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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Languages & Literatures



Requirements for Minor


Requirements for the minor in Russian include:

  • A minimum of 24 quarter hours of approved courses beyond the elementary level (RUSS 1003)
  • Eight of the 24 quarter hours must be from two 3000-level courses

Students are encouraged to take one literature and culture course in English translation, choosing from RUSS 1416, RUSS 1613, RUSS 1917, RUSS 1922 or RUSS 2116. This course can be used both for the Russian minor and to satisfy the Common Curriculum's Analytical Inquiry: Society requirement.

While not required, students who minor in Russian are encouraged to study abroad in Russia. Students can also participate in local service learning or internship opportunities. The number of credits earned through these experiences is established by agreement with the Russian faculty and is subject to institutional requirements.


The sequence below is a representative sample. The courses you take may vary based on your specific situation and the program's current offerings.

1st Year
RUSS 1001, RUSS 1002, RUSS 1003 (12 qtr. hrs., completing DU's language proficiency requirement)

2nd Year
RUSS 2001, RUSS 2002, RUSS 2110 (12 qtr. hrs., applied to minor)

3rd and 4th Year
RUSS 2116, RUSS 3300, RUSS 3650 (12 qtr. hrs., applied to minor)
Students are encouraged to study abroad in Russia for the fall quarter of their third year. Studying abroad under the Cherrington Global Scholars Program would significantly increase the number of credits earned during the third year.