Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Graduate Minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies graduate minor is designed for M.A. or Ph.D. students in other disciplines who desire to complement their degree program with interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. A program of study can be tailored to the needs and interests of the individual student in consultation with Center staff; for admission to the program contact the Center.

IS 530Information Needs of Particular Communities2 or 4
Electives (4 hours at the 500 level) At least 8 graduate hours that relate to Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia chosen from a list maintained by REEEC and taken outside of the student's enrolling department.8
Language Requirement: A minimum of two years or equivalent college-level study of a language of the area. For professional work in the region or scholarly research on area topics at least three years of relevant language study are recommended.
Students must also submit a research paper primarily on the region.
Total Hours10-12

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
If students take both LIS 530 abd REES 550, credit for one may be applied to the elective requirement.
A research paper primarily on the region. Normally, this paper would be written in a research seminar course in a disciplinary department. A master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation can be submitted in lieu of the research paper, if it deals primarily with the region. Students are encouraged to present their work in a public forum at the University, such as the REEEC Noontime Scholars lecture series.