Russian Minor

Students minoring in Russian will take a minimum of six courses numbered RUSS 1501 INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I and higher, to be selected in consultation with the assigned departmental Russian minor adviser. These courses normally include:

Select two additional 2000-level courses
Select at least one 3000-level elective course

Students who place out of RUSS 1501, RUSS 1502, or RUSS 2001 will replace them with 2000- or 3000-level elective courses.

Up to one course in translation may be applied toward the minor if the readings and assignments are done in Russian.

Students interested in the Russian minor are strongly encouraged to study in Russia for at least one semester. A maximum of two courses for the Russian minor may be taken abroad. Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their minor must have these courses approved by the Russian minor adviser prior to their going abroad.


The minor in Russian is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in Russian only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Lincoln Center campus. All Russian courses are offered only at Lincoln Center.