The Russian Area Studies minor is an integrated course of study designed to provide full-time, degree-candidate students at Saint Anselm College with a comprehensive understanding of the life and culture of the Russian area. Interlocking relationships in Russian area political power, philosophical thought, social planning, and religious and cultural institutions form the basis for the Russian Area Studies minor. While not in itself a major program of studies, it will satisfy, in many cases, an interest in a single specialty begun in the student's major field.
- A declaration of intent to participate in the minor should be presented by the student no later than the beginning of the senior year.
- At least four courses in the Russian-Soviet field in three different disciplines including: Language, Literature, History, Politics, and Economics.
- Courses which may be taken for the minor include: History of Russia, Russian Literature, Russian Language, Russian Area Politics, European Socialism, International Business Management, a study trip to the Russian area including an independent-study course in a related area.
- A minimum grade point average of "C" (2.00) in the courses taken for the minor.
- A comprehensive oral examination in which the student demonstrates knowledge of the content of courses selected. The student is also expected to demonstrate a knowledge of Marxist philosophy, Russian history, and government even though courses in these areas may not have been taken.