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.


East European Studies

Effective Fall 2011

CREES offers an interdisciplinary academic minor to students who wish to:

  1. better understand the history and culture of Central and Eastern Europe and
  2. gain insight into the political, economic, and social transitions taking place in this region. The minor in East European 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 East European 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 396 - Survey of Central and Eastern Europe and the Enlarged European Union

    OR

    REEES 397 - Eastern Europe in Transformation.

  2. Disciplinary distribution: At least one 3-credit course in each sub-area (arts/culture, history, and social science).

Constraints

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Polish, or Ukrainian language courses may not count toward the academic minor. Not open to those electing a concentration or another academic minor in REEES.

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.

East European Studies Academic Minor (Fall 2008-Summer 2011) +

East European Studies

Effective Fall 2008 through Summer 2011 

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor:

None.

Academic Minor Program:

At least 15 credits of courses on East European 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 396 - Survey of Central and Eastern Europe and the Enlarged European Union
    OR
    REES 397 - Eastern Europe in Transformation.
  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.

Constraints: Czech, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, or Ukrainian 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.

 

East European Studies (through Summer 2008) +

 

Russian and East European Studies Academic Minors

The Center for Russian and East European Studies offers two 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

  • gain insight into the political, economic, and social transitions taking place in the region.

 East European Studies

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 396 or 397.

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

    • HISTORY 430 and 431, or 330 and 331

    • CZECH 483 and 484

    • POLISH 325 and 326.

  3. Elective courses: East European 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: Czech, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, or Ukrainian 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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