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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.
|Prerequisite Requirements 1|
|ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I|
|ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II|
|MCLS 22217||DIVERSITY IN TODAY'S RUSSIA (DIVG)||3|
|RUSS 22201||INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I||3|
|RUSS 22202||INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II||3|
|RUSS 32201||INTENSIVE RUSSIAN GRAMMAR||3|
|Russian (RUSS) Upper Division Course (30000 or 40000 level)||3|
|Russian (RUSS) Upper Division Course (40000 level)||3|
|Minor Electives, choose from the following:||6|
Modern and Classical Language Studies (MCLS) Electives (20000 or 30000 or 40000 level)
Russian (RUSS) Elective (20000 or 30000 or 40000 level)
Translation Studies (TRST) Upper Division Electives (30000 or 40000 level)
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||24|
Prerequisites may be satisfied with demonstrated language proficiency.
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).