Description

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures offers courses in Arabic, German, Japanese, the Romance Language group (French, Spanish), and the Slavic group (Czech, Russian). Whenever possible, the courses are conducted in the language that is studied. The aim of instruction is reading, writing, aural and oral proficiency, and an understanding of the life, literature, and culture of the country. Lectures and films in the language studied are offered during the school year for the benefit of the students in the department. Language laboratories supplement class work.

The department participates in the following interdisciplinary study programs: Institute for Ethnic Studies, Global Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Students may receive full credit at the University of Nebraska for education abroad programs in many countries such as Costa Rica, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Japan, and the Czech Republic. See http://educationabroad.unl.edu for a guide to these programs.
 

Program Assessment. Across programs, majors and minors in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures acquire a range of intercultural, communicative, intellectual, and practical skills that can enrich their lives and prepare them for productive and meaningful experiences and careers. In order to maintain the effectiveness of its programs, the Department regularly assesses learning outcomes. As part of this assessment, the Department measures the level of achievement of ACE 10 learning outcomes. In addition, majors in the Department are evaluated according to internationally recognized standards set forth by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and other specific institutional measures that follow the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Assessment of majors can also include a portfolio, an exit interview, exit surveys, and other forms of testing. Results of participation in this assessment activity will in no way affect a student’s GPA or graduation.

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), including any of the majors or minors offered through the college, are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of one foreign language in high school. Four years of high school coursework in the same language will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences’ language requirement. It will also allow students to continue language study at a more advanced level at UNL and provide more opportunity to study abroad.

ACADEMIC AND CAREER Advising

Academic and Career Advising Center

The Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall is the undergraduate hub for CAS students in all majors. Centrally located and easily accessed, students encounter friendly, knowledgeable people who are eager to help. Students visit the Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall to:

  • Choose or change their major, minor, or degree program.
  • Check in on policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Get a college approval signature from the Dean's representative, Sr. Director of Advising and Student Success.

While the assigned academic advisor should be the student's primary contact, there are daily walk-ins from 12-3 where a general academic advisor can answer a quick question. In addition, the CAS Career Coaches are located here. They help students explore majors and minors, gain experience, and develop a plan for life after graduation. Not sure where to go or who to ask? The Advising Center team can help.

Assigned Academic Advisors

Academic advisors are critical resources dedicated to students' academic, personal, and professional success. Every CAS student is assigned an academic advisor based on their primary major. Since most CAS students have more than just a single major, it is important to get to know the advisor for any minors or additional majors. Academic advisors work closely with the faculty to provide the best overall support and the discipline-specific expertise.

Assigned advisors are listed in MyRED and their offices may be located in or near the department of the major for which they advise or in the Academic and Career Advising Center. Students who have declared a pre-health or pre-law area of interest will also work with advisors in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) in 127 Love South, who are specially trained to guide students preparing to enter a professional school.

For complete and current information on advisors for majors, minors, or pre-professional areas, contact the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall, 402-472-4190, http://cas.unl.edu/advising.

Career Coaching

The College believes that Academics + Experience = Opportunities and encourages students to complement their academic preparation with real-world experience, including internships, research, education abroad, service, and leadership. Arts and sciences students have access to a powerful network of faculty, staff, and advisors dedicated to providing information and support for their goals of meaningful employment or advanced education. Arts and sciences graduates have unlimited career possibilities and carry with them important career competencies—communication, critical thinking, creativity, context, and collaboration. They have the skills and adaptability that employers universally value. Graduates are not only prepared to effectively contribute professionally in the real world, but they have a solid foundation to excel in an increasingly global, technological, and interdisciplinary world.

Students should contact the career coaches in the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather, or their assigned advisor, for more information. The CAS career coaches help students explore career options, identify ways to build experience, and prepare to apply for internships, jobs, or graduate school, including help with resumes, applications, and interviewing.

ACE Requirements

 Students must complete one course for each of the ACE Student Learning Outcomes below. Certified course choices are published in the degree audit, or visit the ACE website for the most current list of certified courses.

