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Russian & East European Studies

Moskow mapCoordinator: Associate Professor of History

The minor in Russian and East European Studies provides students with an opportunity to undertake a multidisciplinary study of the culture, economics, history, and politics of Russia and East Europe. The minor requires a total of 18 hours; six of these may also count toward the student’s major. Candidates for the minor are required to take REE 200 during their sophomore or junior year, along with electives amounting to an additional 15 hours of coursework on Russia and East Europe. No more than 6 of these 15 hours may be in a single discipline.

Appropriate credit in various fields of Russian and East European Studies also may be obtained by study abroad in programs approved by the Office of International Studies and the coordinator. Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad as part of fulfilling the minor. Interested students are encouraged, preferably in their sophomore year, to consult with the coordinator or an affiliated faculty member to discuss their interests and structure a coherent course of study.

Courses may be chosen from among the list of approved courses provided. Additional elective courses may have been approved since publication of this bulletin. The program coordinator maintains a complete list of all approved elective courses. Course descriptions may be found in the relevant departments’ listings in this bulletin.

REE 200. Introduction to Russian and East European Studies

(3h) An interdisciplinary survey of Russia and the Soviet Union, including an examination of society, polity, economy and culture over time. Also listed as HST 232. Students taking REE200/HST 232 cannot receive credit for HST 230 or 231. (CD)

Electives for Russian and East European Studies

Additional elective courses may have been approved since publication of the bulletin. The program coordinator maintains a complete list of all approved elective courses. For course descriptions, see the relevant department’s listings in the most recent Bulletin.

COM 351. Comparative Communication: Russia (3 h)
ECN 252. International Finance (3 h)
HST 230. Russia: Origins to 1865 (3 h)
HST 231. Russia and the Soviet Union: 1865 to the Present (3 h)
HMN 215. Germanic and Slavic Literature (3 h)
HMN 218. Eastern European Literature (3 h)
POL 232. Politics in Russia and Eastern Europe (3 h)
RUS Any courses at or above the 200-level

Students may apply all relevant seminars, colloquia, or independent studies in any of the above departments to the minor.