Russian, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 15

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N825

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Russian program in the Department of Modern Languages, Literature, & Linguistics.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 15 hours of courses acceptable for major credit in Russian, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level. Note that introductory (RUSS 1115 and RUSS 1225) courses are not counted toward this total.

RUSS 2113Intermediate Russian3
RUSS 2223Intermediate Russian (Continued)3
RUSS 3323Advanced Russian Reading and Composition3
RUSS 3423Advanced Russian Reading and Composition (Continued)3
Choose 3 hours from the following:3
Russian Conversation
Topics in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Culture
Topics in 20th and Post-20th Century Russian Literature and Culture
Russian Culture and Civilization
Survey of Russian Literature to 1917 in Translation
Survey of Russian Literature from 1917 in Translation
Total Credit Hours15
  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.