The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is a unit of the International Institute within the University of Michigan. CREES is dedicated to advancing and disseminating interdisciplinary knowledge about the peoples, nations, and cultures of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, past and present. The undergraduate curriculum in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies offers broad, interdisciplinary training for students who wish to acquire extensive knowledge of a country or countries of the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe. Courses in anthropology, economics, history, political science, screen arts and cultures, Slavic languages and literatures, and sociology provide many options for focusing on the region with an undergraduate concentration, Russian studies academic minor, or East European studies academic minor. Proficiency in a language of the region is an important component of the REEES major.