The BA in Russian program from Rutgers University grounds the study of literature in specific historical, social, and cultural contexts. It includes the study of Russian film and elements of literary and cultural theory.
The major also fosters a broad interdisciplinary perspective by encouraging students to take relevant courses in such fields as history, philosophy, political science, art history, and music.
Students are expected to achieve a degree of fluency in Russian that will enable them to enter into dialogue with Russia—past and present—as readers and writers, and as speakers of a language native to over 170 million people. Coursework includes materials in the original ranging from literary classics to current journalism and other mass media. We recommend that students participate in the Rutgers summer program in St. Petersburg, Russia, to accelerate their fluency in the language
Program Learning Goals
Majors in Russian language and literature will have a solid foundation in the Russian language and a broad introduction to Russian culture, particularly literary culture, during the Imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods. Majors will demonstrate a grasp of critical practices, including close readings, and an ability to analyze Russian literature within specific historical, social, and cultural contexts. Students will be able to critically examine how Russian literature constructs a model of reality and a particular set of values.
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- Second Year Russian
- Second Year Russian for Russian Speakers
- Introduction to 19th Century Russian Literature
- Introduction to 20th Century Russian Literature
- Russia: Between Empire and Nation
- War and Peace
- Special Topics in Russian & East European Studies
- Love and Death in the Russian Short Story
- 48 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Online Application for Undergraduate Admission
- Nonrefundable $70 application fee, payable online by credit card
- Final official high school transcript showing all courses with final grades in grades 9-12:Transcripts must show a date of graduation; or
- GED or equivalency diploma holders must submit test results or equivalent as well as transcripts from any high school attended
- College transcripts if you took any college courses at a two- or four-year college
- SAT or ACT scores (with writing) only if you graduated from high school less than two years ago and will not have at least 12 college credits completed by the application due date
International29012 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14506 USD per semester during 48 months.
National29012 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14506 USD per semester during 48 months.
In-State12230 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6115 USD per semester during 48 months.
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