Russian

2nd Major Only, and Minor

The study of Russian involves learning the language itself, through written, verbal, and audio-visual learning experiences. Students are then able to focus on the study of Russian culture and history through the study of various literary texts. Russian is a particularly interesting field of study because there are so many prominent and fascinating authors such as Chekov, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and many others, which gain meaning and interest when read in their original languages.

Highlights of the Hopkins Program

The Goucher College/Johns Hopkins University Russian Program is a cooperative exchange which offers Hopkins students an opportunity to minor in Russian (18 credits) or to pursue a second major in Russian (30 credits). Four semesters of intense language instruction, based on the communicative approach, are followed by a wide range of literature, culture, and translation courses designed to accommodate both non-native speakers and heritage learners. With its dedicated faculty, small classes, a flexible curriculum designed to accommodate both beginning and advanced students, wide-ranging cultural activities, and study-abroad opportunities; the Russian Program is strategically poised to enable learners of Russian to prepare themselves to meet the exciting global challenges of the new millennium.

**Most courses will meet at the Goucher College campus. Completion of a second major in Russian will be noted on the student's transcript (not on the diploma).**

Scheduling

Sample First Semester Schedule
  • Appropriate level of Russian
  • Consider a history or politics course that emphasizes Russian culture or issues
  • Elective N, Q or E course
  • Elective H or S course
  • Total 12-16 credits
Major and Minor Checklists

A checklist which can be used for exploring the requirements of a potential major or minor and monitoring your own degree progress.

Major: downloads/checklists/RussianMajor.doc
Minor: downloads/checklists/RussianMinor.doc

Career Exploration

Skill Set

The “real world” skills you’ll develop with a major in Russian:

  • Understanding cultural diversity
  • Analyzing and translating content
  • Adapting to other cultures
  • Comparing translations and interpretations
  • Reporting and editing information

Career Center

Looking for information about majors, careers, and finding jobs and internships?
Visit the Career Center’s website: http://www.jhu.edu/careers/