Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages and Literatures

The Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures offers a complete curriculum of language, culture, literature, and linguistics courses for students interested not only in Russian, but also in Polish, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Slovene, Ukrainian, and Turkish languages and cultures.  The department also offers occasional coursework and independent study in Czech and other East European languages.

The department offers three degrees:  the B.A., the M.A., and the Ph.D.  The Bachelor of Arts degree program offers fundamental training in language and culture, while graduate training at the Masters and Doctoral levels focuses on Russian literature and culture, Slavic linguistics, and/or Slavic language pedagogy.  The department also offers select study abroad programs.   Working closely with KU’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES), the department offers a variety of Slavic-related events throughout the year, including visiting distinguished lecturers, exhibits, and musical and theatrical performances.  Students participate in an active Russian Club, language tables, and the Graduate Students’ Organization. 

For more information about the department and its people, visit the department’s website.  Look for the Old Bridge in Mostar at the very top of the page.  Commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1557, the bridge metaphorically connects the Ottoman Empire with Europe -- it is the physical expression of the concept that Russia and the Slavs link the West and the East.