Apr 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Russian Studies Minor

Political Science and International Relations  
Advisor: Andrei Korobkov

The Russian Studies minor is designed to increase students’ knowledge and understanding of the politics, histories, geographies, cultures, and languages of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.

The minor consists of 18 semester hours. No course may be counted for both major and minor credit. Students must abide by policies (including prerequisites) and prohibitions established by their departments in their major fields. Students may take no more than 6 hours in a single department (9 in Political Science) unless they surpass the required 18 hours. (Study Abroad programs in Russia, Eurasia, or Eastern Europe or the Special Topics courses dealing with that region will not count toward this limit).

Interdisciplinary Minors

Interdisciplinary minors require the student to complete a minimum of 15 to 21 hours from a list of specific courses. Unless otherwise noted, a student may take no more than 6 hours of courses from a single department until he or she surpasses the required minimum number of hours necessary for completing the minor. Exceptions to this rule may be found within the discussions of several of the minors. In most cases, a student is also limited to just 3 hours of credit toward the minor in the same department or discipline in which he or she is taking a major. Students must fulfill all departmental prerequisites for any course within an interdisciplinary minor. In some cases, advisors may approve course substitutions within these program requirements.

Required Courses (9 hours)

Electives (9 hours)

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


Philosophy and Religious Studies

Political Science and International Relations