Saint Louis University’s minor in Russian and Eastern European area studies offers
an interdisciplinary examination of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern
Europe. It combines language, literature, history, philosophy, politics and other
SLU's minor in Russian and Eastern European area studies can prepare you for graduate study and careers in the field, helps those from the
region understand their heritage, and provides all students an interdisciplinary understanding
of an important and rapidly changing part of the world.
You’ll achieve proficiency in Russian and can study other Slavic languages. You’ll
also enjoy guest speakers, exhibits and other extracurricular activities focused on
Students must take 12 hours of specified courses in language, history and political
science, plus 12 hours of electives in the field.
Students with a minor in Russian and European studies from SLU have worked for the
NSA, CIA, in military intelligence and at other federal agencies. They also work as
teachers of Russian in the United States, as teachers of English in Russia and Eastern
Europe, as Slavic librarians and in business. Other alumni have won Fulbright and
other scholarships for graduate study.