Coursework

Students admitted to the Russian Flagship Program work with an advisor to create an individualized study plan to meet requirements and successfully complete the program. First and second year students must enroll in 4 credit hours of Russian language classroom instruction per semester (for a total of 8 credits per academic year) and third and fourth year students must enroll in 3 credit hours per semester (for a total of 6 credits per academic year). All students must receive a minimum of a “B+” in their Russian language classes (including summer studies and study abroad) and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The program typically takes 4-5 years to complete, but can be finished in less time depending on a student’s language proficiency when they enter the program and whether or not they participate in intensive summer language studies.

Fall Semester

  • Goal – Novice High
  • SLAV-R101 Elementary Russian I (4 credits; 4 hours/week)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 1 hour/week)

Spring Semester

  • Goal – Intermediate Low
  • SLAV-R102 Elementary Russian II (4 credits; 4 hours/week)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 1 hour/week)

IU Summer Language Workshop

  • Goal – Intermediate Low
  • 1st-year Russian (8 credits; 24 hours/week; 9 weeks)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 4 hours/week)

 

Fall Semester

  • Goal – Intermediate Low
  • SLAV-R201 Intermediate Russian I (4 credits; 4 hours/week)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 1 hour/week)

Spring Semester

  • Goal – Intermediate Mid
  • SLAV-R202 Intermediate Russian II (4 credits; 4 hours/week)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 1 hour/week)

IU Summer Language Workshop

  • Goal – Intermediate Mid
  • 2nd-year Russian (8 credits; 24 hours/week; 9 weeks)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 4 hours/week)

Fall Semester

  • Goal – Intermediate Mid
  • SLAV-R301 Intermediate-Advanced Russian I (3 credits; 3 hours/week)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 1-2 hours/week)

Spring Semester

  • Goal – Intermediate High
  • SLAV-R302 Intermediate-Advanced Russian II (3 credits; 3 hours/week)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 1-2 hours/week)

Russian Flagship students are strongly encouraged to complete their pre-capstone study abroad requirement during the summer after two years of Russian.

  • Goal – Intermediate High
  • 3rd-year Russian (8 credits; 20 hours/week; 8 weeks)
  • Conversational partners (no credit; 2 hours/week)

 

Fall Semester

  • Goal – Intermediate High
  • SLAV-R401 Advanced Russian I (3 credits; 3 hours/week)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 1-2 hours/week)

Spring Semester

  • Goal – Advanced Low
  • SLAV-R402 Advanced Russian II (3 credits; 3 hours/week)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 1-2 hours/week)

IU Summer Language Workshop

  • Goal – Advanced Low
  • 4th-year Russian (8 credits; 24 hours/week; 8 weeks)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 4 hours/week)

 

Russian Flagship students may choose to complete their pre-capstone study abroad requirement during the summer after three years of domestic Russian instruction.

  • Goal – Advanced Low
  • 4th-year Russian (8 credits; 20 hours/week; 8 weeks)
  • Conversational partners (no credit; 2 hours/week)

Fall Semester

  • Goal – Advanced Low
  • Content course (3 credits; 3 hours/week)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 1-2 hours/week)

Spring Semester

  • Goal – Advanced Mid
  • Content course (3 credits; 3 hours/week)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 1-2 hours/week)

IU Summer Language Workshop

  • Goal – Advanced Mid
  • 5th-year Russian (8 credits; 24 hours/week; 8 weeks)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 4 hours/week)

 

  • Goal – Superior
  • Classroom (21 hours/week in the Fall; 16 hours/week in the Spring)
  • Tutoring (no credits; 4 hours/week)
  • Professional internship (in the Spring)