Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

(18 semester hours)

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

This interdisciplinary minor allows students to study the history politics, and culture of Russia, East Europe, and Eurasia, broadly defined as the territory of the former Soviet republic, 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.

Proficiency in Russian 102 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 Central Asia, the Caucasus, or East Europe.

Program Requirements

Required Course

RUS 102 Beginner's Course in Russian (4)

Core Requirements

This one:

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

Choose ONE of the following:

HST 324, 374, 375, 378, 470, 475, 476

Choose ONE of the following:

POL 328, 331, 332, 334, 420, 430B, 488; ITS 402O

Choose ONE of the following:

ATH/GEO/RUS 306; GEO 408; POL 230; HST 436; POL 440; REL 235

Choose TWO additional courses from the following list or those listed above:

ARC 404; CLS/RUS 325; MUS 188; REL/RUS 133; RUS 137, 201, 202, 250, 251, 253, 255, 256, 257, 258, 301, 302, 311, 401, 411, 412, 450; RUS/FST 263, 272.

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