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. Majors 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 semester hours)

Core Requirements
RUS/CLS/HST/POL/REL 254Introduction to Russian and Eurasian Studies3
RUS 201
RUS 202
Intermediate Russian
and Intermediate Russian
RUS 301
RUS 302
Advanced Russian
and Advanced Russian
RUS 311Reading in Russian3
RUS 436Havighurst Colloquium3
Select from the following:
Russia and Eurasia: Anthropological Perspectives
Anthropology of Capitalism: Russia
Eurasian Nomads and History
History of the Russian Empire
The Soviet Union and Beyond
History Through Literature
Communism and Soviet Politics, 1917-1991
Post-Soviet Russian Politics
Politics of Eastern Europe
Religions of Russia and Eurasia
Russian Folklore
Love and Death in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
Empire and Utopia in Russian Literature
Communism and Catastrophe in Modern Russian Literature
Soviet & Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
Cinemas and Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe
Russian Reception of Classical Culture
Advanced Conversation, Composition and Reading
Departmental Honors
Total Credit Hours36

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 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/RUS 436/RUS 536/POL 440/POL 540.