Russian

Department Website: russian.sewanee.edu/

Associate Professor Preslar

Associate Professor Skomp, Chair

Visiting Associate Professor Beinek

Major in Russian: A major consists of a minimum of eight full courses at the 300-level and above, including the courses listed in categories 1 and 2 together with six courses from categories 3 and 4:
1. Rusn 301:
2. one course in Russian Civilization and Culture:
Rusn 309: Russian Culture: Study Abroad
Rusn 310: Russian Civilization
3. At least three of the following:
Rusn 302: Readings in Russian Literature
Rusn 303: Introduction to Russian Verse
Rusn 304: Contemporary Russian in Cultural Context
Rusn 311: Composition and Conversation
Rusn 312: Russian Language through Film
Rusn 401: The 19th Century
Rusn 402: The 20th Century
Rusn 420: Senior Seminar in Russian
4. At least two of the following:
Rusn 351: 19th-Century Russian Literature in English Translation
Rusn 352: 20th-Century Russian Literature in English Translation
Rusn 354: Real Men, Real Women? Gender in 20th-Century Russian Literature and Culture
Rusn 355: Russian and Soviet Film
Rusn 356: Nabokov
Rusn 361: Tolstoy in English Translation
Rusn 362: Dostoevsky in English Translation
Rusn 363: Environmentalism and Ecocide in Russian Literature and Culture
5. A sixth course from either group 3. or group 4.

The requirements for honors in Russian are: 1) a minimum of a B+ average in courses offered for the major, 2) demonstrated excellence on the comprehensive examination, and 3) presentation of an outstanding honors thesis during the senior year.

Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in a semester or summer study abroad program in Russia or Eurasia. Students may consider residing in the Russian House in order to maximize opportunities for conversation with a native speaker of Russian. All students are encouraged to attend co-curricular and extracurricular events such as the weekly Russian Table, Russian tea, Russian film screenings, and other cultural activities.

Minor in Russian: A minor in Russian consists of a minimum of five courses at the 300 or 400 levels, including:
1. one course in Russian Civilization and Culture:
Rusn 309: Russian Culture: Study Abroad
Rusn 310: Russian Civilization
2. At least two of the following:
Rusn 302: Readings in Russian Literature
Rusn 303: Introduction to Russian Verse
Rusn 304: Contemporary Russian in Cultural Context
Rusn 311: Composition and Conversation
Rusn 312: Russian Language through Film
Rusn 401: The 19th Century
Rusn 402: The 20th Century
No comprehensive examination in the minor.