Russian Studies Across-the-Curriculum aims to facilitate the study of Russia in a variety of meaningful contexts and to motivate and reward students to use a multi-disciplinary approach in every class and prepare for the cross-cultural, multilingual, and inter-disciplinary demands and opportunities of a global society.
|Russian Minor Requirements||Mentorship Expectations|
|Guidelines for Inclusion of Courses Across-the-Curriculum||Contact|
Russian Minor Requirements
- Minor Requirements 18 credits
- Russian language 6 credits
- Capstone (Integrative) Project 3 credits
- Electives 9 credits
- Minimum grade to be counted towards the minor is “C”.
Note: For students who study abroad in Russia, the requirements will be re-assessed based on the study abroad package.
Advisement and Minor Contract
Students will sign a standard minor contract (see Appendix A). Drafting and managing this contract will require regular interaction with an advisor. The student and advisor will outline a broad learning agenda for individual student. The broad categories would include:
a) an understanding of how this program will fit within the student’s overall goals and intellectual curiosities;
b) goals for professional skill development;
c) a tentative plan (to evolve as the student executes the minor contract) for an integrative (capstone/comprehensive) project.
Students will be required to conduct original research or a field experience (internships/study abroad/etc.).
Students will be required to fulfill capstone (comprehensive) course project as a culmination of the Minor.
Guidelines for Inclusion of Courses Across-the-Curriculum
Across-the-Curriculum classes are classes that do not explicitly focus on Russia. All records will be maintained by the Russian Studies co-directors, and the students will include this work in their portfolio.
1) A minimum of 33% of the grade will be devoted to study of Russia.
2) An explicit understanding by the professor that Russian Studies students will focus at least 33% of the grade on Russian learning (in the context of the specific class).
3) A contract for the student (see Appendix B) outlining the objectives for learning Russia in the context of the class syllabus.
Dr. Omar Nagi
Associate Professor of Sociology
Russian Studies Co-Director
Founders Hall, Room 215