Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Undergraduate Degree in Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Welcome!

When students choose to study Slavic or Eurasian Studies they open doors to a great variety of course offerings. Our courses range from the Slavic countries to Eurasia, and encompass a variety of cultural, political, social, economic, gender, and foreign relations history.

Requirements for a B.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

Students select one of two tracks. Both tracks are designed to allow students considerable opportunity to shape their coursework around their interests:

  1.  Russian, East European, and Eurasian area studies, consisting of:
    1. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 301 
    2. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 301L
    3. Six hours of upper-division coursework in a Slavic, Central Asian, or East European language
    4. Fifteen semester hours of upper-division coursework, which must include one Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325, and either a Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 or a Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345.    

Students pursuing track (I), area studies, must complete a total of three years of language study in a Slavic, Central Asian, or East European language

  1.  Russian, East European, and Eurasian area studies with a language concentrationconsisting of:
    1. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 301 
    2. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 301L
    3. Twelve hours of upper-division coursework in a Slavic, Central Asian, or East European language
    4. Nine semester hours of upper-division coursework in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, which must include one Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325, and either a Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 or a Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345.

Students pursuing track (II), area studies with a language concentration, are encouraged to study their chosen language over the summer or to take a fourth year.

NOTE: The B.A. programs of Czech Language and Culture and Russian Language and Culture were consolidated into a B.A. in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies on December 16, 2011. Students who are currently majoring in one or more of these degree programs should meet with an advisor to prepare for these changes. Students enrolled in these programs before the changes will follow the original path of study.

Requirements for a Minor

Available Minors: Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Russian Language, Czech Language, Polish Language, and Serbian/Croatian Languages
The transcript-recognized undergraduate academic minor must be completed in conjunction with an undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin. For more information regarding the requirements for achieving a minor, including a comprehensive list of minors, please visit the Minors and Certificate Programs section of the Undergraduate Catalog.

Transcript-recognized undergraduate minors in foreign languages require a minimum of 15 hours of coursework in the minor area, but may not require more than 21 hours. None of the specified coursework from the minor can include unnumbered topics courses. Minors must include a minimum of nine hours beyond first year competence in the language, including at least three hours of upper division coursework. At least half of the required course work in the minor must be completed in residence at The University of Texas at Austin.


Russian Minor

Requirements

Hours

At least 15 semester credit hours in Russian, three of which must be upper-division, including:

RUS 506

RUS 507

First-Year Russian I

and First-Year Russian II

6-10

or RUS 601C

Intensive Russian I

RUS 412K

RUS 412L

Second-Year Russian I

and Second-Year Russian II

6-8

or RUS 611C

Intensive Russian II

RUS 324

Third-Year Russian I

3

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Minor

Requirements

Hours

REE 301

Introduction to Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

3

REE 301L

Introduction to Russian Literature

3

REE 325

Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture

3

Six additional semester hours of upper-division coursework in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

6

Slavic and Eurasian Languages Minor

The Slavic language minor is for students wishing to pursue the study of Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Czech, Polish (or another Slavic or Eurasian language, such as Ukrainian) at intermediate and advanced levels. Required courses:

Requirements

Hours

For Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian:

S C 506

First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

5

S C 507

First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II

5

S C 312K

S C 312L

Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

and Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II

6

S C 325

Third-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

3

For Czech:

CZ 506

First-Year Czech I

5

CZ 507

First-Year Czech II

5

CZ 412K

CZ 412L

Second-Year Czech I

and Second-Year Czech II

8

CZ 325

Third-Year Czech I

3

For Polish:

POL 506

First-Year Polish I

5

POL 507

First-Year Polish II

5

POL 312K

POL 312L

Second-Year Polish I

and Second-Year Polish II

6

POL 325

Third-Year Polish I

3

Other Slavic and Eurasian Languages:

SEL 506

First-Year Slavic and Eurasian Languages I

5

SEL 507

First-Year Slavic and Eurasian Languages II

5

SEL 312K

SEL 312L

Second-Year Slavic and Eurasian Languages I

and Second-Year Slavic and Eurasian Languages II

6

or SEL 611C

Intensive Slavic and Eurasian Languages II

Three hours of upper-division coursework in Slavic and Eurasian Languages

3

Requirements vary depending on your catalog.  For specific requirements required by your catalog, please see your degree plan:

Requirements vary depending on your catalog. For specific requirements required by your catalog, please see your degree plan: 2016-20182014-20162012-2014;   2010-2012;   2008-2010;   2006-2008

To apply for a minor follow this link to the application portal.

If you have any questions regarding the REE major or any of our available minors, please contact the CREEES undergraduate advisor, Briana Weiland (512-471-4271), or the CREEES Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Roy Flores (512-471-3607)  and either of them can help you with any question or concern.