96-97 LS&A Bulletin

Russian and East European Studies (REES)


204 Lane
764-0351

Professor Michael Kennedy, Director

May be elected as an area concentration program

The 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 concentration.

Cognates: A minimum 20 credits of CREES-approved courses distributed over four of the following fields: anthropology, economics, film and video studies, history, literature, music, political science, and sociology, chosen in consultation with and approved by the concentration advisor.

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

287/Hist. 287/Armenian 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 Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the 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). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

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/WS 492. Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective. (3). (Excl).



Courses in Other Departments


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

Anthropology: 222, 421.

Architecture: 313, 323.

Communications: 518, 559.

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

Geography: 415.

German 459.

History: 286; 287; appropriate sections of 391, 396 and 397; 430; 431; 432; 433; 434; 435; 437; 438; 439; 444; 530; 531; 532; 535.

Music: appropriate sections of 405; 422; 423.

Philosophy: 363, 375.

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

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

Slavic Languages and Literatures: all courses.

Sociology: 427, 490; appropriate sections of 495 and 596.