ACE Student Learning Outcomes
ACE 1 : Write texts, in various forms, with an identified purpose, that respond to specific audience needs, integrate research or existing knowledge, and use applicable documentation and appropriate conventions of format and structure.
ACE 2: Demonstrate competence in communication skills.
ACE 3: Use mathematical, computational, statistical, logical, or other formal reasoning to solve problems, draw inferences, justify conclusions, and determine reasonableness.
ACE 4: Use scientific methods and knowledge to pose questions, frame hypotheses, interpret data, and evaluate whether conclusions about the natural and physical world are reasonable.
ACE 5: Use knowledge, historical perspectives, analysis, interpretation, critical evaluation, and the standards of evidence appropriate to the humanities to address problems and issues.
ACE 6: Use knowledge, theories, and research perspectives such as statistical methods or observational accounts appropriate to the social sciences to understand and evaluate social systems or human behaviors.
ACE 7: Use knowledge, theories, or methods appropriate to the arts to understand their context and significance.
ACE 8: Use knowledge, theories, and analysis to explain ethical principles and their importance in society.
ACE 9: Exhibit global awareness or knowledge of human diversity through analysis of an issue.
ACE 10: Generate a creative or scholarly product that requires broad knowledge, appropriate technical proficiency, information collection, synthesis, interpretation, presentation, and reflection.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements – BA and BS

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are common to both the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees and are designed to ensure a range of courses. By engaging in study in several different areas within the College, students develop the ability to learn in a variety of ways and apply their knowledge from a variety of perspectives. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements, and no course can be used to fulfill both an ACE outcome and a College Distribution Requirement.

  • A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one College Distribution Requirement, with the exception of CDR Diversity. Courses used to meet CDR Diversity may also meet CDR Writing, CDR Humanities, or CDR Social Science.
  • Independent study or reading courses and internships cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
  • Courses from interdisciplinary programs will be applied in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department.
College Distribution Requirements
CDR: Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR: Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences with Lab4
Select from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics, and statistics. Must include one lab in the natural or physical sciences. Lab courses may be selected from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics.
Some courses from geography and anthropology may also be used to satisfy the lab requirement above. 1
CDR: Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR: Social Science3
Select from anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR: Human Diversity in U.S. Communities0-3
Select from a set of approved courses as listed in the degree audit.
CDR: Language0-16
Fulfilled by the completion of the 6-credit-hour second-year sequence in a single foreign language in one of the following departments: Classics and religious studies or modern languages and literatures. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.
A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement, but encouraged to continue on in their language study.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 13-32

Language Requirement

UNL and the College of Arts and Sciences place great value on academic exposure and proficiency in a second language. The UNL entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or the College’s language distribution requirement (CDR: Language) will rarely be waived and only with relevant documentation. See the main College of Arts and Sciences page for more details.

Scientific Base - BS Only

The bachelor of science degree requires students to complete 60 hours in mathematical, physical, and natural sciences. Approved courses for scientific base credit come from the following College of Arts and Sciences disciplines: actuarial science, anthropology (selected courses), astronomy, biochemistry (excluding BIOC 101), biological sciences (excluding BIOS 100 or BIOS 203), chemistry (excluding CHEM 101), computer science (excluding CSCE 10), geography (selected courses), geology, life sciences, mathematics (excluding courses below MATH 104), meteorology, microbiology (excluding MBIO 101), and physics.

See your Degree Audit or your assigned academic advisor for a complete list, including individual classes that fall outside of the disciplines listed above. Up to 12 hours of scientific and technical courses offered by other colleges may be accepted toward this requirement with approval of the College of Arts and Sciences. See your assigned academic advisor to start the approval process.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required.

Grade Rules

Restrictions on C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other domestic institutions except for UNO and UNK. All courses taken at UNO and UNK impact the UNL transcript. No transfer of C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. No UNL C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. International coursework (including education abroad) with a final grade equivalent to a C- or lower will not be validated by College of Arts and Sciences departments to be degree applicable.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

The College of Arts and Sciences adheres to the University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege with the following additional regulations:

  • Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of University ACE requirements and college distribution requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  • Most arts and sciences departments and programs do not allow courses graded Pass/No Pass to apply to the major or minor. Students should refer to the department’s or program’s section of the catalog for clarification. By college rule, departments can allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass in the major or minor.
  • Departments may specify that certain courses of theirs can be taken only on a P/N basis.
  • The college will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of P/N grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all Pass grades earned at UNL and other U.S. schools. NOTE: This 24-hour limit is more restrictive than the University regulation.

