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Russian Literature and Culture

Mount Holyoke College

Bachelor On Campus
48 months
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54400 USD/year
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About

The Bachelor in Russian Literature and Culture at Mount Holyoke College requires a minimum of 36 credits at the 200-level and above, including at least 12 credits (3 courses) at the 300-level.  In addition, three courses in Russian language beyond RES-201 are required.  Students are also encouraged to study abroad for at least one semester.

Overview

The diverse peoples and cultures of both Russia and the non-Russian states of the former Soviet Union will all play a determining role in the future economic and political development of both Eurasia and the world at large. For this reason, the Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies offers programs of study that are intended to develop a critical awareness of both Russia and Eurasia and to provide the linguistic and intellectual tools necessary for sustained engagement with this area of the world.

The Bachelor in Russian Literature and Culture at Mount Holyoke College requires a minimum of 36 credits at the 200-level and above, including at least 12 credits (3 courses) at the 300-level.  In addition, three courses in Russian language beyond RES-201 are required.  Students are also encouraged to study abroad for at least one semester.

For this reason, the Department of Russian and Eurasian Studies offers programs of study that are intended to develop:
  • a critical awareness of both Russia and Eurasia
  • to provide the linguistic and intellectual tools necessary for sustained engagement with this area of the world..

The major in Russian literature and culture explores Russia’s rich cultural heritage and its unique contributions to world culture, especially during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Departmental offerings concentrate on Russia’s achievements in culture and literature, but students are encouraged to take elective courses in Russian film, religion, and art at Mount Holyoke and the Five Colleges.

For students who do not choose to major, the experience of recent alumnae has shown that study in the field can be profitably combined with majors in history, economics, international relations, environmental studies, or the natural sciences..

Learning Outcomes

  • Make introductions and get acquainted with others
  • Talk about self, family, friends, university studies, and jobs by providing basic information and description
  • Read simple authentic texts, such as announcements, schedules, greeting cards, phone texts, e-mails, personal letters, and short prose and poetry pieces for basic facts and information
  • Acquire basic linguistic and cultural knowledge to engage in the following activities: shopping, ordering food, buying tickets, giving directions, giving advice, issuing invitations, filling out forms with basic biographical information
  • Describe hobbies, interests, personal preferences, and routine activities in some detail
  • Talk about past personal events and plans for the future
  • Compare, contrast, and express opinions and feelings about things and people
  • Ask and answer questions about familiar topics
  • Write multi-paragraph compositions on familiar topics
  • Acquire basic Russian grammar: nominal, pronominal and adjectival declension system (6 cases); past, present and future tenses; some verbs of motion; some verbal aspectual pairs; impersonal constructions

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Contemporary Russian Politics: From Lenin to Putin 
  • Russia, the West, and the Challenge of Putinism 
  • Great Books: The Literature of Nineteenth-Century Russia 
  • Topics in Twentieth-Century Russian Literature 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Mount Holyoke Writing Supplement (optional)
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms (from core academic courses)
  • Midyear Report (due February 15, as applicable)*
  • Standardized Test Scores (optional)
  • Art Supplement (optional)
  • English Proficiency Requirements for non-native English speakers
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)
  • Interview (optional, but strongly encouraged)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.

Funding

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