94-95 LS&A Bulletin

Russian and East European Studies (REES)

204 Lane Hall
764-0351

Professor Jane Burbank, Director

May be elected as an area concentration program

Professors Anderson (Sociology), Cameron (Business Administration), Carpenter (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Eley (History), J. Fine (History), Gitelman (Political Science), Humesky (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Jacobson (Political Science), Lieberthal (Political Science), Lindner (History), E. Miller (Business Administration), O'Shea (Antrhopology), Rosenberg (History), Shevoroshkin (Slavic Languages and Literatures), 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), Fries (German and Women's Studies), Kennedy (Sociology), Makin (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Ronen (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Scheppele (Political Science and Public Policy), Senkevitch (Architecture and Urban Planning), Snyder (Business Administration), Toman (Slavic Languages and Literatures).

Assistant Professors Bartlett (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Gocek (Sociology), Hart (Sociology and Women's Studies), Hopf (Political Science), Kivelson (History), Li (Economics), Mrazek (History), Simpson (Germanic Languages and Literatures).

Lecturers Milman (Slavic Languages and Literatures) Shishkoff (Slavic Languages and Literatures)

Professors Emeriti Bornstein (Economics), Brown (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Mersereau (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Meyer (Political Science), Skolimowski (Humanities, College of Engineering).

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, business, public policy, environmental science, 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 or 457.

2. Russian and East European Studies 401.

3. One relevant course in Anthropology or Sociology.

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, geography, 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 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 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 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: 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. 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, interdisciplinary survey of the regions of the former Soviet Union and East Central Europe which introduce students to different approaches in the study of multinational, multi-cultural nations. These are appropriate selections for non-concentrators as well as potential concentrators. REES 401 is a required undergraduate seminar focusing on a specific research project. REES 405, topics in Russian and East European Studies and REES 410, the Polish mini-course are taught each year.

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.

Architecture: 313, 323.

Communications: 402, 518, 559.

Economics: 350, 407, 451, 456, 457.

Geography: 415.

German 459.

History 286, 287, 388, appropriate sections of 391, 396 and 397, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 437, 438, 439, 444, 488, 490, 530, 531, 532, 533, 535.

Music: 422, 423.

Philosophy: 363, 375.

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

Residential College: 312, 313, 320, 363, 451, 452, appropriate section of 360.

Slavic Languages and Literatures: all courses.

Sociology: 427, appropriate sections of 495 and 596.


Courses in Russian and East European Studies (REES) (Division 468)

287/Hist. 287/Armenian Studies 287. Armenian History from Prehistoric Times to the Present. (3). (Excl).

301. Directed Reading. Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

395/Hist. 332/Pol. Sci. 395/Slavic 395/Soc. 392. Survey of the Soviet Union and its Successor States. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

396/Pol. Sci. 396/Slavic 396/Hist. 333/Soc. 393. Survey of East Central Europe. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

401. Senior Seminar in Russian and East European Studies. Permission of instructor. (4). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

402. Honors Workshop, Junior Honors student and junior standing, and permission of REES advisor. (2). (Excl).

403. Honors Colloquium, Senior REES 402 or a thesis prospectus accepted (prior to start of fall term of senior year) by REES Honors Advisor and an individual thesis advisor. (1-6). (Excl).

405. Topics in Russian and East European Studies. (1-4). (Excl).

410. Polish Culture. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of two credits.

490/Soc. 490/Women's Studies 492. Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective. (3). (Excl).


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