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Russian and Central Europe Std

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Gerry Greenberg
441 Hall of Languages

Faculty Patricia Burak, Gerald R. Greenberg, Erika Haber, Paul M. Hagenloh, Laurie Marhoefer, Karl Solibakke, Zofia Sztechmiler, Brian D. Taylor, Karina von Tippelskirch

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).

Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics

  • Any RUS, GER, POL, or TRK courses above the 201 level (Other appropriate courses with language prefixes as they become available, to be approved by the RCES advisor)


  • ANT 428 Transformation of Eastern Europe

Art and Music Histories

  • HOA 462 European Art Between the Wars



  • HST 314 Europe from Bismarck to the First World War
  • HST 315 Europe in the Age of Hitler and Stalin
  • HST 316 Europe Since 1945
  • HST 361 Germany to World War I, 1770-1918
  • HST 362 Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
  • HST 364 The Origins of Modern Russia
  • HST 365 Soviet and Contemporary Russia

Literature in Translation

(Other appropriate LIT courses to be approved by the RCES advisor as they become available)


  • PHI 418 Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche

Political Science