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    Jul 13, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Language and Area Studies: Russian/Area Studies (BA)


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Offered by the Department of World Languages and Cultures , College of Arts and Sciences , the Language and Area Studies: Russian/Area Studies (BA) is designed for students with a strong interest in a region of the world and in a language of that region. This innovative program achieves a balance between humanities and social sciences courses, combined with an advanced level of foreign language study.

Admission to the Program


To be considered for freshman admission, an applicant should have earned at least a 3.00 average in secondary school. Students from other regionally accredited collegiate institutions, and students in other programs at American University who have completed the freshman year, should maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) to be considered for transfer to the program.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 51 credit hours with grades of C or better
    • Where appropriate, and with Faculty Advisory Committee approval, special topics courses may fulfill requirements
    • Up to 3 credit hours may be applied toward the major from an approved internship
    • Study abroad coursework may be used toward the major with Faculty Advisory Committee approval
  • Proficiency in Russian demonstrated by achieving a B (3.00) average or better for all RUSS coursework taken in World Languages and Cultures  

Course Requirements


Foundation (9 credit hours)


Intercultural Communication


Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Russian Language (18 credit hours)


  • 18 credit hours of RUSS-XXX coursework at or above 300-level

Area Studies (21 credit hours)


Capstone (3 credit hours)


  • 3 credit hours in SIS comparative seminar or approved topics or seminar course in World Languages and Cultures

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

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