Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Minor

To earn an 18-credit Russian, East European, and Central Asian studies minor, students complete the following:

Select five courses in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies 115
RES 0310Capstone Seminar: Current Topics in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia 23
Total Credits18
1

Three of these courses, from a range of seven disciplines, must be exclusively or substantially concerned with Russia and/or Eastern Europe. Two may have a component concerned with Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia. At least three different disciplines must be represented.

2

RES 0310 is required of all minors in their junior or senior year. This seminar is either team-taught by a rotating group of faculty from several disciplines, or is an independent project with a faculty advisor.

Independent study and internships are encouraged, and can be substituted for any course with the approval of appropriate faculty and the program director. Students are also encouraged to apply for a junior semester or year abroad in Russia, Central or Eastern Europe, or Central Asia from a wide range of affiliated programs, including American Councils (St. Petersburg), the Consortium on International Educational Exchange (Prague, Budapest, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl), and Fairfield’s own programs at St. Petersburg’s Herzen University, the St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance, Pomor University (Arkangelsk), Cherepovets State University (Cherepovets), Immanuel Kant University (Kaliningrad), Kazakhstan, or Kyrgyzstan.

Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Electives

Economics
EC 0230Comparative Economic Systems3
English
EN 011219th-Century Russian Novel and World Literature3
EN 013220th Century Russian Fiction3
EN 0274Modernism in World Literature3
History
HI 0271Introduction to Russian History, Culture, and Civilization3
HI 0272Russia, 700-1700: History and Myth3
HI 0273History and Culture of Central and Eastern Europe Since 19453
HI 0275Russia's Road to Revolution3
HI 0276St. Petersburg in Russian History3
HI 028420th Century Russia3
HI 0356History of the Cold War3
HI 0385Comparative Russian Revolutions3
Politics
PO 0140Islam and Muslim Politics3
Russian
RU 0110Elementary Russian I3
RU 0111Elementary Russian II3
RU 0210Intermediate Russian I3
RU 0211Intermediate Russian II3
Visual and Performing Arts
AH 0191Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia: Comparative Systems & Outcomes3