Majors and Minors

The department offers three majors and four minors.

 

Majors

1. Russian Language and Literature 

Concentrate on the language and culture of the Russian Federal Republic, read world-class writers, including Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Pasternak in the original language.

Preparation for the Major
Required:

  • Russian 6 or 20 or equivalent proficiency
  • One course from 25, 25W, 90A, 90B, or 90BW.

Transfer applicants to the Russian Language and Literature major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: two years of Russian and one Russian civilization course. Refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major
Required:

Eleven courses (44 to 47 units) from the following:

  • Three Russian language courses selected from Russian 100A, 100B, 100C, 101A, 101B, 101C, 102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, 107A, 107B, 107C, 108 (consult the undergraduate adviser for appropriate placement);
  • Five Russian literature and culture courses selected from 119, 120, 121, 129, 130A, 130B, 130C, 140A through 140D;
  • Two additional Russian language and/or literature courses selected from 102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, 107A, 107B, 107C, 108, M118, 122, C124C, C124D, C124G, C124N, C124P, C124T, M127, Slavic CM114.

During senior year, students must also take Slavic 191TA, 191TB and 191TC in which they complete a capstone senior thesis.

Students may petition to substitute courses after consulting with the undergraduate adviser.

Each major course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

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2. Russian Studies 

Learn the Russian language while studying economics, history, political science and other fields where Russian can be a plus.

Preparation for the Major
Required:

  • Russian 6 or 20 or equivalent proficiency
  • One course from 25, 25W, 90A, 90B, or 90BW

Transfer applicants to the Russian Studies major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: two years of Russian and one Russian civilization course. Refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major
Required:

Eleven courses (44 to 47 units), including:

  • Three Russian language courses selected from Russian 100A, 100B, 100C, 101A, 101B, 101C, 102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, 107A, 107B, 107C, 108 (consult the undergraduate adviser for appropriate placement);
  • Three additional Russian language and/or literature courses selected from 102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, 107A, 107B, 107C, 108, M118, 119, 120, 121, 122, C124C, C124D, C124G, C124N, C124P, C124T, 129;
  • Four related fields courses selected from History M127A through 127D, Political Science 128A, 128B, 156A, Slavic CM114.

During senior year, students must also take Slavic 191TA, 191TB and 191TC in which they complete a capstone senior thesis.

Students may petition to substitute courses after consulting with the undergraduate adviser.

Each major course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

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3. Central and East European Languages and Cultures 

Combine the study of Russian with another Slavic language such as Czech, Polish, Serbian/Croatian and Ukrainian or a non-Slavic languages such as Hungarian, Romanian, Lithuanian.

Preparation for the Major
Required:

  • Central and East European Studies 91 or Slavic 90

Transfer applicants to the Central and East European Languages and Cultures major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory course prior to admission to UCLA: one culture, history, or civilization course on one or more European nations. Refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major
Required:

  • One three-quarter (12 to 15 units) introductory central and east European language sequence to be selected from Czech 101A, 101B, 101C, Hungarian 101A, 101B, 101C, Polish 101A, 101B, 101C, Romanian 101A, 101B, 101C, Serbian/Croatian 101A, 101B, 101C, or Ukrainian 101A, 101B, 101C;
  • One three-quarter (12 to 15 units) language sequence to be selected from Czech 102A, 102B, 102C, Hungarian 102A, 102B, 102C, Polish 102A, 102B, 102C, Romanian 102A, 102B, 102C, Serbian/Croatian 102A, 102B, 102C, or Ukrainian 102A, 102B, 102C OR any three courses from Russian 100A, 100B, 100C, 101A, 101B, 101C, 102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, 130A, 140A;
  • One three-quarter (12 to 15 units) introductory language sequence of a second Slavic or central European language, or equivalent proficiency as determined through departmental testing, to be selected from Czech 101A, 101B, 101C, Hungarian 101A, 101B, 101C, Polish 101A, 101B, 101C, Romanian 101A, 101B, 101C, Serbian/Croatian 101A, 101B, 101C, or Ukrainian 101A, 101B, 101C;
  • Three courses (12 units) from the following list (187 courses are 2 units each; no more than 8 units may be from the 187 series): Central and East European Studies 125, 126, Czech 155, 187A through 187M, Ethnomusicology 161C, History 120A through 120D, Hungarian 187A through 187M, Polish 152A, 152B, 152C, 187A through 187M, Romanian 152, 187A through 187M, Russian C124G, Serbian/Croatian 187A through 187M, Ukrainian 152, 187A through 187M; one of the three courses may be selected from Russian M118, 119, 120, C124C, C124D, C124N, C124T.

