Russian Area Studies Concentration (RASCON)

Director: Mark Schrad, Ph.D.
Office Location: 256 Saint Augustine Center
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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.

Program Notes:

  • Other appropriate special topics courses may count towards electives as approved by the director.

Required Concentration Courses:

Item #
Title
Russian Studies Electives  +
12

 

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The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2022 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 

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