Russian

Lehigh University Modern Languages and Literature - Member's of the Lehigh University Russian Club

The department offers communicatively based courses in elementary, intermediate, and advanced Russian language. Occasional offerings in Russian literature, film, art, and cultural history allow students to explore the rich and vibrant world of Russian culture.

Requirements for the Minor in Russian (click on link to access minor declaration form)
16 credits of Russian (not including any MLL course).

Courses Offered:

RUSS 001. Elementary Russian I (4) fall
Classroom and laboratory, audio, and video introduction to the fundamentals of conversational and grammatical patterns; practice in pronunciation, simple conversation, reading, and writing. (HU)

RUSS 002. Elementary Russian II (4) spring
Continuation of RUSS 001. Prerequisite: RUSS 1 or equivalent. (HU)

RUSS 011. Intermediate Russian I (4) fall
Classroom and laboratory practice in conversation. Development of reading and writing skills. Prerequisite: RUSS 002 or equivalent. (HU)

RUSS 012. Intermediate Russian II (4) spring
Continuation of RUSS 011. Prerequisite: RUSS 002 or 011, or equivalent. (HU)

RUSS 141. Russian Conversation and Composition I (4) fall
Intensive practice in oral and written Russian and oral comprehension. Readings and discussions on Russian literature and culture. Prerequisite: RUSS 012 or equivalent. (HU)

RUSS 142. Russian Conversation and Composition II (4) spring
Continuation of RUSS 141. Prerequisite: RUSS 141 or equivalent. (HU)

RUSS 215. Russian Classics: Russian Literature with Variable Topic and Credit (1-4)
May be repeated for credit. (HU)

RUSS 231. Russian in the Real World I (4)
Readings and conversations about selected nonliterary topics including the social and natural sciences, business, economics, the environment, current political events in Russia and throughout the former Soviet republics. (HU)

RUSS 232. Russian in the Real World II (4)
A continuation of RUSS 231. (HU)

RUSS 251. Russian Special Topics (1-4) fall
Intensive study of literary or linguistic topics. Prerequisite: RUSS 142 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit. Nicholas (HU)

RUSS 252. Russian Special Topics (1-4) spring
Intensive study of literary or linguistic topics. Prerequisite: RUSS 142 or 251 or equivalent. May be repeated for credit. Nicholas (HU)

RUSS 370. Russian Internship (1-8)
Designed to give advanced qualified students the chance to acquire field experience and training with selected firms and governmental agencies in Russian-speaking countries. Assigned readings, written reports, and employer performance evaluations are required. Prerequisites: RUSS 141 or 142 and approval of faculty committee on internship. (HU)

RUSS 391. Russian Special Topics (1-4)
Independent study of research under faculty guidance on a literary, linguistic, or methodological topic. May be repeated once for credit. May be used to satisfy the doctoral language requirement. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Nicholas (HU)