Jan 21, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II

Russian - BA

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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: General Education - Effective Fall 2019 .

In the case of Russian, the courses that meet CCC are:

Course CUNY Common Core Requirement
RUSS 15600   Individual and Society (I&S H)
RUSS 15700   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
RUSS 15800   Individual and Society (I&S H)
RUSS 25000        Individual and Society (I&S H)
RUSS 25100   Individual and Society (I&S H)
RUSS 25200   Individual and Society (I&S H)
RUSS 25300   Creative Expression (CE)
RUSS 25400   Individual and Society (I&S H)
RUSS 25500       World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
RUSS 26000   Individual and Society (I&S H)
RUSS 27000   Individual and Society (I&S H)
RUSS 29300   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
RUSS 29400   World Culture and Global Issues (WCGI)
RUSS 29500   Creative Expression (CE)
RUSS 29600   Creative Expression (CE)
RUSS 29700   Individual and Society (I&S H)

Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement.

Courses Required for the Major (24 credits)

The Russian major consists of at least 24 credits chosen among courses in the language beyond RUSS 10200  or RUSS 10300 .

Russian Concentrations

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:

              i. anthropology,

              ii. economics,



               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