Russian B.A.

Bachelor of Arts - Russian

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 46

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

Note: Students are required to maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in all upper-division courses presented in fulfillment of requirements for the Russian major. Must complete a minimum of 27 upper-division credits in Russian courses and electives.

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.


Lower-Division Core Courses19
Upper-Division Core Courses27
Teaching Russian Track
Total Hours46

Lower-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories of courses. 21 total credits required.


Complete all of the following courses:
RUSS 101Elementary Russian I4
RUSS 102Elementary Russian II4
RUSS 201Intermediate Russian I4
RUSS 202Intermediate Russian II4
Total Hours16

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete the following course
RUSS 105HIntro to Russian Culture3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 27 total credits required.

Note: Student must complete at least 27 credits of upper-division work in Russian courses and electives, 15 credits of which must be in the target language.


Note: RUSS 494 must be taken for 3 credits and will fulfill the upper division writing requirement.

Complete two of the following courses:6
FILM 308
Russian Cinema and Culture
Evil and the Supernatural in Russian Literature
Beauty, Power and Pride in Russian Literature
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete three of the following courses:9
RUSS 411
19th-Century Russian Authors
RUSS 412
20th-Century Russian Authors
RUSS 424
Russian Short Story
RUSS 440
Russian Poetry
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Complete one of the following courses:3
HSTR 357
Russia to 1881
HSTR 358
Russia Since 1881
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching Russian Track


  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.

Teaching Russian Track Requirement

Complete the following course:
MCLG 410Methods Teaching Foreign Language3
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach Russian, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department.