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The Minor in Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies

Core requirements (3 hours):

  • RUS 102 - Beginning Russian (or equivalent)
  • HST/POL/REL/RUS 254 - Introduction to Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies (3 hrs)

One of the following courses (3 hours):

  • HST 324 - Eurasian Nomads and History (3 hrs)
  • HST 374 - Russia to 1855 (3 hrs)
  • HST 375 - Russia and the USSR from 1855 to the Present (3 hrs)
  • HST 378 - 20th Century Eastern European History (3 hrs)
  • HST 470 - Topics in Russian History (3 hrs)
  • HST 475 - Images of Russia at Home and Abroad (3 hrs)
  • HST 476 - The Russian Revolution and the Early Soviet Regime (3 hrs)

One of the following courses (3 hours):

  • POL 328 - Politics of Central Asia (3 hrs)
  • POL 331 - Development of the Soviet Polity (3 hrs)
  • POL 332 - Post-Soviet Russian Politics (3 hrs)
  • POL 420 - Gender, Citizenship, and Postcommunism (3 hrs)
  • POL 430B - Political Systems of Russia and Eastern Europe (4 hrs)
  • POL 488 - Russia and the Republics in International Relations (3 hrs)
  • ITS 402.O - Transition to Democracy in Eastern Europe and the Former USSR (3 hrs)

One of the following courses (3 hours):

  • ATH/GEO/RUS 306 - Peoples and Cultures of Russia and Eurasia (3 hrs)
  • ATH 384 - Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia (3 hrs)
  • GEO 408 - Geography of the Silk Road (3 hrs)
  • HST/POL/RUS 230 - Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies (3 hrs)
  • POL 440 - The Havighurst Seminar: Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies (3 hrs)
  • REL 235 - Religions of Russia and Eurasia (3 hrs)

Two of the following courses (6 hours):

  • ARC 404 - Architecture of Russia (3)
  • REL/RUS 133 - Imagining Russia (3; MPF)
  • CLS 210Z - Classical Tradition in Russian Poetry (3)
  • MUS 188 - Music of Russia (3)
  • RUS 137 - Russian Folklore (3)
  • RUS 201- Intermediate Russian I (3)
  • RUS 202 - Intermediate Russian II (3)
  • RUS 301 - Advanced Russian I (3)
  • RUS 302 - Advanced Russian II (3)
  • RUS 311 - Readings in Russian (3)
  • RUS 250 - Topics in Russian Literature (3; maximum 6)
  • RUS 255 - Russian Literature in English Translation From Pushkin to Dostoevsky (3 hrs)
  • RUS 256 - Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov (3 hrs)
  • RUS 257 - Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present (3 hrs)
  • RUS 258 - Contemporary Russian Women’s Writing (3 hrs)
  • RUS/FST 263 - Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema (3)
  • RUS/FST 272 - East European Literature and Film
  • RUS 401 - St. Petersburg: History, Literature, and Culture (3)
  • RUS 411 - Advanced Conversation and Composition I (3)
  • RUS 412 - Advanced Conversation and Composition II (3)
  • RUS 450 - Topics in Russian Culture (3; maximum 6)

For more information or questions about the REEES minor please contact:

Dr. Benjamin Sutcliffe
Irvin Hall 148
(513) 529-2526 or (513) 529-1822