College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Slavic Department offers four minors at the undergraduate level.

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.
  • 12 hours of Slavic literature and culture courses at the 300 level or above.
  • Students should consult with an undergraduate advisor to make sure that their selection of Junior-Senior hours assures broad enough representation of different aspects of Slavic Literatures and Cultures.

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 (6 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 300 level or above.
  • 6 hours in language, linguistics, or literature at the 300 level or above, at the student’s discretion.

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 (West Slavic Literature and Civilization; 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).

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).

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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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