B.A. in Languages and Cultures - Russian Concentration

College of Arts and Humanities
General Education Requirements 1
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Language Courses 2
Tier 1: Language Skills
RUS 101Elementary Russian I 33
RUS 102Elementary Russian II 33
RUS 201Intermediate Russian I 43
RUS 202Intermediate Russian II 43
Tier 2: Proficiency
Select one of the following options:6
Option 1
Advanced Grammar and Composition I
Advanced Oral Russian I
Option 2
Advanced Grammar and Composition II
Advanced Oral Russian II
Tier 3: Competency Content 5
Select one course from each of the following groups:9
Literary Analysis
Advanced Readings in Russian Literature
Cultural Analysis
Russian Civilization I
Language and Linguistics
Seminar in Russian
Tier 4
Select one course in cultural, film, or literary studies:3
The Russian Novel
The Russian Drama
Russian Poetry of the 20th Century
Independent Studies in Russian Language
Seminar in Russian
Second Language Requirement
Demonstration of proficiency in a second language through the Intermediate II level, by placement testing or course work through 202 (credit by examination and/or CLEP permitted).3-12
Connections: common to all languages
LAN 327Introduction to Linguistics for Language 63
LNC 368Comparative Cultural Studies3
Immersion Experience 73-12
Immersion study and /or internship work experience is an essential component of the B.A.L.C. curriculum. Languages and cultures are inextricably entwined. The goal of the immersion experience, which is a requirement for graduation, is to enable students to apply linguistic and cultural knowledge in an authentic social context, and for them to experience the challenges and the gratification of living in another culture.
Electives
The number of hours available depends on the student’s level of second language proficiency. The student may choose to apply some of these to additional advanced courses in the major area or to continue second or third language study.
Total Minimum Credits Required120
1

For French, German, and Spanish majors; FRE 101, GER 101, and SPA 101-SPA 201 may only fulfill general education student elective requirements, and/or overall graduation credits.  These courses will not fulfill their respective major requirements.

2

 Minimum grade of C required in all courses.

3

 RUS 103 may be taken in place of RUS 101 and RUS 102.

4

 RUS 203 may be taken in place of RUS 201 and RUS 202.

5

 Students may substitute 400-level courses in Tier 3.

6

LIN 230/ENG 230 may substitute.

7

See the department chairperson and student handbook for option

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
Ged Ed Distributive 3
Ged Ed Distributive 3
RUS 101 Elementary Russian I 3
MAT ____ 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
WRT 2___ 3
Ged Ed Distributive 3
SPK ___ 3
Diversity 3
RUS 102 Elementary Russian II 3
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
Ged Ed Distributive 3
Ged Ed Distributive 3
Interdisciplinary 3
RUS 201 Intermediate Russian I 3
Second Language 101 3
 Credits15
Semester Four
Ged Ed Distributive 3
RUS 202 Intermediate Russian II 3
Second Language 102 3
Writing Emphasis 3
 Credits12
Year Three
Semester Five
Ged Ed Distributive 3
LNC 368 Comparative Cultural Studies 3
RUS 301
Advanced Grammar and Composition I
or Advanced Oral Russian I
3
Second Language 201 3
Writing Emphasis 3
 Credits15
Semester Six
RUS 302
Advanced Grammar and Composition II
or Advanced Oral Russian II
3
Second Language 202 3
Writing Emphasis 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
RUS 303 Advanced Readings in Russian Literature 3
RUS 305 Russian Civilization I 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
RUS 412 Seminar in Russian 3
RUS 4___ 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits117