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.
The requirements of the interdisciplinary minor in Russian Area Studies are:
- A declaration of intent to participate in the minor should be presented by the student no later than the second semester of the junior year.
- Five courses in the Russian field in three different disciplines including: Language, Literature, History, Politics, and Economics.
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.