Grading Appeals

A student who feels that he/she has been unfairly graded must ordinarily take the following sequential steps in a timely manner, usually by initiating the appeal in the semester following the awarding of the grade:

  1. Talk with the instructor concerned. Most problems are resolved at this point.
  2. Talk to the instructor’s department chairperson.
  3. Take the case to the Grading Appeal Committee of the department concerned. The Committee should be contacted through the department chairperson.
  4. Take the case to the College Grading Appeals Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office, 1223 Oldfather Hall.

Course Level Requirements

Courses Numbered at the 300 or 400 Level

Thirty (30) of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level. Of those 30 hours, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at UNL.

Residency Requirement

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at UNL. Students must complete at least 1/2 of their major coursework, including 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level in their major and 15 of the 30 hours required at the 300 or 400 level, in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement only if students register through UNL.

Catalog to Use

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. Beginning in 1990-1991, the catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of Russian will be able to:

  1. Use advanced Russian grammar/communication (the spontaneous production of grammatically correct Russian).
  2. Use advanced Russian stylistics (the ability to produce Russian in a style appropriate to the context).
  3. Understand the culture and literature of Russia, and also the ability to discuss complex literary and cultural expressions at a sophisticated level, and producing, demonstrating, and defending definable arguments and critical thinking.
  4. Use proper research methodology (the ability to locate and to make productive use of secondary sources, to frame an argument by means of an effective structure).

Major Requirements

Core Requirements

Prerequisites to Required Courses
Russian in Popular Culture
Composition, Conversation, and Culture
Depending on permission, students who begin Russian courses at the 300 level are not required to take RUSS 203 or RUSS 204.
Required Courses
RUSS 301Russian Cultural Studies3
RUSS 302Studies in Russian Culture and Film3
RUSS 303Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Conversation3
RUSS 304Advanced Composition, Conversation, and Grammar and Syntax3
RUSS 408Russian in Mass and Social Media3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 15
Total Credit Hours15

Specific Major Requirements

Additional Russian and Russian Studies
Select an additional RUSS course at the 300 level3
Select an additional RUSS course at the 400 level3
Select two additional courses in a related area at the 300 level or above. Specific choices include: 16
A RUSS course at the 300 level or above
Contemporary Europe
War and Peace in Europe: 1914 to the Present
The Holocaust
Eastern Europe and the Balkans Since 1815
Credit Hours Subtotal: 12
Total Credit Hours12

Minor Requirement

A minor is required and may be taken in any area.

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

No course taken Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the major or minor.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Twelve (12) hours of RUSS at the 300 level or above as follows.
 

Select 6 hours of the following:6
Russian Cultural Studies
Studies in Russian Culture and Film
Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Conversation
Advanced Composition, Conversation, and Grammar and Syntax
Select a RUSS course at the 400 level3
Select an additional RUSS course at the 300 level or above3
Total Credit Hours12

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses in the major or minor.

Pass/No Pass

No courses taken for Pass/No Pass credit will be applicable to the major of minor.

RUSS101
Beginning Russian I

Description: Main emphasis on the development of comprehension of written and spoken Russian; reading of simple texts; oral and aural drill supplemented by practice in language laboratory.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

RUSS102
Beginning Russian II

For students with credit for RUSS 101. Credit toward the degree may not be earned in RUSS 101/102 and 110.

Description: Continuation of RUSS 101. Grammar, word structure, idioms.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

RUSS110
Accelerated Beginning Russian

Credit cannot be earned for both RUSS 110 and RUSS 101/102.

Description: Covers the same material of RUSS 101 and 102. Accelerated course emphasizing on development of comprehension of written and spoken Russian; reading of simple texts; oral and aural drill supplemented by practice. Additional focus on grammar, word structure and idioms.

Course details
Credit Hours:9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:9

ACE:

RUSS201
Second-Year Russian I

For students with credit for RUSS 102 or 110. Credit toward the degree may not be earned in RUSS 201/202 and 210.

Description: Continuation of grammar, word structure, sentence formation, idioms. Reading of moderately difficult prose and conversational practice based on the texts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS202
Second-Year Russian II

For students with credit for RUSS 201. Credit toward the degree may not be earned in RUSS 201/202 and 210.

Description: Continuation of RUSS 201. Class discussion and reports.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 301; RUSS 302; RUSS 303; RUSS 304

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS203
Russian in Popular Culture

For students with credit in RUSS 202 or RUSS 210; or taking 202 parallel.

