Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies: REE

Lower-Division Courses

REE 301. Introduction to Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

An introduction to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe through each of the major disciplines represented in the program: language, literature, anthropology, geography, history, government, sociology, and economics. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: History 306N (Topic 4), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 301, Slavic 301 (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 314 (Topic 4), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 301, Slavic 301 (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 301, Slavic 301 (Topic: Introduction to Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies), 301 (Topic 2).

REE 301L. Introduction to Russian Literature.

Introduction to Russian literature of the modern period, from the late eighteenth century to the present. Explores a variety of genres, from fairy tales to the works of Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bulgakov, and Pelevin. All reading and instruction is in English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

REE 302. Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: The Vampire in Slavic Cultures. Same as Comparative Literature 305 (Topic 2) and European Studies 307 (Topic 1). Examines the vampire in the cultures of Russia and Eastern Europe, including manifestations in literature, religion, art, film, and common practices from its origins to present. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 305 (Topic: The Vampire in Slavic Cultures), 305 (Topic 2), European Studies 307 (Topic: The Vampire in Slavic Cultures), 307 (Topic 1), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 302 (Topic: The Vampire in Slavic Cultures), 302 (Topic 1), Slavic 301 (Topic: The Vampire in Slavic Cultures), 301 (Topic 1).
Topic 2: Prague, Magic, and the Struggle for Power. Same as History 306N (Topic 14). Examines historical texts from four different magical traditions to find the truth behind the fiction and the historical events that sometimes permitted and sometimes persecuted the religions, philosophies, and sciences that some call magic. Only one of the following may be counted: Czech 301K (Topic: Magic and Power in Prague: The Struggle for Power), 301K (Topic 2), History 306N (Topic: Magic and Power in Prague: The Struggle for Power), 306N (Topic 14), Religious Studies 306 (Topic: Magic and Power in Prague: The Struggle for Power), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 302 (Topic: Magic and Power in Prague: The Struggle of Power), 302 (Topic 2).
Topic 3: Introduction To Czech History and Culture: Puppets, Pubs, And Polyglots. Same as European Studies 307 (Topic 2). Survey of Czech history and culture from the middle ages to the present day. Subjects include the culture of daily life, literature, history, philosophy, and the arts. Only one of the following may be counted: Czech 301K (Topic: Puppets, Pubs And Polyglots: Introduction To Czech History and Culture), 301K (Topic 3), European Studies 307 (Topic: Puppets, Pubs And Polyglots: Introduction To Czech History and Culture), 307 (Topic 2), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 302 (Topic: Puppets, Pubs And Polyglots: Introduction To Czech History and Culture), 302 (Topic 3).

REE 318Q. Supervised Research.

Individual instruction.

REE 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

REE 320. Introduction to an East European Language.

An overview of the structure and vocabulary of an East European language necessary for a reading knowledge of the language. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

