Minor in Russian

Catalog Year: 2024-2025


The minor in Russian provides students with the opportunity to acquire advanced-level skills in the Russian language and to apply these skills to the study of Russian literature and culture. The minor enhances any major, especially those in history, government and international politics, geography, literature, theater, communication, and economics.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

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Core Courses


RUSS 302 Russian Conversation and Composition 3
or RUSS 303 Russian Advanced Conversation
RUSS 380 Advanced Russian I 3
RUSS 381 Advanced Russian II 3
Total Credits 9


RUSS 310 Readings in Russian Literature 3
or RUSS 311 Contemporary Russian Short Fiction
Total Credits 3

Additional Course

RUSS 353 Russian Civilization (Mason Core) 3
or RUSS 354 Contemporary Post-Soviet Life (Mason Core)
Total Credits 3


Select one elective at the 3xx level or above 1 3
Total Credits 3

This course must be conducted in Russian.