New Slavic Studies major/minor and new intensive Russian course

Dear LAS advisors:
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures would like to bring you up to date on its changed majors and minors. There are new opportunities here for heritage speakers of Polish, Ukrainian, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, and Czech. Double majoring in Slavic is a better idea than ever!
We also wanted to alert you to a new accelerated intensive Russian language course offered this spring, which will give students two semester’s worth in one and catch them up for second-year Russian in the fall. It’s a great way to learn a language—closest thing to immersion available on a campus.
NEW for SPRING 2014!
RUSS 101, Section ACC + RUSS 199, Section ACC
a year’s coursework in one semester!
6 credits
MWF 9:00-9:50 am and TR 9:00-10:20 am
Instructor: Dr. Oleksandra Wallo (
Course combines traditional in-class language instruction with independent student work at the online Language Lab and on Compass2g to help students master the entire first year of Russian in one semester. Students who successfully complete this course may proceed into Second-Year Russian the following term. Course develops all elementary skills−reading, writing, listening−but especially emphasizes speaking.
Be sure to register for both RUSS 101, Section ACC (CRN: 60123) and RUSS 199, Section ACC (CRN: 60124)!
Introducing the New Slavic Studies Major and the Slavic Language, Literature, and Culture Minor
• Old Russian Language and Literature major folded into Slavic Studies major as the Russian, Language, Literature, and Culture concentration, with minor changes
• New concentrations in Polish Studies, Czech Studies, South Slavic Studies, and Ukrainian Studies
• Old Russian minor remains as complement to new Slavic minor (which covers the same languages and cultures as the above concentrations)
• New opportunities for heritage speakers of Polish, Ukrainian, Czech, Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian to major or minor in the study of their heritage language and culture
With the changes, the major’s Russian concentration is now easily completed in 3 years (including the language sequence) and small enough (24-27 hours plus language courses) to combine easily with other majors. The other concentrations work on the same model. The minors can be completed in 2 years (including language sequence) and also combine easily with high-demand majors (12 hours plus language courses).
Common career paths for our graduates:
• Publishing, writing, editing, and media
• Government service, international NGOs
• International or domestic law
• Working with international cultural foundations or organizations
• Teaching, grad school in literature, linguistics, or area studies
• International business
Professor David Cooper, Undergraduate Advisor,
For information about our programs, see: