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Majors will demonstrate a grasp of critical practices, including close readings, and an ability to analyze Russian literature within specific historical, social, and cultural contexts. Students will be able to critically examine how Russian literature constructs a model of reality and a particular set of values. Students will be able to communicate complex ideas effectively in standard written English, and be able to critically evaluate sources and use the conventions of citation and attribution correctly.

Majors will ...demonstrate Russian language proficiency at the 300-level or above, i.e., be able to communicate effectively..., read a variety of literary and non-literary texts in the original, achieve intermediate to advanced competency in speaking, reading, and writing, and demonstrate a knowledge of the structure of Russian. Majors will also learn how to effectively use tools (reference works, internet, etc.) and technology appropriate to learning Russian. Using primary sources, they will be able to analyze issues concerning Russia and relate them to other areas in the humanities and social sciences in an interdisciplinary way.

Minors in Russian Language and Literature will have the ability to analyze works of literature in themselves and as the product of specific historical conditions. They will be able to critically assess sources and use the conventions of attribution and citation correctly. Depending on their entry level, they will have the ability to communicate in Russian and read original texts. All will have a basic understanding of the nature of the Russian language and its speakers.

Minors in Russian Language will have a solid understanding of the Russian language and be able to communicate effectively in oral and written forms. They will be able to read literature and other texts in the original. All will have a basic understanding of the nature of the Russian language and its speakers. Minors in Russian Literature ...will have the ability to analyze works of literature in themselves and as the product of specific historical conditions. They will be able to critically assess sources and use the conventions of attribution and citation correctly.

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