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Russian - B.A. Program Requirements

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2010-2011 Roadmap.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; 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

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity and writing-intensive requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Type Course Title Credits
  RUSS 12201 Elementary Russian I 4
    12202 Elementary Russian II 4
    22201 Intermediate Russian I 4
    22202 Intermediate Russian II 4
MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (35 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  RUSS 12211 Elementary Russian I Recitation 1
    12212 Elementary Russian II Recitation 1
    22211 Intermediate Russian I Recitation 1
    22212 Intermediate Russian II Recitation 1
    32201 Intensive Russian Grammar 3
    32211 Russian Composition and Conversation 3
    32215 Russian Phonetics and Diction 3
WIC   32303 Modern Writers** 3
WIC   32421 Russian Civilization** 3
    42211 Advanced Russian Composition and Conversation 3
    42351 Survey: Russian and Soviet Literature 4
  Choose from the following: 3
  RUSS 42095 Special Topics in Russian Language and Literature (3)  
    42096 Individual Investigation (3)  
    42240 Business and Special Texts: Russian (3)  
    42399 Research Project in Russian Language and Literature (3)  
  Choose from the following: Russian Literature or Culture Elective 6
  RUSS 32240 Conservation for Business and Special Purposes: Russian (3)  
    32325 Russian Poetry and Folklore (3)  
    32350 Russian Prose (3)  
    32354 Russian Drama (4)  
    32501 Russian Literature in English (3)  
    32095 Special Topics in Russian Language (1-4)  
    42240 Business and Special Texts: Russian (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 9-10
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 9
  General Electives (minimum 12 upper-division credit hours) 27

*Students majoring in Russian are not necessarily expected to have some proficiency in Russian through high-school study. However, 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).

**Students are required to earn a minimum C (2.0) grade in either RUSS 32303 Modern Writers or RUSS 32421 Russian Civilization to fulfill the one-course writing-intensive requirement.