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Russian Language and Culture Program

Requirements for B.A. in Russian

The undergraduate program in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies offers coursework and a Bachelor of Arts degree program in Russian Language and Culture. 


The B.A. program in Russian language and culture consists of 24 semester hours of upper-division coursework. These hours must include 324 and 325 (six hours combined) and eighteen hours chosen from the following four areas. The student must complete at least one course in each area.

  1. Russian Linguistics or Advanced Russian: RUS 326 or 369.
  2. Russian Literature (Original Texts): RUS 329.
  3. Russian Literature (General Survey in Translation): RUS 356, 360.
  4. Russian and Slavic Civilization (Culture, Film, and Folklore): CZ 324, POL 324, RUS 330, SLA 320, 321, 324, 325, 356.


Either (1) twelve semester hours, including at least six hours of upper-division coursework, in any one field of study in the university; or (2) nine semester hours of coursework beyond 507 or the equivalent in a second foreign language, including at least three hours of upper-division coursework. Six of the required hours must be taken in residence. Students who plan to do graduate work in Slavic studies are encouraged to minor in Czech, Polish, or Moscow RiverSerbian/Croatian.

Study Abroad

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies offers multiple oppprtunities for study abroad  in the Czech Republic and Russia.  In addition, the UT Study Abroad Office offers UT students the opportunity to enroll for credit in programs at the Moscow Linguistics University in Moscow, and at Charles University in Prague. Students applying for UT Study Abroad programs may apply for travel funds through the International Education Fee Scholarship Program.

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