Elena Konstantinovna Murenina, Director, 313 Austin Building
The Russian studies minor is an interdisciplinary program offered through the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences. The minor requires a minimum of 24 s.h. and is designed to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of Russia from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Students pursuing the interdisciplinary Russian studies minor are strongly encouraged to study Russian language, as well as to take advantage of study abroad opportunities.
The interdisciplinary program includes an introductory course and senior level seminar in Russian studies. In addition, the Russian studies program offers lectures and seminars on literature, culture, film, history, political science, and economics. Other appropriate courses in humanities, social science, and fine arts with Russian studies content may be counted towards the minor in consultation with the program director. It is recommended that BA students take Russian language to satisfy their foreign language requirements. No more than 6 s.h. of course work in the student’s major field of study will be accepted for credit toward the minor. The student’s minor program must be approved by the Russian studies minor director.
A concentration in Russian studies is available through the BA/BS in multidisciplinary studies. Interested students should contact the director of Russian studies.