Russian and Eurasian Studies Minor

Minor Requirements (18 Hours)


Two years of college-level study (or equivalent level of mastery) of Russian or one of the other languages of the region. The prerequisite may be satisfied by successful completion of RUSS 202 or a placement examination arranged with the RES Director.


Course Title Credits
Required Course 1
RUSS 280Introduction to Russian Civilization3
History or Political Science Elective 1
POLI 480Politics and Government of Russia3
Electives 2
Select four of the following:12
Selected Topics
The Slavs in History
The Fall of the Eastern European Empires
Eastern Europe Since WWI
Russian Foreign Policy
Politics and Government of Russia
Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in Translation
Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation
Selected Topics
Selected Topics in Russian
Total Credit Hours18

Students whose primary focus is a country other than Russian may petition the Director of Russian and Eurasian Studies to substitute a similar survey course on another region for RUSS 280 or the History or Political Science Elective.


Students may substitute another course with substantial Russian or Eurasian studies content with the approval of the Director of Russian and Eurasian Studies.