Honors Courses


The Department offers special honors sections of some courses. Honors students are encouraged to check out these and other departmental offerings.

Russian 2250H

Honors Masterpieces of Russian Literature

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

Reading great works of Russian literature (including Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bunin, Akhmatova, Solzhenitsyn, Ulitskaya); developing analytical writing & discussion skills. Taught in English.

Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 2250 (250 and 251), 250H, or 251H.
GE literature and diversity global studies course.

Slavic 4260H

Dead Man Writing: Literary Representations of Capital Punishment

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Study of capital punishment as a theme in Slavic and Western literature, philosophy, and criticism.  Taught in English.
Prereq: Honors standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 584H.

Slavic 4520H

Slavic and East European Cities

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

A literary and cultural analysis of Slavic and Eastern European cities as an urban spaces using sources from many periods and cultures. City focus may vary per offering.
Prereq: English 110 or equivalent.

Slavic 4560H

Gender and Women in Western and Eastern Europe

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

The complementary nature of feminists' notions in Western and Eastern European societies and cultures via literature and film. Taught in English. Films will  have English subtitles.

Prereq: Enrollment in an honors program or by permission of department or instructor.

Slavic 4999H

Honors Undergraduate Thesis Research

Offered: By arrangement | 1-3 credit units

Faculty-supervised honors research on Russian, Slavic, East Central European, Southeast European, or East European language(s), literature(s), or culture(s), culminating in a thesis.
Prereq: Senior standing; a grade of A in at least half of the Slavic Department courses taken and an average of B in the remainder; permission of instructor under whose supervision the work is to be completed and the Arts and Sciences Honors Committee. Not open to students with credit for 783H. This course is graded S/U.