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, among these are 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.

Admission

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process may have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under “Removal of Deficiencies.”

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.

Advising

Academic and Career Advising

The Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather is a centrally located and easily accessed resource for students in all majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. The professional academic advisors and career coaches offer 1-1 meetings on a walk-in and appointment basis weekdays. Advisors will provide assistance choosing majors and minors, understanding degree requirements and academic policies, completing paperwork, meeting deadlines, adding/dropping courses, and planning for graduation. In addition, career coaches can help students identify career options related to their interests and connect them with experiences like internships, research, and more that will prepare them for those career options. These specially trained advisors and coaches also serve as first point of contact in the College for all incoming freshmen and transfer students during New Student Enrollment.

Students in the College who have declared a major will be assigned an academic advisor who is their first point of contact for a variety of questions. Academic advisors help students be successful in adjusting to UNL overall as well as making progress toward degree completion. The assigned advisor may be located within the department of their primary major, or in the Advising Center. Students can identify their assigned advisor in MyRED on the academics tab. In addition, faculty advisors are experts in their discipline, including advanced coursework and requirements, opportunities for research, student organizations, and considering graduate school in the discipline. 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 Library 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.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (16 hours + Language)

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are designed to ensure a breadth of courses within the liberal arts degree. 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.

  • A student may not use a single course to satisfy 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. 
  • A student may not use a course from their primary major to satisfy the Breadth Requirement (F), but may apply an ancillary requirement of the primary major or a course from their second major toward this requirement.
  • Independent study, directed readings, or internship courses cannot be used to satisfy a College Distribution Requirement.
  • Cross-listed courses from interdisciplinary programs will be applied in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department.
College Distribution Requirements
CDR A - Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR B and BL - 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 C - Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR D - Social Science3
Select from anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR E - 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.
CDR F - Additional Breadth3
Select from natural, physical and mathematical sciences (Area B), humanities (Area C), or social sciences (Area D). Cannot be a course from the primary major.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16-32

Scientific Base

Bachelor of Science Only (60 hours)

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, physics and statistics.

See your degree audit or a College of Arts and Sciences 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 a college advisor.

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 E) will rarely be waived and only with relevant documentation. See the main College of Arts and Sciences page for more details.

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 total 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.

ACE Requirements

Consistent with the mission and values of the University, ACE is based on a shared set of four institutional objectives and ten student learning outcomes. The ACE program was approved by faculty in all eight undergraduate colleges and endorsed by the Faculty Senate, the student government, and the Academic Planning Committee in January 2008 for implementation in the fall 2009. ACE aligns with current national initiatives in general education.

To meet the ACE Program requirement, a student will complete a minimum of 3 credit hours for each of the ten ACE Student Learning Outcomes (a total of 30 ACE credit hours). See the ACE website at: http://ace.unl.edu for the most current information and the most recently certified courses.

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 the 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, 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

Twenty-seven (27) hours of courses numbered 300 or above.

Core Requirements

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 408Business and Political Russian3
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, including:
 

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 102

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

RUSS102
Beginning Russian II

Prerequisites: RUSS 101.

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

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 201; RUSS 203; RUSS 204

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

RUSS110
Accelerated Beginning Russian

Description: Covers the same material as RUSS 101 and 102.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 201; RUSS 203; RUSS 204

Course details
Credit Hours:9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:9

ACE:

RUSS201
Second-Year Russian I

Prerequisites: RUSS 102 or RUSS 110.

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

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

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 202

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS202
Second-Year Russian II

Prerequisites: RUSS 201

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

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS203
Composition and Conversation

Prerequisites: RUSS 102 or RUSS 110.

Description: Practice in writing and speaking. Enhances communication skills.

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS204
Composition, Conversation, and Culture

Prerequisites: RUSS 102 or RUSS 110.

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS210
Accelerated Second Year Russian

Description: Same material as RUSS 201 and 202, and counts as 201/202 in satisfying the liberal education requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC
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
Course Format:LEC
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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:IND

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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS408
Business and Political Russian

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: Focus on language as used in business, politics and journalism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC

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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

RUSS482
Russian Literature in Translation I

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
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RUSS483
Russian Literature in Translation IICrosslisted with RUSS 883

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Survey of twentieth-century Russian literature, to include works by Babel, Blok, Bely, Zamyatin, Bulgakov, Zoschcenko, Gorky, Sholokhov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and Rasputin. 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
Course Format:LEC
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
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-24

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.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
CDR E: 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 E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
RUSS 102 is recommended as a prerequisite for major courses.

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

CDR D: Social Sciences
complete 1 from Any Anthropology Course, Any Communications Course, Any Geography Course, Any National Securities Studies Course, Any Political Science Course, Any Psychology Course, Any Sociology Course
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.
16 HR TERM 3
CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
6hr
RUSS 201 and 203 are recommended this term as a prerequisites to major courses.

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
4hr
In consultation with your advisor, select two additional elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 4
CDR E: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
6hr
RUSS 202 and 204 are recommended this term as a prerequisites to major courses.

CDR B: Math/Sci w/Lab
complete 1 from Approved Science 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, STAT (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

CDR B: Lab
complete 1 from ASCLAB1
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
Russian CoreCritical
complete RUSS 301, RUSS 303
6hr
C
6 hours of RUSS 300 level becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the sixth term of enrollment. RUSS 301 also fulfills the ACE 5 requirement.

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

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.
15 HR TERM 6
Russian CoreCritical
complete RUSS 302
3hr
C
RUSS 302 fulfills the CDR C requirement.

Russian Core
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
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 7
Russian Area Studies
complete 1 from HIST 330, HIST 338, HIST 339, HIST 362
3hr
C

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
6hr
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
Russian CoreCritical
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

CDR F: Additional Breadth
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved additional courses from CDR B, CDR C, or CDR D that is outside of the discipline of your primary major.

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