Why study Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies?

The interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia creates culturally informed citizens who can act on national and international issues. The University of Kansas Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (REES) program covers a broad geographical region, home to rich and diverse cultures that have had an enormous impact on today's world. It is central to political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues of the present and the future. The minor complements traditional disciplinary study in another field with REES coursework and general area knowledge.

Requirements for the Minor

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Minor Course Requirements

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe or Societies and Cultures of Eurasia (3)
Satisfied by one of the following:3
Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe
Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe, Honors
Societies and Cultures of Eurasia
Societies and Cultures of Eurasia, Honors
REES Required Electives (15)
Satisfied by the completion of 1 course in each of the following 5 categories:15
Literature and the Arts
The Prehistory of Art
Literature in Translation: _____ (Russian)
Introduction to Russian Culture
Introduction to Russian Culture, Honors
Survey of Russian Literature in Translation
Survey of Russian Literature in Translation, Honors
Introduction to Slavic Folklore
Masterworks of Polish and Czech Literature
Russian Phonetics, Phonology, and Inflectional Morphology
Readings in Slavic Language: _____ (Slovene)
Russian Literary Modernism: 1880-1930
Readings in Slavic Linguistics
Topics in: _____ (Russian Language Pedagogy)
Undergraduate Seminar in: _____ (Theatre and Genocide)
French Revolution to the Present: Europe 1789-Present
The History of the Second World War
Frozen in Time: Politics and Culture in the Cold War, 1945-75
Topics in Non-Western History: _____ (Siberia: Yesterday and Today)
Medieval Russia
Philosophy & Religion
The United States in Global Context
The United States in Global Context
European Civilization in World Context: _____ (European Identity)
The European Union
Political Science
Introduction to International Politics Honors
Politics and Government of Russia and the Central Eurasian States
Topics in Comparative Politics: _____ (European Union Politics)
International Organizations
Economics, Geography, Business, Law
History of Economic Analysis
Elements of Mathematical Economics
Environmental Policy Analysis
Topics in Cultural Geography: _____ (Environmental Policy)
International Business

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) hours of KU resident credit in the minor. 

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.