Slavic & East European Studies Minor

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We are glad you are thinking of minoring in Slavic and East European Studies!  Our minor allows you to focus on a single culture or else to develop a broad knowledge of several cultures in the region.  You can choose from a wide array of languages in which you will develop a Novice High or Intermediate Low proficiency, which will enable to handle survival topics and a range of everyday communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.  In addition, you will take coursework to increase your appreciation and understanding of your chosen culture(s), develop your analytical skills, and give you an international outlook.  The minor consists of four classes (12 credit minimum)—second-year, second semester in your chosen language and 3 electives selected from a menu of literature and culture courses.


Prerequisites (12 cr)

  • 1101 in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, or Polish, or other language offered by the Department as approved by the Coordinating Advisor (4 cr)
  • 1102 in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, or Polish, or other language offered by the Department as approved by the Coordinating Advisor (4 cr)
  • 1103 in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, or Polish, or other language offered by the Department as approved by the Coordinating Advisor (4 cr)


Elective Courses (12 cr)

Choose 4 courses from the following list; at least 2 courses (6 credits) need to be at the upper level (2000-level or above for language courses, 3000-level or above for other courses):

  • Language 2104     Second-year language 2 in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, or Polish, or other language offered by the Department as approved by the Coordinating Advisor (4 cr)
  • Language 3101    Third-year language 1 in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, or Polish, or other language offered by the Department as approved by the Coordinating Advisor (4 cr)
  • Language 3102    Third-year language 2 in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, or Polish, or other language offered by the Department as approved by the Coordinating Advisor (4 cr)
  • Polish 5230          Polish Literature (3 cr)
  • Slavic 2330          Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: From Slavic Myth to Twilight (3     cr)
  • Slavic 2345          Introduction to Slavic Literature and Culture (3 cr)
  • Slavic 2367          The East European Experience in America (3 cr)
  • Slavic 3320          Science Fiction: East versus West (3 cr)
  • Slavic 3251          The Underground (3 cr)
  • Slavic 3360          Minorities in Eastern European Film (3 cr)
  • Slavic 4191          Internship (3 cr; repeatable)
  • Slavic 4193          Individual Studies (1–6 cr; repeatable)
  • Slavic 4194          Group Studies (1-6 cr.; repeatable)
  • Slavic 4260H       Dead Man Writing: Lit. Representations of Capital Punishment (3)
  • Slavic 4560H       Cinderella’s Fantasy: Gender and Women in W/E Europe (3)
  • Slavic 4520          Slavic and East European Cities (3)
  • Slavic 4597          Politics of Language in Southeastern Europe
  • Slavic 4600          Survey of the Slavic Languages (3)
  • Slavic 4797          Study at a Foreign Institution (1-12 cr.; repeatable)
  • Slavic 4798          Study Tour (1–3 cr; repeatable)
  • Slavic 4998          Supervised Project (1–3 cr; repeatable)
  • Slavic 4999          Research for Thesis (3 cr)
  • Slavic 4999H       Research for Honors Thesis (3 cr)
  • Slavic 5570          Austro-Hungarian Grotesque (3 cr)
  • Slavic 5200          Slavic and East European Literature (3 cr)


Occasionally, other courses may be offered in the Slavic Department or in other departments that can fit into a Slavic and East European Languages minor.  Such substitutions require the approval of the program's Undergraduate Coordinating Advisor.