Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)8 Semester Plan
120 Credit Hours
CIP Code: 16.0402
College of Arts & Sciences
This degree seeks to prepare its students to understand the language, literature, and culture of Russia. One of the program's primary goals is to prepare students to be able to interact productively with Russian speakers. The program seeks to develop the highest possible level of proficiency in the Russian language in each of its students as a foundation for both academic understanding and everyday communication. In order to achieve this goal, the Russian Program treats language and culture as an inextricably bound up nexus that has to be inculcated at every step of the learning process.
College Level Requirements
State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer without an A.A. degree and have fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
To complete a major in Russian, students should demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level within the target language. This may be accomplished by completing 6-12 hours within the language or by demonstrated competency at the intermediate level. If this coursework (or associated competency) is not completed at a Florida College System institution, it must be completed before the degree is granted. A grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade.
Total Major Hours: 32 Hours
Major Core Courses - 14 Hours
- RUS 3240 Conversation I
- RUS 4241 Conversation II
- RUT 3110 Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in English
- RUT 3111 Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in English
Major Elective Courses - 18 Hours
Select 18 hours in 3000- or 4000-level courses planned with an advisor.
All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 or IDS 4914 courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office for Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.
Additional Major Information
Chairperson: S.K. Schindler; Professors: G.A. Brulotte, M. Camara, V.E. Peppard, C.M. Probes; Associate Professors: P. Brescia, C.J. Cano, M. Grieb, I. Kantzios, P. La Trecchia, K. Simeon-Jones, C. Vasquez, W. Zhu; Assistant Professors: D. Arbesu, M.H. Chiang, A. Huensch, A. Latowsky, E. Manolaraki, C. Polt, X. Qin, H. Scharm, E. Shepherd, A. Thompson, N. Tracy-Ventura; Instructors: S. Amer, M. Chinea-Thornberry, C. Davies, A. De La