Graduate Minors

Graduate Minor in Balkan Studies

The Balkan Studies graduate minor is designed for MA or PhD students in other disciplines who wish to complement their degree program with interdisciplinary study of the Balkans. Students interested in pursuing the minor must have a minimum of two years of college-level study of a regional language or the equivalent, including but not limited to Albanian, BCS (Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian), Bulgarian, Modern Greek, Hungarian, Macedonian, Romani, Romanian, Slovenian, Turkish, or Yiddish. (For professional work in the region or scholarly research on area topics at least three years of relevant language study are recommended.) Requirements for the minor include REES 550 or IS 530C, and 8 graduate hours of elective coursework (4 hours at the 500-level) relating to the Balkans that must be selected from a list maintained by REEEC and taken outside the student’s enrolling department. If both REES 550 and IS 530C are taken, credit for one may be applied to the elective requirement. Students must also submit a research paper whose topic focuses primarily on the region. A master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation can be submitted in lieu of the research paper, if it deals primarily with the region. Students are also encouraged to present their work in a public forum at the University, such as the REEEC Noontime Scholars lecture series. A program of study can be tailored to the needs and interests of the individual student in consultation with Center staff. For further information, admission to the program, or to set up an advising session, please contact the REEEC Director or Associate Director.

Graduate Minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies graduate minor is designed for MA or PhD students in other disciplines who wish to complement their degree program with interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Students interested in pursuing the minor must have a minimum of two years of college-level study of a regional language or the equivalent. (For professional work in the region or scholarly research on area topics at least three years of relevant language study are recommended.) Requirements for the minor include REES 550 or IS 530C, and 8 graduate hours of additional elective coursework (4 hours at the 500-level) relating to Russia, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia that must be selected from a list maintained by REEEC and taken outside the student’s enrolling department. If both REES 550 and IS 530C are taken, credit for one may be applied to the elective requirement. Students must also submit a research paper whose topic focuses primarily on the region. A master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation can be submitted in lieu of the research paper, if it deals primarily with the region. Students are also encouraged to present their work in a public forum at the University, such as the REEEC Noontime Scholars lecture series. A program of study can be tailored to the needs and interests of the individual student in consultation with Center staff. For further information, admission to the program, or to set up an advising session, please contact the REEEC Director or Associate Director.