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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Russian - BA


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Foundational Courses


Foundational Courses must be completed before embarking upon the major. Students with appropriate background may be exempted from some or all Foundational Courses. See department for proper placement. Courses leading to (foundational) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here: Hunter Core Requirement 

Major- 24 credits


The Russian major consists of no fewer than 24 credits chosen among courses in the language beyond RUSS 10100  and RUSS 10200 .

  1. Russian language sequence: for students who want to acquire native fluency in spoken and written Russian and a thorough knowledge of Russian literature.
     
  2. Russian language and culture sequence: for students whose interests lie in the arts rather than in language. With the permission of the division head, a limited number of courses in translation may be applied to the major sequence.

   III. Concentration in Russian and East Central European Studies (RECE): This concentration within the Russian program draws on a variety of disciplines in combination with  courses from the Division of Russian and Slavic Studies. Requirements for RECE include

  1.  Russian or Slavic language proficiency or a pre- or corequisite of 6 credits in Russian or Slavic language at the 20200 (intermediate) level or above and
  2. 18 credits distributed as follows:
    1. Russian or East Central European history (3 cr.);
    2. RECE area political science (3 cr.);
    3. Russian or East Central European literature, culture or arts (3 cr.);
    4. and three additional 200- or 300-level courses chosen from two of the following categories:
      1.  anthropology,
      2. economics,
      3. geography,
      4. history,
      5. political science and
      6.  literature, culture or arts.

 Students should select courses in consultation with their RECE adviser. In addition to their 18-to 24-credit concentration, students are strongly urged to choose 12 minor credits from disciplines related to RECE.

   IV. Concentration in Russian translation: for students with interest in acquiring training in Russian translation in a variety of professional fields. Requirements for the  concentration in Russian translation include:

1. 6 credits in Russian language at the intermediate level (RUSS 20100  and RUSS 20200 ) or 6 credits in the intensive  RUSS 20300  for heritage speakers.

2. RUSS 21500 Translating Culture: Introduction to Theory and Practice of Translation  for 3 credits.

3. RUSS 30100 Advanced Russian I  for 3 credits

4. RUSS 30200 Advanced Russian II  for 3 credits

5. RUSS 31700 Practical Aspects of Translation  for 3 credits

6. RUSS 31800 Advanced Translation  for 3 credits

7. RUSS 49800 Internship in Russian and Slavic Studies  for 3 credits
 

Students exempt from the Russian language requirement through proficiency testing or by permission of the Division Head are required to take also either:

1. one 300-level literature course taught in Russian for 3 credits and one of the following 300-level language courses:
       RUSS 31200 
       RUSS 31300  
       RUSS 31400  
       RUSS 31500  or
       RUSS 31900  for 3 credits (6 credits in all) or:

2. two 300-level language courses from the following courses
       RUSS 31200  
       RUSS 31300  
       RUSS 31400  
       RUSS 31500  
       RUSS 31900  for 6 credits

3. or two 300-level literature courses in Russian for 6 credits
 

Electives


All courses offered by the Russian Division are open to qualified students for elective credit.

Preparation for teaching in Grades 7-12


In cooperation with the The School of Education , the program in Russian provides opportunities for students to prepare for a career in teaching Russian in grades 7-12. Students preparing to teach Russian must complete a 33-credit major option for teaching that includes the 24-credit sequence taken by non-teaching majors plus 9 additional credits:

  and 6 additional credits in Russian language and literature at the 300 or 400 level. Students interested in teaching Russian in New York Schools should take the 23-credit pedagogical sequence for grades 7-12 . This sequence may count toward the course requirements for New York State Certification, but will not by itself be sufficient for certification. Students interested in a teaching career should consult with the The School of Education .

Minor in Russian


The minor in Russian consists of no fewer than 12 credits.  Courses taken toward the Russian minor could follow two tracks: the Russian language minor or the Russian literature and culture minor.

 

Track I: Russian Language Minor


Track II: Russian Literature and Culture Minor


Courses in Russian and Slavic Studies


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