Students who demonstrate a record of uncommon excellence in the fulfillment of their undergraduate degree requirements are eligible to apply for the B.A./M.A. joint degree in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
After discussing their options with the College B.A./M.A. adviser and the Departmental Adviser, qualified students in the College should apply to the Division of the Humanities no later than first quarter of their third year. Students will receive an admission decision from the Division of the Humanities.
Students must meet the following requirements:
- To be accepted for admission the student must maintain a 3.5 or higher grade point average in their College work, including the Slavic Languages and Literatures major.
- The student must earn a total of forty-eight course credits toward the joint degree, of which nine courses should be at the graduate level. A maximum of four graduate-level courses may be double counted. Typically these courses will include the Advanced Russian sequence and one other course required for the M.A.
- By the beginning of their third year, the student should have completed at least two courses toward their undergraduate major in addition to the language.
- The student must also complete all requirements for the M.A. as stipulated in the Departmental Graduate Degree Requirements for the appropriate program of study (Linguistics, Literature, or Interdisciplinary Studies).
- The M.A. thesis in Interdisciplinary Studies will be due no later than the end of seventh week of Spring Quarter of the fourth year.
- All courses for the joint program must be completed three quarters after entering the program.
- Students must pass an exam demonstrating a reading knowledge of French or German.
Sample BA/MA Program (Russian Linguistics):
*Or, placement credit for 1st-3rd year Russian
- (3 credits) 2nd year Russian (RUSS 20100-20200-20300)*
- (3 credits) 3rd year Russian through Culture (RUSS 20702-20802-20902)*
- (3 credits) 4th year Russian through Short Stories (RUSS 21002-21102-21202)
- (3 credits) Advanced Russian through Media (RUSS 21401-21402-21403)
- (3 credits) Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCSN 10100-10200-10300) --2nd Slavic language
- (1 credit) Introduction to Slavic Linguistics (SLAV 20100)
- (1 credit) Structure of Russian Phonology (RUSS 23000)
- (1 credit) History of Russian Phonology (RUSS 22000)
- (1 credit) Morphology of Russian (RUSS 23100)
- (1 credit) History of Russian Morphology (RUSS 22100)
- (1 credit) Old Church Slavonic (SLAV 22000) --M.A. requirement
- (1 credit) Sex, Sexuality, Society: The Slavia Orthodoxa World (SLAV 29300) --Interdisciplinary
- (1 credit) Rebels in Language: Emily Dickinson and Marina Tsvetaeva (RUSS 26901) --Literature
- Reading knowledge of French or German
- M.A. exam