Description: Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and developing communicative skills through watching and discussing Russian popular music, animation, television, and art.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 301; RUSS 302; RUSS 303; RUSS 304

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS204
Composition, Conversation, and Culture

For students with credit in RUSS 202 or RUSS 210; or taking 202 parallel.

Description: Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition, and on watching, discussing, and writing essays on various authentic cultural materials.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 301; RUSS 302; RUSS 303; RUSS 304

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS210
Accelerated Second Year Russian

For students with credit in RUSS 102 or RUSS 110. Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both RUSS 201/202 and RUSS 210.

Description: Same material as RUSS 201 and 202.

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:6

ACE:

RUSS301
Russian Cultural Studies

Prerequisites: RUSS 202; RUSS 203 or RUSS 204.

Description: Russian language instruction with emphasis on developing listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills through reading authentic texts (from Russian literature or Russian press) and watching authentic materials (films, shows, animation, programs, etc.). Emphasis is placed on mastering cultural competency.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 408

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RUSS302
Studies in Russian Culture and Film

Prerequisites: RUSS 202; RUSS 203 or RUSS 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Russian language instruction with emphasis on strengthening writing and conversational skills in Russian through watching Russian movies. Aims to increase vocabulary acquisition for productive communication. Emphasis is on watching, discussing, critically analyzing, and writing essays on various issues raised in the films.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 408

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RUSS303
Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Conversation

Prerequisites: RUSS 202; RUSS 203 or RUSS 204.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Helps progress from Intermediate Level Proficiency to Advanced, develops the four basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and enhances cultural knowledge.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 408

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS304
Advanced Composition, Conversation, and Grammar and Syntax

Prerequisites: RUSS 202; RUSS 203 or RUSS 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Development of the four basic language skills through close study of authentic materials, including Internet forums, blogs, advertisements, various genres of non-fictional writing, TV reporting, etc.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 408

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS331
Russian Politics and Society after the Revolution

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing

Description: Survey of Soviet and Russian films that reflect, respond to, and document cultural, social, political and ideological shifts, historical developments of the twentieth and twenty-first-century Russia. Emphasis is given to the analysis of sociopolitical and cultural context featured in film, as well as the study of the major cultural periods including the late Tsarist period, the October Revolution, Stalinism, Thaw, Stagnation, Perestroika and Glasnost, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet period.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS391
Special Topics in Russian

Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Language, literature, and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

RUSS399
Independent Study in Russian

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

RUSS399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

RUSS403
Russian Grammar and StylisticsCrosslisted with RUSS 803

Prerequisites: RUSS 301, 302, 303 or 304

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Detailed analysis of Russian morphology and syntax to achieve greater sophistication in self-expression.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS408
Russian in Mass and Social Media

Prerequisites: RUSS 301, 302, 303 or 304

Recommended for students of international business and affairs, journalism and history. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: The focus is on the analysis of authentic materials in the Russian daily, political and business press, social media, TV, radio, and the Internet.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

RUSS441
Advanced Literary AnalysisCrosslisted with RUSS 841

Prerequisites: RUSS 301, 302, 303 or 304

All the readings, discussions, and assignments are in Russian. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: In-depth study of a work, period, or genre with emphasis on textual analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS442
Russian PoetryCrosslisted with RUSS 842

Prerequisites: RUSS 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Russian poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Teaches poetry appreciation and acquaints them with the culture, history and philosophy of the country through poetry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS454
Russian Intellectual TraditionCrosslisted with MODL 454, MODL 854, RUSS 854

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Major Russian thinkers from 1700 to the present. Focus on the evolution of ideas in the Russian context and the relationship between Russian and European thought.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS482
Russian Literature in Translation

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Survey of nineteenth century Russian literature, to include works by Lermontov, Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Chekhov. Prepares students to appreciate literature and acquaint them with Russian literature, culture and philosophy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RUSS483
Russian Secular and Political FolkloreCrosslisted with RUSS 883

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Introduction to the Russian folklore and examination of a variety of genres, including folk mythology and demonology, fairy tales, historical songs, rituals, political mythology, etc. Focus is on the study of the appropriation of folklore in literature, film, political ideologies, and visual arts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RUSS491
Special Topics in Russian

Specific topic to be covered in any given semester and credit to be awarded to be determined by the instructor at that time. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Language, literature, and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

RUSS496
Independent Study in Russian

Prerequisites: permission

Description: Emphasis on developing proficiency in conversational and written Russian through researching a variety of topics covered in contemporary Russian mass media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


Russian (B.A.)

