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Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Major & Minor Requirements

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Requirements


28 units minimum
All courses must be taken for a letter grade and must be approved by the chair of 
Undergraduate Studies. The student’s core and additional courses must include 9 units 
of course work in the Slavic Department – either literature courses or Russian language 
in the third year or above. Courses must be distributed among at least three disciplines, 
such as Slavic, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Art and Art History, 
Economics, Religious Studies, and Sociology. The Slavic Chair of Undergraduate 
Studies determines which courses qualify for the minor.
1. Two Core Courses:
One on Russia and one on Eastern Europe or Eurasia, to be chosen by the student 
from an annual list of qualifying courses issued by CREEES for their M.A. students.
2. At least four additional REES courses (20 units minimum)
3. A capstone in CREEES, including, but not limited to, one of the following:
•  A departmental seminar course for advanced undergraduates.
• Directed reading and research with a Stanford faculty member 
  or a CREEES-approved resident or visiting scholar.
• Participation in the Stanford Overseas Studies Program in Berlin.
Foreign Language
The Slavic/REEES minor has no language requirement, but students are strongly 
encouraged to attain working competence in Russian or another relevant language. 
Courses at the third-year level or above in Russian or another language of 
Central Asia, the Caucasus, or Eastern Europe may be counted towards the 
Slavic/REEES minor, up to a maximum of 3 units per academic quarter, 9 units total.
Additional Information
Courses taken at Stanford overseas campus in Berlin may count 
toward the REEES minor, with the approval of the Slavic Chair of Undergraduate 
Studies. At least 3 courses for the minor must be taken at Stanford. 5 units of IHUM 
“Poetic Justice,” THINK 21, and THINK 32 may be counted toward electives in any track.



Chair of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Nariman Skakov
Building 240, Room 107
Denise Winters
Undergraduate Student Services
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 260
Pigott Hall, Rm. 128
Stanford, CA 94305-2005

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Minor Worksheet.docx
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Minor Flyer 17-18.pdf

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