Interdisciplinary Minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The interdisciplinary minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies allows students in diverse fields to complement their programs with a study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Programs of study can be tailored to the needs and interests of individual students, in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.


The minimum hours required for the REEES minor is 21, distributed among two components. No more than 9 hours may be taken at the 100 or 200 level.

Students desiring a minor in REEES are strongly advised to consult with the Russian, East, European, and Eurasian Center undergraduate advisor early in their academic career for information on courses that will fulfill the degree requirements. A student declaring a REEES minor must see their LAS records officer during the first semester of their senior year.

Component 1: Language Requirement (6-8 hours)

The equivalent of three semesters of college-level language study in Russian or another language of Eastern Europe or Eurasia. This may be satisfied through fulfillment of the LAS two-year language requirement if a regionally appropriate language is chosen for that purpose. If a non-REEE language is selected to meet the LAS requirement, then the two-years of REEE language study specified here must be taken in addition to those completed to satisfy the LAS requirement. Only those hours earned in the third and fourth semester of language study are calculated into the degree, as the first semester represents a prerequisite for the other two.

Component 2: REEES Core Courses (15 hours)

Courses on Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia from at least three different academic units. (Literature courses are acceptable for this requirement; language courses are not.) No more than 6 hours may be counted from any one unit. 6 hours must be at the 300- or 400-level. Courses must be approved by the Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies advisor.

A list of courses meeting these requirements is available from the Center or on the REEEC website.