South Slavic Studies Concentration

For the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major in Sciences and Letters Curriculum

E-mail: slavic@illinois.edu

Minimum required major courses equate to 30 hours including 6 hours in advanced language and 24 hours in literature and culture.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60 - 75 hours). Study abroad courses may be substituted for major and minor requirements with approval of adviser.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction: Graduation with distinction may be earned by completion of one of the following two options:

  • GPA in departmental courses of 3.75; or
  • GPA in departmental courses of 3.50, plus successful completion of academic study trip to the region, documented by graded transcript. See a departmental adviser to work out details, preferably two semesters before graduation.
Language: A minimum of 6 hours beyond the second year of a South Slavic language: SCR 301, 302-Third-Year Serbian/Croatian I, II- or equivalent; or Students may choose to complete the second year (200-level sequence) of a second Slavic language, including Russian, in addition to SCR.6
Literature and Culture: A minimum of 24 hours is required in the following areas:24
6 hours of Introductory Culture courses:
South Slavic Cultures (and)
Choose one of the following:
Introduction to Eastern Europe
Russ & E Euro Science Fiction
Russian & E Euro Folktales
6 hours of Literature Survey courses chosen in consultation with the Undergraduate Advisor from a list maintained in the Slavic Department. 1
12 hours of Upper-level (300- and 400-level) Literature and Culture courses chosen in consultation with the Undergraduate Advisor from a list maintained in the Slavic Department. 1
Capstone Experience: All majors are required to complete a capstone course, project, or experience chosen from among the following: 0-3
(1) RUSS 493 Honors Senior Thesis (2 hrs); or
(2) a 300- or 400-level course in the Slavic Department in which a research project is undertaken; or
(3) Study abroad in the region.
Majors should consult with the Undergraduate Advisor to plan their capstone experience.
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Up to 9 hours of the literature requirement (but no more than 6 at the upper level) can be replaced by courses at the same level in other departments, chosen in consultation with and approved by the Undergraduate Advisor, that treat the history, culture, and society of the South Slavic region.