Major Program

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Program Requirements for a Major

Note: The University of Washington requires a minimum of 50 credits for a major from all  students. Students who test out of Slavic Department language requirements MUST still complete 50 credits appropriate to their major, selecting alternate courses with the assistance of the Slavic adviser.

Major: Option in Russian Language and Literature

  1. Completion of the fourth-year of Russian language: Russian 403, or higher
  2. RUSS 322, 323 (May be taken in any order)
  3. RUSS 451: Structure of Russian: Offered Winter Quarter only (Prerequisites: Third-year Russian* and LING 200** )
  4. Ten credits minimum from the following course list:
    • RUSS 210: From Paganism to Christianity: Medieval Russian Mythology, Literature, and Culture
    • RUSS 221: Contemporary Russian Literature
    • RUSS 223: Russian Cinema
    • RUSS 230: Masterpieces of Russian Literature
    • RUSS 240: Vladimir Nabokov
    • RUSS 313: Business Russian (Prerequisite: RUSS 203, or equivalent)
    • RUSS 324: Russian Folk Literature in English
    • RUSS 420: Topics in Russian Literary and Cultural History
    • RUSS 421: Post-Soviet Literary and Cultural Scene
    • RUSS 422: Russian Literature in Emigration and Exile
    • RUSS 423: Russian Film
    • RUSS 424: Topics in Ethnicity and Cultural Identity
    • RUSS 425: Russian Drama
    • RUSS 426: Russian Art and Architecture
    • RUSS 430: Major Authors
    • RUSS 481: Study Abroad (see adviser)
    • RUSS 482: Study Abroad (see adviser)
    • RUSS 483: Study Abroad (see adviser)
    • RUSS 486: Study Abroad (see adviser)
    • RUSS 490: Studies in Russian Literature
    • SLAV 110: Introduction to Slavic Linguistics: Slavs and Their Tongues
    • SLAV 210: Introduction to Bilingualism
    • SLAV 223: East European Cinema
    • SLAV 320: The Other Europe: Post-World War II East European Fiction
    • SLAV 323: Masterpieces of East European Cinema
    • SLAV 351: History of the Slavic Languages (Prerequisite: LING 200** )
    • SLAV 401: Using Slavic Resources
    • SLAV 423: East European Film
    • SLAV 425: Ways of Meaning: Universal & Cultural Aspects of Language
    • SLAV 426: Ways of Feeling: Expression of Emotion across Languages & Cultures
    • SLAV 470: Special Topics in Slavic Linguistics
    • SLAV 490: Studies in Slavic Literatures
    • SLAVIC 498: Senior Honors Thesis
    • HSTEU 444/SISRE 444: Imperial Russia: 1700-1900
    • HSTEU 445/SISRE 448: Twentieth-Century Russia

Major: Option in East European Languages, Literature, and Culture

  1. Completion of the second-year or higher of ONE of the following East European languages:***

    • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 406
    • Bulgarian 406
    • Czech 406
    • Polish 406
    • Romanian 406
    • Slovene 406
    • Ukrainian 406
  2. SLAVIC 351: History of the Slavic Languages: Offered Spring Quarter only (Prerequisite: LING 200**)
  3. Twenty credits minimum from the following course list:
    • BCS 420: Literature, Film & Culture of the Former Yugoslavia and Yugoslav Successor States
    • CZECH 420: Topics in Czech Literature
    • POLSH 320: Introduction to Contemporary Polish Culture
    • POLSH 420: Topics in Polish Literature
    • SLAV 110: Introduction to Slavic Linguistics: Slavs and Their Tongues
    • SLAV 210: Introduction to Bilingualism
    • SLAV 223: East European Cinema
    • SLAV 320: The Other Europe: Post-World War II East European Fiction
    • SLAV 323: Masterpieces of East European Cinema
    • SLAV 401: Using Slavic Resources
    • SLAV 423: East European Film
    • SLAV 425: Ways of Meaning: Universal & Cultural Aspects of Language
    • SLAV 426: Ways of Feeling: Expression of Emotion across Languages & Cultures
    • SLAV 470: Special Topics in Slavic Linguistics
    • SLAV 481: Study Abroad (see adviser)
    • SLAV 482: Study Abroad (see adviser)
    • SLAV 483: Study Abroad (see adviser)
    • SLAV 486: Study Abroad (see adviser)
    • SLAV 490: Studies in Slavic Literatures
    • SLAVIC 498: Senior Honors Thesis
    • UKR 420: Literature, Film, and Culture of Ukraine