Russian, East-European and Eurasian Studies minor
Office: E332 Thompson Hall
John Staples, Coordinator
The Russian, East-European and Eurasian Studies (REES) Minor promotes the study of this large region within an interdisciplinary framework. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union the world looked forward to a new age of European and world integration; but while some countries from the former Soviet sphere of influence have prospered and moved toward greater integration, others have slipped into poverty, isolation, and authoritarianism. Russia hangs dangerously between authoritarian and democratic tendencies. Students in the REES Minor will explore the history, languages, cultures and societies of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia in order to deepen their understanding of this region, with its unique place in global development.
Requirements for the minor in Russian, East-European and Eurasian Studies
The minor requires 18 credit hours of course work, no more than half of which may come from any one discipline. Courses should be selected from the following list. Other courses might be accepted at the discretion of the program coordinator.
Required Core Courses: (minimum of 12 credit hours)
|INDS 250||Introduction to Russia, Eastern Eurpoe & Eurasia, 1789-Present||
|RUSS 115||Elementary Russian I||
|RUSS 116||Elementary Russian II||
|INED ||Study Abroad (minimum of 3 credit hours)||
Optional Courses: (by advisement)