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Courses in the KU Slavic Department

The Slavic Department regularly offers instruction in Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.  The department offers a large number of courses taught in English about the cultures, literature, and film of these nations. It also offers courses about the linguistic structures of Slavic languages. 

Not all the courses listed here are taught regularly, so students are advised to check the current listing of courses online.  Students who do not find courses currently offered should contact the Department to find out when they will be offered in the future.

Slavic courses discuss broad themes in the literatures and cultures of Russia and Eastern Europe. At the 100-500 level they are generally taught in English. Many courses at that level fulfill the Learning Outcomes of the KU CORE. Many of the courses at the 500 level do not have specific Slavic Department prerequisites, and can be taken by Juniors and Seniors from a variety of departments.

At the 600 level, courses may be taught in English or the target language, and students with the prerequisite reading skills are generally expected to complete the reading assignments in the target language.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of three closely related languages: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Czech. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents. Czech courses are offered on occasion. Contact the Department about availability.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Polish. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Russian. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents.

The typical sequence of courses for a prospective Russian major is: Russ 104, 108, 204 and 208.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Slovene. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents. Slovene courses are offered on occasion. Contact the Department about availability.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Turkish. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Ukrainian. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Yiddish. These courses are offered in conjunction with KU's Jewish Studies Program. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents. Yiddish courses are offered on occasion. Contact the Department about availability.


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