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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

109 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2150

The Russian minor offers a solid grounding in both spoken and written Russian and a broad-based understanding of Russian literature and culture. By cultivating linguistic proficiency and cultural literacy, as well as a greater appreciation for the diverse cultures within the Russian-speaking world, this minor prepares students to visit Russia and to interact in informal and professional settings with native speakers.


Attribute Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  RUSS 12201 Elementary Russian I (4)    
  RUSS 12202 Elementary Russian II (4)    
  RUSS 22201 Intermediate Russian I (4)    
  RUSS 22202 Intermediate Russian II (4)    
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  RUSS 32201 Intensive Russian Grammar 3  
  RUSS 32211 Composition and Conversation 3  
 WIC/ELR RUSS 32303 Modern Writers 3  
WIC/ELR RUSS 32421 Russian Civilization 3  
  Russian upper-division literature courses 6  

Note: Prerequisites can be satisfied with demonstrated language proficiency.

Special Department Note: Some courses in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages are offered on a rotating basis. Rotations and course availability may change at any time. Please see the Department's course offering projections and advising information for assistance with course planning. 

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Minimum overall 2.000 GPA.
  2. Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).