and East European Studies
be elected as an area concentration program
undergraduate curriculum in Russian and East European 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. Proficiency in a
language of the region is an important component of the REES
Russian 231, Introduction
to Russian Culture, or Slavic
Survey 225, Arts and Cultures of Central Europe.
minimum of 30 credits, including:
or its equivalent.
- Russian 301 and 302,
or 303; or
completion of four terms of Armenian, Czech, Polish, Serbo-Croatian,
or Ukrainian, with a grade of at least "B"; or
satisfactory performance on a proficiency test in one of these
- Cognates: A minimum of
20 credits of CREES-approved upper-level (300-400) courses distributed
over four or more of the following fields: anthropology, economics,
film and video studies, history, history of art, literature,
music, political science, and sociology, chosen in consultation
with and approved by the concentration advisor. A list
of these courses is available on the CREES website at http://www.umich.edu/~iinet/crees/
concentrators who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in
the REES concentration and a 3.2 overall GPA may apply for admission
to the Honors program. Applications for the program, which are
available at the CREES office, are accepted annually in November
of the applicant's junior year. In addition to the application,
students must submit a current transcript and a sample paper
in the discipline in which they intend to write their Honors
thesis. A maximum of 15 persons will be accepted each year into
accepted are expected to meet occasionally in an informal workshop
at CREES and to work individually with their thesis advisor to
prepare a prospectus. Credit for this preliminary work may be
obtained by enrolling in REES 402 for two credits. During their senior year, students may elect
REES 403 for each term (receiving
a Y grade in December), for a two term total of six credits.
Completed theses, which must be submitted by a due-date in late
March, will be read by at least two faculty members including
the student's advisor. Grades for theses will be based on the
quality of the research, analysis, and writing they display.
The letter grade for Honors 403 and the levels of Honors with
which the student will be graduated are:
below No Honors.
with questions about the program are encouraged to schedule a
meeting with the CREES undergraduate advisor by calling 764-0351.
are scheduled at the CREES office. Arrangements for continuing
contacts are made in the first meeting with the concentration
advisor. This meeting should be scheduled during the second term
of the sophomore year.
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