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2004-2005
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Center for Russian and East European Studies

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

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 Government and Foreign Affairs.


Supporting Courses

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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

GFCP 521 - (3) (Y)
Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics

GFCP 523 - (3) (Y)
Politics of Eastern Europe

GFCP 821 - (3) (Y)
Topics in the Government and Politics of the USSR and Eastern Europe

GFIR 522 - (3) (E)
Conflict Management in International Law and Organization

GFIR 525 - (3) (Y)
Politics of Economic Reform

GFIR 542 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary U.S. Foreign Policy

GFIR 555 - (3) (Y)
Russian/Soviet Foreign Policy

GFIR 571 - (3) (Y)
China in World Affairs

GFIR 741 - (3) (Y)
U.S. Foreign Policy

GFIR 756 - (3) (Y)
Russian and American Relations

GFIR 808 - (3) (Y)
Problems of Force in International Relations

GFIR 831 - (3) (Y)
International Relations Theory

GFIR 841 - (3) (Y)
Topics in U.S. Foreign Policy

GFIR 845 - (3) (Y)
American Foreign Policy: Cold War and After

GFIR 856 - (3) (Y)
Russian and Eastern European Topics in World Affairs

GFPT 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

LING 502 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Comparative and Historical Linguistics

LING 505 - (3) (SI)
Phonology and Morphology

LING 506 - (3) (SI)
Syntax and Semantics

LNGS 701 - (3) (SI)
Linguistic Theory and Analysis

LING 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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