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Modern Language and Culture - Russian Concentration

Yukiko Maru, Concentration Adviser
(585) 475-4558,

This concentration will introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature) of one particular country or area. Students will choose two consecutive language courses beyond the introductory prerequisite language course, as well as one related liberal arts culture course. The goal of this concentration is to raise students’ awareness of the relationship between language and culture and the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

It is important to note that two out of the three required courses must be taken at RIT. Only one course may be transferred in, if necessary.

Students may not skip or go back to the lower level in the language course sequence. Students with some proficiency in the intended concentration should contact the concentration adviser to take a placement test prior to registration for the first course of the sequence at RIT. These concentrations are closed to native speakers. Evening students may not declare these concentrations.

Russian language and culture minor (quarters)

Prerequisite: Beginning Russian I (0525-540) or equivalent.

Required Courses—Choose two of the following:
0525-541 Beginning Russian II
0525-542 Beginning Russian III
0525-543 Intermediate Russian I
0525-544 Intermediate Russian II
0525-545 Intermediate Russian III
0525-546 Advanced Russian I
0525-547 Advanced Russian II
0525-548 Advanced Russian III

Electives—Choose one of the following:
0504-435 Great Authors: Tolstoy
0504-435 Great Authors: Dostoyevsky
0504-485 Global Literature: Russian Literature
0505-435 Russian Art, 10th through 20th Century
0505-452 Special Topics: Russian Art I
0505-452 Special Topics: Russian Art II
0507-448 History of Russia to 1917
0507-449 History of Russia Since 1917
0507-450 Stalin, Mussolini, and Hitler
0513-443 Politics of Russia
0513-444 The Cold War and Beyond

Russian language and culture minor (semesters), effective fall 2013

Required CoursesChoose any five sequential language courses. One culture course may be substituted for one of the language courses with permission of the minor adviser.

MLRU-201 Beginning Russian I
MLRU-202 Beginning Russian II
MLRU-301 Intermediate Russian I
MLRU-302 Intermediate Russian II
MLRU-401 Advanced Russian I
MLRU-402 Advanced Russian II
ENGL-418 Great Authors
ENGL-416 Global Literature