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Russian Studies Program

114 Main Hall
Alice Speh, Coordinator

Any West Chester University student, regardless of his or her major area of specialization, may earn a minor specialization in Russian studies after satisfactory completion of 18 semester hours of work, distributed as follows:

Minor in Russian Studies (18 semester hours)

Required: Either A or B

  1. Russian language (6 semester hours)
    (intermediate level or above)
  2. Russian history and/or politics (6 semester hours)



  1. Russian history and/or politics (6 semester hours)
  2. Russian civilization, culture and/or politics (6 semester hours)
    Choose from the following courses: CLS 363, 364; ERU 309; GEO 304; HIS 324, 425; PSC 246, 311, 349; and RUS 201-412, 310

C. Electives (6 semester hours)

Selected under advisement from Russian-oriented courses offered by the departments of Anthropology and Sociology, Art, English, Political Science, or other WCU departments.

For advising, see Dr. Alice Speh in the Department of Languages and Cultures.

A student should maintain a 3.0 average in area-studies courses to be recommended for graduate work in the area-studies concentration.