Catalog 2010-2012

Russian and East European Studies

Liberal Arts Core courses included in minor program requirements are distinguished by italics.

This minor is offered by the College of Humanities and Fine Arts* and the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and the College of Natural Sciences by June 30, 2011.

Required:

Language:

Four semesters. Must include fourth semester Russian (770:012) or an equivalent fourth-semester course in another Slavic/East European language satisfied through, for example, transfer credit. Also, see * below .....12-20 hours*

History: 963:169 or 963:170 or 963:188 .....3 hours

Two of the following .....6 hours

Humanities/Literature: 680:121 or 770:031.

Political Science: 944:123 or 944:164.

An additional literature or language class, with the approval of a REES advisor. A Russian/East European topics course or seminar, with the approval of a REES advisor.** 

18-29 hours***

Study Abroad: Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad for at least one summer, preferably one semester. Study abroad may be used to satisfy program requirements for language or non-language course work, with the approval of a REES (Russian and East European Studies) advisor.

*Students may also satisfy the language requirement through native or heritage (home-based) knowledge of a Slavic/East European language. Students wishing to satisfy the language requirement in this manner may have to complete a language placement exam. Finally, students who do satisfy the language requirement through native/heritage knowledge will be required to complete 9 hours of course work in lieu of the 12-20 hours of language study. This will be arranged with the student=s REES advisor.

**Several UNI departments (e.g., History) occasionally offer topics courses or junior-senior seminars on Central and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Consult a REES advisor each semester on these offerings.

***The low range of 18 credit hours will apply only to students satisfying the language requirement through native or heritage (home-based) knowledge of a Slavic/East European language. (See * note.) The low range for students satisfying the language requirement through normal class language study will be 21 credit hours.