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Concentration changes effective Winter 2013

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

The Russian concentration aims to combine, in the best traditions of a liberal arts degree, practical language learning with the study of culture broadly understood. It provides extensive language training and demanding courses in literary history and analysis. Moreover, the Department firmly believes that serious language study offers broad intellectual benefits in and of itself. In the upper-level Russian language courses, it aims to develop linguistic self-consciousness and a basis for the study of linguistics proper. In literary studies many undergraduates take not only the required courses (both in translation and in Russian), but also elect more specialized courses such as "monograph" studies of Pushkin (RUSSIAN 461), Dostoevsky (RUSSIAN 462), Chekhov (RUSSIAN 463), and Tolstoy (RUSSIAN 464).

Russian is also an especially rewarding second concentration when combined with political science, history or another social-science discipline. Students who complete the intensive year-long language program in their first year are particularly well equipped to follow the dual-concentration path.

Students have three possible ways to complete the Russian concentration program: the standard concentration option, based on the study of Russian literature and language; a Culture track and a Heritage Speakers track.

Concentration Program

A. Russian Language and Literature [effective Fall 2011] 

  1. Prerequisites to Concentration. RUSSIAN 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or RUSSIAN 103 and 203, or RUSSIAN 123 and 223) or the equivalent. Interested students are advised to begin Russian during their first year.
  2. Core Courses:
    • RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323) and 302; or RUSSIAN 303
    • RUSSIAN 451 or 499;
    • RUSSIAN 347 and 348; and
    • at least one course in Russian literature after 1900 (e.g., RUSSIAN 361, 450, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 475).
  3. Upper-level Russian language and literature electives: at least two courses (in addition to those listed above) from RUSSIAN 401*, 402*, 410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 453, 454, 455, 456, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 476, and 485.
    Advising Recommendation: For most students RUSSIAN 401/402 will be the preferred choice. Students who do not take the RUSSIAN 401/402 sequence will find RUSSIAN 451 or 499 much more difficult.
  4. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.*

B. Culture track (subplan) [effective Winter 2010] 

  1. Prerequisites to Concentration. RUSSIAN 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or RUSSIAN 103 and 203, or RUSSIAN 123 and 223) or the equivalent. Interested students are advised to begin Russian during their first year.
  2. Core Courses:
    • RUSSIAN 231 or SLAVIC 270 or SLAVIC 240 or SLAVIC 281;
    • RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323), and 302; or RUSSIAN 303
    • RUSSIAN 401 and 402;
    • RUSSIAN 451 or RUSSIAN 499.
  3. Upper-Level Electives for Culture Subplan: At least two of RUSSIAN 322, RUSSIAN 477, SLAVIC 313, RUSSIAN 358, SLAVIC 481, RUSSIAN 347 or 348.
  4. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.*

C. Heritage Speakers track (subplan) [effective Fall 2011] 

  1. Prerequisites for Heritage Speakers Subplan: RUSSIAN 225 or 202, or equivalent, or placement in an upper-level course; and RUSSIAN 231.
  2. Core Courses for Heritage Speakers Subplan:
    • RUSSIAN 325 or 302, or equivalent;
    • RUSSIAN 401, 402, 501, and 502;
    • two of RUSSIAN 451, RUSSIAN 499, RCLANG 323.
  3. Upper-Level Electives for Heritage Speakers Subplan: At least two of RUSSIAN 347, 348, 361, 450, or other literature or culture courses with permission of advisor.
  4. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.*

*Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature

Three or more credits in advanced courses (300-level or above) in:

  • a cognate course studying some other aspect of Russia. (Special attention is called to courses listed under Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.) OR
  • another Slavic language (Czech; Bosnian, Croatian, & Serbian; Ukrainian; and Polish) OR
  • another foreign language

 

Honors Concentration

Undergraduate concentrators who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in Russian courses and 3.4 overall GPA may apply for admission to the Honors concentration. In addition to regular concentration requirements, qualified Honors concentrators work on a major project during the senior year, and complete an Honors thesis based on their research.

Advising

Professor Michael Makin, the undergraduate concentration advisor; should be consulted by prospective concentrators before the end of the sophomore year. Appointments are scheduled online at www.lsa.umich.edu/slavic/undergraduate/advising

Teaching Certificate

Candidates for a teaching certificate with a teaching minor in Russian should consult Professor Makin and the School of Education Office of Academic Services. Information about general requirements for a teaching certificate appears elsewhere in this Bulletin.

