Department of Modern and Classical Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Russian and Eurasian Studies minor provides students with basic proficiency in the Russian language, combined with a broad understanding of the history and cultures of the wider Eurasian area. The minor provides a well-rounded education in Russia’s current and past experience as the key country, language, and culture across a broad area of Europe and Asia.
Why Consider a Russian and Eurasian Studies Minor?
The multifaceted programs of the department provide an opening to the world through language, literature, culture and civilization. To be able to communicate in a second language is a fundamental asset in any profession in an increasingly globalized world, from careers in education, translating and interpreting, to those in international studies, health, business or law. Many job listings include proficiency in a world language as a desirable or necessary tool. In addition, a language minor helps students acquire other types of abilities leading to success in the job market: cultural literacy, communication skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, a capacity for problem solving, and the ability to learn quickly.
Modern and Classical Languages Department Office
Miller Hall 223
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Must have taken RUSS 201 or equivalent to declare.
Make an appointment with the language advisor.
When meeting with a language advisor, you should bring:
- Submit a Minor Declaration and Change Form.
- An unofficial WWU transcript
- Documentation for courses taken at other colleges or universities
- Documentation for any study-abroad credits earned
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.