Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

(18 semester hours)


This interdisciplinary minor allows students to study the history 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.

Students may also take advantage of scholarships, guest lectures, special courses, and study-abroad programs associated with the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies. Miami is the only U.S. university to have such a center at an institution that is focused on undergraduate education.


Proficiency in Russian 102 or above is required. Students are encouraged to attend Miami-affiliated language and culture programs overseas or an approved academic study program in Central Asia, the Caucasus, or East Europe.

A minimum 2.0 g.p.a. is required for all courses in this minor. Courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). Students planning to take this minor should consult with the chief departmental adviser.


Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures
170 Irvin Hall
Oxford, OH 45056

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