- Russian 5110, Slavic Culture and Society and RUSS 5120, Russia after Communism are required of all Russian MA students.
- RUSS 5110 will be offered in the fall semester during even-numbered years
- RUSS 5120 will be offered in the fall semester during odd-numbered years.
- Language courses Russian 5010, Advanced Russian Seminar 1 and RUSS 5020, Advanced Russian Seminar 2 are also required of all Russian MA students
- 5010 is generally offered in the fall semester
- 5020 is generally offered in the spring semester
- Native speakers are exempt from 5010 and 5020 and should contact the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies for alternate coursework.
- Russian 5230, Russian Cultural Idioms, and Russian 5050, Professional Russian, are strongly recommended for all Russian MA students who are not native speakers.
- Click here for a listing of all Russian graduate level courses.
- Course listings for each semester can be accessed through the student portal.
- Russian MA students may take up to 12 credit hours in an outside area (outside area courses must be approved in advance by the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies).
- Upon approval of the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, students may take up to six credit hours of 3000/4000-level courses toward their MA degree.
Russian MA students may take up to 12 credit hours in an outside area. CU graduate students frequently choose business, political science, geography, education, history, linguistics, film studies, Jewish studies, religious studies, fine arts, and theater and dance, but students may pursue other options. All outside area courses must be approved by the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies. Upon approval of the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies, students may take up to six credit hours of 3000/4000-level courses toward their MA degree.
Students interested in independent study in Russian Studies should obtain an informational sheet and an Independent Study Contract from the department. The student must fill out the Independent Study Contract with the faculty member specifying the course of study and the method of evaluation. Once the contract is approved by the chair, a staff member will enroll the student in the course. Students interested in taking an independent study in an outside area should work with that department to fill out the contract and register for the course. MA students may not take more than a total of 6 hours of independent study.
Policy on Grades of Incomplete
A grade of incomplete (IF) is granted when, due to circumstances beyond the student's control (illness, military service, hardship or death in the family), he/she is unable to complete the requirements of the course in the semester for which he/she is registered. Incomplete Contract must be filled out and signed by both the instructor and the student stating the work to be completed. The final grade (earned by completing the course requirements) does not result in the deletion of the "I" from the transcript.
Transfer credit from accredited institutions is accepted by CU-Boulder only after approval by the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and the Graduate School. Transfer credit is defined as any credit earned at another accredited institution, credits earned on another campus of the CU system, or credits earned as a non-degree student within the CU system. Transfer credit for the Russian MA cannot have been used toward another MA degree, must have been taken at the graduate level, and must have a grade of B or higher. MA students are allowed a maximum of 9 hours of transfer credit. (See the Graduate Program Assistant for transfer credit forms.)