REE 325. Topics in Language, Literature, and Culture.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Fulfills the basic Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies requirement in language, literature, and culture. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Gypsy Language and Culture. Linguistic introduction to Romani; relationship to languages of India; history from 280 BC; modern dialects and international standard language; history and culture as reflected in the language. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 372 (Topic 13: Gypsy Language and Culture); Linguistics 322; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 1).
Topic 9: The Russian Novel. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 29) and Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 6). A survey of classic Russian authors as well as experimental works from the nineteenth through the twenty-first century. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Russian Novel), 323 (Topic 29), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: The Russian Novel), 345 (Topic 6), English 322 (Topic 37), European Studies 347 (Topic 22), Russian 356 (Topic 1), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 9). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: The Major Works of Dostoevsky. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 30) and Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 5). Explores the dilemmas of homicide, suicide, patricide, and redemption in the novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Major Works of Dostoevsky), 323 (Topic 30), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: Major Works of Dostoevsky), 345 (Topic 5), European Studies 347 (Topic: Major Works of Dostoevsky), 347 (Topic 10), Russian 360 (Topic: Major Works of Dostoevsky), 360 (Topic 1), Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Major Works of Dostoevsky), 325 (Topic 10). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 11: Contemporary Russian Cinema. Uses contemporary Russian film both as a means of exploring the confusion that resulted from the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 and the search for a new sense of identity in Russia throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian 326 (Topic 4), 330 (Topic: Contemporary Russian Cinema), 330 (Topic 4), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 11). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Visions of the Apocalypse in Russian Literature and Culture. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 25). Explores and analyzes apocalyptic consciousness in Russian literature and culture from the Middle Ages to the present. Emphasis will be on such themes as the expectation of the end of the world, identification of the Antichrist, messianic prophecy, and visions of an afterlife. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Apocalypse in Russian Literature and Culture), 323 (Topic 25), Russian 330 (Topic 5), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: The Apocalypse in Russian Literature and Culture), 325 (Topic 12). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Introduction to Old Russian Literature and Culture. Medieval and early modern Russian literature and culture, including literary texts from Kievan and Muscovite Rus. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: The Icon and the Sword: An Introduction to Old Russian Literature and Culture), 325 (Topic 13), Russian 330 (Topic: The Icon and the Sword: An Introduction to Old Russian Literature and Culture), 330 (Topic 6). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 14: Twentieth-Century Russian Culture. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 22) and Humanities 350 (Topic 12). Survey of the political, social, and cultural history of Russia during the Soviet period, from the revolutionary events of 1917 until the dissolution of the Soviet government and political system in December 1991. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Twentieth-Century Russian Culture), 323 (Topic 22), Humanities 350 (Topic: Twentieth-Century Russian Culture), 350 (Topic 12), Russian 330 (Topic: Twentieth-Century Russian Culture), 330 (Topic 7), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Twentieth-Century Russian Culture), 325 (Topic 14). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 15: Slavs in the Western Imagination. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 28) and European Studies 347 (Topic 11). Examines representations of Eastern, Western, and Southern Slavs in Western Europe and North America. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Slavs in the Western Imagination), 323 (Topic 28), European Studies 347 (Topic: Slavs in the Western Imagination), 347 (Topic 11), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Slavs in the Western Imagination), 325 (Topic 15), Slavic 324 (Topic: Slavs in the Western Imagination), 324 (Topic 4). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 16: The Major Works of Tolstoy. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 27). Explores Russian writer Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, particularly his progression from idealizing family life and the Russian state to renouncing sexual love and national allegiances. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: The Major Works of Tolstoy), 323 (Topic 27), Russian 360 (Topic: Majors Works of Tolstoy), 360 (Topic 2), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: The Major Works of Tolstoy), 325 (Topic 16). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 17: Political Terror in Russian Literature. Explores works dealing with political terror and oppression by Dostoevsky, Bely, Babel, Akhmatova, and Solzhenitsyn. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Terror in Russia: Method, Madness, Murder), 325 (Topic 17), Russian 356 (Topic: Terror in Russia: Method, Madness, Murder), 356 (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 18: War and Revolution in Russian Literature and Culture. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 31) and Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic 8). Examines Russian narratives of war and revolution as represented in fiction, cinema, and journalism. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: War and Peace in Russian Literature and Culture), 323 (Topic 31), Core Texts and Ideas 345 (Topic: War and Peace in Russian Literature and Culture), 345 (Topic 8), Russian 356 (Topic: War and Peace in Russian Literature and Culture), 356 (Topic 3), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: War and Peace in Russian Literature and Culture), 325 (Topic 18). