Slavic Language, Literature, & Culture Minor

for the Minor in Slavic Language, Literature & Culture

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department faculty: Slavic Faculty

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A minor in Slavic language, literature, and culture may be useful and enriching for students in many disciplines, from economics and political science through comparative literature and theatre to engineering and mathematics. The 18- to 20-hour program listed below provides considerable flexibility within a general structure.In completing the requirements for the minor, students may choose to pursue study of a particular Slavic language and culture, or may combine study of a single language with other courses that treat the region more broadly. For example, a student could specialize in Polish by taking POL 201, POL 202, POL 301 for the language and POL 115, POL 245, and HIST 467 for the literature and culture requirements. Please consult the Undergraduate Advisor to choose coursework. 

Introduction to Slavic culture. Select from:3
South Slavic Cultures
Intro to Polish Culture
Intro to Russia and Eurasia
Introduction to Eastern Europe
Intro Russian-Jewish Culture
Russ & E Euro Science Fiction
Russian & E Euro Folktales
Ukrainian Culture
Intermediate Slavic Language:6-8
Second Year Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian I
and Second Year Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian II
Second-year Czech I
and Second-year Czech II
Second Yr Polish I
and Second Yr Polish II
Second-Year Ukrainan I
and Second-Year Ukrainian II
Slavic Literature and Culture: Three 200-, 300- or 400-level courses from the list maintained by the undergraduate advisor, including at least one at the 300- or 400-level. Advanced Slavic language (the 301 or 302 level of the language of specialization, or equivalent) can substitute for one course in this requirement. Also, one course at the same level in another department, chosen in consultation with the advisor, that treats the history, culture, and society of the region can count toward this requirement.9
Total Hours18-20

6 hours must be advanced (300- or 400-) level courses.