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2022/2023 University Catalog 
    
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Russian and Central European Studies, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences


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(Major Code: 03071) (SIMS Code: 116501)

Russian and Central European Studies. The goals of the Russian and Central European studies major are to promote the study of Russia, New States of Eurasia, and Eastern Europe within an integrated framework, and to build better understanding of the societies and cultures of this part of the world through the exchange of students, faculty and publications.

Recent revolutionary advances in transportation and communications produced by science and technology are effectively “shrinking” the world. At the present time the United States, Russia, and the New States of Eurasia are in the process of expanding their commercial and cultural ties, opening unprecedented opportunities in government service, journalism, library work, and international business.

For those who continue graduate work after completing the bachelor’s degree, Russian and Central European studies is a good preparatory curriculum for graduate professional programs in international trade, international law, librarianship, education, public administration, and journalism.

All candidates for a degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

A minor is not required with this major.

Impacted Program

The Russian major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the Russian major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Language Requirement


The language requirement is automatically fulfilled through coursework for preparation for the major.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement


Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.

International Experience Requirement


All Russian and Central European Studies majors are required to complete a study abroad program in Russia or any other Slavic-language speaking country, consisting of a minimum of six units (90 hours). However, all majors are strongly encouraged to complete a more extensive abroad experience by participating in a semester or academic year program. To fulfill the study abroad requirement, Russian and Central European Studies majors must enroll in an approved program. Unapproved study abroad programs will not meet the international experience requirement for the major.

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