Russian and East European Studies Program
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- Certificate in Russian and European Studies
Overview: Offers interdisiciplinary study of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, combining language, literature, history, philosophy, politics, and other subjects. A REES Certificate prepares students for careers or graduate study in the field, helps those from the region understand their heritage, and provides all students an understanding of an important and rapidly changing part of the world.
Curriculum: The REES Program is the oldest certicate program in Arts and Sciences. Students achieve proficiency in Russian and can study other Slavic languages as well. Good library resources for Russia and Eastern Europe. Guest speakers, exhibits, and other extracurricular activities. The Program works closely with other units in the university and with community organizations.
Internships: Many opportunities for study, teaching, and volunteer work are available in the St. Louis region.
Careers: REES graduates have gone on to graduate study in the field at major universities in the United States and abroad. They have worked for the NSA, CIA, in military intelligence and in other federal agencies, as teachers of Russian in the United States, as teachers of English in Russia and Eastern Europe, as Slavic librarians, and in business.