Courses Taken Outside of Bates
Russian minors are strongly encouraged to deepen their engagement with Russian language and culture through the experience of studying abroad. The completion of four college-level Russian courses is typically required before commencing a study-abroad program.
Minors may count a maximum of two credits for one semester of study and three credits for two semesters of study in a recognized program toward the completion of the minor.
Students are encouraged to speak with their faculty advisor regarding course offerings before going abroad, otherwise credit toward the minor is not guaranteed.
Short Term CoursesBates’ Default
Pass/Fail PolicyPass/fail grading may be elected for 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, and 302.
Incoming students with previous knowledge of Russian should complete the Russian Language Placement Questionnaire on the departmental website (https://www.bates.edu/german-russian/russian-language-placement/) to determine the appropriate Russian course to take.
A minor requires a minimum of seven courses in Russian area studies. At least four of the seven courses must be taught in Russian, while up to three courses on Russian history and culture may be taken in translation.