Hunter Core Requirement
Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement [CCCR], 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.
In the case of Russian, the courses that meet CCC are:
Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.
There are four possible concentrations within the Russian Major, the requirements for which are outlined below. Students who demonstrate proficiency in Russian through a placement exam may be exempted from some courses.
1. Russian Language Concentration: 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 Concentration: for students interested 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.
3. Russian and East Central European Studies (RECE) Concentration: For students interested in a variety of disciplines in combination with courses from the Division of Russian and Slavic Studies. Requirements for RECE include
- Russian or Slavic language proficiency or 6 credits in Russian or Slavic language at the 20200 (intermediate) level or above
- 18 credits distributed as follows:
a. Russian or East Central European history (3 cr.);
b. RECE area political science (3 cr.);
c. Russian or East Central European literature, culture or arts (3 cr.);
d. and three additional 200- or 300-level courses chosen from two of the following categories:
v. political science and
vi. 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.
4. Russian Translation Concentration: for students interested in acquiring training in Russian translation in a variety of professional fields. Requirements for the concentration in Russian translation include:
*Students exempt from the Russian language requirement through proficiency testing or by permission of the Division Head are required to take 6 credits at the 300-level of either:
1. Two language courses from the following courses:
2. Two literature courses in Russian
3. One literature courses and one of the above language courses
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