Russian and East European Studies (REES)
Professor Michael Kennedy, Director
May be elected as an area concentration program
Professors Anderson (Sociology), Blouin (History and Information and
Library Studies), Burbank (History), 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 (Anthropology), Polakowski (Natural
Resources and Environment), Ronen (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Rosenberg
(History), Shevoroshkin (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Simon (Mathematics,
Economics, and Public Policy), Snyder (Business Administration), Stolz (Slavic
Languages and Literatures), Svejnar (Business Administration, Business Economics
and Public Policy, International Business), Toman (Slavic Languages and
Literatures), Weisskopf (Economics), Whallon (Anthropology), Wiley (Music),
Zimmerman (Political Science).
Associate Professors Bardakjian (Slavic Languages and Literatures),
Canning (History), Eagle (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Göçek
(Sociology), Hart (Anthropology and Women's Studies), Kennedy (Sociology),
Makin (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Mrazek (History), Scheppele (Political
Science and Public Policy), Senkevitch (History of Art and Architecture and
Urban Planning), Terrell (International Business, Business Economics and
Assistant Professors Bartlett (Slavic Languages and Literatures),
Heller (Law), Hopf (Political Science), Kivelson (History), Knysh (Near Eastern
Studies), Li (Economics), Markel (Medicine), Porter (History), Schönle
(Slavic Languages and Literatures), Spector (German and History).
Lecturers Shishkoff (Slavic Languages and Literatures).
Professors Emeriti Bornstein (Economics), Brown (Slavic Languages
and Literatures), Mersereau (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Meyer (Political
Science), Titunik (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Zajonc (Psychology).
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.
Prerequisites. Russian 231, Introduction
to Russian Culture or Slavic Survey 225, Arts and Cultures of Central
Concentration Program. A minimum 30 credits, including:
REES 395 or 396.
REES 401 or its equivalent.
Russian 301 and 302; 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 languages.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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
Slavic Languages and Literatures: all courses.
Sociology: 427, 490; appropriate sections of 495 and 596.