Slavic Studies (B.A.)

The study of other languages, literatures, and cultures not only provides important perspectives on the world, but also sharpens analytical and reasoning skills, deepens understanding of English, and enhances the quality of one's writing. Linguistic and broadly-based cultural studies provide excellent grounding for various professional programs, including law, business, medicine or health sciences, teaching at the high school or university level, library and information science, and museum practice.

Students should refer to the CMLLC program requirements for admission, degree, and general education requirements.

Slavic Studies Major Requirements

Students majoring in Slavic Studies select: 1) a concentration in Polish or Russian. If a student's concentration is Polish, the student must also choose an interdisciplinary focus or a language focus.

Polish Concentration in Slavic Studies

Students must complete:

POL 2060Composition and Conversation4
POL 3000Polish Grammar and Usage4
POL 3030Language Skills: Advanced Speaking and Writing2-4
POL 2710(FC) Survey of Polish Culture3
SLA 2310(PL) Short Fiction from Central Europe and Russia3
SLA 3710(VP) Russian and East European Film3-4
or SLA 3750 (VP) Polish and Yugoslavian Cinema
Select two of the following:6-8
Topics in Slavic Studies
(PL) Anguish and Commitment: European Existentialist Literature
Russian Practicum
Nineteenth Century Russian Literature
Russian Literature Since 1900
POL 5993(WI) Writing Intensive Course in Polish0
Total Credits25-30

Polish Language Focus

In addition to the course work listed above, students concentrating in Polish with the language focus must complete two Russian language courses.

Polish Interdisciplinary Focus

For the interdisciplinary focus, select two of the following:6-8
(SS) Survey of Economics
(SS) Principles of Microeconomics
(SS) Principles of Macroeconomics
(SS) Europe
Jewish History from the Bible to 1492
Special Topics in History (The Russian Revolution OR Marxism and Communism)
Twentieth Century Europe
His: Russia & Eurasia to 1917
The Soviet Union
International Marketing Management
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
Study Abroad: Moscow Art Theatre School
Total Credits6-8
 

Russian Concentration in Slavic Studies

Students must complete:

RUS 2020Intermediate Russian II4
RUS 3010Intermediate-Advanced Russian I4
RUS 3020Intermediate-Advanced Russian II4
RUS 2710(FC) Introduction to Russian Culture3
RUS 5993(WI) Writing Intensive Course in Russian0
15 credits from among the following courses: 115
Russian/Slavic Courses
Russian Conversation
Russian Listening Comprehension I
(PL) Understanding the Fairy Tale
Intermediate-Advanced Russian I 2
Intermediate-Advanced Russian II 2
Russian Practicum
Russian Listening Comprehension II
Reading Russian
(FC) New Soil, Old Roots: The Immigrant Experience
(PL) Nineteenth Century Russian Literature
(PL) Russian Literature Since 1900
The Changing Face of Europe
Topics in Slavic Studies
(PL) Short Fiction from Central Europe and Russia
(VP) Russian and East European Film
(VP) Polish and Yugoslavian Cinema
Interdisciplinary Courses
(SS) Principles of Microeconomics
(SS) Principles of Macroeconomics
(HS) Byzantine Civilization
(SS) Europe
History of Russia and Eurasia to 1917
Special Topics in History
His: Russia & Eurasia to 1917
The Soviet Union
Twentieth Century Europe
International Marketing Management
Introduction to Political Ideologies
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Politics of Western Europe
Politics of Central and Eastern Europe
Foreign Policies of Major Powers
Polish Courses
Elementary Polish I
Elementary Polish II
(FC) Intermediate Polish
Polish Conversation
Polish Conversation II
Composition and Conversation
(FC) Survey of Polish Culture
Polish Grammar and Usage
Language Skills: Advanced Speaking and Writing
Medical Polish I
Medical Polish II
Total Credits30
1

Can include up to 6 credits in interdisciplinary courses and up to 8 credits in Polish language courses.

2

Can be taken a second time as a 4th year student.