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14 HR TERM 1
CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
RUSS 101 is recommended as a prerequisite for major courses.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
14 HR TERM 2
CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
RUSS 102 is recommended as a prerequisite for major courses.

CDR: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

CDR: Social Science
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Social Science discipline: ANTH, COMM, GEOG, NSST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 3
CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
RUSS 201 is recommended as a prerequisite for major courses.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select two additional elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
13 HR TERM 4
CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
RUSS 202 is recommended as a prerequisites for major courses.

CDR: Science/Math
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Math or Science discipline with a lab: ASTR, BIOC, BIOS, CHEM, CSCE, GEOL, LIFE, MATH, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

CDR: Science Lab
recommend 1 or more courses
1hr
Complete an approved lab associated with a course from a Math or Science discipline: BIOS, CHEM, GEOL, LIFE, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select two additional elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 5
Prereqs to Req'd Courses
complete either RUSS 203 or RUSS 204
3hr
C

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

CDR: Diversity in the US
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course related to Diversity in U.S. Communities. See degree audit for choices. This requirement is permitted to overlap with CDR Humanities or CDR Social Science.

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.

Milestones
  1. You must declare a required minor by this term.
16 HR TERM 6
RUSS 302 Core Course
complete RUSS 302
3hr
C

RUSS 304 Core Course
complete RUSS 304
3hr
C

Russian Area Studies
complete 1 from HIST 330, HIST 338, HIST 339, HIST 362
3hr
C

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
4hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
RUSS 301 Core CourseCritical
complete RUSS 301
3hr
C
6 hours of RUSS 300 level becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the seventh term of enrollment. RUSS 301 also fulfills the ACE 5 requirement.

RUSS 303 Core CourseCritical
complete RUSS 303
3hr
C
6 hours of RUSS 300 level becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the seventh term of enrollment.

Russian 300 Level
complete Any Russian Course at the 300 Level*
3hr
C

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
RUSS 408 Core Course
complete RUSS 408
3hr
C
RUSS 408 also fulfills the ACE 10 requirement.

Russian 400 Level
complete Any Russian Course at the 400 Level*
3hr
C

Russian Area Studies
complete 1 from HIST 330, HIST 338, HIST 339, HIST 362
3hr
C

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  2. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.
    4. Complete 30 hours at the 300 or 400 level.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Transferable Skills

  • Analyze and interpret difficult texts
  • Communicate clearly using different forms of writing to and for a variety of different audiences
  • Gain global perspective and high levels of intercultural awareness
  • Listen actively and facilitate individual and group communication
  • Develop a strong awareness of self and others
  • Compose convincing arguments and present logical information
  • Contextualize political, social, and historical events
  • Defend and discuss complex issues from multiple angles
  • Examine problems from multiple perspectives
  • Express ideas creatively

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Intelligence Analyst, BAE Systems/R2G - McLean VA
  • Community Health Extensionist, Peace Corps - Washington DC
  • Congressional Intern, Congressman Brad Ashford - Washington DC
  • Account Executive, 93.7 The Ticket - Lincoln NE
  • Logistics Officer, United States Air Force - England
  • Network Engineer, Softbank - Tokyo, Japan
  • Intern, Madison 56'ers - Madison WI
  • Government Relations Intern, American Society of Hematology - Washington DC
  • Financial Services Officer, Sacs Federal Credit Union - Omaha NE
  • Chocolate Maker, Cultiva Espresso - Lincoln NE

Internships

  • Social and Media Intern, Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalitio - Lincoln NE
  • Management Intern, Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast - Nebraska City NE

Graduate & Professional Schools

  • Master's Degree, Museum Studies, North Carolina State University - Raleigh NC
  • Master's Degree, Linguistics, University of Potsdam - Potsdam Germany
  • Master's Degree, Modern Languages & Literature, University College Dublin - Dublin, Ireland
  • Master's Degree, Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Juris Doctorate, Ohio State University - Columbus OH
  • Bachelor's Degree, Nursing, Creighton University - Omaha NE
  • Ph.D., Mathematics , University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Master's Degree, Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Massachusetts Law School - Dartmouth MA
  • Master's Degree, European Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison WI