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Modern Language and Culture - Russian minor

Minor discontinued

This minor no longer accepts new students. Currently matriculated students are not affected.

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

This minor has not been converted to semesters. A minor in Modern Language-Russian is available.

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters.
View this minor's information from the retired quarter calendar

Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Legacy Quarter Text: 

The modern language and culture minor consists of five courses: three language courses beyond Beginning Level I and two culture courses. The minor provides beginning and some intermediate level study of a modern language and appropriate courses in the culture of the nations where that language is most often used. The goal of this minor is to introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (e.g., history, art, literature, politics, anthropology, and music) of one particular country or area. Students will become aware of the relationship between language and culture and of the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

Students with some proficiency must see the minor adviser and take the placement test to determine the appropriate level course. This minor is not open to fluent native speakers of Russian.

0525-540 Beginning Russian I

Required Courses—A sequence of three from 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 two of the following culture courses:
0504-485 Global Literature: Tolstoy
0505-435 Russian Art—10th through 20th Centuries
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 International Studies: Cold War and Beyond