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World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Russian Studies)Major

Learning Russian is a gateway to a dynamic world that involves global energy corporations, national defense and security, and an ancient and fascinating culture.

Overview

What is World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Russian Studies) at WVU like?

Description

Russian is a vibrant modern language with a rich and fascinating history. Today, more than 280 million people speak Russian in many different countries. Russia's vast mineral wealth and resources guarantee its place in the world economy. Its enormous geographical size spans the Eurasian landmass. Russia’s continued dominance on the world political stage necessitates our careful study of its history, culture, language and politics.

Learning Russian is a gateway to one of the world's largest nations. It is clear that knowing the language of a country always aids in securing better connections and relationships, whether in a private company or a government agency. Learning Russian can also facilitate work in many of the nations of the former Soviet Union because Russian is still often the language of business and public life. Although Russia's military dominance is not what it was at the height of the Cold War, it continues to have a presence in the global arena.

World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Russian Studies) program highlights:

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Areas of Emphasis

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Fast Facts

What makes World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Russian Studies) at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

  • Many students in this major are involved in a study abroad experience and can find student employment as a language tutor.
  • Associated with the Russian program is the very active and successful Russian and East European Club, which offers students a variety of extra-curricular experiences, including cooking nights, film showings, guest speakers and trips to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. We are actively engaged in a variety of activities on campus as well as raising significant funds for an orphanage in Russia.

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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Student Organizations

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Careers

How does this degree prepare students for a career?

Knowledge of Russian is a natural companion to a business degree. Similarly, Russian continues to be a language of strategic national importance, one emphasized by the U.S. government.

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Russian Studies) major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

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Courses

What are the courses like in World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Russian Studies) at WVU?

FCLT 250:
Russian Fairy Tales

Introduces a wide selection of Russian fairy tales and examines the aesthetic, social, and psychological values that they reflect, a general introduction to the study of folklore with a broad spectrum of approaches (psychoanalysis, structuralism, feminism).

FCLT 280:
Science Fiction: East and West

Comparison of science fiction texts, and TV from Eastern and Central Europe and the US and UK, analyzing works that posit "Fantastic" spatial, temporal, social, and biological explorations beyond those currently verified by science.

RUSS 451:
Russian Culture

A study of Russian civilization, customs, and ethos.

Capstone Projects

Before graduating, all undergraduates in this major complete an academic project (or "capstone") to demonstrate their research, communication and critical thinking skills. Projects in WVU's World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Russian Studies) major have included:

Cost and Aid

How much does World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Russian Studies) at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2019-20 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Credit $409
Per Semester $4,908
Fall and Spring Semesters $9,816
Non-Resident
Per Credit $1,111
Per Semester $13,332
Fall and Spring Semesters $26,664
International
Per Credit $1,111
Per Semester $13,632
Fall and Spring Semesters $27,264
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Transfer Articulation Agreements

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Russian Studies) at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (Russian Studies) major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2020-21 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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