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 19: Russian Youth Culture, Late Soviet to Present. Examines the history and cultural products (films, music, writings) of Russia's youth, and their impact on contemporary society and politics. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Russian Youth Culture, Gorbachev to Present), 325 (Topic 19), Russian 330 (Topic: Russian Youth Culture, Gorbachev to Present), 330 (Topic 8). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 21: Russia and Its World. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 21) and Humanities 350 (Topic 11). Survey of the political, cultural, and social history of Russia, from its prehistoric origins to the installation of communist rule in 1917. Emphasis on the arts and on enduring themes of cultural identity, imagination, and conflict with neighboring peoples and within Russia. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Russia and Its World), 323 (Topic 21), Humanities 350 (Topic: Russia and Its World), 350 (Topic 11), Russian 330 (Topic: Russia and Its World), 330 (Topic 11), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Russia and Its World), 325 (Topic 21). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 22: Russian Myths and Folktales. Same as Anthropology 325L (Topic 12) and Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 34). Examination of the Russian folktale, its roots in ancient, pre-Christian Slavic religious tradition, its connections with other forms of folklore such as myth and legend, and its transformation in modern Russian literature. Subjects include the continuing influence of folklore explored through various aspects of Russian culture, including literature, music, ballet, film, and popular culture. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 325L (Topic: Russian Myths and Folk Tales), 325L (Topic 12), Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Russian Myths and Folk Tales), 323 (Topic 34), Russian 330 (Topic: Russian Myths and Folk Tales), 330 (Topic 9), Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Russian Myths and Folk Tales), 325 (Topic 22). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 24: Rebels and Revolutionaries in Russian History and Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 20) and History 362G (Topic 15). Study of fictional and real rebels and revolutionaries across almost a century of Russian literature. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Rebels and Revolutionaries in Russian History and Literature), 323 (Topic 20), History 362G (Topic: Rebels and Revolutionaries in Russian History and Literature), 362G (Topic 15), Russian 356 (Topic: Rebels and Revolutionaries in Russian History and Literature), 356 (Topic 4), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Rebels and Revolutionaries in Russian History and Literature), 325 (Topic 24). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 25: Literature and Art of Russian Modernism and Avant-Garde. Focusing on literary and artistic expressions of Russian modernist and avant-garde esthetics, this course explores various responses to Russian cultural modernity between 1890s, when Russian Symbolists first published their works, and the Party decree of 1932 that established the Writers' Union and outlawed all other literary organizations. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian 330 (Topic: Literature and Art of Russian Modernism and Avant-Garde), 330 (Topic 10), Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Literature and Art of Russian Modernism and Avant-Garde), 325 (Topic 25). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 27: Polish Literature and Culture in Film: Nineteenth Century to Contemporary. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 32) and European Studies 347 (Topic 8). Study of the cultural and intellectual history represented in the major works of Polish literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: 19th-Century-Contemporary Polish Literature and Culture in Film), 323 (Topic 32), European Studies 347 (Topic: 19th-Century-Contemporary Polish Literature and Culture in Film), 347 (Topic 8), Polish 324 (Topic: 19th-Century-Contemporary Polish Literature and Culture in Film), 324 (Topic 2), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: 19th-Century-Contemporary Polish Literature and Culture in Film), 325 (Topic 27). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 28: Heretics and Freedom Fighters, 1350-1650. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 8), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic 3), History 362G (Topic 12), and Religious Studies 357 (Topic 12). Explores the theologies, politics, and personal identities that emerged and passed away in this era. Only one of the following may be counted: Czech 324 (Topic: Heretics and Freedom Fighters, 1350-1650), 324 (Topic 4), European Studies 346 (Topic: Heretics and Freedom Fighters, 1350-1650), 346 (Topic 8), Germanic Civilization 327E (Topic: Heretics and Freedom Fighters, 1350-1650), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 360 (Topic 3), History 362G (Topic: Heretics and Freedom Fighters, 1350-1650), 362G (Topic 12), Religious Studies 357 (Topic: Heretics and Freedom Fighters, 1350-1650), 357 (Topic 12), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Heretics and Freedom Fighters, 1350-1650), 325 (Topic 28).
Topic 29: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 8). Explores the novel in the context of other literary works by Bulgakov and its varied sources in world literature, music, and the visual arts. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita), 323 (Topic 8), Russian 360 (Topic: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita), 360 (Topic 3), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita), 325 (Topic 29). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 30: Modern Czech Literature. Same as Comparative Literature 323 (Topic 9) and European Studies 347 (Topic 9). A study of Czech literature from the 1860s to the present; course is conducted in English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Comparative Literature 323 (Topic: Modern Czech Literature), 323 (Topic 9), Czech 330, European Studies 347 (Topic: Modern Czech Literature), 347 (Topic 9), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Modern Czech Literature), 325 (Topic 30). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 31: Chechnya: the Politics, Power, and People. History, culture, religions, and recent upheaval of the region of the northern Caucasus called Chechnya. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 31), 345 (Topic: Chechnya: the Politics, Power, and People), 345 (Topic 5), Slavic 324 (Topic: Chechnya: the Politics, Power, and People), 324 (Topic 3). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

