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Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures

BA with a Major in Russian

Minor in Russian

BA with a Major Polish

Minor in Polish

Distinction


1628 University Hall (UH)
(312) 996–4412
http://lcsl.las.uic.edu/slavic-baltic
Administration: Head, Michał Markowski
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Giedrius Subačius, subacius@uic.edu

 


There is an Endowed Chair of Lithuanian Studies in the department, established by the Lithuanian World Community Foundation.

The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures offers courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. The undergraduate program provides the opportunity to develop skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian and enables students to engage the languages, literatures, and cultures of the peoples of Central and Eastern Europe.

A major or minor in Russian or Polish prepares students for informed global citizenship and for a variety of occupations, including teaching, translation, international business, the tourist industry, human resources, government, and journalism.

BA with a Major in Russian

Degree Requirements—Russian

To earn a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

BA with a Major in Russian Degree Requirements
Hours
Major Requirements
37
General Education and Electives to reach Minimum Total Hours
83
Minimum Total Hours—BA with a Major in Russian
120

 

General Education

See General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for information on meeting these requirements.

Major Requirements

Courses
Hours
RUSS 104—Intermediate Russian II or equivalenta
4
RUSS 201—Russian Composition and Conversation I
3
RUSS 202—Russian Composition and Conversation II
3
SLAV 224—Introduction to Literary Analysis of Slavic Textsb
3
RUSS 411—Reading Russian Literature in the Original I
3
RUSS 412—Reading Russian Literature in the Original II
3
   
Six Russian electives at the 100-. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels, exclusive of independent study and RUSS 101, 102, and 103. A maximum of two of these courses may be at the 100-level. At least two courses must be at the 400-level. CEES 400 may be used to satisfy this requirement.
18
Total Hours—Major Requirements
37

a Native and heritage speakers who place out of RUSS 104 should register for RUSS 201. Please consult an LAS advisor for eligibility for retroactive credit once you complete RUSS 201.
b SLAV 224 fulfills the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement.

Recommended Plan of Study

To view a recommended plan of study for the major in Russian, please visit the LAS website http://www.las.uic.edu/students/prospective-undergraduate/degree-programs/four-year-model-plans.

Minor in Russian

Students from other disciplines who want to minor in Russian must complete 16 semester hours, including RUSS 104a, RUSS 201 and RUSS 202, plus six additional credit hours at the 100‐, 200‐, 300‐, and 400‐levels, excluding RUSS 101, RUSS 102, and RUSS 103.

a Native and heritage speakers who place out of RUSS 104 should register for RUSS 201. Please consult an LAS advisor for eligibility for retroactive credit once you complete RUSS 201.

BA with a Major in Polish

Degree Requirements—Polish

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

BA with a Major in Polish Degree Requirements
Hours
Major Requirements
37
General Education and Electives to reach Minimum Total Hours
83
Minimum Total Hours—BA with a Major in Polish
120

 

General Education

See General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for information on meeting these requirements.

Major Requirements

Courses
Hours
POL 104—Intermediate Polish II or equivalenta
4
POL 201—Polish Composition and Conversation I
3
POL 202—Polish Composition and Conversation II
3
POL 321—Introduction to Polish Literature
3
SLAV 224—Introduction to Literary Analysis of Slavic Textsb
3
POL 460—Studies in Polish Literature
3
   
Six Polish electives at the 100-. 200-, 300-, and 400-levels, exclusive of independent study and POL 101, 102, and 103. A maximum of two of these courses may be at the 100-level. At least two courses must be at the 400-level. CEES 400 may be used to satisfy this requirement.
18
Total Hours—Major Requirements
37

a Native and heritage speakers who place out of POL 104 should register for POL 201. Please consult an LAS advisor for eligibility for
retroactive credit once you complete POL 201.
b SLAV 224 fulfills the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement.


Recommended Plan of Study

To view a recommended plan of study for the major in Polish, please visit the LAS website http://www.las.uic.edu/students/prospective-undergraduate/degree-programs/four-year-model-plans.

Minor in Polish

Students from other disciplines who want to minor in Polish must complete 16 semester hours, including POL 104a, POL 201, and POL 202, plus six additional credit hours at the 100‐, 200‐, 300‐, and 400‐levels, excluding POL 101, POL 102, and POL 103.

a Native and heritage speakers who place out of POL 104 should register for POL 201. Please consult an LAS advisor for eligibility for retroactive credit once you complete POL 201.

Distinction

Departmental Distinction requires a 3.50/4.00 GPA in all department lower-division courses and a 3.75/4.00 GPA in all department upper-division courses taken.