Courses of Instruction in Russian

Please note that Russian courses beyond RUS 202 are offered upon sufficient enrollments.   If we are unable to offer such courses,  we suggest the following options :

  1. Find another institution around Grand Rapids or the larger West Michigan area and take these classes and then transfer them to GVSU.
  2. Study abroad and transfer credits.   
  3. Find a summer program in an intensive format and then transfer.  
  4. Ask an instructor to work with you on an independent study (entirely bases on instructor’s decision).

RUS 101 - Elementary Russian I


An introduction to Russian pronunciation and grammar. Offered fall semester.

Credits: 4

 

RUS 102 - Elementary Russian II


Continuation of RUS 101. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in RUS 101, or credit.

Credits: 4

 

RUS 180 - Special Topics in Russian


Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 100-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 1 to 4

 

RUS 201 - Intermediate Russian I


Continued study of grammar and vocabulary aimed at the mastery of more difficult reading and conversation. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in RUS 102, or credit.

Credits: 4

 

RUS 202 - Intermediate Russian II


Continuation of RUS 201. Fulfills World Perspectives. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in RUS 201, or credit.

Credits: 4

 

RUS 280 - Special Topics in Russian


Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 200-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. No more than four credits can be applied to the minor or major. Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 3 to 4

 

RUS 301 - Advanced Russian Grammar I


Continued study of grammar and vocabulary. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: RUS 202 or equivalent.

Credits: 3

 

RUS 302 - Advanced Russian Grammar II


Continuation of RUS 301. Offered winter semester.

Credits: 3

 

RUS 304 - Russian Conversation and Composition I


Practice in oral and written Russian; development of listening and reading skills. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: Successful completion of RUS 302 (C or better) or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

 

RUS 306 - Russian Conversation and Composition II


Continuation of RUS 304. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: Successful completion of RUS 304 (C or better) or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

 

RUS 380 - Special Topics in Russian


Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 1 to 6

 

RUS 401 - Introduction to Russian Literature I


A brief survey of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Course taught in Russian. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: RUS 302 or equivalent.

Credits: 3

 

RUS 402 - Introduction to Russian Literature II


A brief survey of Russian literature of the twentieth century. Course taught in Russian. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: RUS 401.

Credits: 3

 

RUS 480 - Special Topics in Russian


Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 400-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Offered on sufficient demand.

Credits: 1 to 4

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