Russian (B.A.)

Effective Date: Fall 2013

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
RUS 001 Elementary Russian I

RUS 001 Elementary Russian I

4
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
First Year Seminar (FYS)

First Year Seminar (FYS)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
RUS 002 Elementary Russian II

RUS 002 Elementary Russian II

4
RUS 100 (GH;IL) Russian Culture and CivilizationNotes for: RUS 100 (GH;IL) Russian Culture and Civilization

RUS 100 (GH;IL) Russian Culture and Civilization

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 100 (GWS) - Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100 (GWS)

CAS 100 (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/generaleducation/knowledge5
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
RUS 003 Intermediate Russian

RUS 003 Intermediate Russian

4
RUS 142Y (IL) Russian Literature in English Translation: 1800-1870Notes for: RUS 142Y (IL) Russian Literature in English Translation: 1870 to Present

RUS 142Y (IL) Russian Literature in English Translation: 1870 to Present

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Elective

Elective

3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)Notes for: Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ) Notes for: Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
RUS 200 (IL) Intermediate Russian IINotes for: RUS 200 (IL) Intermediate Russian II

RUS 200 (IL) Intermediate Russian II

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
RUS 141Y (IL) Russian Literature in English Translation: 1800-1870Notes for: RUS 141Y (IL) Russian Literature in English Translation: 1800-1870

RUS 141Y (IL) Russian Literature in English Translation: 1800-1870

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Elective

Elective

3
Other Cultures Course

Other Cultures Course

3
Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)Notes for: Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)

Natural Sciences with Lab (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
US Cultures (US)

US Cultures (US)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
RUS 401 Advanced Russian ANotes for: RUS 401 Advanced Russian A

RUS 401 Advanced Russian A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or RUS 402 Advanced Russian BNotes for: RUS 402 Advanced Russian B

RUS 402 Advanced Russian B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or RUS 403 Advanced Russian Conversation and CompositionNotes for: RUS 403 Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition

RUS 403 Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B.A. Knowledge Domains

B.A. Knowledge Domains

3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: Natural Science (GN)

Natural Science (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
RUS 400 (IL) Senior Seminar in Russian CultureNotes for: RUS 400 (IL) Senior Seminar in Russian Culture

RUS 400 (IL) Senior Seminar in Russian Culture

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400 Level Russian

400 Level Russian

3
B.A. Knowledge DomainsNotes for: B.A. Knowledge Domains

B.A. Knowledge Domains

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
RUS 405 (IL) Seminar in Russian LiteratureNotes for: RUS 405 (IL) Seminar in Russian Literature

RUS 405 (IL) Seminar in Russian Literature

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400 Level RussianNotes for: 400 Level Russian

400 Level Russian

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the HumanitiesNotes for: ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities

ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 13.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
400 Level RussianNotes for: 400 Level Russian

400 Level Russian

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
B.A. Knowledge Domains

B.A. Knowledge Domains

3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

2
Total credits 12.5

Additional Notes

  • GWS, GQ, GA, GH, GS, GN and GHA are codes used to identify General Education requirements. General education courses are interchangeable; students may choose the general education course(s) they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic goals.
  • All incoming freshmen must take a First-Year Seminar (FYS) during Fall or Spring of their first year.
  • The University requires that students take a United States Cultures (US), an International Cultures (IL) and an Other Cultures (OC) course.  US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements. All students are required to take one IL and one US course before graduation. A course designated as US;IL may be used as a US or an IL, not both.Most upper-level RUS courses fulfill the IL requirement.  RUSBA students can fulfill the US and OC requirement by selecting a US and OC course for one of their General Education classes or as an elective.
  • W/Y suffix signifies the course satisfies the University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • A natural science with lab is required.

Program Notes

  • RUSBA students must complete at least 120 credits to graduate.  If a student begins the RUS sequence at a higher level than RUS 001, the skipped credits will need to be made up through other courses (i.e., additional electives).  RUS 001, 002 and 003 are each worth 4 credits.
  • RUS 141Y or RUS 142Y is required for the RUSBA. They satisfy the University “Writing Across the Curriculum” requirement.  Many upper-level RUS courses fulfill the "International Cultures" requirement.  For these reasons, the requirements are not listed separately.
  • Semester 6 is when most foreign language majors study abroad (although other semester and full academic-year options are possible.)  Consult with a Russian departmental adviser about study abroad no later than the beginning of Semester 3. 
  • Scheduling patterns vary for courses according to the semester they are taught.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
http://bulletins.psu.edu/undergrad/generaleducation/knowledge5