During senior year, students must also take Slavic 191TA, 191TB and 191TC in which they complete a capstone senior thesis.

Students may petition to substitute courses after consulting with the undergraduate adviser.

Each major course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

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Minors

1. Russian Language

 To enter the Russian Language minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower Division Courses – 9 to 17 units (both items below):

  • Russian 6 or 20 or equivalent proficiency
  • One course from 25, 25W, 90A, 90B, or 90BW

Required Upper Division Courses (20 to 23 units):

Students select one of the following three tracks:

  1. Russian 101A, 101B, 101C and two additional Russian language or literature courses
  1. Russian 100A, 100B, 100C and two additional Russian language or literature courses
  1. Five Russian language and literature courses selected from Russian 102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, 107A, 107B, 107C, 130A, 130B, 130C, 140A through 140D, with a minimum of three courses in Russian language

Students may petition to substitute courses after consulting with the undergraduate adviser.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

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2. Russian Literature

To enter the Russian Literature minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower Division Courses – 9 to 17 units (both items below):

  • Russian 3 or 10 or equivalent proficiency
  • One course from 25, 25W, 90A, 90B, or 90BW

Required Upper Division Courses (20 units):

  • Five Russian language and literature courses, including at least two from Russian M118, 119, 120, 130A, 130B, 130C, 140A through 140D

Students may petition to substitute courses after consulting with the undergraduate adviser.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

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3. Russian Studies

To enter the Russian Studies minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower Division Courses – 9 to 17 units (both items below):

  • Russian 3 or 10 or equivalent proficiency
  • One course from 25, 25W, 90A, 90B, or 90BW

Required Upper Division Courses (20 units):

  • Five courses in Russia-related fields, with a minimum of three courses selected from History M127A through 127D, Political Science 128A, 128B, 156A.

Students may petition to substitute courses after consulting with the undergraduate adviser.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

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4. Central and East European Languages and Cultures

To enter the Central and East European Languages and Cultures minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower Division Courses (5 units):

  • Central and East European Studies 91 or Slavic 90

Required Upper Division Courses (28-31 units):

  1. One three-quarter introductory central and east European language sequence to be selected from Czech 101A, 101B, 101C, Hungarian 101A, 101B, 101C, Polish 101A, 101B, 101C, Romanian 101A, 101B, 101C, Serbian/Croatian 101A, 101B, 101C, or Ukrainian 101A, 101B, 101C (students who demonstrate sufficient fluency in one of these languages through departmental testing are exempt from this three-course sequence and can replace it with a minimum of 12 units of language courses from item 3);
  2. One course dealing directly with the target culture to be selected from Central and East European Studies 125, 126, Czech 155, Ethnomusicology 161C, Gender Studies 185, History 120A through 120D, Polish 152A, 152B, 152C, Romanian 152, Russian C124G, Serbian/Croatian 154, or Ukrainian 152;
  3. 12 units of second-year or higher-level language courses to be selected from Czech 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M, Hungarian 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M, Polish 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M, Romanian 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M, Serbian/Croatian 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M, Ukrainian 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M (187 courses are 2 units each) OR three courses dealing directly with any central and east European culture to be selected from Central and East European Studies 125, 126, Czech 155, Ethnomusicology 161C, Gender Studies 185, History 120A through 120D, Polish 152A, 152B, 152C, Romanian 152, Russian C124G, Ukrainian 152.

With approval of the undergraduate adviser, other related upper division courses may be applied toward the minor.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

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