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The Minor in Russian

The Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies major has two disciplinary emphases: 1) language, literature, and culture and 2) history and political science. The Russian minor reflects the first emphasis, the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies minor the second emphasis. The requirements for each minor are listed below. Courses for either minor must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). Students may NOT sign up for both the Russian minor and the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies minor.

Required Courses (15 hours):

  • RUS 201 - Intermediate Russian I (3 hrs)
  • RUS 202- Intermediate Russian II (3 hrs)
  • RUS 301 - Advanced Russian I (3 hrs)
  • RUS 302 - Advanced Russian II (3 hrs)

One of these Courses (3 hours):

  • RUS 311 - Readings in Russian (3 hrs)
  • RUS 411 - Advanced Conversation and Composition (3 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hours):

  • RUS 311 - Readings in Russian (if not used as required course) (3 hrs)
  • RUS 411 - Advanced Conversation and Composition (if not used as required course) (3 hrs)
  • RUS 412 - Advanced Conversation and Composition (3 hrs)
  • RUS 450 - Topics in Russian Culture (3 hrs)
  • RUS 451 - Golden Age of Russian Culture (3 hrs)
  • or Any Russian course in English translation:
    • RUS 137 - Russian Folklore (3 hrs)
    • RUS 230 -
    • RUS 250 - Topics in Russian Literature in English Translation (3-9 hrs)
    • RUS 254 - Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3 hrs)
    • RUS 255 - Russian Literature in English Translation From Pushkin to Dostoevsky (3 hrs)
    • RUS 256 - Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov (3 hrs)
    • RUS 257 - Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present (3 hrs)
    • RUS 258 - Contemporary Russian Women’s Writing (3 hrs)
    • RUS 263 - Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (3 hrs)
    • RUS 401 - St. Petersburg: History, Literature, Culture (3 hrs)

The Russian Minor provides language competence and exposure to Russian literature and culture at the advanced level. A minimum cumulative g.p.a. of 2.5 is required for courses taken at Miami. Courses for the Russian minor must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit), unless the course is offered for credit/no credit only. Study abroad in the department's summer program in Novgorod or other programs is recommended.

This minor satisfies the Thematic Sequence Requirement of the Miami Plan.

Program Requirements

Eighteen semester hours in Russian above 100 level, including these:

  • RUS 201 - Intermediate Russian I (3)
  • RUS 302 - Advanced Russian (3)
  • RUS 311 - Reading in Russian (3) or
  • RUS 411 - Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)

Remaining hours from these:

  • RUS 137 - Russian Folklore (3)
  • RUS 450 - Topics in Russian Culture (3; maximum 9) or
  • RUS 451 - Golden Age of Russian Culture (3)

For more information or questions about the Russian minor, please contact:

Dr. Benjamin Sutcliffe
Irvin Hall 148
(513) 529-2526 or (513) 529-1822