Major and Minors

With a major or double-major in Polish, Russian, and Central and Eastern European Studies or a minor in Polish Studies, Russian Studies or Central and Eastern European Studies, students build and solidify competence in their chosen foreign language – Polish or Russian – while deepening their knowledge of the cultures, literatures, history and intellectual traditions of their chosen region. Our faculty work with all majors and minors to hone skills in critical thinking, academic and professional writing and speaking, and cultural sensitivity – highly sought in today’s global marketplace -- while introducing them to new developments in literature, film, art and politics in their country or region of concentration, and within diaspora communities in the US.

 

Students pursuing careers in the health professions, law, education, social work, criminology, business, and international relations gain sought after linguistic and cultural competency skills in Polish, Russian, or Lithuanian.

New for Fall 2019 - Major in Polish, Russian, and Central and Eastern European Studies

The Department of Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian Studies offers the degree of BA with a Major in Polish, Russian, and Central and Eastern European Studies. Each student electing the PRLS major or double-major will select a concentration in either Polish, Russian or CEES (Central & Eastern European Studies), and work with an advisor to design a course of study accordingly.

Requirements:

Concentrations:

  • Polish Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Central and Eastern European Studies

Minors - New for Fall 2019!

Minor in Central and Eastern European Studies

The minor in Central and Eastern European Studies is open to undergraduates in any college.

The minor requires 12 hours of courses.

These 12 hours are made up of:

  • 3 hours chosen from a list of course options
  • 3 hours in Central and Eastern European Studies at any level
  • 6 hours in Central and Eastern European Studies at the 200-level or above

 

Minor in Polish Studies

The minor in Polish Studies is open to undergraduates in any college.

The minor requires 12 hours of courses (other than POL 101-103).

These 12 hours are made up of:

  • 3 hours chosen from a list of course options
  • 3 hours in Polish Studies at any level
  • 6 hours in Polish Studies at the 200-level or above

 

Minor in Russian Studies

The minor in Russian Studies is open to undergraduates in any college.

The minor requires 12 hours of courses (other than RUSS 101-103).

These 12 hours are made up of:

  • 3 hours chosen from a list of course options
  • 3 hours in Russian Studies at any level
  • 6 hours in Russian Studies at the 200-level or above

 

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