Assistant Professor: Vdovichenko
The end of the Cold War signals a new urgency in the study of Russian as the Federation moves to consolidate its position in the emerging power structures of the new century. History, language, and cultural tradition conspire to create an interesting and timely field of study. Courses in Russian language are offered through the Department of Modern Languages. Students with a background in Russian should consult with Dr. Scott about appropriate placement.
PLACEMENT PROCEDURES: All students taking a language at W&J must take the student information questionnaire prior to enrollment in that language. Students with a background in this language must also complete the computerized adaptive placement exam (CAPE). Incoming freshmen will usually take the exam prior to registration during summer orientation, but the exam may be administered at any time. The results of the questionnaire and exam will usually determine the level at which a student will begin a course of study in the language. A student who falls at the high or low end of a scoring range may be placed higher or lower than the course indicated, depending on the number of years of language the student has had. Placement in these situations is done in consultation with a faculty member from the relevant program. Because of the varying requirements for completing a major or minor in language, it is to the student's advantage to begin at the highest level possible.
NOTE: Students who have completed coursework at one level may not take courses at a lower level without departmental approval.