Department of German and Russian
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Russian
Need more information? Please contact Prof. Kevin McKenna [Professor of Russian]; office 417 Waterman Building, telephone (802) 656-1471 for information on a major in Russian. You may also contact the Department of German and Russian main office at 414 Waterman Building; telephone (802) 656-3430; or email Janet.Sobieski@uvm.edu [Department Coordinator].
The specific requirements for a major in Russian are:
Thirty hours of in Russian at the 100 level or above, among which at least one course must be Russian literature in translation (WLIT 118); one additional course in English literature or world literature; one Russian history course; and two additional courses chosen from among the listings of the Russian and East European Studies Program. All course work to be chosen in consultation with the student's major advisor.
Some recent topics for the WLIT [World Literature in Translation] 118 course are: "Witches, Goblins & Ghosts: Manifestations of the Grotesque and Supernatural in Gogol and Bulgakov" (Kevin McKenna); "Magic, Madness, Murder: A Survey of 19th-Century Russian Literature in Translation" (Kathleen Scollins), and also courses on specific authors such as Solzhenitsyn, Nabokov, and Dostoevsky.
For general UVM graduation requirements, and more information on the Russian major requirements, please check the 2011-2012 Online Catalogue. If you have any specific questions about the Russian major, please contact us [contact information at right].
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