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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & Science

Foreign Languages and Literature

Slavic Languages

The Slavic Languages program offers coursework in Polish and Russian; on occasion, courses in Serbo-Croatian and Ukrainian are taught. Through the study of these languages, students gain exposure to the literature and culture of the eastern European areas in which these languages are spoken. The program offers a major in Russian. In addition, the Slavic languages are an integral part of the Russian and East European Studies Certificate Program.

Study of these languages may meet the foreign language requirement of the College of Letters & Science. Students with previous high school preparation in any of these areas should consult with the program coordinator to determine the appropriate level at which to begin their language studies. Coursework through the fourth-semester level is designed to prepare students in the four basic language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. The beginning language sequences are as follows:

Polish

 

     

Polish 101

First-Semester Polish

4

Polish 102

Second-Semester Polish

4

Polish 201

Third-Semester Polish

3

Polish 202

Fourth-Semester Polish

3

Russian

 

 

     

Russian 101

First-Semester Russian

5

Russian 102

Second-Semester Russian

5

Russian 201

Third-Semester Russian

4

Russian 202

Fourth-Semester Russian

4

Course of Study: Russian Major

The Russian major requires completion of four semesters of college-level Russian (through Russian 202) or equivalent preparation. Credits earned at UWM in satisfying this requirement count in the major GPA. In addition, majors must complete 30 credits as follows:

• Core courses: 18 additional credits in Russian, including 310 and 311;

• Electives: 12 additional credits in Russian and/or in cross-listed and related courses, selected from the two lists below. A maximum of 3 credits from the list of related courses can count toward this requirement.

Majors must complete at least 15 credits in advanced-level courses (300 and above) in residence at UWM; at least 9 of these credits must be in the Russian curricular area. Students must attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the major attempted at UWM. In addition, the College requires that students attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work. Major courses taken outside the Russian curricular area count in the major GPAs.

Students are strongly encouraged to pursue study abroad in Russia and may apply transfer credits from an approved study abroad program toward their degree requirements. Students interested in doing extensive study abroad should contact the program coordinator to discuss the college's residency requirement.

As part of their required credits, all students must complete a research experience as required by the College. Students will satisfy this requirement in the context of one of the following courses:

Russian 391

Russian Literature and Culture in Translation: (Subtitle)

Russian 699

Supervised Individual Reading

Cross-listed Courses. The following courses are approved to satisfy the requirements of the Russian major and minor. Please contact the program coordinator for the most up-to-date list of approved courses or to request approval for Russian-related courses not on this list.

English 316

World Cinema: "Russian Cinema" subtitle

Ethnic 250

Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: "Gender and Ethnicity in and After the USSR" subtitle

Geog 444

Former Soviet Union: Regional Analysis

Geog 445

Former Soviet Union: Topical Analysis

Hist 340

Early Russia Through Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great

Hist 341

Imperial Russia: From Despotism to the Bolshevik Revolution

Hist 343

The Soviet Union: From Lenin to Gorbachev

Hist 367

Women in Soviet Society: A Historical Survey

Intl St 550

Senior Seminar in International Studies: "Russia in Transition: Media and Values" subtitle

Pol Sci 310

Politics of the Soviet Union and Its Successor States

Pol Sci 311

Russian Foreign Policy

Related Courses. The following courses are approved to satisfy the requirements of the Russian major. Please contact the program coordinator for the most up-to-date list of approved courses or to request approval for Russian-related courses not on this list. Majors may count a maximum of three credits from the following list toward the major requirements:

Econ 256

Emerging Markets and Comparative Systems

Geog 238

East Europe

Hebr St 103

Introductory Yiddish

Hist 249

The Second World War in Europe

Hist 375

Contemporary European History, 1945 to the Present

Linguis

All advanced-level courses

Polish

All courses

Pol Sci 302

Politics of Eastern Europe

Course of Study: Russian Minor

The Russian minor requires completion of four semesters of college-level Russian (through Russian 202) or equivalent preparation. Credits earned at UWM in satisfying this requirement count in the minor GPA. In addition, minors must complete 18 credits as follows:

• Core courses: 6 credits in advanced Russian language courses (310, 311);

• 6 additional credits in the Russian curricular area (language beyond 202, literature, culture, film);

• Electives: 6 credits in Russian and/or courses selected from the list of cross-listed courses following the Russian major.

At least 9 credits must be completed in advanced-level courses in residence at UWM; at least 6 of these credits must be in the Russian curricular area. Students must attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, the College requires that students attain a 2.5 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including transfer work. Minor courses taken outside the Russian curricular area count in the minor GPAs.

Students are strongly encouraged to pursue study abroad in Russia and may apply transfer credits from an approved study abroad program toward their degree requirements. Students interested in doing extensive advanced-level coursework at a Russian university should contact the program coordinator to discuss the College's residency requirement.

 


Courses


 [ TOP ] Polish (POLISH)



 [ TOP ] Russian (RUSSIAN)



 [ TOP ] Serbo-Croatian (SRB-CRO)



 [ TOP ] Ukrainian (UKRNIAN)

 



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