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Office of the University Registrar

2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


College: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Hours for the Degree: 120
Minor: Yes
Combined-Degree Program: Yes

This major prepares students for a variety of careers, including international law, business, advertising and finance, foreign service, tourism, teaching and educational exchange, and advanced degree work in the humanities or social sciences. Completed alone or in combination with a second major, the concentration in Russian provides students with interpretive and analytical skills essential for performing effectively in today's global environment.

Successful completion of the program includes a range of courses in Russian language, literature and culture. All majors are strongly encouraged to participate in the UF-Moscow Study Abroad Program.

Requirements for the Major
  • A student majoring in Russian needs a minimum of 30 credit hours (10 courses) of Russian beyond the 1000 level with grades of C or better.
  • Up to 15 3000/4000-level credits can be transferred from another institution.
  • Nine credits can be earned in RUS 2200 and any combination of two RUT courses (with the exception of RUT 2100).
  • The remaining credits should be from 3000/4000-level RUS/RUW courses.
  • Students who, upon entering the program, place out of RUS 2200 and 3240 (without transfer credits) will be permitted to take up to 12 credits of RUT courses toward the major.
  • No more than three credits can be earned in independent study (RUW 4905).
  • Students who intend to major or minor in Russian must apply in writing to the CLAS advising office and should consult as soon as possible the undergraduate coordinator for Russian studies.
  • Required foundation courses for the major and the minor include completion of the beginning Russian language (RUS 1130, 1131). Consult the undergraduate coordinator each semester.

To remain on track, students must meet the following critical-tracking criteria.

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5

Semester 2:

  • Maintain 2.0 UF GPA

Semester 3:

  • Complete RUS 1130 or higher-level Russian course work

Semester 4:

  • Complete RUS 1131 or maintain higher-level Russian course work with 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking course work

Semester 5:

  • Complete either RUS 2200 or any 2000-level Russian course with 2.5 GPA on all critical-tracking course work

Note: New students with prior study in Russian should consult the undergraduate coordinator before start of the semester.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
Composition (GE)3
Humanities (GE)3
Physical Science (GE)3
RUS 1130 Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 15
Science laboratory (GE–P or B)1
Total 15
Semester 2Credits
Mathematics (GE)3
Humanities (GE)3
Biological Sciences (GE)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)3
RUS 1131 Introduction to Russian Language and Culture 25
Total 17
Semester 3 Credits
RUT, 2000 level or above 3
RUS 2200 Intermediate Russian 14
Mathematics (GE)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)3
Total 15
Semester 4Credits
RUS 3400 Intermediate Russian 24
RUT, 2000 level or above3
Humanities (GE)3
Physical Sciences (GE)3
Total 13
Semester 5 Credits
Two RUW or RUS, 3000 level or above6
Biological Sciences (GE)3
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major)6
Total 15
Semester 6Credits
Two RUW or RUS, 3000 level or above6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE)3
Elective (3000 level or above, not in major)3
Total 15
Semester 7Credits
Two RUW or RUS, 3000 level or above6
Electives (3000 level or above, not in major)9
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
RUW or RUS, 3000 level or above3
RUS 4905 Individual Work in Russian: Honors Thesis
(optional, in place of elective)
Total 15