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Russian Language and Literature Major & Minor Requirements

Russian Language and Literature Requirements

 

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 2018-2019 

56 units minimum
All courses must be taken for a letter grade and may not be used towards any other major or minor. 
Only grades of ‘C’ and above may count towards the major.
All Slavic majors are required to have completed first-year Russian, or equivalent, as determined by the 
Language Center placement exam.
 
1. Russian Language Courses (a minimum of 3 courses, 12 units total)
SLAVLANG 111–113: Third-Year Russian Language
SLAVLANG 177–179: Fourth-Year Russian Language
SLAVLANG 181–183: Fifth-Year Russian Language
 
2. Russian Literature Core (3 courses, 12 units total)
Take the following course for 5 units and a letter grade to fulfill the WIM requirements: 
SLAVIC 146: The Great Russian Novel: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (Winter) (WIM) (5 units)
    And one of the following:
SLAVIC 145: Survey of Russian Literature: The Age of Experiment (Autumn)
SLAVIC 187: Russian Poetry of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Winter)
    And either take Slavic 147, 148, 188:
SLAVIC 147: Modern Russian Literature and Culture: The Age of War and Revolution (Spring)
 
3. Electives (32 units minimum) 
These courses are chosen in consultation with the department's chair of undergraduate studies. With department consent, work in related academic fields may be applied toward the degree requirements. Students who have completed a Thinking Matters or PWR course instructed by Slavic faculty, with a grade of 'B' or better may count up to 5 units towards elective courses required for the major. Students who have completed the SLE sequence may count up to 10 units.
 
4. Capstone (5 units recommended)
Students must designate a 300-level course taken in their junior or senior year as a capstone course. Before graduation, skills in writing, textual analysis, and discussion will be evaluated by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies based on work submitted for the capstone course.
 
5. Language Assessment
All Slavic Languages and Literature majors must complete the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) two quarters prior to graduation. Contact the Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer.
 
 
 

RUSSIAN LANGUAGE MINOR REQUIREMENTS 2017-2018 

24 units minimum
All Russian Language minors are required to have completed second-year Russian, 
or the equivalent, as determined by the Language Center placement exam. All courses must be taken for a letter grade and approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.
 
1. Russian Language Courses (12 to 15 units)
SLAVLANG 111–113: Third-Year Russian Language
SLAVLANG 177–179: Fourth-Year Russian Language
SLAVLANG 181 – 183: Fifth-Year Russian Language
 
2. Russian Literature Courses (9 to 12 units)
SLAVIC 145: Survey of Russian Literature (Autumn)
SLAVIC 146: The Great Russian Novel (Winter)
SLAVIC 188: 20th Century Russian Poetry (Winter)
SLAVIC 148: Slavic Literature since the Death of Stalin (Spring)
 
 

SLAVIC MINOR REQUIREMENTS 2018-2019 

The Slavic Minor has three subplan options.
 
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE SUBPLAN
6 courses of 3 units or more, 24 units minimum
The Russian Language subplan requires completing second-year Russian, or the equivalent, as dteermined by the Language Center placement exam. 
 
1. Russian Language Courses (12 units minimum)
SLAVLANG 111–113: Third-Year Russian Language
SLAVLANG 177–179: Fourth-Year Russian Language
SLAVLANG 181 – 183: Fifth-Year Russian Language
 
2. Russian Literature Courses (9 to 12 units)
SLAVIC 145: Survey of Russian Literature (Autumn)
SLAVIC 146: The Great Russian Novel (Winter)
SLAVIC 187: Russian Poetry of the 18th and 19th Centuries (Winter)
SLAVIC 147: Modern Russian Literature and Culture (Spring)
 
RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE SUBPLAN
6 courses of 3 units or more, 28 units minimum
The Russian Language, Literature, and Culture subplan requires completing first-year Russian, or the equivalent, as dteermined by the Language Center placement exam. 
 
Option 1
Take two courses from the following:
SLAVIC 145: Survey of Russian Literature: The Age of Experiment (Autumn)
SLAVIC 146: The Great Russian Novel: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (Winter)
SLAVIC 147: Modern Russian Literature and Culture (Spring)
 
Option 2 
Take one course from the following:
SLAVIC 145: Survey of Russian Literature: The Age of Experiment (Autumn)
SLAVIC 146: The Great Russian Novel: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky (Winter)
SLAVIC 147: Modern Russian Literature and Culture (Spring)
And either SLAVIC 187 or 188:
SLAVIC 187: History of 18th and 19th Century Russian Poetry (Winter)
SLAVIC 188: 20th Century Russian Poetry (Spring)
 
Electives (complete remaining units to reach 28 unit minimum)
Courses either in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures or, with the approval 
of the Slavic Department’s Chair of Undergraduate Studies, in other relevant programs dealing 
with Russian culture, politics, society, and history. 5 units from a Thinking Matters course taught 
by a Slavic faculty member may count towards electives.