Russian Literature, Culture and Translation - B.A. Program Requirements Download to print
Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive
* Students with previous Russian study should see a Russian major advisor for placement. Students lacking in sufficient major-level proficiency to take the first major courses (RUSS 32201 and RUSS 32203) can reach it by taking courses in the prerequisite sequence (RUSS 12201, 12202, 22201 and 22202) based on the advisor’s placement recommendation and high school training. Students with sufficient Russian to place into higher semesters are not allowed in Elementary Russian I (RUSS 12202).
** All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.
*** Students are required to earn a minimum C (2.000) grade in either RUSS 32303 Modern Writers or RUSS 32421 Russian Civilization to fulfill the one-course writing-intensive requirement.
**** Students who fulfill the language requirement in fewer than 14 hours as a result of starting their Russian studies in a course higher than RUSS 22202 will complete remaining hours with general electives.
*****One additional course taken from the Kent Core Basic Science courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Biological Sciences (BSCI), Chemistry (CHEM), Geography (GEOG), Geology (GEOL) or Physics (PHY). Students may take the courses listed in the "introductory" sequences with the restrictions noted above in the Kent Core Basic Science section. The course may not be from the student's major.
******One additional course taken from the Kent Core Social Sciences courses in the following Arts and Sciences disciplines: Anthropology (ANTH), Applied Conflict Management (CACM), Geography (GEOG), Criminology and Justice Studies (JUS), Political Science (POL), Psychology (PSYC) or Sociology (SOC). The course may not be from the student's major.
+ Russian teaching licensure candidates completing an education minor should take MCLS 30420.
Note: All Russian Literature, Culture and Translation majors must take the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview, ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test and the Russian Outcomes Assessment Test, prior to being cleared for graduation. Information about the exams can be found on the ACTFL Website and the Language Testing International (LTI) website, the exclusive licensee of ACTFL. B.A. in Russian Literature, Culture and Translation candidates should consult with their designated Russian faculty advisor for more information on arranging to take the proficiency exams.
Foreign Language Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must have the equivalent of Elementary I and II in any language, and the Russian Literature, Culture and Translation major requires Intermediate I and II of the same language.
All students with prior foreign language experience should take the foreign language placement test to determine the appropriate level at which to start. Some students may begin their university foreign language experience beyond the Elementary I level and will complete the requirement with fewer credit hours and fewer courses. This may be accomplished by: (1) passing a course beyond Elementary I through Intermediate II level or (2) receiving credit through Credit by Exam (CBE), the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement (AP) exam or credit through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program; or (3) being designated a "native speaker" of a non-English language (consult with the College of Arts and Sciences Advising Office for additional information). When students complete the requirement with fewer than 14 credit hours and four courses, they will complete remaining hours with general electives.
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