Minor in Slavic and East European Studies

The minor in Slavic and East European Studies is an interdisciplinary program recognizing students’ successful completion of coursework focusing on the language, culture, history, politics, economies, and religions of Slavic and East Europe with the award of an academic minor degree.

Requirements for the Minor. Students must take 18 hours:
  1. SEES 101 (3 hours);
  2. 6 hours of one SEES-related language (Russian , Polish, Czech, Slovak, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Romanian);
  3. 9 hours of upper division coursework selected from the following:
    • ECON 453 (Transitional Economies)
    • ECON 454 (Comparative Systems: Czech or Poland )
    • FCLT 380 (Holocaust in East European Literature and Film), FCLT 381 (Contemporary Polish Cinema), FCLT 382 (Seminar: Krzysztof Kieślowski), FCLT 383 (Romania: In Search of Vlad) (1 hour); FCLT 384 (Czech Art and Architecture) (1 hour); FCLT 385 (Polish Culture) (1 hour)
    • HIST 417 (WWII in Europe), HIST 418 (EE since 1945)
    • either HIST 419 (Rev. Russia) or HIST 420 (Russia 1939-Present)
    • POLS/INTS 351 (Russian Politics and Foreign Policy).

A maximum of 3 hours of upper-division RUSS courses, in addition to the language hours under (2), may be counted toward the minor. Only courses in which the student earns a grade of “C” or higher may be applied to the SEES minor.