Russian Study Abroad RUSN 303: Advanced Russian: Conversation, Composition, Reading I (RUSN 202 or consent of instructor)
  • RUSN 304: Advanced Russian: Conversation, Composition, Reading II (RUSN 303 or consent of instructor)
Lines 3 and 4. Literature & Culture in Russian (choose two)
  • RUSN 305: Directed Readings in Russian Literature (RUSN 330 or consent of instructor)
  • RUSN 306: Directed Readings in Russian Literature (RUSN 330 or consent of instructor)
  • RUSN 310: Advanced Conversation (RUSN 303 or consent of instructor)
  • RUSN 320: Russian Cultural History (RUSN 303 or consent of instructor)
  • RUSN 330: Survey of Russian Literature (RUSN 304 or consent of instructor)
  • RUSN340: Russian Media Culture
  • RUSN 350: Topics in Russian Literature (RUSN 202)
  • RUSN 402: Russian Poetry (RUSN 303, 304, or consent of instructor)
  • RUSN 410: Seminar in Russian Literature (RUSN 320 or 330 or consent of instructor)
Lines 5 and 6. Literature & Culture in Translation (choose two)
  • RUSN 250: Russian Myths and Legends
  • RUSN 380: Russian Cinema: The Most Important Art
  • RUSN 305: Directed Readings in Russian Literature (RUSN 330 or consent of instructor)
  • RUSN 306: Directed Readings in Russian Literature (RUSN 330 or consent of instructor)
  • RUSN 308: Topics in Russian Literature and Culture (in English)
  • RUSN 309: Topics in Russian Cinema (in English)
  • RUSN 387: Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (in English)
  • RUSN 388: Twentieth-Century Russian Literature (in English)
  • RUSN 390: Russian Literature Since the Death of Stalin (in English)
  • RUSN 396: Major Works of Chekhov (in English)
  • RUSN 397: Major Works of Dostoevsky (in English)
  • RUSN 398: Major Works of Tolstoy (in English)
  • RUSN 411: Independent Study
Lines 7 and 8. History (choose two)
  • HIST212: Russian Topics
  • HIST 373: East Central Europe
  • HIST 377: The History of Russia to the late 18th Century
  • HIST 378: The History of Russia from the late 18th Century to the present
  • HIST 471C: Contemporary Russia 1953 to present
  • HIST 472C: The Russian Revolution
Lines 9 and 10. Government and Economics (choose two)
  • ECON 382: Comparative Economics (ECON 101/151, 102/152)
  • GBST 390: Topics in Global Studies (Russian topics only)
  • GBST 480: Independent Study in Global Studies (Russian topics only)
  • GBST 495: Senior Honors in Global Studies (Russian topics only)
  • GBST 496: Senior Honors in Global Studies (Russian topics only)
  • GOVT 150: Freshman Seminar (Russian topics only)
  • GOVT 334: The Politics of Russia
  • GOVT 335: The Politics of Eastern Europe
  • GOVT 391: Topics in Government (Russian topics only)
  • GOVT 491: Seminar in Government (Russian topics only)
Line 11. Electives (choose one)
  • GOVT 150: Freshman Seminar (Russian or East European topics only)
  • HIST 150: Freshman Seminar (Russian or East European topics only)
  • RUSN 150: Freshman Seminar

A course from any of the above lines that is taken but not needed to fulfill that line requirement may serve as an elective.