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Minor

The program in Russian and East European Languages and Literatures offers several options for minoring in Russian.

Minor in Russian Language and Literature

  1. 3 language courses beyond 101 or 207. Intensive First-Year summer program course 106 counts as one language course.
  2. 3 literature electives from 200 or above level courses offered in the department.

Program Learning Goals

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.

 


 

Minor in Russian Language

  1. 5 language courses beyond 101 or 207 [One semester of the Practicum may count towards this requirement]
  2. 1 literature course with readings in Russian, to be chosen from the following: 315, 401, 402, 403, or 404 (a different course that requires reading texts in Russian, such as 01:860:332 or 01:860:433, may fulfill this requirement upon approval from the Program Director)

Program Learning Goals

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 also 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.

 


 

Minor in Russian Literature (No knowledge of Russian necessary)

  1. 2 surveys: 259 and 260
  2. 4 electives in Russian literature or culture offered in the department.

Program Learning Goals

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. Minors are also encouraged to study Russian literature within a larger European and World context by taking courses in Comparative Literature and other national literatures.

 


 


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Questions? Contact the Russian Program Director, Professor Emily Van Buskirk at emily.vanbuskirk@rutgers.edu or the Program Coordinator, Elizabeth deWolfe at elizabeth.dewolfe@rutgers.edu

 

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