Russian Undergraduate Programs

For advice, guidance and permissions please speak to the Director of Undergraduate Studies/ Undergraduate Advisor

Please note that beyond the Calendar course listings, subject to approval by the Department, courses offered with LLCU course codes may count toward fulfilling program requirements.

 

BA program

 

Many opportunities are open to students with qualifications in Russian and other Slavic studies. Students may be interested in the organization of human society, comparative literature, linguistics - Russian studies are highly relevant to all of these. In addition, because of similar problems in geography, climate, industrial and economic growth, Russian studies may have a particular fascination for the Canadian student. Since most Eastern European countries have academic exchange programs with Canada, well-qualified students should not encounter much difficulty in continuing their university studies in Russia or in Eastern Europe.

Over the past few years many interesting career opportunities have opened in Russia and the former Soviet Republics as well as Eastern Europe. 

SUMMARIES: 

Minor Concentration in Russian (expandable) (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration in Russian will give students a basic working knowledge of Russian and the tools with which to explore Russian life and culture in the original. Students who can demonstrate to the Department that they have acquired the equivalent competence elsewhere may waive prerequisites for 300-level courses and above.

The Minor Concentration in Russian may be expanded to the Major Concentration in Russian.

Minor Concentration in Russian Culture (18 credits)

The Minor Concentration Russian Culture is designed primarily as an adjunct to area studies and/or programs in the humanities or social sciences. There are no Russian language requirements.

This program may be expanded into a Major Concentration in Russian.

Major Concentration in Russian (36 credits)

The Major Concentration in Russian gives students a foundation in the language, literature, and culture of Russia from the 19th century to the present. It incorporates a balance of instruction in the Russian language, the opportunity to read selected texts in the original language, and to explore Russian language and culture through translated texts.

By arrangement with the Department and subject to University approval, transfer credits will be accepted from Department-approved exchange/immersion programs.

* Students must submit project proposals to their department adviser by March 15th or November 15th of the preceding term for individual reading and independent research courses.

Honours Program in Russian (60 credits)

The Honours Russian program is for students intending to pursue graduate studies or advanced careers in the field. Students must complete 60 credits in the program, and according to Faculty regulations, Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

By arrangement with the Department and subject to University approval, transfer credits will be accepted from Department-approved exchange/immersion programs.

Students who have acquired language competency elsewhere will replace lower-level courses with upper-level courses. A total of 6 credits may be taken in courses offered by other departments in the Faculty; these are listed at the end of this section. Students are particularly encouraged to select from LLC course offerings.

For admission into the Honours program and approval of all course selections, students must regularly consult with an academic adviser in the Department.

Honours students, according to Faculty regulations, also must complete at least a minor concentration (18 credits) in another academic unit.

* Note: Students must submit project proposals to their department adviser by March 15th or November 15th of the preceding term for individual reading and independent research courses. 

Students are particularly encouraged to select from the growing options available under the LLC course offerings; these are subject to Department approval.

Joint Honours Program - Russian Component

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours Program components in any two Arts disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, , see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs" in the ecalendar

Prior to registering for each Joint Honours Component, students must consult an adviser in each department for approval of their course selection and their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable). Twelve credits in Russian and twelve credits in the cooperating department are normally taken each year.

According to Faculty regulations, Joint Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00. THE DEPARTMENT OF RUSSIAN & SLAVIC STUDIES FOLLOWS THIS STANDARD. OTHER departments may require a higher program GPA. Joint Honours students must meet the requirements of both components of their program.

The specific course requirements for the 36-credit Joint Honours Component Russian program are determined on an individual basis in consultation with the student's program adviser(s). IN THE EVENT THAT A STUDENT PURSUES A STAND-ALONE 3-CREDIT HONOURS THESIS PROJECT (RUSS 490 OR RUSS 491), THE STUDENT IS NORMALLY REQUIRED TO OBTAIN APPROVAL OF THEIR PROJECT SUPERVISOR AND TOPIC BY EITHER NOVEMBER 15TH OR MARCH 15TH OF THE PRECEDING TERM.

 Departmental advisers will only approve combinations that are feasible, based on the nature of the research project that would be involved. Students who neglect to obtain prior approval may jeopardize their graduation.

 

For up-to-date information on timetables, registration and course descriptions, please follow link to MINERVA "Class Schedule."