Slavic Studies

The concentration in slavic studies focuses on slavic languages and cultures with a focus in either Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) or Polish. It is designed for students with concentrations in other disciplines (e.g., history, music, political science, economics) whose professional interests lie in Poland or the countries of South-Eastern Europe. The program places equal emphases on languages, culture and regional studies. The concentration develops limited professional linguistic proficiency in either BCS or Polish along with adequate cultural sensitivity.



  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • A minimum of 6 upper division hours must be taken in residence with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Pass/fail courses cannot be used for the concentration.
  • 201 and 202 language courses are not applicable to the concentration.
  • Course substitutions are permitted for heritage speakers and other advanced speakers of Slavic languages. Please contact the head of the School of International Letters and Cultures faculty of German, Romanian and Slavic for more information.


Core 9 Hours

SLV 304 Computational Linguistics of the Slavic Languages (3)

SLV 440 History of the Slavic Languages (3)

SLV 498 Senior Capstone Seminar (3)

Composition & Conversation 6 Hours
Select one course group:

BCS 311 AND BCS 312 Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Composition and Conversation I & II (3)


PLC 311 AND PLC 312 Advanced Polish I & II (3)

Electives 3 Hours upper division
Select in consultation with an academic advisor. 
NOT FROM: SLV 311, SLV 312, RUS 311, RUS 312, SLV 304, SLV 440, SLV 498, BCS 311, BCS 312, PLC 311, PLC 312


All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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