1. Language Proficiency
Speak, read, write, and comprehend the Russian language in ordinary living situations and professional matters, and understand the main principles of linguistics as they relate to Russian. Students' speaking, reading, and listening proficiency in these areas should approximate the Advanced level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale. Writing proficiency should approach the Advanced level on the ACTFL scale.
2. Russian Cultural and Literary History
Identify, discuss and analyze an understanding of the main periods, figures, and achievements of Russian cultural history, especially in literature.
3. Writing Academic Essays
Produce academic writing and other presentations that are characterized by critical thinking, coherent development, and thoughtful analysis.
4. Lifelong Learning
Articulate how their education as Russian majors, including their study of ethical and aesthetic issues, makes their academic experiences relevant to personal and professional goals.