Russian Area Studies Concentration (RASCON)
Director: Mark Schrad, Ph.D.
Office Location: 256 Saint Augustine Center
The Concentration in Russian Area Studies promotes the study of the Russian language, and the cultures, societies, politics, and histories of the former Soviet space, which include but are not limited to Russia. With a rigorous and intellectually challenging program, students in the Russian Area Studies Concentration will become proficient in the language by taking at least two semesters of Russian language at the intermediate level and will gain well-rounded knowledge of the culture by taking four electives chosen from designated courses in History, Literature, Political Science, Economics, Theology and Religious Studies, and Art and Art History.
CONCENTRATION (18 credits)
The Russian Area Studies Concentration is open to all students enrolled in the University. The purpose of the concentration is to provide students with a multi-disciplinary comprehension of Russia through the study of this complex country’s language, culture, literature, history, politics, religions and art.
- Other appropriate special topics courses may count towards electives as approved by the director.