Russian Translation (B.S.)

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Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Science in Russian Translation (RUS T BS), University Park

Effective Summer 2002

Semester 1Credits
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) 3
Natural Science (GN 3
Humanities (GH) (see Program Notes) 3
ENGL 015 or 030 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition or Honors Freshman Composition 3
RUS 001 Elementary Russian I (see Program Notes) 4
Total Credits: 16
Semester 2Credits
Humanities (GH) 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) 3
Quantification (GQ) 3
Arts (GA) 3
RUS 002 Elementary Russian II 4
Total Credits: 16
Semester 3Credits
Natural Science (GN) 3
Course in student’s field of specialization in consultation with advisor 3
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective Speech 3
Course in student’s field of specialization in consultation with advisor 3
RUS 003 Intermediate Russian 4
Total Credits: 16
Semester 4Credits
Arts (GA) 3
Course in student’s field of specialization in consultation with advisor 3
Quantification (GQ) 3
3 credits in Russian culture, folklore or literature from departmental list 3
RUS 204 Intermediate Russian II (IL) 4
Total Credits: 16
Semester 5+Credits
Natural Science (GN) 3
RUS 214 Intermediate Russian III (IL) 4
Course in student’s field of specialization in consultation with advisor 3
Course in student’s field of specialization in consultation with advisor 3
Elective 3
Total Credits: 16
Semester 6+Credits
ENGL 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Humanities 3
RUS 304 Readings in Russian III (IL) 3
3 credit course in Russian or Soviet history from departmental list 3
Elective 3
Course in student’s field of specialization in consultation with advisor 3
Total Credits: 15
Semester 7Credits
Course in student’s field of specialization in consultation with advisor 3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA) 1.5
RUS 426 Dostoevsky (IL), RUS 427 Tolstoy (IL) 3
RUS 412 Russian Translation (IL) 3
3 credits in advanced ENGL writing from departmental list, or CMLIT 410 Literary Translation: Theory and Practice (IL) 3
Elective 2
Total Credits: 15.5
Semester 8Credits
PL SC 413 The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union 3
RUS 400 Senior Seminar in Russian Culture (IL) 3
RUS 460 Advanced Russian Grammar (IL) or RUS 450 History of the Russian Language (IL) 3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA) 1.5
Course in student’s field of specialization in consultation with advisor 3
Total Credits: 13.5

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

General education courses are interchangeable; students may choose the general education course(s) they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic goals.

Note: Students enrolled in, or hoping to enroll in, majors in the College of the Liberal Arts are expected to attend the University Park campus once they have earned a total of 60 credits. No more than 91 credits earned while enrolled at another Penn State College or at another institution may be applied toward degrees granted by the College of the Liberal Arts. A minimum of 24 of the credits related to the primary area of study stipulated under “requirements for the major” must be completed at University Park. (For example, History majors must complete 24 credits of "Hist" courses at University Park.) Senior or capstone courses required for the major must be completed at University Park.

Scheduling patterns vary for courses according to the semester they are taught.

Program Notes:

Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.

Some advanced courses required in the Russian Translation major are offered infrequently. Students are advised to consult with an advisor or faculty member to discuss their individual academic plan. Study in Russia under the University’s Education Abroad Program is available for qualified students and recommended for Russian Translation majors.

RUS T BS students must complete at least 124 credits to graduate. If a student begins the Russian sequence at a higher level than RUS 001, the skipped credits will need to be made up through other courses (i.e., additional electives).

Some higher level courses counting towards the Russian Translation major have prerequisites (for example, PL SC 413, or the advanced courses in the history of Russia or the Soviet Union). Students are encouraged to consider these prerequisites when selecting courses towards their GS and GH requirements.

All incoming freshmen must take a First Year Seminar (FYS) during fall or spring of their first year. Most FYSs in the College of the Liberal Arts are 3 credits and count as a General Education Humanities (GH) or General Education Social Sciences (GS) course.

All students must take a United States Cultures (US) and an International Cultures (IL) course. The United States Cultures requirement may be satisfied by completing a US designated course towards the General Education, Bachelor of Arts, or elective course requirements. Many courses required for the Russian major satisfy the IL requirement.

All students must complete at least one 3 credit WRITING INTENSIVE course.

At least one Natural Science course must be a laboratory course.

Updated December 2012

+Many Russian majors study abroad at some point in their junior year (fall or spring semester, or entire academic year). Students who wish to study abroad are advised to discuss their plans with an advisor or faculty member well before their planned departure. Depending on the education abroad program students may earn credit toward the Russian major and/or credit toward general education requirements, Bachelor of Arts requirements, or electives.

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