College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Slavic Degrees

Undergraduate major concentrations in the Slavic Department include Polish, Russian, and South Slavic: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian.

Undergraduate minors are available in Polish, Russian, South Slavic: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, and in Slavic Literatures and Cultures in Translation.

The Masters degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures places almost equal emphasis on Russian literature and Slavic linguistics.  This well-rounded approach allows students to continue on to specialized doctoral study in the areas of Russian literature or Slavic linguistics.  With its focus on both areas, the MA course of study provides students interested in working professionally with Russian in government or other areas with solid language skills and well-rounded training in the field.

Doctoral Study in the department Slavic Languages and Literatures can be tailored to the doctoral student's interests and future research plans.  Doctoral study allow students to pursue a knowledge of a second Slavic language and literature, a minor field, as well as in-depth preparation leading to the doctoral dissertation.

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The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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