Russian Concentration (Fall 2011-Fall 2012) +

Concentration changes effective Fall 2011 - Fall 2012

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

The Russian concentration aims to combine, in the best traditions of a liberal arts degree, practical language learning with the study of culture broadly understood. It provides extensive language training and demanding courses in literary history and analysis. Moreover, the Department firmly believes that serious language study offers broad intellectual benefits in and of itself. In the upper-level Russian language courses, it aims to develop linguistic self-consciousness and a basis for the study of linguistics proper. In literary studies many undergraduates take not only the required courses (both in translation and in Russian), but also elect more specialized courses such as "monograph" studies of Pushkin (RUSSIAN 461), Dostoevsky (RUSSIAN 462), Chekhov (RUSSIAN 463), and Tolstoy (RUSSIAN 464).

Russian is also an especially rewarding second concentration when combined with political science, history or another social-science discipline. Students who complete the intensive year-long language program in their first year are particularly well equipped to follow the dual-concentration path.

Students have three possible ways to complete the Russian concentration program: the standard concentration option, based on the study of Russian literature and language; a Culture track and a Heritage Speakers track.

Concentration Program

A. Russian Language and Literature [effective Fall 2011] 

  1. Prerequisites to Concentration. RUSSIAN 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or RUSSIAN 103 and 203, or RUSSIAN 123 and 223) or the equivalent. Interested students are advised to begin Russian during their first year.
  2. Core Courses:
    • RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323) and 302;
    • RUSSIAN 451 or 499;
    • RUSSIAN 347 and 348; and
    • at least one course in Russian literature after 1900 (e.g., RUSSIAN 361, 450, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 475).
  3. Upper-level Russian language and literature electives: at least two courses (in addition to those listed above) from RUSSIAN 401*, 402*, 410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 453, 454, 455, 456, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 476, and 485.
    Advising Recommendation: For most students RUSSIAN 401/402 will be the preferred choice. Students who do not take the RUSSIAN 401/402 sequence will find RUSSIAN 451 or 499 much more difficult.
  4. three or more credits in advanced courses (300-level or above) in another Slavic language (Czech; Bosnian, Croatian, & Serbian; Ukrainian; and Polish) or another foreign language, or cognate courses studying some other aspect of Russia. Special attention is called to courses listed under Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

B. Culture track (subplan) [effective Winter 2010] 

  1. Prerequisites to Concentration. RUSSIAN 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or RUSSIAN 103 and 203, or RUSSIAN 123 and 223) or the equivalent. Interested students are advised to begin Russian during their first year.
  2. Core Courses:
    • RUSSIAN 231 or SLAVIC 270 or SLAVIC 240 or SLAVIC 281;
    • RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323), and 302;
    • RUSSIAN 401 and 402;
    • RUSSIAN 451 or RUSSIAN 499.
  3. Upper-Level Electives for Culture Subplan: At least two of RUSSIAN 322, RUSSIAN 477, SLAVIC 313, RUSSIAN 358, SLAVIC 481, RUSSIAN 347 or 348.
  4. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.

C. Heritage Speakers track (subplan) [effective Fall 2011] 

  1. Prerequisites for Heritage Speakers Subplan: RUSSIAN 225 or 202, or equivalent, or placement in an upper-level course; and RUSSIAN 231.
  2. Core Courses for Heritage Speakers Subplan:
    • RUSSIAN 325 or 302, or equivalent;
    • RUSSIAN 401, 402, 501, and 502;
    • two of RUSSIAN 451, RUSSIAN 499, RCLANG 323.
  3. Upper-Level Electives for Heritage Speakers Subplan: At least two of RUSSIAN 347, 348, 361, 450, or other literature or culture courses with permission of advisor.
  4. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.

Honors Concentration

Undergraduate concentrators who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in Russian courses and 3.4 overall GPA may apply for admission to the Honors concentration. In addition to regular concentration requirements, qualified Honors concentrators work on a major project during the senior year, and complete an Honors thesis based on their research.

Advising

Professor Michael Makin, the undergraduate concentration advisor; should be consulted by prospective concentrators before the end of the sophomore year. Appointments are scheduled online at www.lsa.umich.edu/slavic/undergraduate/advising

Teaching Certificate

Candidates for a teaching certificate with a teaching minor in Russian should consult Professor Makin and the School of Education Office of Academic Services. Information about general requirements for a teaching certificate appears elsewhere in this Bulletin.

