Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Minor

Students interact with native Russian speakers, perform in bilingual plays, and learn about the unique political foundations of the Russian Federation. REEES covers a wide array of subjects, allowing you to choose an emphasis in humanities or social science. Whether your interests in Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia have roots in the literature of Dostoevsky and Pushkin or stem from a fascination with Russian zombie cinema, there is a place for you in REEES. 

Minor Requirements

The minor requires 24 graded credits; courses must be passed with a grade of C– or better. Courses taken to fulfill the language requirement may not be used to fulfill the 24-credit requirement.

Language Courses
RUSS 101–103First-Year Russian 115
RUSS 201–203Second-Year Russian 115
RUSS 316–318Third-Year Russian 115
Field of Concentration Courses12
Three upper-division courses in a chosen concentration 2
Elective Courses12
Total Credits24

Three years of college-level Slavic language study is usually fulfilled by taking Russian language courses. Students may petition to substitute one year of a second Slavic language for one year of the primary Slavic language. The language option is chosen in consultation with program advisors.


One course in the field of concentration must be at the 400 level.

Additional Requirements

There is no limit on the number of language courses taken at other universities, including courses taken abroad, that may be used to satisfy the language requirement for the major or minor, subject to an equivalency assessment by the Russian language coordinator. With respect to concentration and elective requirements, undergraduate majors may apply as many as 16 transfer credits to the major, but no more than 8 of these credits can be applied to the field of concentration. Undergraduate minors may apply up to 8 transfer credits to the minor, but no more than 4 of them can be applied to the field of concentration.