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Russian & East European Area Studies


The Russian and East European Area Studies Program provides interdisciplinary study of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe, combining language, literature, politics, history, philosophy, and other subjects. Students earn a certificate in addition to one or more departmental majors and are prepared for careers in government, business, and academic fields, as well as graduate study in the field.

Required Courses:
CMM-A493 (Permanent number to be assigned) Global Media 3
HS-A316 History of Eastern Europe 3
HS-A329 History of Russia since 1905 3
POL-A253 Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics 3
RU-A305 Conversational Russian 3
  Total Hours Required in Specific Courses 15
Nine hours related to the field chosen with the approval of the Director. These could include such courses currently offered as:
HS-A303 History of the Byzantine Empire 3
HS-A325 The World in Conflict since 1945 3
HS-A328 History of Russia to 1905 3
HS-A355 U.S. Diplomatic History since 1945 3
PL-A474 Philosophy of Karl Marx 3
POL-A254 Ethnicity & Internal War 3
POL-A350 Russian Political Culture 3
POL-A351 Rebirth of Democracy 3
POL-A352 Communism 3
POL-A353 Comparative Revolutions 3
RU-A310 Oral and Written Proficiency in Russian I 3
RU-A315 Oral and Written Proficiency in Russian II 3
RU-A325 Russian Culture and Civilization 3
Total Elective Hours 9

Total Required Hours


Other upper division Russian courses also can be chosen as electives. Another language of the region can be substituted for Russian if comparable proficiency can be demonstrated (four college semesters).
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