Flagship Designated Courses

Flagship Designated Courses 

The Flagship Program is designed to permit students to achieve professional level competency in Russian as well as in English. At Portland State, students of both Flagship tracks achieve this goal by taking a series of Flagship designated courses that are aligned with Portland State's general education program and with students' majors. To take the Flagship designated classes described below, students must apply to and be admitted to the Flagship Program (see Application).

 

Flagship Designated Courses:

RUS 150, 151, 152 “Beginning Flagship Russian” (6, 6, 6). Conducted partially in Russian, this team-taught course introduces students to fundamentals of Russian grammar and vocabulary.

RUS 111, 112, 113 “Introduction to Flagship Studies” (1, 1, 1). Conducted in English, this class examines questions of language proficiency, assessment, and career development. Required of all Flagship scholars during their first year in the program.

RUS 444, 445, 446 “Flagship Studies: Globalization” (2, 2, 2). Conducted in Russian and designed for freshman students in their first year of the RFP Advanced Track, this course mirrors the content of the Freshman Inquiry class “Globalization.” Students in the class complete level-appropriate reading and writing tasks that are comparable to those of the parent class.

RUS 454 “Flagship Studies: American Studies” (2). Conducted in Russian and designed for sophomore students in their second year of the RFP Advanced Track, this course mirrors the content of the Sophomore Inquiry class “American Studies.” Students in the class complete level-appropriate reading and writing tasks that are comparable to those of the parent class.

RUS 455 “Flagship Studies: European Studies” (2). Conducted in Russian and designed for sophomore students in their second year of the RFP Advanced Track, this course mirrors the content of the Sophomore Inquiry class “European Studies.” Students in the class complete level-appropriate reading and writing tasks that are comparable to those of the parent class.

RUS 456 “Flagship Studies: Environmental Sustainability” (2). Conducted in Russian and designed for sophomore students in their second year of the RFP Advanced Track, this course mirrors the content of the Sophomore Inquiry class “Environmental Sustainability.” Students in the class complete level-appropriate reading and writing tasks that are comparable to those of the parent class.

RUS 457, 458, 459 “Russian in the Major” (2, 2, 2). Conducted in Russian and designed to be taken the year prior to study at the Overseas Flagship Center, this series of classes provides students with an opportunity to develop a professional vocabulary and to become familiar with conventions of discourse in their chosen field. Required of all Flagship students.

UNST 421 “Senior Capstone: Effecting Change (Russian)” (6). Conducted in Russian, this course meets the PSU requirement for a multidisciplinary community-based course. Students in the course complete an internship either in Russia or in the United States. The course culminates with a student designed project. Required of all Flagship students.

 

All Flagship students are expected to spend one year at a Russian Overseas Flagship Center. Students at the Overseas Flagship Center will take classes in their discipline at local universities, and they will complete an internship, which will be used as the basis for their PSU Senior Capstone. Credit for classes completed at the overseas Flagship Center may be applied to the total number of credits required for a major in Russian and toward the total number of credits required for graduation.

 

New students will be placed into Flagship designated courses on the basis of their proficiency in Russian.