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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Russian Minor

A minor consists of classes in the 200 level or higher taken in the same language. One literature course is required for all minors except Chinese and Japanese. Spanish courses apply beginning with SPAN 361, with the exception of SPAN 362.

NOTE: The Department of Modern Languages strives to provide the best possible learning environment for its students, and for this reason we take very seriously the placement of students in courses that match their abilities. Each class in the sequence of our courses is designed so that students advance in reading, listening, writing, speaking, and cultural proficiency. In order to best serve each individual, the Department reserves the right to remove students from the rosters of classes that do not correspond to their proficiency levels. Students who have acquired advanced language skills abroad or at home must consult with Modern Languages staff in order to determine their appropriate entry point in our language sequence. Students who begin their coursework at advanced levels may qualify for retroactive credit in as many as four courses.  Click here for more information.

Program requirements

In order to minor in a language, you need to comply with the following rules:

  • First, declare your minor. You can do so when you start taking classes toward the minor, or later on.
  • To declare your minor, you need to fill out a “Add Minor” form in the Department of Modern Languages, 104 Eisenhower Hall.
  • You do not need to have an advisor to do your minor, simply follow the requirements relative the the language you’ve chosen (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish).
  • You must receive a “C” or better, or a minimum GPA of 2.5, in all courses counted toward a minor.
  • We strongly encourage students to Study Abroad. While university policy requires courses applied towards the minor to be taken in residence, we will accept appropriate coursework taken toward the minor; provided that at least two 400/500 level courses for the minor be taken on campus.
  • Retroactive Credit from KSU does apply toward the minor.
  • Upon completion of the course requirements, minor candidates must complete the “The Certification of the Minor” form* either in the Modern Languages office in 104 Eisenhower Hall or online.
  • Classes for the minor cannot be taken Pass/Fail.

*Note: You can fill out this form only after completing and having received a grade for each course to be applied for the minor.

Minor requirements (18 credit hours)

Russian Minor Requirements: 18 credit hours of Russian courses in the 200 level and above.

Note: Up to 6 credit hours of RUSSN 398 (Intermediate Studies in Russian) may also be counted toward the minor.

Make sure to read the general procedures to obtain a minor carefully.