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Russian and Slavic Languages and Literature

The Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies offers a Minor in Russian. In addition, a fairly wide range of courses may be available in Russian and East European literatures and in the Ukrainian language. Several courses are offered in Slavic literatures in translation, requiring no knowledge of a Slavic language. An introductory course in Russian and Slavic cultures is also available.

Courses that may be offered include:

  • Language courses: RUSS 100, 101, 102, 200, 201, 202, 215, 300, 301, 302, 315, 400, 401; UKRN 325
  • Introductory course in culture and literature: SLAV 105
  • Russian literature: RUSS 305, 407, 408, 409
  • Russian through film: RUSS 316
  • Russian literature in translation: RUSS 206, 207, 306, 321, 323, 410, 411, 412
  • Slavic literatures in translation: SLAV 307

Literature courses in translation are designed for students who are interested in broadening their knowledge of literature. They are especially recommended for students majoring or honouring in Language and Literature departments, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Modern European Studies, Sociology, and Art History, Visual Art and Theory, but are also open to students from all other programs. These courses are of special interest to students planning to pursue literary and gender studies of a comparative nature.

Minor in Russian

Lower-Level Requirements

  • 12 credits of RUSS 101, 102, 201, 202, or equivalent
  • With the instructor’s permission, Russian heritage students (or those with previous knowledge of Russian) may be allowed to enter a 300-level language course directly.

Upper-Level Requirements

  • 18 credits of 300- and/or 400-level RUSS courses

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