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Admission to the program is temporarily suspended and will resume contingent on university approval procedures.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; 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, writing-intensive and the experiential learning 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)  
    12211 Elementary Russian I Recitation (1)  
    12212 Elementary Russian II Recitation (1)  
    22201 Intermediate Russian I (4)  
    22202 Intermediate Russian II (4)  
    22211 Intermediate Russian I Recitation (1)  
    22212 Intermediate Russian II Recitation (1)  
III. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (82 credits)**  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  ENG 20002

Introduction to Technical Writing (3)
Business and Professional Writing (3)
  MCLS 30420 Foreign Language and Culture Studies 3
  RUSS 32201 Intensive Russian Grammar 3
    32211 Russian Composition and Conversation 3
    32215 Russian Phonetics and Diction 3
    32231 Translation Practice 1
    32240 Conversation for Business and Special Purposes: Russian 3
WIC   32303 Modern Writers*** 3
WIC   32421 Russian Civilization*** 3
    42211 Advanced Russian Composition and Conversation 3
WIC   42230 Advanced Translation Practice 3
    42240 Business and Special Texts 3
  TRST 20009 Multilingual Information Lifecycle 3
    30230 Approaches to Translation 3
    30330 Cross-Language Mediation 3
  Subject Area Specialty**** 33
  Choose from the following: 6
  RUSS 32325 Russian Poetry and Folklore (3)  
    32350 Russian Prose (3)  
    32354 Russian Drama (3)  
    32501 Russian Literature in English (3)  
    42095 Special Topics in Russian Language and Literatures (3)  
    xxxxx Russian course approved by advisor  
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Additional (must be from two categories) 6
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)+ 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines)+ 6
  College General Requirements++ 8
  General Electives
Credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours and minimum 42 upper-division credit hours

*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.

** All courses taken from the list of major program requirements are used in the calculation of the major GPA.

***A minimum C grade must be earned in either RUSS 32303 or RUSS 32421 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

****The Subject Area Specialty is a departmentally approved coherent sequence of courses (33 credits) in one or more other disciplines (i.e., not in the Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies). In order to be approved, the Subject Area Specialty must include courses in an area or areas that are currently marketable, such as business, legal studies, international relations, political science, computer science, chemistry, physics or other “hard” sciences. The Subject Area Specialty may include up to 17 credit hours of a different language in the sequence through composition/conversation. It may also optionally include MCLS 22217 Diversity in Today’s Russia. Total credits: 33. The recommended Kent Core courses (see Kent Core Summary) may be included within this area with advisor approval.


+ Recommended Courses
Kent Core Basic Sciences:
BSCI 10001 Human Biology (3)
CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry (3)
GEOL 21062 Environmental Geology (3)
Kent Core Social Sciences:
ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

++ Students who fulfill the language requirement in fewer than 14 hours as a result of starting their Russian studies in a course higher than RUSS 22202 will complete remaining hours with general electives.