Russian concentration (Fall 2010-Summer 2011) +

concentration changes effective Fall 2010-Summer 2011

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

 

The Russian concentration aims to combine, in the best traditions of a liberal arts degree, practical language learning with the study of culture through literature and culture. It provides extensive language training and demanding courses in literary history and analysis. Moreover, the Department firmly believes that serious language study offers broad intellectual benefits in and of itself. In the upper-level Russian language courses, it aims to develop linguistic self-consciousness and a basis for the study of linguistics proper. In literary studies many undergraduates take not only the required courses (both in translation and in Russian), but also elect more specialized courses such as "monograph" studies of Pushkin (RUSSIAN 461), Dostoevsky (RUSSIAN 462), Chekhov (RUSSIAN 463), and Tolstoy (RUSSIAN 464).

Russian is also an especially rewarding second concentration when combined with political science, history or another social-science discipline. Students who complete the intensive year-long program in their first year are particularly well equipped to follow the dual-concentration path.

Student have three possible ways to complete the Russian concentration program: the standard concentration option, based on the study of Russian literature and language; a Culture track and a Heritage Speakers track.

 

Concentration Program

 A. Russian Language and Literature  [effective Fall 2004]
  1. Prerequisites to Concentration. RUSSIAN 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or RUSSIAN 103 and 203, or RUSSIAN 123 and 223) or the equivalent. Interested students are advised to begin Russian during their first year.

  2. Core Courses:
    • RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323) and 302;
    • RUSSIAN 451 or 499;
    • RUSSIAN 347 and 348; and
    • at least one course in Russian literature after 1900 (e.g., RUSSIAN 449, 450, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 475).

  3. Upper-level Russian language and literature electives:

    at least two courses (in addition to those listed above) from RUSSIAN 401*, 402*, 410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 453, 454, 455, 456, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 476, and 485.

    *Advising Recommendation: For most students RUSSIAN 401/402 will be the preferred choice. Students who do not take the RUSSIAN 401/402 sequence will find RUSSIAN 451 or 499 much more difficult.

  4. Cognates: three or more credits in advanced courses (300-level or above) in another Slavic language (Czech; Bosnian, Croatian, & Serbian; Ukrainian; and Polish) or another foreign language, or cognate courses studying some other aspect of Russia. Special attention is called to courses listed under Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

 B. Culture track (subplan)   

effective Winter 2010  

  1. Prerequisites to Concentration. RUSSIAN 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or RUSSIAN 103 and 203, or RUSSIAN 123 and 223) or the equivalent. Interested students are advised to begin Russian during their first year.
  2. Core Courses:
    • RUSSIAN 231 or SLAVIC 270 or SLAVIC 240 or SLAVIC 281;
    • RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323), and 302;
    • RUSSIAN 401 and 402;
    • RUSSIAN 451 or RUSSIAN 499.
  3. Upper-Level Electives for Culture Subplan: At least two of RUSSIAN 322, RUSSIAN 477, SLAVIC 313, RUSSIAN 358, SLAVIC 481, RUSSIAN 347 or 348.
  4. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.
 C. Heritage Speakers track (subplan)   [effective Fall 2008]
  1. Prerequisites for Heritage Speakers Subplan: RUSSIAN 225 or 202, or equivalent, or placement in an upper-level course; and RUSSIAN 231.
  2. Core Courses for Heritage Speakers Subplan:
    • RUSSIAN 325 or 302, or equivalent;
    • RUSSIAN 401, 402, 501, and 502;
    • two of RUSSIAN 451, RUSSIAN 499, RCLANG 323.
  3. Upper-Level Electives for Heritage Speakers Subplan: At least two of RUSSIAN 347, 348, 449, 450, or other literature courses with permission of advisor.
  4. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.
Honors Concentration.

Undergraduate concentrators who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in Russian courses and 3.4 overall GPA may apply for admission to the Honors concentration. In addition to regular concentration requirements, qualified Honors concentrators work on a major project during the senior year, and complete an Honors thesis based on their research.

 

Teaching Certificate.

Candidates for a teaching certificate with a teaching minor in Russian should consult Professor Makin and the School of Education Office of Academic Services. Information about general requirements for a teaching certificate appears elsewhere on this website

Russian concentration (Winter 2010 through Summer 2010) +

concentration changes effective Winter 2010 through Summer 2010

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

The Russian concentration aims to combine, in the best traditions of a liberal arts degree, practical language learning with the study of culture through literature and culture. It provides extensive language training and demanding courses in literary history and analysis. Moreover, the Department firmly believes that serious language study offers broad intellectual benefits in and of itself. In the upper-level Russian language courses, it aims to develop linguistic self-consciousness and a basis for the study of linguistics proper. In literary studies many undergraduates take not only the required courses (both in translation and in Russian), but also elect more specialized courses such as "monograph" studies of Pushkin (RUSSIAN 461), Dostoevsky (RUSSIAN 462), Chekhov (RUSSIAN 463), and Tolstoy (RUSSIAN 464).

