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Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Courses

Course offerings are constantly changing. Please refer to the Schedule of Classes for the most up-to-date listing.
* Indicates course may be petitioned for credit toward the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies major or minor. 

Fall 2020

LTRU 1A – First-Year Russian (5)

LTRU 2A – Second-Year Russian (5)

LTRU 104B – Advanced Practicum in Russian: Analysis of Text and Film (4)

LTWL 172 - Special Topics in Literature: Cold War Film and the "Other" (4)*

HIEU 146 - Fascism, Communism, and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy: Europe 1919–1945 (4)*


POLI 199 - Independent Study (2/4)

Winter 2021

LTRU 1B – First-Year Russian (5)

LTRU 2B – Second-Year Russian (5)

LTRU 104C – Advanced Practicum in Russian: Analysis of Text and Film (4)

POLI 130AD - The Politics of the Russian Revolution (4)*

POLI 147B - Russian-American Relations (4)*

HIEU 113. The History of the Russian Empire, 1775–1917 (4)*  

HIEU 171 - Special Topics in Twentieth-Century Europe (4)


Spring 2021

LTRU 1C – First-Year Russian (5)

LTRU 104A – Advanced Practicum in Russian (4)

LTRU 110B – Survey of Russian and Soviet Literature in Translation, 1860–1917 (4)

HIEU 114. The History of the Soviet Union and Russia, 1917 to the Present (4)*

HIEU 178. Soviet History (4)


Other Course Resources

Petitioning Courses

In any given semester there are likely classes offered (special topics courses, new courses, seminars), not listed above, that will count toward this major or minor through petition. In order for a course to be eligible for petition 50% of the course content must be related to a student's major or minor field of study.

To petition a course students need to:

  1. Fill out an Undergraduate General Student Petition (PDF)
  2. Gather supporting documentation (syllabi, course descriptions, and/or written student work)
  3. Turn in the completed Undergraduate General Student Petition and supporting documentation to the CAESAR Programs Coordinator.


Below is a complete listing of courses that have been approved to count toward the completion of a major or minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES).

*Indicates course may be petitionable for credit


COMM 104E - Comparing Media Systems: Europe (4)


HIEU 134 Russia: 9th Century to 1855

HIEU 152 The Worst of Times: Everyday Life in Authoritarian Dictatorial Societies*

HIEU 156 Russia: 1855 to the Present

HIEU 157 Early Soviet Social History

HIEU 159 Three Centuries of Zionism*

HIEU 174 The Holocaust: A Psychological Approach*

HIEU 178 Special Topics in Modern Russian History

HIEU 184 Yugoslavia: Before, During, and After*

HIEU 199 Independent Study in European History*


LIDS 19 Directed Study Language (Czech, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Slovenian)


LTRU 1A-B-C First Year Russian

LTRU 2A-B-C Second Year Russian

LTRU 104 A-B-C Advanced Practicum in Russian

LTRU 110 A-B-C Survey Russian & Soviet Literature in Translation

  • 110A. 1800-1860
  • 110B. 1860-1917
  • 110C. 1917-Present

LTRU 123 Single Author in Russian Literature

LTRU 150 Russian Culture: The Modern Period

LTRU 198 Directed Study Group

LTRU 199 Special Studies

Political Science

POLI 126AB Economics and Development of Eastern Europe*

POLI 130AA The Soviet Successor States*

POLI 130AC Seminar: Soviet Politics

POLI 130AD The Politics of the Russian Revolution*

POLI 142Q The Cold War*

POLI 199 Independent Study for Undergraduates*

POLI 147B - Russian-American Relations


SOCI 188F Modern Jewish Societies and Israeli Societies*

SOCI 198 Directed Group Study*

SOCI 199 Independent Study*