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2003-2004
GRADUATE RECORD
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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Center for Russian and East European Studies

The Center for Russian and East European Studies serves as a resource for research and scholarship in the field of Russian and East European studies. The center does not offer courses of its own, but a Certificate in Russian Studies is awarded graduate students who obtain an M.A., a Ph.D., or a professional degree in a department or professional school and meet certain other requirements.

An interdisciplinary graduate degree in Russian studies is offered under the auspices of the Slavic department; for further details see the entry on the Slavic department in this Record.

Students concentrating in Russian or East European studies, regardless of department, are eligible for summer language and year-long fellowships (The Foreign Language Area Studies, or FLAS). Approximately seven such fellowships are awarded annually.

Requirements

Certificate in Russian and East European Studies A student in one of the participating graduate departments, e.g., art, economics, government and foreign affairs, history, music, Slavic languages and literatures, etc., or in the participating professional schools, such as Law, Medicine, Darden, Education, etc., can broaden his or her knowledge of the Russian and East European area by applying for the Certificate in Russian and East European Studies in addition to the M.A., Ph.D., or professional degree in his or her own home department or school. As detailed below, the work for a certificate requires the student to complete a certain number of non-language courses in the Russian and East European field and demonstrate proficiency in a language of Russia or Eastern Europe. Requirements for the graduate certificate are as follows:

  1. Language Competency Competency in a language of Eastern Europe (including languages other than Russian) is to be demonstrated by the completion of one of the following four specific arrangements approved by the center in cooperation with the student's home department and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures: (a) completion of RUSS 501 with a grade no lower than B; (b) passing the ETS Graduate School Foreign Language Test with a minimum score of 540; (c) passing the Slavic department's Russian Proficiency Examination; or (d) passing an examination devised by the student's home department in cooperation with the center and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.
  2. Broad Area Concentration Successful completion of four non-language courses in Russian and East European studies with a grade average no lower than B. Students in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures must take these courses outside their home department.
  3. Thesis Successful completion of a master's thesis, Ph.D. dissertation, or a significant and high quality seminar paper on a theme closely related to Russian and East European studies.

This program is administered by the Center for Russian and East European Studies which is directed by Allen Lynch of the Department of Politics.

Address
223 Minor Hall
P.O. Box 400167
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4167
(434) 924-3033
www.virginia.edu/~crees

Supporting Courses

Note Graduate courses related to Russian and East European studies are listed below. Refer to the appropriate academic department for course descriptions and prerequisites.

