Russian Major

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“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.” ― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

In addition to 16 hours of core courses common to all Foreign Languages, students choosing the Russian concentration will take 33 credit hours of Russian classes, which will include LG 171, LG 172, LG 271, LG 272 and 12 upper-division credit hours (4 courses) from LG 372, LG 374, LG 375, LG 376, LG 380, LG 381, or 492. Note that you must take either LG 374 or LG 376 though both courses may count towards the required upper division 12 credit hours for Russian. Additionally you  will need 9 upper division credit hours (3 LG 300+ courses) of study abroad course work in a program recognized by the Russian Section of the FLL department.

Below is a suggested four-year plan to complete a Russian major at USA. However, in order to establish an academic plan best suited to your situation, please make an appointment with a Russian faculty member in the Foreign Languages Department. 

Russian Courses  
LG 171 Introductory Russian I (online or in-class) Fall Year 1 
LG 172 Introductory Russian II (online or in-class) Spring Year 1
LG 271 Intermediate Russian I Fall Year 2
LG 272 Intermediate Russian Spring Year 2
Choose one from LG 374 or 376 (W)  Fall Year 3
Choose one from LG 374, 376 (W), 381, 375, 372, and 380 Spring Year 3
Study Abroad (3 LG 300+ Electives) Summer Year 3
Choose one from LG 374, 376 (W), 381, 375, 372, and 380 Fall Year 4
Choose one from LG 374, 376 (W), 381, 375, 372, and 380 Spring Year 4

Course Descriptions 

LG 372 The Golden Age of Russian Literature (W) (3hrs)
*LG 374 Advanced Russian Grammar (3 hrs)
LG 375 Advanced Russian Conversation (2 hour course, can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits total.)
*LG 376 Advanced Russian Composition (W) (3 hrs)
LG 380 Russian Poetry (3 hrs)
LG 381 Russian Prose in Context (3 hrs)
LG 492 Seminar- Variable Content (3hrs)
*Either LG 374 or LG 376 is required, and both courses may count towards the Russian concentration.
LG 372 The Golden Age of Russian Literature (W) (3hrs)
*LG 374  Advanced Russian Grammar (3 hrs)
LG 375 Advanced Russian Conversation (2 hour course, can be repeated 3 times for 6 credits total.)
*LG 376 Advanced Russian Composition (W) (3 hrs)
LG 380 Russian Poetry (3 hrs)
LG 381 Russian Prose in Context (3 hrs)
LG 492 Seminar- Variable Content (3hrs)
*Either LG 374 or LG 376 is required, and both courses may count towards the Russian concentration.

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