Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 21, 2024  
Goucher College 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

Russian Major

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The Russian major is organized along two tracks: the Literature and Linguistics Track and the Culture and Civilization Track. The requirement for each track of the Russian major is 28 credits.

A student majoring in one of the modern languages is expected to read, write, and speak the language accurately and-fluently. Students specializing in Russian are expected to read, write, and speak the language at least at the high intermediate level. Students specializing in literature are expected to know the main facts of its development, including historical and social background, and to demonstrate ability for critical appreciation. Students specializing in culture and civilization are expected to be familiar with the general political, economic, and intellectual trends of the society studied and to be able to contextualize these historically. Russian Majors are required to complete 28 credits from courses at the 200 and 300 levels.

Russian Major

Requirements for the Russian major (28 credits) include:

Honors in the Russian Major

To achieve honors in Russian a student must have consistently earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 in Russian courses. The student must also write a thesis. Ordinarily the topic must be selected during the student’s junior year. Part of the research or writing must be in Russian.

Writing Proficiency in the Major

Majors in French or Russian who successfully complete any 300-level course in their major will have fulfilled the writing proficiency in the major requirement.

Concentration in Secondary Education with Certification in French or Russian

Students seeking certification as teachers of one or more languages at the secondary level should make their intention clear to the director of the program as early as possible and no later than the time they declare their major. Certification requirements are listed under the Education program.

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