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East European and Eurasian Studies

The minor in East European and Eurasian Studies is designed for students who have interests in the cultures and societies of this part of the world, both past and present. These interests might be, for example, in literature, cinema, the visual arts, music, popular culture, political and economic history, or present-day politics of the region. For such students, the minor would be a beneficial complement to majors in history, political science, economics, anthropology, sociology, or any of the fields in the humanities.

The minor provides general knowledge about these parts of the world, while at the same time allowing students to concentrate their studies on a particular region (East European, Eurasia) and/or on a particular disciplinary approach in culture and society.

Minor Requirements

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor

To complete one of four available classes: Slavic 225, Russian 231, REEES 395 or REEES 397. No knowledge of the languages of Eastern Europe or Eurasia is required. 

Academic Minor Program

At least fifteen credits elected in the following courses on East European and Eurasian topics, of which only one course may be below the 300-level. Students must take at least two courses focused on the humanities in the below mentioned list of courses.

Courses focused on East European and Eurasian humanities topics

  • SLAVIC 225, 240, 245, 261, 270, 281, 312, 313, 315, 316, 470, 471, 481, 488, 490;
  • RUSSIAN 231, 322, 333, 346, 347, 348, 356, 358, 361, 444, 450, 453, 454, 460, 462, 463, 464, 466, 467, 468, 469, 473, 474, 475;
  • RUSSIAN 375/575/HISTORY 333
  • POLISH 214, 215, 314, 324, 325, 326, 357;
  • CZECH 315, 484;
  • BCS 436;
  • HISTORY 330/POLISH 330;
  • HISTORY 331/POLISH 331;
  • HISTORY 432, 433, 434.

Courses focused on East European and Eurasian social sciences topics

  • ANTHRCUL 309, 507;
  • POLSCI 338, 342, 345, 358, 407;
  • POLSCI 350/JUDAIC 451;
  • POLSCI 397/HISTORY 341;
  • ECON 444;
  • SOC 457;
  • REEES 395/HISTORY 332/SLAVIC 395/SOC 392/POLSCI 395;
  • REEES 397/ANTHRCUL 317/HISTORY228/POLSCI 334/SLAVIC 397/SOC 317.