Interesting Facts

  • Russia is almost twice as large in area as the United States.
  • Russian is the world’s fifth-most spoken language.
  • The Cyrillic alphabet may look intimidating at first, but it’s actually not hard for an English speaker to learn.
  • Dostoevsky and Tolstoy are just two of Russia's many wonderful writers.

The Core Curriculum

In order to be eligible for a bachelor's degree at a Texas public college or university, you must first complete a Core Curriculum of courses.

When completed at Dallas College, the Core Curriculum is guaranteed to transfer as a block to any public university in the state of Texas.

You may apply two Russian courses toward your Core Curriculum requirements:

  • RUSS 1411 or 1412 can be taken to complete the "Tier 1: Speaking and Listening" requirement.
  • RUSS 2311 or 2312 can be taken to complete the "Tier 2: Humanity, Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience" requirement.

Actual course offerings vary from semester to semester, so check eConnect or the online course schedules for current course availability.

Concurrent (Noncredit) Enrollment

If you want to take academically rigorous courses in Russian but do not need college credit for them, then you might consider taking our credit Russian courses “concurrently,” i.e., for noncredit.

If you are interested, please contact Brookhaven's Workforce and Continuing Education Division.