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

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Requirements for the Co-Major

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies  Co-Major Course Requirements

  • Prerequisite Language Skills. Students selecting this co-major must complete 4th semester proficiency in a Russian, Eastern European, or Eurasian language (take the courses for majors): Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian: BCRS 208, Czech: CZCH 208, Polish: PLSH 208, Russian: RUSS 208, Slovenian: TAJ 210, Turkish: TURK 208, Uyghur: UYGR 202, Ukranian: UKRA 208, Yiddish: YDSH 216.
  • Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe or Societies and Cultures of Eurasia. Satisfied by REES 110/REES 111 or REES 220/REES 221
  • REES language at the advanced level (5th semester). 
  • Slavic Languages and Literatures, 500-level or above. 
  • REES Required Electives. Satisfied by the completion of 1 course in each of the following 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

  • Capstone. Satisfied by the following, completed in the senior year.

Research Methods in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Satisfied by REES 492.

Research Seminar in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Satisfied by REES 496.

Majors are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Please see your advisor about this opportunity.

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Co-Major Hours & GPA

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

Co-Major Hours
Satisfied by 30 hours of co-major courses.

Co-Major Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the co-major. 

Co-Major Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the major.

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

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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