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Russian and Slavic Studies


The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature offers the following programs in Russian and Slavic Studies:

Three-Year General Program in Russian
Honours Program in Russian
Honours Russian (Applied Studies Co-op)
Honours Program in Slavic Studies
Honours Slavic Studies (Applied Studies Co-op)
Joint Honours Program with Russian
Minor Program in Russian
Minor Program in Croatian

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Three-Year General Russian

Eligibility for graduation in the General Russian program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 65%.
  2. At least 12 term courses must be in Russian.

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Honours Russian

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours Russian program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 20 term courses must be in Russian.

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Honours Russian (Applied Studies Co-op)

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours Russian (Applied Studies Co-op) program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 42 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 16 term courses must be in Russian.
  3. Successful completion of Applied Studies requirements.

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Honours Slavic Studies

Eligibility for graduation in the Honours Slavic Studies program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 40 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 20 term courses must be in Slavic Studies. Of these 20 term courses, 12 will normally be in Russian and eight in Ukrainian, Polish, and Croatian.

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Honours Slavic Studies (Applied Studies Co-op)

A student may combine an Honours Russian program with Applied Studies Co-op. This program includes the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 42 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75%.
  2. At least 16 term courses must be in Slavic Studies, of which ten term courses will normally be in Russian and six in the other Slavic languages.
  3. Successful completion of Applied Studies requirements.

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Russian Joint Honours Program

A Joint Honours program with Russian may be taken in combination with any other discipline in which an Honours program is offered, subject to approval by the departments concerned. Listed below are approved combinations with Russian:

Drama			History
Economics		Mathematics
English			Philosophy
Environment and		Political Science
  Resource Studies	Psychology
French			Sociology
Geography		Spanish
German

Eligibility for graduation in the Russian Joint Honours program includes fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 44 term courses including Faculty of Arts Group requirements with an overall cumulative average of at least 60% and a cumulative major average of at least 75% in each of the two Honours disciplines.
  2. At least 16 term courses must be in Russian.

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Minor Program in Russian

Students of all departments may elect Russian as a Minor field of studies in consultation with the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures. A Minor requires the completion of a minimum of ten term courses in Russian with an overall cumulative average of at least 65% in those courses, of which:

  1. not more than four term courses may be chosen from courses at the 100-level, and
  2. at least two term courses must be chosen from courses above the 200-level.

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Russian Workshop in the USSR

For details see Russian Study in Moscow.

Minor Program in Croatian

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literature offers a Minor in Croatian which requires the completion of a minimum of ten term courses in Croatian with an overall average of at least 65%.

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Waterloo in Zagreb

The Department, in conjunction with the Chair of Croatian Language and Culture, offers a yearly program of studies at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. Students in various disciplines may apply, provided they have an adequate knowledge of the Croatian language (at least CROAT 102 or equivalent). The application deadline for students who wish to begin studies in Zagreb in October (Fall semester) is May 1. The application should be forwarded to "Waterloo in Zagreb Program", Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1.

This program has been suspended until hostilities in Croatia cease and implementation of the program has been approved by the University of Waterloo.

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