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Co-Major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Take 4 semesters of a Russian, Eastern European, or Eurasian language (take the courses for majors):

  • Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian
  • Czech
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Slovenian
  • Tajik
  • Turkish
  • Uyghur
  • Ukrainian
  • Yiddish

Choose general education courses that also fulfill REES co-major requirements when possible.

Requirements for the Co-Major

Core Requirements 15 hours
  • REES 110/REES 111 Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe (3) or
    REES 220/REES 221 Societies and Cultures of Eurasia (3)
  • 1 course of your REES language at the advanced level (fifth semester) (3)
  • 1 course in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, 500-level or above, in which you use your REES language (3)
  • REES 492 Research Methods in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Take in fall semester, senior year.) (3)
  • REES 496 Research Seminar in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (Take in spring semester, senior year.) (3)
Distribution Requirements 15 hours

Choose 1 course (3 credit hours) in each of the following categories. View a complete list of courses here.

  • A. Literature and the Arts (3)
  • B. History (3)
  • C. Political Science (3)
  • D. Philosophy and Religion (3)
  • E. Economics and Geography (3)

Minimum Co-Major Requirements

30 hours

  • A maximum overlap of 12 credit hours at the 300 level and above is allowed between the first major and the co-major.
  • A maximum overlap of 15 credit-hours at 300 level and above is allowed between the first and second majors and the co-major.
  • There is no limit on overlap between co-major and REES-related general education courses.
  • No course may be double-counted for REES requirements.

A complete course list is available here.

Graduation Plan

With careful planning and commitment to a full-time course load, you can graduate in 4 years. Download a sample 4-year plan for REES.

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