Russian (RUS)

Russian Studies Certificate

(All colleges) – 14 credits above Russian 102, including RUS 201, 202, 305 and three credits of electives: HIS 325, 339; POL 338, 341, 344, 355; RUS 398 or INS 250 and 251 and 252 if study in Russia. In order to complete the certificate program, a candidate must earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA for course work in the certificate.


+ above the course number indicates a General Education course.


RUS 101 Cr. 4
Elementary Russian I

The first of two introductory courses in Russian. The five language skills: listening, speaking, writing, reading and culture are introduced. Offered Fall.

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RUS 102 Cr. 4
Elementary Russian II

The second introductory course in Russian comprehension, speaking, writing, reading and culture. Prerequisite: RUS 101 or placement. Offered Spring.

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RUS 201 Cr. 4
Intermediate Russian I

The first of two intermediate-level Russian courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining speaking and listening comprehension. Prerequisite: RUS 102 or placement. Offered Fall.

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RUS 202 Cr. 4
Intermediate Russian II

The second of two intermediate-level Russian courses. Students continue to develop all language skills with special emphasis placed on refining reading and writing in Russian. Prerequisite: RUS 201 or placement. Offered Spring.

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RUS 305 Cr. 3
Golden Age Russian Literature
and Culture

A course designed to introduce students to the great Russian writers of the 19th century, a period referred to as the Golden Age of Russian literature. Literary works are discussed in their social, cultural, and historical context. The course focuses on works by such writers as Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. Taught in English. Offered Spring even-numbered years.

RUS 398 Cr. 1-3
Directed Studies

Individual reading and investigations in advanced Russian study. Course materials will vary according to the needs and interests of students. Prerequisite: RUS 202 or equivalent. Repeatable for credit – maximum six. Offered occasionally.