Russian is also an especially rewarding second concentration when combined with political science, history or another social-science discipline. Students who complete the intensive year-long program in their first year are particularly well equipped to follow the dual-concentration path.

Student have three possible ways to complete the Russian concentration program: the standard concentration option, based on the study of Russian literature and language; a Culture track and a Heritage Speakers track.

 

Concentration Program

 A. Russian Language and Literature  [effective Fall 2004]
  1. Prerequisites to Concentration. RUSSIAN 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or RUSSIAN 103 and 203, or RUSSIAN 123 and 223) or the equivalent. Interested students are advised to begin Russian during their first year.

  2. Core Courses: RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323) and 302; RUSSIAN 451 or 499; RUSSIAN 347 and 348; and at least one course in Russian literature after 1900 (e.g., RUSSIAN 449, 450, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 475).

  3. Upper-level Russian language and literature electives:

    at least two courses (in addition to those listed above) from RUSSIAN 401*, 402*, 410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 453, 454, 455, 456, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 476, and 485.

    *Advising Recommendation: For most students RUSSIAN 401/402 will be the preferred choice. Students who do not take the RUSSIAN 401/402 sequence will find RUSSIAN 451 or 499 much more difficult.

  4. Cognates: three or more credits in advanced courses (300-level or above) in another Slavic language (Czech; Bosnian, Croatian, & Serbian; Ukrainian; and Polish) or another foreign language, or cognate courses studying some other aspect of Russia. Special attention is called to courses listed under Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

 B. Culture track (subplan)   

effective Winter 2010 

  1. Prerequisites to Concentration. RUSSIAN 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or RUSSIAN 103 and 203, or RUSSIAN 123 and 223) or the equivalent. Interested students are advised to begin Russian during their first year.
  2. Core Courses: RUSSIAN 231 or SLAVIC 270; RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323), and 302; RUSSIAN 401 and 402; RUSSIAN 451; RUSSIAN 499.
  3. Upper-Level Electives for Culture Subplan: At least two of RUSSIAN 322, RUSSIAN 477, SLAVIC 313, RUSSIAN 358, SLAVIC 481, RUSSIAN 347 or 348.
  4. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.
 C. Heritage Speakers track (subplan)   [effective Fall 2008]
  1. Prerequisites for Heritage Speakers Subplan: RUSSIAN 225 or 202, or equivalent, or placement in an upper-level course; and RUSSIAN 231.
  2. Core Courses for Heritage Speakers Subplan : RUSSIAN 325 or 302, or equivalent; RUSSIAN 401, 402, 501, and 502; two of RUSSIAN 451, RUSSIAN 499, RCLANG 323.
  3. Upper-Level Electives for Heritage Speakers Subplan: At least two of RUSSIAN 347, 348, 449, 450, or other literature courses with permission of advisor.
  4. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.

Honors Concentration.

Undergraduate concentrators who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in Russian courses and 3.4 overall GPA may apply for admission to the Honors concentration. In addition to regular concentration requirements, qualified Honors concentrators work on a major project during the senior year, and complete an Honors thesis based on their research.

 

Russian concentration (Fall 2004 to Fall 2009) +

concentration changes effective Fall 2004 | 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

 

The Russian concentration aims to combine, in the best traditions of a liberal arts degree, practical language learning with the study of culture through literature and culture. It provides extensive language training and demanding courses in literary history and analysis. Moreover, the Department firmly believes that serious language study offers broad intellectual benefits in and of itself. In the upper-level Russian language courses, it aims to develop linguistic self-consciousness and a basis for the study of linguistics proper. In literary studies many undergraduates take not only the required courses (both in translation and in Russian), but also elect more specialized courses such as "monograph" studies of Dostoevsky (Russian 462), Chekhov (Russian 463), and Tolstoy (Russian 464).

Russian is also an especially rewarding second concentration when combined with political science, history or another social-science discipline. Students who complete the intensive year-long program in their first year are particularly well equipped to follow the dual-concentration path.

Student have three possible ways to complete the Russian concentration program: the standard concentration option, based on the study of Russian literature and language; a Culture track and a Heritage Speakers track.

Prerequisites to Concentration.

RUSSIAN 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or RUSSIAN 103 and 203, or RUSSIAN 123 and 223) or the equivalent. Interested students should begin Russian during their first year.

