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
RECS 4999Capstone Seminar: Current Topics in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia 23
Total Credits18

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

AHST 1191Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia: Comparative Systems & Outcomes3
ECON 3230Comparative Economic Systems3
ENGL 112019th-Century Russian Novel and World Literature3
ENGL 132020th Century Russian Fiction3
HIST 2271Introduction to Russian History, Culture, and Civilization3
HIST 2272Russia, 700-1700: History and Myth3
HIST 2273History and Culture of Central and Eastern Europe Since 19453
HIST 2275Russia's Road to Revolution3
HIST 2276St. Petersburg in Russian History3
HIST 228420th Century Russia3
HIST 3356History of the Cold War3
HIST 3385Comparative Russian Revolutions3
POLI 2251Islam and Muslim Politics3
RUSN 1110Elementary Russian I3
RUSN 1111Elementary Russian II3
RUSN 2210Intermediate Russian I3
RUSN 2211Intermediate Russian II3