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Certificate in Russian Studies 

This certificate is designed for majors in any field who wish to enhance their understanding of the peoples and cultures of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. The College of Arts and Sciences offers this certificate through the collaboration of the Department of World Languages, the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, and History. Courses from other departments may count if their subject matter has significant Russian or Eurasian content.

For the Certificate in Russian Studies, students must complete 14 semester hours in related coursework and maintain a GPA of 3.0. (These new requirements are currently under review. Formal approval is expected soon).

Students must declare their intention to be awarded the certificate by notifying the coordinator at least one full semester prior to graduation. Please contact Dr. Golfo Alexopoulos in the Department of History by e-mail:

Requirements:   14 credit hours and a 3.0 GPA in certificate coursework 
I.          Language, Linguistics and Literature (8 hours)
All students are encouraged to develop their language skills to the highest possible level.

RUS 1120       Beginning Russian I                                                               
RUS 1121       Beginning Russian II                                                             
RUS 2220       Intermediate Russian I                                               
RUS 2221       Intermediate Russian II                                             
RUS 4905       Directed Study                                                          
RUS 4900       Russian Analytical Reading                                       
RUS 3240       Russian Language and Culture through Film I          
RUS 4241       Russian Language and Culture through Film II        
RUS 2270       Overseas Study                                                          
RUS 3470       Overseas Study                                                          

II.        History, Politics and Culture (6 hours)
EUH 3575       History of Imperial Russia, 1689-1917                      
EUH 3576       History of Soviet Union, 1917-1991                         
EUH 3676       History of Orthodox Religion                                                           
EUS 3022       Russia                                                                         
HIS 4936        Global History of Communism                                  
HIS 4936        The Soviet Union in WWII                                       
HUM 2593      Public Health and Medicine in Russia                       
RUT 3110       19th Century Russian Literature in English                
RUT 3111       20th Century Russian Literature in English                
RUS 3500       Russian Civilization                                                   
RUS 4900/INT 4931  Russia Through Film                                      

** Other courses may be substituted for those listed above upon approval of the Russian Studies Coordinator