ARTH 522 - (3) (IR)
Byzantine Art
ARTH 822 - (3) (IR)
Art in the Age of Justinian
ARTH 921 - (3) (IR)
Seminar in Byzantine Art
EDLF 765 - (3) (IR)
Comparative Education
PLCP 521 - (3) (Y)
Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics
PLCP 523 - (3) (Y)
Politics of Eastern Europe
PLCP 821 - (3) (Y)
Topics in the Government and Politics of the USSR and Eastern Europe
PLIR 522 - (3) (E)
Conflict Management in International Law and Organization
PLIR 525 - (3) (Y)
Politics of Economic Reform
PLIR 542 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy
PLIR 555 - (3) (Y)
Russian/Soviet Foreign Policy
PLIR 571 - (3) (Y)
China in World Affairs
PLIR 741 - (3) (Y)
U.S. Foreign Policy
PLIR 756 - (3) (Y)
Russian and American Relations
PLIR 808 - (3) (Y)
Problems of Force in International Relations
PLIR 831 - (3) (Y)
International Relations Theory
PLIR 841 - (3) (Y)
Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy
PLIR 845 - (3) (Y)
American Foreign Policy: Cold War and After
PLIR 856 - (3) (Y)
Russian and Eastern European Topics in World Affairs
PLPT 503 - (3) (IR)
Marxist Theories
HIEU 526 - (3) (IR)
Russian History to 1700
HIEU 527 - (3) (IR)
The Age of Russian Absolutism, 1613-1855
HIEU 530 - (3) (IR)
National Ethnicity and Race in Modern Europe
HIEU 545 - (3) (IR)
The History of Twentieth-Century Europe, 1900-1941
HIEU 546 - (3) (IR)
The History of Twentieth-Century Europe Since 1941
HIEU 561 - (3) (IR)
The Age of Reform and Revolution in Russia, 1855-1917
HIEU 562 - (3) (IR)
Russia Since 1917
HIEU 564 - (3) (IR)
Russian and Soviet Diplomatic History
HIEU 566 - (3) (IR)
Nineteenth-Century Russian Intellectual History
HIEU 567 - (3) (IR)
Russian Social History
HIEU 740 - (3) (IR)
Nineteenth-Century Europe
HIEU 745 - (3) (IR)
Twentieth-Century Europe
HIEU 761 - (3) (IR)
Russia 1894-1917
HIEU 766 - (3) (IR)
Russian Social and Cultural History, 1815 to the Present
HIEU 825 - (3) (IR)
History of Russian Empire
HIEU 840 - (3) (Y)
Nineteenth-Century European History
HIEU 845 - (3) (Y)
Twentieth-Century Europe
HIEU 846 - (3) (IR)
Twentieth-Century Europe and Russia
HIEU 864, 865 - (3) (IR)
Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policy
HIEU 867 - (3) (IR)
Russian History
LAW3 637 - (3) (Y)
Constitutionalism
LAW4 608 - (3) (Y)
National Security Law
LAW5 601 - (3) (Y)
National Security Law
LAW5 648 - (3) (Y)
Emerging Markets
LAW5 664 - (3) (Y)
Modern Comparative Law
LNGS 502 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Comparative and Historical Linguistics
LNGS 505 - (3) (SI)
Phonology and Morphology
LNGS 506 - (3) (SI)
Syntax and Semantics
LNGS 701 - (3) (SI)
Linguistic Theory and Analysis
LNGS 897, 898 - (3) (S)
Non-Topical Research
RUSS 501 - (3) (Y)
Readings in Russian Social Sciences
RUSS 502 - (3) (IR)
Advanced Proficiency Russian
RUSS 503 - (3) (Y)
Advanced Russian
RUSS 505 - (1) (S)
Advanced Conversation
RUSS 507, 508 - (3) (IR)
Problems and Methods of Teaching Russian
RUSS 509 - (3) (IR)
Russian for Reading Knowledge
RUSS 521 - (3) (IR)
The Structure of Modern Russian: Phonology and Morphology
RUSS 522 - (3) (IR)
Structure of Modern Russian: Syntax and Semantics
RUSS 523 - (3) (IR)
History of the Russian Literary Language
RUSS 524 - (3) (IR)
The History of Russian
RUSS 550 - (3) (IR)
Russian Satire
RUSS 551 - (3) (SI)
Russian Drama and Theater
RUSS 552 - (3) (O)
The Rise of the Russian Novel, 1795-1850
RUSS 553 - (3) (IR)
The Golden Age of Russian Poetry
RUSS 554 - (3) (E)
Age of Realism, 1851-1881
RUSS 555 - (3) (E)
The Silver Age of Russian Poetry
RUSS 556 - (3) (E)
Russian Modernism
RUSS 557 - (3) (IR)
Russian Formalism and Structuralist Poetics
RUSS 558 - (3) (O)
Contemporary Russian Literature
RUSS 565 - (3) (SI)
Stylistics
RUSS 573 - (3) (SI)
Dostoevsky
RUSS 574 - (3) (O)
Tolstoy
RUSS 575 - (3) (IR)
Russian Poetry
RUSS 585, 586 - (3) (SI)
Selected Topics in Comparative Literature
RUSS 591 - (3) (Y)
Topics in Russian Literature
RUSS 701 - (3) (E)
Proseminar in Russian Literature
RUSS 702 - (3) (SI)
The Theory and Practice of Criticism
RUSS 729 - (3) (SI)
Old Russian Literature
RUSS 730 - (3) (SI)
Russian Literature of the Eighteenth Century
RUSS 731 - (3) (SI)
Pushkin
RUSS 732 - (3) (IR)
Gogol
RUSS 735 - (3) (IR)
Turgenev
RUSS 736 - (3) (SI)
Tolstoy
RUSS 738 - (3) (SI)
Chekhov
RUSS 773 - (3) (SI)
Graduate Seminar on Dostoevsky
RUSS 785, 786 - (3) (E)
The Russian West European Novel: 1790-1880
RUSS 791, 792 - (3) (SI)
Seminar in Russian Studies
RUSS 793 - (1-4) (Y)
Independent Study in Russian Literature
RUSS 821 - (3) (SI)
Advanced Structure of Russian: Phonology and Morphology
RUSS 822 - (3) (SI)
Advanced Structure of Russian: Syntax and Semantics
SLAV 511 - (3) (O)
Slavic Folktale
SLAV 512 - (3) (Y)
Slavic Life Cycle Ritual
SLAV 513 - (3) (Y)
Slavic Heroic Epic
SLAV 514 - (3) (IR)
Agrarian Ritual and Material Culture
SLAV 525 - (3) (SI)
Introduction to Slavic Linguistics
SLAV 531 - (3) (IR)
Slavic Folklore in America
SLAV 533 - (3) (IR)
Topics in West Slavic Literatures
SLAV 536 - (3)(E)
Slavic Mythology
SLAV 537 - (3) (E)
South Slavic Folklore
SLAV 543 - (3) (IR)
Topics in South Slavic Literatures
SLAV 555 - (3) (IR)
Topics in Ukrainian Literature
SLAV 592 - (3) (SI)
Selected Topics in Slavic Linguistics
SLAV 710 - (3) (IR)
Topics in Slavic Civilization
SLAV 711 - (3) (IR)
Balkan Studies
SLAV 742 - (3) (IR)
Common Slavic
SLAV 743, 744 - (3) (O)
Old Church Slavonic
SLAV 793 - (3) (IR)
Independent Study in Slavic Linguistics
SLAV 851 - (3) (IR)
History and Structure of the East Slavic Languages
SLAV 853 - (3) (IR)
History and Structure of the South Slavic Languages
SLAV 854 - (3) (IR)
History and Structure of the West Slavic Languages
SLAV 861, 862 - (3) (IR)
Seminar in Slavic Linguistics
SLAV 897 - (3) (Y)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
SLAV 898 - (3) (Y)
Non-Topical Research
SLAV 997 - (3) (Y)
Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
SLAV 999 - (3) (Y)
Non-Topical Research


 
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