Jul 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Russian, Central, and Eastern European Studies Concentration


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Departments, Majors, Concentrations

Department Home Page

Search Current Schedule of Courses

Russian, Central, and Eastern European Studies

Chair(s):

Ed Cohn

Russian, Central, and Eastern European Studies (RCEES) is an interdisciplinary concentration focusing on the history and culture of Russia, the other republics of the former Soviet Union (including territories of the Caucasus and Central Asia), and the nations of Eastern and Central Europe (with particular emphasis on Poland and the Czech Republic.) RCEES students can choose among three different specializations: Russian literature and culture, Russian history and culture, or the history and culture of Central and Eastern Europe. Students complete coursework in several different fields (such as literature, history, economics, and political science) and complete an independent research project. While study of a foreign language is not required, many concentrators choose to study Russian at Grinnell, or a Central or East European language during off-campus study.

Concentration requirements: 24 or 26 credits as follows*:


Russian Literature and Culture Track


1. Literature


12 credits chosen from the following courses:

3. And


Four or six credits in an interdisciplinary seminar or independent work related to or deriving from a course already taken in the concentration

Russian History and Culture Track


1. Social Sciences


12 credits chosen from the following courses (eight of these must be from one social science discipline):

2. Eight credits from the literature list


3. And


Four or six credits in an interdisciplinary seminar or independent work related to or deriving from a course already taken in the concentration

Central and Eastern European Track


3. And


Four credits from the following courses:

4. And


Four or six credits in an interdisciplinary seminar or independent work related to or deriving from a course already taken in the concentration

Note:*


Relevant special topics courses may count toward the concentration requirements upon approval by the RCEES faculty.  Students should consult with their advisers about specific courses.

Russian, Central, and Eastern European Studies Courses


  

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Departments, Majors, Concentrations