College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studieswww.kent.edu/mcls
About This Program
The Russian minor offers a solid grounding in both spoken and written Russian, in addition to a broad-based understanding of Russian literature and culture. By cultivating linguistic proficiency and cultural literacy, as well as a greater appreciation for the diverse cultures within the Russian-speaking world, this minor prepares students to visit Russia and to interact in informal and professional settings with native speakers.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Read a variety of texts written for native speakers of Russian and not edited or adapted for non-native speakers.
- Compose routine social correspondence and descriptions of a factual nature in Russian.
- Demonstrate a historical knowledge of Russian history and culture and understand the diverse nature of culture throughout the ages.
- Discuss cultural differences, distinguishing between fact, opinion and stereotype.
- Communicate effectively and sensitively to diverse ethic and cultural groups.
- View concepts, issues, events and themes from the perspectives of diverse ethnic and cultural groups.
- Maintain an ongoing assessment of their own cultural values and behaviors.