Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
The Slavic Department teaches the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Slavic nations. The curriculum provides the language training prerequisite to specialization in a variety of careers (e.g., government, diplomacy, international trade, teaching), and offers an enriching cultural and linguistic background to non-majors, especially those interested in the ethnic heritage of the Slavic peoples.
Courses in English T
The department offers a series of courses in English translation designed to survey the Slavic literatures and cultures for concentrators in Russian and Polish and for non-majors. These courses include:
- RUSSIAN 231, 241, 322, 346, 347, 348, 357, 358, 360, 361, 365, 382, 450, 460, 461, 462, 463, 464, 472, 476, 477, 478, 479, 485;
- SLAVIC 151, 210, 225, 240, 250, 270, 281, 290, 312, 313, 315, 316, 435, 470, 481, 487, 490;
- POLISH 214, 314, 325, 326, 432;
- CZECH 315, 480, 483, 484
Placement Information for Introductory Language Courses
Students with high school training in Russian are required to take both the reading and listening (CEEB) Russian tests to evaluate their language proficiency. The results of the placement test determine the proper placement. The Slavic Department has final authority to determine the most appropriate course level. Heritage students (students partially raised in a Slavic-speaking environment) are required to contact the Slavic Department prior to enrolling in any language classes.
Bosnian • Croatian • Serbian
In the past 10 years, the program of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian at U-M
has constantly been expanding, and the number of students enrolling
the course offerings is on the rise. U-M’s Slavic Department ranks
among the top three schools in the United States according to the
number of students enrolled in the study of BCS.
BCS Language is the material studied in the courses offered at the U-M’s