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Minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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Requirements for the Minor

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Minor Course Requirements

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

  • Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe or Societies and Cultures of Eurasia. Satisfied by REES 110/REES 111 or REES 220/REES 221
  • REES Required Electives. Satisfied by the completion of 1 course in each of the following 5 categories:

Literature and the Arts
ANTH 315 The Prehistory of Art
HWC 520 Literature in Translation: Russian
SLAV 140 Introduction to Russian Culture
SLAV 141 Introduction to Russian Culture, Honors
SLAV 144 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation
SLAV 145 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation, Honors
SLAV 148 Introduction to Slavic Folklore
SLAV 506 West Slavic Literature and Civilization (Polish and Czech)
SLAV 520 Russian Phonetics, Phonology & Inflectual Morphology
SLAV 534 Tolstoy
SLAV 561 Readings in Slavic Language: Slovene
SLAV 662 Russian Literature & Modernism
SLAV 678 Readings in Slavic Linguistics
SLAV 679 Topics in Russian Language Pedagogy
THR 302 Theatre and Genocide

HIST 115 French Revolution to the Present: Europe 1789-Present
HIST 340 History of the Second World War
HIST 444 Frozen in Time: Cold War in Global Context
HIST 510 Siberia: Yesterday and Today
HIST 564 Medieval Russia

American, European, & Global Studies
AMS 332 United States in Global Context
SOC 332 United States in Global Context
EURS 430 European Civilization in World Context: European Identity
EURS 604 The European Union

Political Science
POLS 171 Introduction to International Politics, Honors
POLS 654 Politics and Government: Russia and Central Eurasian States
POLS 669 Topics in Comparative Politics: European Union Politics
POLS 980 International Organizations

Economics, Geography, Business, Law
ECON 505 History of Economic Analysis
ECON 620 Elements of Mathematical Economics
EVRN 320 Environmental Policy Analysis
GEOG 379 Topics in Cultural Geography: Environmental Policy
IBUS 304 Business, Culture & Society in Russia and Eastern Europe
IBUS 701 International Business
IBUS 702 International Business Strategy

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

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