Students pursuing a minor in Russian gain novice to intermediate language skills and an understanding of the literature and cultures of Russian-speaking peoples and regions. With Russia as an active player in world affairs on the international stage, knowledge of Russian language and culture is a valuable asset for students interested in government, diplomacy and international affairs and commerce.
The Russian language program cooperates with the Melikian Center to offer a transdisciplinary baccalaureate certificate in Russian, Eurasian and East European studies for students in agribusiness, anthropology, architecture, economics, geography, history, political science, religious studies, Russian, sociology and women's studies.
Students are encouraged to study abroad. The ASU exchange program in Russian language and translation offers students the opportunity to study in Moscow, St. Petersburg or Kazan.
The Russian minor consists of 18 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be upper division. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better.
Core Requirements -- 6 credit hours
Literature Course (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
Electives (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
At least one course must be completed at the upper-division level.
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
GPA Requirement: 2.00
Incompatible Majors: BA in Russian
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Students who wish to add a minor in Russian may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.
Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.
A minor in Russian studies equips students with communication and cultural competency skills, a valuable benefit for any profession they choose to pursue, such as careers in political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military and sociology or marketing.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Business Intelligence Analysts
- Growth: 35.2%
- Median Salary*: 103500
Community Health Workers
- Growth: 14.1%
- Median Salary*: 46190
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
- Growth: 4.6%
- Median Salary*: 71690
- Growth: 7.5%
- Median Salary*: 135740
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
- Growth: 0.7%
- Median Salary*: 63230
- Growth: 4%
- Median Salary*: 130600
Social and Community Service Managers
- Growth: 9.1%
- Median Salary*: 74240
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 1.4%
- Median Salary*: 76030
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs feature the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty.
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.
This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
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