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Fast Facts: Russian Minor

  • Students are immersed in the culture of Russia while learning to speak and comprehend the Russian language.
  • Great minor for global, cultural, and language studies majors with an interest in Russia, as well as students with majors in management, natural sciences, health care or education.
  • Offers a study abroad option in St. Scholastica's biennial summer exchange program with the Petrozavodsk State University in Petrozavodsk, Russia. Visit our study abroad page for more information.
  • Students have the opportunity to host Russian students who come to study English at St. Scholastica's English language camp in alternate summers.

Program requirements

Minor: 20 credits

Sample curriculum

Here are some classes you could take as part of this minor. Please note that you would not necessarily need all of these courses to fulfill a minor. This list doesn't include general education courses. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.

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Expand and Collapse RUS 1112 - Beg Russian Lang & Cult II

Introduction to basic grammar of Russian. Practice using all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Expand and Collapse RUS 2201 - Intermediate Russian I

Continuation of Russian grammar and vocabulary building. Classes include reading of intermediate texts. Attention is given to perfecting basic language skills covered in the beginning courses.

Expand and Collapse RUS 2202 - Intermediate Russian II

Continuation of Russian grammar and vocabulary building. Classes include reading of intermediate texts. Attention is given to perfecting basic language skills covered in the beginning courses.

Expand and Collapse RUS 2209 - Russian Language Camp

A minimum of four weeks of formal Russian language training at the Karelian Pedagogical University in Petrozavodsk, Russia. In addition to the four weeks at the university, the camp includes some touring of other parts of Russia, including major cities. Prerequisite: RUS 1112 or consent of American instructor. Offered every other year.

Expand and Collapse RUS 3301 - Advanced Russian Grammar I

Sequence offering the opportunity to practice the application of skills learned at the intermediate level while encouraging the development of higher level functions of language communication such as opinion formation and abstraction. This sequence includes grammar review as well as reading of selected classical and contemporary Russian texts. All four language skills are given attention.

Expand and Collapse RUS 3302 - Advanced Russian Grammar II

Sequence offering the opportunity to practice the application of skills learned at the intermediate level while encouraging the development of higher level functions of language communication such as opinion formation and abstraction. This sequence includes grammar review as well as reading of selected classical and contemporary Russian texts. All four language skills are given attention.

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  • ""I was very interested in studying Russian culture and CSS was one of the only schools offering it. The faculty were great - very passionate about teaching Russian. I also participated in the summer study-abroad program in Petrozavodsk, where I gained a greater appreciation of the Russian language and culture."

    – Kyle Schwerman, ‘13