Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies- Bachelor of Arts

For information, contact the Department of German, Russian, Asian, and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures, 172 Irvin Hall, 513-529-2526.

This interdisciplinary major allows students to study the history, politics, language, literature, and culture of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia, broadly defined as the territory of the former Soviet republics and their sphere of influence, from medieval times to today. Drawing from a range of disciplines and approaches, students have the opportunity to explore issues of political, social, and regional identity and cultural diversity, as well as official and popular culture. Students select a Language, Literature and Culture emphasis or a History and Politics emphasis. Those majoring in either emphasis may choose to participate in the Dawisha Fellows program sponsored by the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies

Proficiency at the level of RUS 302 or above is required. Students are encouraged to attend a Miami summer Russian language workshop in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia or an approved academic study program in Russia, Central Asia, the Caucasus, or Eastern Europe. Special financial support may be available through the Havighurst Center and ROTC programs.

Program Requirements

(36-37 semester hours)

Core requirements
RUS/CLS/HST/POL/REL 254Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies3
RUS 201
RUS 202
Intermediate Russian
and Intermediate Russian
6
RUS 301
RUS 302
Advanced Russian
and Advanced Russian
6
Area of emphasis
Select an area of emphasis21
Total Credit Hours36

Areas of emphasis

Language, Literature, and Culture Emphasis

RUS 311Reading in Russian3
RUS 411Advanced Conversation, Composition and Reading3
Select two of the following:6
Russian Folklore
Topics in Russian Literature in English Translation 1
Russian Literature in English Translation From Pushkin to Dostoevsky
Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov
Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present
Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
Cultures and Identities of Eastern Europe: An Introduction through Literature and Film
Departmental Honors
Select three of the following: 29
Russia and Eurasia: Anthropological Perspectives
Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia
Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Summer Workshop 3
Russian Reception of Classical Culture
Eurasian Nomads and History
Havighurst Colloquium
History of the Russian Empire
The Soviet Union and Beyond
Russia's War and Peace
Topics in Russian History
Communism and Soviet Politics, 1917-1991
Post-Soviet Russian Politics
Politics of Eastern Europe
Russia and the Republics in International Relations
Imagining Russia
Religions of Russia and Eurasia
Eastern Christianity
Total Credit Hours21
1

Or appropriate courses substituted with approval from your Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies advisor.

History and Politics Emphasis

HST 436/POL 440/POL 540Havighurst Colloquium3
Select two of the following:6
Eurasian Nomads and History
History of the Russian Empire
The Soviet Union and Beyond
Russia's War and Peace
Topics in Russian History
Select two of the following:6
Communism and Soviet Politics, 1917-1991
Post-Soviet Russian Politics
Politics of Eastern Europe
Russia and the Republics in International Relations
Select two of the following:6
Russia and Eurasia: Anthropological Perspectives
Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia
Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Summer Workshop
Russian Reception of Classical Culture
Imagining Russia
Religions of Russia and Eurasia
Eastern Christianity
Russian Folklore
Topics in Russian Literature in English Translation 1
Russian Literature in English Translation From Pushkin to Dostoevsky
Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov
Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present
Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
Cultures and Identities of Eastern Europe: An Introduction through Literature and Film
Reading in Russian
Advanced Conversation, Composition and Reading
Total Credit Hours21

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies: Language, Literature, and Culture Emphasis meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: RUS 302, RUS 311, and RUS 411. Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies: History and Politics Emphasis meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses: CLS 254/HST 254/POL 254/REL 254/RUS 254 and HST 436/HST 536/RUS 436/RUS 536/RUS 536/POL 440/POL 540/POL 540.