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Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies: Frequently Asked Questions

Please see below for responses to commonly asked questions. If you have further questions, please contact the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies program through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC).

Do I have to know Russian or another language from the region to major or minor?

The major requires a study of the Russian language. It consists of LTRU 1A-B-C (First-Year Russian) and LTRU 2A-B (Second-Year Russian), or their equivalent. 

The minor does not require knowledge of Russian or another language from the region, but it is strongly recommended.

I’ve taken lower division courses at my community college. Can they count?

You will need to petition the course to see if it will apply towards the major or minor. 

You can email completed petitions to caesar@ucsd.edu and make sure to include: Undergraduate Petition Form (one per course), course syllabus, and relevant course work needed for review.

Undergraduate Petition Form (PDF)

I found a UC San Diego course I want to use for the REEES major or minor. Can I take it?

You will need to petition the course to see if it will apply towards your REEES major or minor. 

You can email completed petitions to caesar@ucsd.edu and make sure to include: Undergraduate Petition Form (one per course) and the course syllabus. If you have already taken the course, please include relevant course work needed for review.

Undergraduate Petition Form (PDF)