Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Academic Minors

The academic minors provide interdisciplinary surveys of three separate geographic sub-domains covered by the concentration in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies offers three interdisciplinary academic minors to students who wish to:

  • better understand the history and culture of either Russia and the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe  or Central Eurasia (especially the countries of Transcaucasia, Central and Inner Asia)
  • gain insight into the political, economic, and social transitions taking place in the region.

Those electing a concentration in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures may pursue a REES academic minor, but may not count any Slavic Department courses toward satisfying the requirements for the REES academic minor. Students may concurrently pursue an academic minor in both REES and Slavic Languages and Literatures, with the following restrictions:

  1. REES academic minors may not count any courses for which Slavic is the home unit;
  2. Slavic Department academic minors may not count REES 397 nor any courses for which REES is the home unit, which includes SLAVIC 395 and 396.

Students pursuing a REES academic minor must discuss their plans and course elections with the CREES undergraduate academic advisor. Appointments are scheduled online at www.ii.umich.edu/crees.


Effective Fall 2011

CREES offers an interdisciplinary academic minor to students who wish to: a) better understand the history and culture of Russia and the former Soviet Union and b) gain insight into the political, economic, and social transitions taking place in this region. The academic minor in Russian Studies does not have prerequisites or require knowledge of a language of the region.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor

None.

Academic Minor Program

At least 15 credits of courses on Russian specific topics, selected in consultation with and approved by the CREES undergraduate academic advisor. A minimum of 3 courses that will be counted toward the academic minor must be upper-level (300- or 400-level).

  1. REEES 395 - Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States.
  2. Disciplinary distribution: At least one 3-credit course in each sub-area (arts/culture, history*, and social science).

    *In most cases, students who have taken REEES 395 should not enroll in HISTORY 434.

Constraints

Russian language courses may not count toward the academic minor. Not open to those electing a concentration or another academic minor in REES.

Those electing a concentration in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures may pursue a REES academic minor, but may not count any Slavic department courses toward satisfying the requirements for the REES academic minor. Students may concurrently pursue an academic minor in both REES and Slavic Languages and Literatures, with the following restrictions:

  1. REES academic minors may not count any courses for which Slavic is the home unit;
  2. Slavic Department academic minors may not count REEES 397 nor any courses for which REEES is the home unit, which includes SLAVIC 395 and 396.

Russian Studies Academic Minor (Fall 2008-Summer 2011) +

Effective Fall 2008

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor:

None.

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits of courses on Russian specific topics, selected in consultation with and approved by the REES undergraduate academic advisor. A minimum of 3 courses that will be counted toward the minor must be upper-level (300- or 400-level).

  1. REES 395 - Survey of Russia: The Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the Successor States.
  2. One history course.*
  3. One social science course in either anthropology, economics, political science, or sociology.
  4. At least one course from the following fields: art history, literature, music, and screen arts and cultures.

*In most cases, students who have taken REES 395 should not enroll in HISTORY 434.

Constraints: Russian language courses may not count toward the academic minor. Not open to those electing a concentration or another academic minor in REES.

Those electing a concentration in Slavic may pursue a REES academic minor, but may not count any Slavic courses toward satisfying the requirements for the REES academic minor. Students may concurrently pursue an academic minor in both REES and Slavic, with the following restrictions:

  1. REES academic minors may not count any courses for which Slavic is the home unit;

  2. Slavic academic minors may not count REES 397 nor any courses for which REES is the home unit, which includes SLAVIC 395 and 396.

 

Russian Studies Academic Minor [Effective through Summer 2008] +

Effective through Summer 2008 

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits of courses from the following categories:

  1. REES 395.

  2. Two-Course Sequence. One of the following sequences:

    • HISTORY 432 and 433, or 433 and 434

    • RUSSIAN 449 and 450, or 347 and 348.

  3. Elective courses: Russia specific topic courses, selected in consultation with and approved by the REES undergraduate academic advisor, from two of the following fields: anthropology, art history, economics, history, literature, music, political science, screen arts and cultures,and sociology.

Constraints: Russian language courses may not count toward the academic minor. Not open to those electing a concentration or another academic minor in REES.

Those electing a concentration in Slavic may pursue a REES academic minor, but may not count any Slavic courses toward satisfying the requirements for the REES academic minor. Students may concurrently pursue an academic minor in both REES and Slavic, with the following restrictions:

  1. REES academic minors may not count any courses for which Slavic is the home unit;

  2. Slavic academic minors may not count REES 397 nor any courses for which REES is the home unit, which includes Slavic 395 and 396.


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