The Department offers minors in: (a) Russian language, (b) Russian literature (requiring no knowledge of Russian), (c) Russian language, literature, and culture, and (d) Slavic languages/literatures with an emphasis in Czech, Polish, or BCS (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian) language and literature.
Requirements: The minor is in a field academically distinct from the student’s major. An overall grade-point average of 2.0 in upper-division courses applied to the minor program is required. At least three of the required upper division courses must be taken at Berkeley.
All courses fulfilling minor requirements must be taken for a letter grade.
MINOR IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE
Total Upper-Division Units: 15-20
Prerequisite: Four semesters of elementary/intermediate Russian (Russian 1, 2, 3, & 4 or equivalent). Russian heritage speakers should see language placement approval instructions.
Five upper-division courses (3 or 4 units each) in Russian language and/or Russian and other Slavic literatures and cultures. These courses may be chosen in any combination by the student, in consultation with the Major Advisor. A course from another related program (for example, comparative literature) may be substituted with approval of the Major Advisor.
MINOR IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE
Total Upper-Division Units: 16-20
Prerequisite: Four semesters of elementary/intermediate Russian (Russian 1, 2, 3, & 4 or equivalent). Students with prior knowledge of the language should consult the Major Adviser for language placement.
Four semesters of advanced Russian (Russia 103A & 103B, plus two courses chosen from Slavic 104A, 104B, 180, 181, 182, or 188), Advanced Russian Conversation (Russian 120A or B).
MINOR IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE
Total Upper-Division Units: 19-20
Prerequisite: Surveys of Russian literature (Slavic 45 & 46)
One course on the culture of Russia or other Slavic nation chosen from Slavic 130, 138, 140, 147A or B, 148, 150, 160, or 170
Four courses in Russian literature chosen from Slavic 132, 133, 134 (A, B, C, D, E, F, G, N), 180, 181, 182, 188
MINOR IN CZECH, POLISH, BCS (BOSNIAN/CROATIAN/SERBIAN) LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Total Upper-Division Units: 17-18
Prerequisite: Appropriate first-year language sequence (Polish 25A-B, Czech 26A-B, BCS 27A-B or equivalent)
Two advanced language courses (Polish 115A-B, Czech 116A-B, or BCS 117A-B), and one literature survey (Slavic 150, 160, or 170)
Two courses in the relevant literature (Slavic 151 and 152 or 161 and 162 or 171 and 172) or substitutes approved by the Major Advisor.