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Russian and Central European Studies

General Information

The Russian and Central European Studies major is an interdisciplinary program that has been designed with some flexibility in order to serve students who wish to focus their liberal arts education on Russian and Central European studies, as well as those who look forward to a career as specialists in Russian or Central European affairs.

The Russian and Central European Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that has been designed to acquaint students with the field of Russian and Central European studies through the study of art, culture, geography, history, language, literature, and political science.

Major Requirements

Students are required to take at least 30 credits from the courses listed below. Up to 6 credits may be below the 300 level. In addition, students must complete 201 in GER, POL, RUS, or TRK (or other appropriate languages as instruction becomes available), or earn at least 3 credits at a higher level in a course taught in the language.
View the course catalog for the major.

Minor Requirements

The Russian and Central European Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that has been designed to acquaint students with the field of Russian and Central European studies through the study of art, culture, geography, history, language, literature, and political science.Students are required to take 18 credits from the courses listed below. Up to 6 credits may be below the 300 level. Courses must be taken from at least two of the eight categories listed below. In addition, students must complete the 201 level in GER, POL, RUS, TRK (or other appropriate languages as instruction becomes available).

View the course catalog for the minor.

The Russian and Central European Studies major is an interdisciplinary program that has been designed with some flexibility in order to serve students who wish to focus their liberal arts education on Russian and Central European studies, as well as those who look forward to a career as specialists in Russian or Central European affairs.

The Russian and Central European Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that has been designed to acquaint students with the field of Russian and Central European studies through the study of art, culture, geography, history, language, literature, and political science.

Program Director

Gerald R. Greenberg

Gerald R. Greenberg 
Associate Professor, Russian and Linguistics; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Humanities; Curriculum, Instruction, and Programs

Program Faculty

Patricia A. Burak

Patricia A. Burak 
Assistant Professor of Russian Literature

Erika Haber

Erika Haber 
Associate Professor, Russian Language, Literature, and Culture; Russian Program Coordinator and Undergraduate Advisor

Frederick Marquardt

Frederick Marquardt 
Assistant Professor Emeritus, History

Zofia J.  Sztechmiler

Zofia J.  Sztechmiler 
Instructor, Russian and Polish; Polish Program Coordinator

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor 
Professor and Chair, Political Science

Karina von Tippelskirch

Karina von Tippelskirch 
Associate Professor of German and German Program Coordinator
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics