Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages, 172 Irvin Hall (513-529-2526).

This interdisciplinary major allows students to study the history, politics, and culture of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, broadly defined as the territory of the former Soviet republics, from medieval times to today. Drawing from a range of disciplines and approaches, students have the opportunity to explore issues of political, social, and regional identity and cultural diversity, as well as official and popular culture. Students select a Language, Literature and Culture emphasis or a History and Politics emphasis.

Proficiency at the level of Russian 302 or above is required. Students are encouraged to attend the Miami summer Russian language workshop in Novgorod, Russia, the Miami summer Havighurst cultural workshop in varying locations in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia or an approved academic study program in Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, or Eastern Europe.

Program Requirements

(36-37 semester hours)

Core requirements:

All of these (15 hours):

ATH/HST/POL/REL/RUS 254 Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies (3)

RUS 201, 202 Intermediate Russian (3, 3)

RUS 301, 302 Advanced Russian (3, 3)

Choose one Area of Emphasis:

I. Language, Literature, and Culture Emphasis (21 hours)

Both of these (6 hours):

RUS 311 Readings in Russian (3)

RUS 411 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)

Choose TWO of the following (6 hours):

RUS 137 Russian Folklore (3)

RUS 250 Topics in Russian Literature (3; maximum 9)

RUS 255, 256, 257, 258 Russian Literature in English Translation (3, 3, 3, 3)

RUS/FST 263 Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (3)

RUS/FST 272 East European Literature and Film (3)

RUS 401 St. Petersburg: History, Literature, Culture (3)

RUS 412 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3)

RUS 450 Topics in Russian Culture (3, max. 9)

RUS 451 Golden Age of Russian Culture (3)

RUS 480 Departmental Honors (4-6)

Choose THREE of the following (9 hours):*

ARC 404 Architecture of Russia (3)

ATH/GEO/RUS 306 Russia and Eurasia: Anthropological Perspectives (3)

ATH 384 Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia (3)

ATH/HST/POL/REL/RUS 482 Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Summer Workshop (6; maximum 12)

CLS/ENG/RUS 325 Russian Reception of Classical Culture (3)

GEO 408 Geography of the Silk Road (2)

HST 324 Eurasian Nomads and History (3)

HST/RUS 436/536/POL 440/540 Havighurst Colloquium (3)

HST 360Y Cultural Hist:Cold War US/USSR (3)

HST 374 History of the Russian Empire (3)

HST 375 The Soviet Union and Beyond (3) (3)

HST 428/528 Russia's War and Peace (3)

HST 470 Topics in Russian History (3)

ITS 402O Transition to Democracy in Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet Region (3)

POL 328 Politics of Central Asia (3)

POL 331 Communism and Soviet Politics, 1917-1991 (3)

POL 332 Post-Soviet Russian Politics (3)

POL 334 Politics of Eastern Europe (3)

POL 430B Political Systems of Russia and Eastern Europe (4)

POL 488 Russia and the Republics (3)

REL/RUS 133 Imagining Russia (3)

REL 235 Religions of Russia and Eurasia (3)

REL 236 Eastern Christianity (3)

* or appropriate courses substituted with approval from your Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies adviser

II. History and Politics Emphasis (22 hours)

This course (3 hours):

HST 436/POL 440 Havighurst Colloquium (3)

Choose TWO of the following (6 hours):

HST 324 Eurasian Nomads and History (3)

HST 374 Russia to 1855 (3)

HST 375 Russia and the U.S.S.R. from 1855 to the Present (3)

HST 428 Russia's War and Peace (3)

HST 470 Topics in Russian History (3)

Choose TWO of the following (6 hours):

POL 328 Politics of Central Asia (3)

POL 331 Development of the Russian Polity (3)

POL 332 Post-Soviet Russian Politics (3)

POL 334 Politics of Eastern Europe (3)

POL 420A Gender, Citizenship, and Postcommunism (3)

POL 430B Political Systems of Russia and Eastern Europe (4)

POL 488 Russia and the Republics in International Relations (3)

ITS 402O Transition to Democracy in Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet Region (3)

Choose TWO of the following (6 hours):

ARC 404

ATH/GEO/RUS 306 Peoples and Cultures of Russia and Eurasia (3)

ATH 384 Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia (3)

ATH/HST/POL/REL/RUS 482 Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Summer Workshop (6)

CLS/ENG/RUS 325 Russian Reception of Classical Culture (3)

GEO 408 Geography of the Silk Road (2)

REL/RUS 133 Imagining Russia (3)

REL 235 Religions of Russia and Eurasia (3)

RUS 137 Russian Folklore (3)

RUS 250 Topics in Russian Literature (3; maximum 9)

RUS 255, 256, 257, 258 Russian Literature in English Translation (3, 3, 3, 3)

RUS/FST 263 Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (3)

RUS/FST 272 Cultures and Identities of Eastern Europe: An Introduction through Literature and Film (3)

RUS 311 Reading in Russian (3)

RUS 401 St. Petersburg: History, Literature, Culture (3)

RUS 411, 412 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3, 3)

RUS 450 Topics in Russian Culture (3; maximum 9)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies: Language, Literature, and Culture Emphasis meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: RUS 302, 311, and 411. Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies: History and Politics Emphasis meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: ATH/HST/POL/REL/RUS 254 and HST/RUS 436/536/POL 440/540.

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