92-93 LS&A Bulletin

Russian and East European Studies (REES)

204 Lane Hall


Professor Jane Burbank, Director

May be elected as an area concentration program

Professors Anderson (Sociology), Bornstein (Economics), Cameron (Business Administration), Carpenter (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Eley (History), J. Fine (History), Gitelman (Political Science), Humesky (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Lieberthal (Political Science), Rosenberg (History), Shevoroshkin (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Skolimowski (Humanities, College of Engineering), Stolz (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Suny (History), Titunik (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Weisskopf (Economics), Whallon (Anthropology), Wiley (School of Music), Zajonc (Psychology), Zimmerman (Political Science).

Associate Professors Bardakjian (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Burbank (History), Eagle (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Evangelista (Political Science), Kennedy (Sociology), Lindner (History), Makin (Slavic Languages and Literatures), O'Shea (Anthropology), Ronen (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Senkevitch (Architecture and Urban Planning), Toman (Slavic Languages and Literatures).

Assistant Professors Hart (Sociology and Women's Studies), Hopf (Political Science), Kivelson (History), Mrazek (History).

Lecturers Barinova (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Hastie (Russian and East European Studies), Milman (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Shishkoff (Slavic Languages and Literatures)

Professors Emeriti Brown (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Dewey (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Matejka (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Mersereau (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Meyer (Political Science), Szporluk (History)

The undergraduate curriculum in Russian and East European Studies is designed for students who want to acquire a broad background in the history, economy, government, geography, culture, international relations, literature and languages of the Soviet Union and its successor states and/or Eastern Europe in preparation for careers in teaching, research, governmental service, and other professions which require special training in these areas. The Departments of Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology participate in the Russian and East European Studies program. While students in this program may elect courses in all these departments, many students focus on one academic discipline or area in order to complete a basic preparation for future graduate work.

Prerequisites. Economics 201 and 202.

Concentration Program. 29 credits, including:

1. Economics 456.

2. Russian and East European Studies 401.

3. One relevant course in Anthropology, Sociology, or Geography.

4. Two relevant courses in History.

5. Two relevant courses in Political Science.

6. Russian 302 or completion of a fourth term of Czech, Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, or Serbo-Croatian with a grade of at least "B"; or satisfactory performance on a proficiency test in one of these languages.

7. One relevant course in literature or film.

8. Appropriate elective courses in the area. Electives may include other area-related courses in economics, history, political science, and literature.

The following may not be used to meet concentration program requirements: (1) general education courses for non-concentrators, such as REES 395 and 396 and Slavic 480; (2) other courses in language or linguistics (as distinct from literature). Students contemplating graduate work are urged to elect additional courses in a specific academic discipline (i.e., economics, history, political science, Slavic languages and literatures, and sociology).

Honors Concentration. Undergraduate concentrators who have maintained a 3.5 grade point average in REES courses and a 3.2 overall GPA may apply for admission to the Honors concentration. Applications for the program, which are available at CREES in Lane Hall, are accepted annually at the beginning of 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 the program.

Those 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 Honors 390 for two credits. During their senior year, students may elect Honors 490 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 evaluated by a committee of two (or preferably three) 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 490 and the levels of Honors with which the student will be graduated are: A+/Highest Honors, A/High Honors, A-/Honors, B+ or below/No Honors.

Students with questions about the program are encouraged to schedule a meeting with the CREES Undergraduate Advisor by calling 764-0351.

Advising and Counseling. Appointments are scheduled at 204 Lane. 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.

Half Term Information. Some courses are offered in half terms for reduced credit. Refer to the Time Schedule for specific credit hour information.

Courses offered by the Center for Russian and East European Studies. REES 301 is an undergraduate directed reading course under the guidance of a faculty member, on a specialized topic in Russian, Soviet or East European Studies. REES 395 and 396 provide students with a comprehensive social scientific introduction to cultures different from ours in their traditions, development, and political and economic systems. These are appropriate elections for non-concentrators as well as potential concentrators. REES 401 is an undergraduate seminar for concentrators in Russian and East European Studies.

Courses in Other Departments

The following courses, which may be included in a concentration plan, are offered by other departments and programs:

Anthropology: 222, 421

Communications: 402, 559

Economics: 350, 451, 456

Geography: 415

History 286, 287, 318, 319, 388, appropriate sections of 396 and 397, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 444, 488, 490, 530, 531, 533, 535

Linguistics: 485

Music: 422, 423

Philosophy: 363

Political Science: 407, 444, 445, 446, 451, 468, 470, 472, 475, 495, appropriate sections of 497 and 498

Residential College: 312, 313, 363, 451, 452

Slavic Languages and Literatures: all courses

Sociology: 423, 427, 596

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