Russian and East European Studies

Description
The concentration in Russian and East European studies encourages students to develop competency in Russian or another East European or Eurasian language as well as the culture and politics of the region.

Coursework is offered by outstanding faculty in diverse fields of study including architecture, economics, film studies, geography, history, international business, literature, music, political science and religious studies.

A one-credit capstone course, to be completed in the student's junior or senior year, is student-led; with the support of an advisor, students write a research paper on the Russian and East European studies topic of their choice, prepare a writing sample or a graduate school application, or work on a creative project.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 16 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • Students are required to meet with an advisor in the department of Russian & East European Studies to select an appropriate Capstone course.
  • Some courses are not offered every semester, see the certificate page for a list of additional elective options. 

Language Requirement -- 4 credit hours
Students may complete one 4-credit hour language course from BCS, PLC, ROM, or RUS, or they may complete the Albanian, Armenian, BCS, Kazakh, Macedonian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Uzbek courses offered by the Critical Languages Institute to fulfill the language requirement.  NOTE: Native speakers of a language must complete four credit hours in a different language to fulfill this requirement.

BCS 101 Elementary Serbo-Croation (G) (4)

PLC 101 Elementary Polish (4)

ROM 101 Elementary Romanian (5)

RUS 101 Elementary Russian (5)

Required History Elective 3 Hours Required - choose one course

HST 304 [*RUSSIA* *UKRAINE] OR HST 304 [*RUSSIA* EMPIRE* TSARS] OR HST 304 [*STALIN TO PUTIN] OR HST 304 [*STALINISM]

HST 370 Eastern Europe in Transition (3)

HST 435 The Russian Empire (3)

HST 436 The Soviet Experiment (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 45 hours)

Required Elective 3 Hours Required - choose one course from this list

ENG 429/SLC 429 What is Europe?

GCU 426 Geography of Russia and Surroundings, (SB &G) (3)

POS 352 European Democracies

REL 379 Religion, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict

RUS 322 Scandals and Scoundrels: The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel (3)

RUS 323 Russian Literature and Revolution: The Twentieth Century ((L or HU) & G) (3) 

SGS 343 Religion, Nationalism, and Ethnic Conflict (HU & G) (3)

SGS 344 Facing the Past

SLV 440 History of Slavic Languages, SB (3)

Capstone 1 Hour Required

LIA 494 Capstone

In their junior or senior year, students will complete a 1-credit capstone course. This can be in the form of a reading course offered by the Melikian Center OR a project chosen in cooperation with a Melikian Center faculty affiliate. The project should represent an extended, research-based focus on some dimension of the region's languages, cultures, religions, histories, and/or politics. It may take the form of an extended research paper, honors thesis, translation project, research assistantship, or artistic project. 

Area-Related Electives 9 Hours

Consult a Russian & East European Studies advisor for a current list of additional elective courses. Select one course from three separate disciplines. Minimum of two courses must be upper division. Courses shown above not used to satisfy a Required Certificate Elective may be used as an Area-Related Elective. Three disciplines must be represented in the area-related course work, select courses from the disciplines listed here:

Art History

ARS 410 Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Architectural Philosophy and History

APH 300 World Architecture I/Western Cultures (HU & H & G) (2)

APH 313 History of Architecture I ((L or HU) & G & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): Architectural Studies BSD major; ALA 100 or ALA 102; passed degree milestone review or non-majors; minimum junior standing OR Visiting University Student)

APH 314 History of Architecture II ((L or HU) & G & H) (3) (Prerequisite(s): APH 313 with C or better)

Economics

ECN 306 Survey of International Economics, SB & G (3) (Prerequisites: ECN 211 or 213; ECN 212 or 214; MAT 211 or 271 with C or better)

ECN 331 Economics of the European Economic Union, SB & G (3) (Prerequisites: ECN 211 or 213, ECN 212 or 214, and MAT 211 or 271 with C or better)

ECN 365 Economics of Russia and Eastern Europe, SB & G (3) (Prerequisites: ECN 211 or 213, ECN 212 or 214, and MAT 211 or 271 with C or better)

Literature

SLC 394 [*EAST* EURO*] 

SLC 494 [*VIKINGS*] 

RUS 322 Scandals and Scoundrels: The Nineteenth-Centure Russian Novel, L or HU (3)

RUS 421 Pushkin, L or HU (3)

RUS 423 Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, L or HU, (3)

RUS 424 Tolstoy and War and Peace in Russian Literature and Cinema, L or HU (3)

RUS 425 Chekhov and Russian Drama, L or HU (3)

RUS 430 Russian Short Story, L or HU (3)

RUS 440 Russan Mass Media, G (3)

SLV 304 Computational Linguistics of Slavic Languages, CS (3)

SLV 440 History of Slavic Language, SB (3)

History

GCU 426 Geography of Russia and Surroundings (SB & G) (3)

HST 370 Eastern Europe in Transition, SB & G & H (3)

HST 371 Religion in Russia, HU & H (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with a C or better; Minimum 30 hours; Credit is allowed for only HST 371 or REL 377)

HST 431 Eastern Europe and the Balkans Pre 1914, SB & H (3)

HST 432 Eastern Europe and the Balkans 20th Century, SB & G & H (3)

HST 435 The Russian Empire, SB & H (3)

HST 436 The Soviet Experiment, SB & G & H (3) (Prerequisites: minimum 45 hours)

Music History/Literature

MHL 456 History of Opera (3) (Prerequisites: Must be a Music student; must have completed MHL341 & MHL342 & MTC222 with a C or greater)

MHL 494 Special Topics

Political Science

POS 352 European Democracies (3)

POS 486 International Political Economy (SB & G ) (3)

POS 494 Special Topics (1-4)

Religious Studies

REL 270 Introduction to Christianity, HU (3)

REL 310 Western Religious Traditions, HU & H (3)

REL 365 Islamic Civilization, HU & H (3)

REL 366 Islam in the Modern World, HU & H & G (3)

 REL 372 Formation of the Christian Tradition, HU & H (3)

REL 377 Religion in Russia, HU & H (3) (Students with credit for HST 371 may not enroll in REL 377)

REL 379 Religion, Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict, HU & G (3) (credit is allowed for only REL 379 or SGS 343)

Sociology

SOC 332 The Modern City, SB & G (3) (Prerequisites: 24 hours and FAS 101 or FAS 330 or PGS 101 or SOC 101 with a C or better)

Women’s Studies (both courses required)

WST 372 Women in Judaism

WST 457 Women, Culture, and Societies, SB & G (3) (Prerequisites: WST 100 or WST 300 with C or better)

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

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Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • 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 transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2021-22

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
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Downtown Phoenix
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Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
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480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAREEEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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