REES 311. Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe, Honors. 3 Hours SC / S.

A multidisciplinary introduction to Russia and Eastern Europe. The course explores the geography, history, and politics of this complex region, as well as the diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages, and religions. A special focus of the course is the current socio-political situation in Russia and Eastern Europe in the context of the fall of communism nearly 30 years ago and the ongoing post-communist transition. Students in the course watch one feature film from Russia or Eastern Europe per week as a visual representation of issues discussed via scholarly articles and chapters, newspaper articles and news clips, video lectures, documentary and animated films, music videos, and literature. This course is offered at the 100 and 300 level with additional assignments at the 300 Level. Not open to students with credit in REES 111. LEC.

Major in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/russian-east-european-eurasian-studies/co-major/

...Europe, Honors or REES 310 Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe or REES 311 Understanding Russia...

Minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/russian-east-european-eurasian-studies/minor/

...Europe, Honors or REES 310 Understanding Russia and Eastern Europe or REES 311 Understanding Russia...