Russian Language and Literature
(a) Completion of four years of the Russian language, or equivalent for those who enter with a high level of fluency.
Native and heritage speakers of Russian who place out of the standard Russian language courses may be required to substitute the following courses:
- UN3430x Russian for Heritage Speakers, I.
- UN3431y Russian for Heritage Speakers, II.
Native speakers who place out of the Heritage Speakers classes are exempt from the language requirement, but must take at least two 4000-level courses taught in Russian as part of their electives.
(b) The following three courses, which are required for all Russian Language and Literature majors:
- UN3220x Literature and Empire: The Reign of the Russian Novel.
- UN3221y Literature and Revolution: Tradition, Innovation and Politics in Russian Culture.
- UN3595 Senior Seminar for Russian majors.
(c) At least four additional courses in Russian literature and culture, including at least two courses with required reading in Russian.
Slavic and East European Literature and Culture
(a) Completion of the third-year course (or the equivalent) in Czech, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, or Ukrainian language.
(b)Six courses in literature, theater or film of the region, potentially including independent study courses.
(c) Two courses in related fields (history, art history, music, etc.), including at least one course in the history of the region.
(d) Two semesters of a senior research seminar or the equivalent, leading to the completion of a senior thesis.
NOTE: A student in this major must design her program in close consultation with her advisor in order to insure intellectual, disciplinary, and regional coherence.