A minor in Russian language and literature may be useful and enriching for students in many disciplines, from economics and political science through comparative literature and theater to engineering and mathematics. The 18- to 20-hour program listed below provides considerable flexibility within a general structure. Additional information may be obtained from the undergraduate adviser in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 3072 Foreign Languages Building

Requirements for a Minor in Russian

Hours Requirements

Introduction to Slavic culture. Select from:
RUSS 115- Intro to Russian Culture
UKR 113- Ukrainian Culture
RUSS 261- Intro to Russian-Jewish Culture
SLAV 117- Russ & E Euro Science Fiction
SLAV 120- Slavic Folklore

6-8 Second-year Russian:
RUSS 201–Second-Year Russian I
RUSS 202–Second-Year Russian II; or equivalent
0-3 Third-year Russian (optional: 3 hours can count toward literature and culture requirement below):
RUSS 301-Third-Year Russian I
RUSS 302-Third-Year Russian II; or equivalent

Russian literature and culture:
Three courses at the 200-, 300- or 400-level courses from the list maintained by the undergraduate advisor


Total required hours

6 hours must be advanced (300- or 400-) level courses.

For complete list of courses , including surveys, author, and topics, see undergraduate advisor, or email to slavic@illinois.edu for more information