Curriculum

Domestic Component (at UCLA)

The courses of study listed below are representative of most students' programs. Each Flagship student also meets regularly with the Student Coordinator, Dr. Susan Kresin (kresin@humnet.ucla.edu) to develop an individual study plan that meets their needs and enables them to meet the requirements for their major while fulfilling the Flagship requirements.

In addition to coursework, students receive individualized tutoring starting in the second quarter of first-year Russian.

If you have studied Russian before or speak Russian at home, please e-mail Olga Kagan at okagan@ucla.edu for placement.

For the overseas components of the program, please see Summer Abroad or Year Abroad.

Course of study for beginners (no experience in Russian prior to studying at UCLA)

Russian 1-2-3: First-year Russian
 
Russian 4-5-6: Second-year Russian
or Russian 20: Second-year Russian (summer intensive course)
 
Russian 101A-B-C: Third-year Russian
Summer following Russian 101A-B-C: Russian language study abroad
 
Russian 102A-B-C: Topics in Advanced/Superior Russian
Russian 107A-B: Russian for Social and Cultural Studies
Optional: Russian 108: Russian for Business

Course of study for students who grew up speaking Russian at home

Russian 100A-B-C: Literacy in Russian
or Russian 103A-B-C: Russian for Native and Near-Native Speakers
(The choice between these courses is determined by a placement test)
 
Summer following Russian 100A-B-C or 103A-B-C: Russian language study abroad
 
Russian 102A-B-C: Topics in Advanced/Superior Russian
Russian 107A-B: Russian for Social and Cultural Studies
Optional: Russian 108: Russian for Business

Overseas component

The overseas component includes:

  1. An eight week study program abroad (prerequisite to participation in the yearlong overseas Russian Flagship Program)
  2. The academic year Overseas Russian Flagship Program abroad, which includes advanced language classes for Flagship students, direct enrollment in courses at the home university, tutoring, a professional based internship, and a homestay

The Capstone year abroad is administered by American Councils for International Education.