Russian Culture Minor


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

A minimum of five RUSS courses (15 hours) covering any aspect of Russian language, literature, or culture. The first two semesters of Russian (i.e., RUSS 101 and RUSS 102) may not be counted toward this minor.15
Total Hours15

GSLL courses numbered above 200 may count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies.

At least nine credit hours beyond RUSS 102 must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the minor. Minors who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer one course counting toward the minor. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult the relevant director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses taken abroad for the minor.

Students who receive placement credit (PL) or By-Examination credit (BE) for RUSS 203, RUSS 204, RUSS 409 and/or RUSS 410 must substitute this credit with coursework (three credit hours each to replace each course with PL or BE credit) to complete the requirements for the minor. Students may not re-enroll in a course for which they have received PL or BE credit.

Russian (RUSS) course descriptions.

See program page here for special opportunities.