The Russian and East European Studies Program brings together students and faculty from a range of different disciplines around a common interest in the cultures, languages, history and political institutions of Eastern Europe and the territories of the former USSR. Students pursuing a minor or certificate in the program receive a comprehensive interdisciplinary training preparing them for a life-long engagement with this intriguing and important region. In addition to the academic offerings, students in the program will have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of cultural activities including lectures, forums, films, field trips and our study abroad program in St. Petersburg.
To complete the Minor in Russian and East European Studies students must receive 23 credits consisting of eight credits of intermediate level Russian and 15 credits of area studies courses drawn from the list below. The language requirement may be waived for students passing an advanced level proficiency exam in a major Slavic or East European language.
Additional area studies electives may be accepted for credit toward the minor at the discretion of the Russian and East European Studies Program Director. No more than 9 credits of area studies electives may be taken within a single department.
Students wishing to receive a certificate in Russian and East European Studies must complete all the requirements for the minor plus a certificate essay, a substantial work of original research produced in the course of a three-credit research seminar or directed reading.
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