The undergraduate minor in Russian requires a minimum of 20 s.h. in Russian courses, including 12 s.h. earned in courses considered advanced for the minor taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass.

Students with previous knowledge of Russian language, should take the World Languages Placement Test (WLPT) to determine the best level for your first enrollment in a language course.

The undergraduate minor in Russian includes courses in language, literature and culture. Language courses focus on developing the four communicative skills—speaking, listening, reading, and writing, while upper level courses expand upon these skills and help to foster critical analysis skills through the study of cultural products, including literary texts, films, folklore.

Listed below are the general categories of required coursework; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the minor in Russian, visit the UI General Catalog.

Coursework Requirements
Title Hours
Third-Year Russian I and II 8
Fourth-Year Russian I and II 8
Beginning Composition and Conversation course 4
Total Hours 20