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The department offers a full array of language, culture, literature, and linguistics courses for students interested in Russian, Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Ukrainian and Turkish.  We also occasionally offers courses and independent study in Slovene, Czech, Yiddish and other East European languages and literatures.   In addition to BA degree programs and select study abroad programs, the department offers graduate training at the Masters and Doctoral levels in Slavic linguistics and literary study.  Prospective graduate students should take a look at this page that summarizes our department's strengths.

If you are just starting at KU and wondering if you should take a course in the Slavic department or if you are wondering where a degree in Russian and East European languages might take your life, visit our success stories page to see how students from previous years are using their skills in the real world.  The department provides an uncommonly supportive and congenial atmosphere for students at all levels to pursue programs of study that fit their individual needs.

The department, by itself and in conjunction with the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), offers an array of Slavic-related events throughout the year, including visiting distinguished lecturers, exhibits, and musical and theatrical performances.

Our alumna, Michaela Boman (BA '12), is now spreading her fame in Chile. Want to help our Russian Jayhawk become even more famous? Vote for her band's ranking on the website below and follow these directions: 1. Click the link below that will take you to the Ballantine's webpage. 2. Click the button under the video commercial that says "VOTA POR SU CANCIÓN EN EL RANKING" 3. And then click "VOTAR" next to The Dagger Complex´s ranking. http://www.ballantinesrecords.cl/ranking/?estado=voto
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RT @kualumni : Local trivia whiz Laura Lorson, c'89, was a champ on her first Jeopardy! appearance last night: http://t.co/5BwMO0UZpY #kualu
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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