(College of Letters & Science)
Sven-Erik Rose, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department
Program Office. 213 Sproul Hall; 530-752-1219; http://russian.ucdavis.edu
The Major Program
The Russian major introduces students to a culture rich in art, music, theater, film, language, and literature. The major offers an opportunity to learn skills needed to enter the fields of foreign affairs, world politics, and international trade, or to begin graduate work in literature, history, cultural studies and international relations.
The Program. The major program instructs students in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing the Russian language. The program also acquaints students with the intellectual and cultural contributions of the Russian world through the study of its literature, traditions, and institutions.
Internships and Career Alternatives. Russian majors may participate in internships where they can serve as translators and interpreters for schools and business firms throughout Northern California. Upon graduation, many Russian majors enter the business world or enter graduate programs in Slavic studies and international relations. The program encourages students to supplement their Russian studies with courses in related fields such as international relations, political science, computer science, cultural studies, or economics in order to maximize their career possibilities.
Honors and Honors Program. The honors program comprises at least
Study Abroad. Students who have completed one or two years of Russian language study can participate in the Education Abroad Program (EAP) in Moscow. Many of our students also participate in summer, semester, and year-long programs sponsored by CIEE and ACTR in St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Prerequisite Credit. Credit normally will not be given for a course if that course is the prerequisite for a course already completed.
Course Placement. Students who have learned Russian at home must consult the department for placement instructions. Students with two years of Russian in high school normally continue in RUS 002; those with three years, RUS 003; those with four years, RUS 004.