Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (REES)

REES Class Schedule

Courses

REES 115   Intro to Polish Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as POL 115. See POL 115.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Western

REES 116   Intro to Russian Culture   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as RUSS 115. See RUSS 115.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Western

REES 200   Intro to Russia and Eurasia   credit: 3 Hours.

Survey of the societies and states formerly constituted as the Soviet Union. Interdisciplinary and team-taught. Combines lectures, discussions, and films covering the history, political science, economics, sociology, and culture of the area.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

REES 201   Introduction to Eastern Europe   credit: 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary survey of Eastern Europe focusing mostly on the 20th century to the present, exploring issues of nationalism, socialism, post socialism and EU accession. Focuses on Central Europe and the Balkans, but also references the Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. Students will learn about the region using perspectives and methodology from historical, economic, political, sociological and anthropological texts.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

REES 296   Special Topics   credit: 3 Hours.

Topics in the interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours.

REES 390   Individual Study or Research   credit: 3 Hours.

Directed reading or research on selected topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor supervising the work.

REES 493   Honors Senior Thesis   credit: 3 Hours.

Undergraduate honors thesis. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: REES major with senior standing and 3.5 grade-point average; consent of instructor supervising the work and the REEEC director.

REES 495   Senior Seminar   credit: 3 Hours.

Interdisciplinary seminar normally taken in the senior year. Involving faculty in a number of disciplines, this course approaches understanding Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia and the methodologies of its study through questions of identities, cultural values, and change. Taught in conjunction with REES 550. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Prerequisite: Declared major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies or consent of instructor; junior or senior standing.

REES 496   Topics in REEE Studies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Topics in the interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 undergraduate hours or 12 graduate hours.

REES 550   Seminar in REEE Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Interdisciplinary seminar involving faculty in a number of disciplines. The course examines Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia and the methodologies of its study through questions of identities, cultural values, and change.

REES 590   Individual Study or Research   credit: 1 to 8 Hours.

Directed reading or research on selected topics for graduate students. May be repeated in the same or separate terms to a maximum of 8 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor supervising the work.

REES 596   Topics in REEE Studies   credit: 4 Hours.

Topics in the interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 graduate hours.

REES 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 8 Hours.

Designed to meet the thesis requirement for the M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; taken under supervision of a faculty member in the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the M.A. program in REEES and consent of the Director of the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center.