Undergraduate Minors

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Requirements for the Minor

The Department offers two minors. The minor in Russian Language and Literature consists of courses taken within the Slavic Department, while the minor in Russian and East European Studies is interdisciplinary. Courses taken at any time during a student’s career at U.Va. may be counted toward the minor.


Minor in Russian Language and Literature

  • Russian language through RUSS 1020
  • Seven additional courses of at least three credits each in the Department in Russian language, literature or folklore
  • Courses must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Russian and East European Studies

  • Russian language through RUSS 1020 or Polish language through POL 1220
  • Seven additional courses of at least three credits each, with no more than three in any one department
  • RUSS 2010 and RUSS 2020, if taken, do not count toward the three-course maximum in one department
  • Courses must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Programs

Declaring a Minor

To declare a minor in the Department students should:

  1. Download the PDF document icon Declaration of Minor (.pdf, 62KB) form and complete the Student Information section.
  2. Contact Mark Elson, the Department DUP, for an advising appointment: mje@virginia.edu
  3. Bring the Declaration of Minor form with you to your advising appointment to complete it in consultation with the DUP.

How To Make Corrections to SIS Prior to Graduation

  1. Download and complete the Requirement Exception Request form immediately after the ADD deadline during the semester you are graduating.
  2. Submit the Requirements Exception Request form to Mark Elson, Director of Undergraduate Programs (DUP) for approval.