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Knowing another language is one of the most valuable skills you can possess, and learning it at Brooklyn College—located in one of the most culturally and linguistically diverse areas in the world—is a wise choice. With fluency in another language—and the cultural connections that are inextricably linked to it—you’ll stand out in a variety of careers and be able to travel the world with confidence. A notable feature of our program is that, as a Russian major, you can choose a track in Russian business.
A major in Russian will give you a solid background in the language, literature, and culture that could lead to a rewarding career in international affairs, business, government, or teaching, and to studies at the graduate level in a variety of fields.
The program information listed here reflects the approved curriculum for the 2023-2024 academic year per the Brooklyn College Bulletin. Bulletins from past academic years can be found here.
The following are required (24 credits in advanced courses):
Russian 2030 and 3610.
At least one of the following culture courses: Russian 3515 or 3510.
The remaining courses are to be selected from Russian 2021, 2024, 2120, 2432, 3515, 3525, 3510 or 3518. Tier II, Tier III, and/or Tier IV.
A knowledge of Latin and/or another Language Other Than English is also helpful.
You can also choose the track in Russian Business.
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All of the following: Russian 2024 or 2030, 2432, 3610, 3515 or 3525.
Four additional courses to be selected from Russian 2021, 2030 or 2030W, 2120 or 2120W, 3515, 3525, 3510, or 3520, Tier II, Tier III, and/or Tier IV.
Both of the following: Business 3100, 3170.
Two of the following: Business 3240, 3200, 3210, 3230, 3130, 3140.
The “W” designates a writing intensive course.
Brooklyn College is an integral part of the cultural and artistic energy of New York City. Our faculty members in Modern Languages and Literatures offer incomparable expertise and tremendous talent, and each bring a unique perspective to their teaching and mentoring in and out of the classroom.
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Through job fairs, the internship database, and internship panels, the Magner Career Center gives students in the Russian B.A. program access to career opportunities at a wide variety of employers, including:
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