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Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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You can minor in Russian langauge and literature, or you can complete a Slavic Studies minor that focuses on other Slavic languages and cultures.

PLEASE NOTE: The following represents our undergraduate minor as of fall 2013. Students who were enrolled at Illinois prior to fall 2013 still have the option of minoring in accordance with our superceded program; the details may be found here: Minor (old) in Russian
Whereas students who have been at Illinois since before fall 2013 may choose between the old program and our new major or minors, students enrolling fall 2013 and later must follow the rules for the new major and minor, which may also be found at: programs of study

Requirements for a Minor in Russian

Minor in Russian Language and Literature

A minor in Russian language and literature may be useful and enriching for students in many disciplines, from economics and political science through comparative literature and theatre to engineering and mathematics. The 18- to 20-hour program listed below provides considerable flexibility within a general structure. Additional information may be obtained from the undergraduate adviser in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

E-mail: slavic@illinois.edu

Hours Requirements
3 Introduction to Slavic culture. Select from:
RUSS 115- Intro to Russian Culture
RUSS 261- Intro to Russian-Jewish Culture
SLAV 117- Russ & E Euro Science Fiction
SLAV 120- Slavic Folklore
6-8 Intermediate Russian Language:
RUSS 201–Second-Year Russian I
RUSS 202–Second-Year Russian II; or equivalent
9

Russian literature and culture: Three 200-, 300- or 400-level courses from the list maintained by the undergraduate advisor, including at least one at the 300- or 400-level.  Advanced Russian language (RUSS 301, 302, 305, or equivalent) can substitute for one course in this requirement.

18-20

Total required hours

6 hours must be advanced (300- or 400-) level courses.

Minor in Slavic Language, Literature, and Culture

A minor in Slavic language, literature, and culture may be useful and enriching for students in many disciplines, from economics and political science through comparative literature and theatre to engineering and mathematics. The 18- to 20-hour program listed below provides considerable flexibility within a general structure.

In completing the requirements for the minor, students may choose to pursue study of a particular Slavic language and culture, or may combine study of a single language with other courses that treat the region more broadly. For example, a student could specialize in Polish by taking POL 201, 202, 301 for the language and POL 115, POL 245 Survey of Polish Literature, and HIST 467 Eastern Europe for the literature and culture requirements. Please consult the Undergraduate Advisor to choose coursework. 

Hours Requirements
3

Introduction to Slavic culture. Select from:
POL 115 - Intro to Polish Culture
REES 200 - Intro to Russia and Eurasia
REES 201 - Introduction to Eastern Europe
RUSS 261- Intro to Russian-Jewish Culture
BCS 115 - South Slavic Culture
SLAV 117- Russ & E Euro Science Fiction
SLAV 120- Slavic Folklore
UKR 113 - Ukrainian Culture

6-8

Intermediate Slavic Language:
CZCH 201 & 202 – Second-Year Czech, or equivalent; or
POL 201 & 202 – Second-Year Polish, or equivalent; or
BCS 201 & 202 – Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, or equivalent; or
UKR 201 & 202 – Second-Year Ukrainian, or equivalent

9

Slavic Literature and Culture: Three 200-, 300- or 400-level courses from the list maintained by the undergraduate advisor, including at least one at the 300- or 400-level. Advanced Slavic language (the 301 or 302 level of the language of specialization, or equivalent) can substitute for one course in this requirement. Also, one course at the same level in another department, chosen in consultation with the advisor, that treats the history, culture, and society of the region can count toward this requirement.

18-20

Total required hours

6 hours must be advanced (300- or 400-) level courses.