Russian Major

For more information about the Russian major, please contact:

Professor Margaret Mills
638 Phillips Hall
(319) 335-2848

Students working toward a BA in Russian must meet the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences general degree requirements and earn at least 31 s.h. in advanced Russian courses. The following courses are required:

ONE of these:

Beginning Composition and Conversation I
Beginning Composition and Conversation II

BOTH of these sequences:

Third-year Russian I and II
Fourth-year Russian I and II

FOUR of these:

Intro to Russian Culture
Russia Today
Russian Literature in Film
Russian Literature in Translation
Russian Literature since 1917
Cult Films
Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
Invitation to Nabokov
Women in Russian Society
Russian Language and Civilization
Topics in Russian Language and Civilization II
Health Care and Health Reforms in Russia
Czech Social and Political History
20th Century Czech Authors
Topics in REEES

or THREE of the above-listed courses and a ONE-YEAR sequence of the following Slavic Languages:

First-year Czech I and II
Second-year Czech I and II

First-year Croatian/Serbian I and II (as funding is available)
Second-year Croatian/Serbian I and II (as funding is available)

First-year Polish I and II (as funding is available)
Second-year Polish I and II (as funding is available)

Teacher Certification

You can earn a Teaching Certificate in Russian through the College of Education while completing your major. For more information, please visit the College of Education's website. Please direct your questions to Professor Michael Everson.