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Undergraduate Slavic Degree

The Slavic Department offers six minors at the undergraduate level. For a complete listing of requirements, please visit the KU course catalog.

Please contact our undergraduate major advisor with any questions you may have.

Russian

This minor requires at least two years of course work in Russian language and offers a broadly based knowledge of Russian language, linguistics, and literature.

  • RUSS 208 (5 hours).
  • 3 hours in linguistics at the 300 level or above. (please refer to the list of available courses in the Russian Studies Track)
  • 3 hours in literature at the 500 level or above.
  • 9 hours in language, linguistics, or literature at the 300 level or above, at the student’s discretion.

Total of 20 hours.

Russian Business and Professional Culture Track

This minor requires at least two years of course work in Russian language and offers a broadly based knowledge of Russian language, linguistics, and literature.

  • RUSS 104-108 (10 hours) (Prerequisite)
  • RUSS 204-208 (10 hours).
  • Advanced Russian: 504 - 508 or​ Russian for the Professions: 512 - 516 (6 hours)
  • Russian Business Culture: SLAV 330 or​ Post-Soviet Communication: SLAV 503 (3 hours)
  • Readings in Russian: RUSS 675 (1 hour)

Total of 20 hours.

Polish Studies

This minor requires at least two years of course work in Polish language and offers a broadly based knowledge of Polish language, literature, culture, and history.

  • PLSH 204–208 (Intermediate Polish I & II; 6 hours).
  • SLAV 506 (Masterworks of Polish and Czech Literature; 3 hours)
  • 9 hours in language, history, culture, or literature at the 300 level or above (please refer to the list of available courses in the Polish Studies Track).

Total of 18 hours.

South Slavic Studies

This minor requires at least two years of course work in Croatian/Serbian language and offers a broadly based knowledge of South Slavic languages, literatures, cultures, and history.

  • BCRS 204–208 (Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I & II; 6 hours).
  • SLAV 508 (South Slavic Literature and Civilization; 3 hours)
  • 9 hours in South Slavic languages, history, cultures, or literatures at the 300 level or above (please refer to the list of available courses in the South Slavic Studies Track).

Total of 18 hours.

Slavic Cultures in Translation

This minor requires no knowledge of a Slavic language, but provides a solid knowledge of West, South, and East Slavic cultures through texts read in English translation.

  • Two courses chosen from: SLAV 140/141, SLAV 144/145, SLAV 148/149, or SLAV 340/341. (6 hours)
  • One course chosen from West Slavic Literature and Civilization or South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3 hours).
  • 9 hours of Slavic literature and culture courses at the 300 level or above.

Total of 18 hours.

Slavic Jewish Studies

This minor requires no knowledge of a Slavic language, but provides a solid knowledge of West, South, and East Slavic cultures through texts read in English translation.

  • 9 hours of Slavic courses with a Jewish component: SLAV 318, 340, 540, 506, 508, 516, 626.
  • 3 hours of Judaism/Jewish Religious Expression.
  • 6 hours of Slavic literature and culture courses at the 300 level or above.

Total of 18 hours.


KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad