Students who wish to study Russian for the first time should enroll in RUSS 1000 - Basic Russian I. Those students who have exposure to the language, either through high school coursework or through other experience, should contact the Russian advisor to determine an appropriate beginning course for their foreign language studies at WMU.
Dr. Dasha Nisula
413 Sprau Tower, (269) 387-3005
By appointment only until fall semester
Students interested in minoring in Russian should meet with the Russian advisor early in their study career. Together the student and advisor will complete a minor slip, listing the required courses as well as the number and type of elective courses needed by the student to complete a Russian minor.
Be cautioned that requirements for the minor may change with each new WMU Undergraduate Catalog. The requirements applicable to each student are usually determined by the catalog year under which that student begins his/her study at WMU. Transfer students from Michigan community colleges are often eligible to apply the WMU catalog in effect at the time they began their studies at the 2-year institution. The Russian advisor can help you determine which requirements apply to you, another good reason for meeting with your advisor as soon as possible.