Concentration Program

 A. Russian Language and Literature
  1. Core Courses: RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323) and 302; RUSSIAN 451 or 499; RUSSIAN 347 and 348; and at least one course in Russian literature after 1900 (e.g., RUSSIAN 449, 450, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 475).

  2. Upper-level Russian language and literature electives:

    at least two courses (in addition to those listed above) from RUSSIAN 401*, 402*, 410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 453, 454, 455, 456, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 476, and 485.

    *Advising Recommendation: For most students RUSSIAN 401/402 will be the preferred choice. Students who do not take the RUSSIAN 401/402 sequence will find RUSSIAN 451 or 499 much more difficult.

  3. Cognates: three or more credits in advanced courses (300-level or above) in another Slavic language (Czech; Bosnian, Croatian, & Serbian; Ukrainian; and Polish) or another foreign language, or cognate courses studying some other aspect of Russia. Special attention is called to courses listed under Russian and East European Studies.

 B. Culture track (subplan)   

effective Fall 2008 until Fall 2009  

  1. Core Courses: RUSSIAN 231 or SLAVIC 270; RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323), and 302; RUSSIAN 401 and 402; RUSSIAN 449 or 451.
  2. Upper-Level Electives for Culture Subplan: At least two of RUSSIAN 322, RUSSIAN 477, SLAVIC 313 ,RUSSIAN 358, SLAVIC 481, RUSSIAN 347 or 348.
  3. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.
 C. Heritage Speakers track (subplan)

effective Fall 2008

  1. Prerequisites for Heritage Speakers Subplan: RUSSIAN 225 or 202, or equivalent, or placement in an upper-level course; and RUSSIAN 231.
  2. Core Courses for Heritage Speakers Subplan : RUSSIAN 325 or 302, or equivalent; RUSSIAN 401, 402, 501, and 502; two of RUSSIAN 451, RUSSIAN 499, RCLANG 323.
  3. Upper-Level Electives for Heritage Speakers Subplan: At least two of RUSSIAN 347, 348, 449, 450, or other literature courses with permission of advisor.
  4. Cognate requirement for Russian Language and Literature.
Honors Concentration.

Undergraduate concentrators who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in Russian courses and 3.4 overall GPA may apply for admission to the Honors concentration. In addition to regular concentration requirements, qualified Honors concentrators work on a major project during the senior year, and complete an Honors thesis based on their research.

 

Russian concentration (November 16, 2000 until end of Summer 2004) +

concentration changes effective November 16, 2000 until end of Summer 2004 

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Prerequisites to Concentration. RUSSIAN 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or 103 and 203) or the equivalent. Interested students should begin Russian during their first year.

Concentration Program

  1. Core Courses: RUSSIAN 301 (or RCLANG 323, for RC students only) and RUSSIAN 302; 351 and 499; 347 and 348; and at least one survey course in Russian literature after 1900 (e.g., RUSSIAN 449, 450, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 475).

  2. Upper-level Russian language and literature electives: at least two courses (in addition to those listed above) from RUSSIAN 401, 402, 410, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 453, 454, 455, 456, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 476, and 485.

  3. Cognates: three or more credits in advanced courses (300-level or above) in another Slavic language (Czech; Bosnian, Croatian, & Serbian; Ukrainian; and Polish) or another foreign language, or cognate courses studying some other aspect of Russia. Special attention is called to courses listed under Russian and East European Studies.

Honors Concentration. Undergraduate concentrators who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in Russian courses and 3.4 overall GPA may apply for admission to the Honors concentration. In addition to regular concentration requirements, qualified Honors concentrators work on a major project during the senior year, and complete an Honors thesis based on their research.

 

Russian concentration (prior to Nov. 16, 2000) +

 

Russian

May be elected as a departmental concentration program

Prerequisites to Concentration. Russian 101, 102, 201, and 202, (or 103 and 203) or the equivalent.

Concentration Program. Interested students should begin Russian during their first year. Required are: (1) Russian 301, 302, 351, 352, 449 or 450, 451, and 452; (2) at least two courses chosen in consultation with and approved by the concentration advisor, from among Russian 401, 402, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 422, 454, 455, 456, 457, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 471, and 472; and (3) six or more credits in advanced courses in another foreign language or in social science courses which focus on Russia. Special attention is called to the courses listed under Russian and East European Studies.

Honors Concentration. Undergraduate concentrators who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in Russian courses and 3.2 overall GPA may apply for admission to the Honors concentration. In addition to regular concentration requirements, qualified Honors concentrators work on a major project during the senior year, and complete an Honors thesis based on their research.

 


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