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Russian Language Courses and the Language Requirement
The College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement is explained in a number of College Web pages, e.g. under Graduation Requirements (scroll down to Foreign Language Requirement) and under Foreign Languages.
The Russian Language Program offers these courses for satisfying the A & S language requirement:

Under Option 1:
  • any 3-credit/unit (or more) RussA course numbered 2203 (RussA 2203) and above, but not RussA 3300 (Directed Study)
Under Option 2 (11 credit hours minimum):
  • in two semesters: 1121 in the Fall + 1122 in the Spring + either 1103 in the Fall or 1104 in the Spring (=12 credits)
  • in three semesters: 1121 in the Fall + 1122 in the Spring + 2203 the following Fall (=14 credits)
  • in three semesters: 1121 in the Fall + 1122 in the Spring + either 1125 the following Fall or 1126 the following Spring (=12 credits)
As long as you accumulate at least 11 credits total, the same math applies if instead of RussA 1121 and 1122 you take RussA 1131 and 1132: 1131 and 1132 can be combined with 1103 and/or 1104, or followed by 1125, 1126, or 2203.
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Dept. of Comparative Literature • Russian Language Program • 240 Goldwin Smith Hall • Cornell University • Ithaca, NY 14853-4701, USA
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