REE 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

REE 335. Topics in History, Economics, and Government.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 1: Marxist Economics. An introduction to the Marxian economic theory of capitalism through the study of Karl Marx's Capital, volume I, and of its contemporary relevance. Economics 357K and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Economics 304K and 304L with a grade of at least C in each; or consent of instructor.
Topic 2: Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe. Same as Government 324J and European Studies 348 (Topic 1: Governments and Politics of Eastern Europe). Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 348 (Topic 1), Government 324J, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 3: Governments and Politics of Russia. Issues of nationalism and state-building facing Russia and its neighbors. Evaluation of the post-Soviet experience from the perspectives of both domestic and foreign policy. Government 336M and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 3) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 5: History of Russia to 1917. Same as History 343L. Survey of Russian history from seventeenth-century Muscovy to the fall of the Romanovs in 1917. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: History of Russia since 1917. Same as History 343M. A survey of Russian history from the revolution of 1917 to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 10: The Military in Politics. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 3); Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 9); Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 10). Prerequisite: Six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 11: Germany in the Twentieth Century. Same as History 337N. Survey of German political and military institutions, economic development, culture, and society. History 337N and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 11) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 12: Stalinist Russia. Same as History 350L (Topic 41). History 350L (Topic 41) and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 12) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 13: Russian Economic Development since 1917. The growth of the planned economy in industry, agriculture, and labor. Economics 346K and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 13) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 304K and 304L with a grade of at least C in each, and six additional semester hours of coursework in social science; or consent of instructor.
Topic 14: Political Economy of International Crises. Examines several dimensions of the ongoing crises in the world economic order and the interrelationships among them. Problem areas covered are neoliberalism, international money, debt, famine, immigration, and energy shocks. Economics 357L and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic 14) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Economics 304K and 304L with a grade of at least C in each, and six additional semester hours of coursework in social science.
Topic 15: Understanding the Cold War. Same as Government 360N (Topic 4: Understanding the Cold War). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.
Topic 16: Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 16) and History 362G (Topic 7). Examines the major political, social, and cultural events that shaped Eastern European society in the twentieth century. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: Eastern Europe in the 20th-Century), 346 (Topic 16), History 362G (Topic: Eastern Europe in the 20th-Century), 362G (Topic 7), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Eastern Europe in the 20th-Century), 335 (Topic 16).
Topic 17: Introduction to the Holocaust. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 17), History 362G (Topic 3), and Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 6). Examines the mass killing of Jews and other victims in the context of Nazi Germany's quest for race and space during World War II. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: Introduction to the Holocaust), 346 (Topic 17), History 362G (Topic: Introduction to the Holocaust), 362G (Topic 3), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: Introduction to the Holocaust), 364 (Topic 6), Middle Eastern Studies 325 (Topic: Introduction to the Holocaust), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Introduction to the Holocaust), 335 (Topic 17).
Topic 18: Southeast Europe in the Twentieth Century. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 18), History 362G (Topic 9), and Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 8). Explores the key events and developments of Southeastern Europe, the region commonly referred to as the Balkans, in the twentieth century. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: Southeast Europe in the Twentieth Century), 346 (Topic 18), History 362G (Topic: Southeast Europe in the Twentieth Century), 362G (Topic 9), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: Southeast Europe in the Twentieth Century), 364 (Topic 8), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Southeast Europe in the Twentieth Century), 335 (Topic 18).
Topic 19: World War II in Eastern Europe. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 12), History 350L (Topic 79), and Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 11). Examines the war in Eastern Europe with a particular emphasis on occupation, collaboration, and resistance; the Holocaust; and the connection between ethnic cleansing, population transfer, and the establishment of Communism in postwar Eastern Europe. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: World War II in Eastern Europe), 346 (Topic 12), History 350L (Topic: World War II in Eastern Europe), History 350L (Topic 79), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: World War II in Eastern Europe), 364 (Topic 11), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: World War II in Eastern Europe), 335 (Topic 19).
Topic 20: German Nationalisms. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 22), Government 365N (Topic 19), and German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361K. History of diverse views and movements regarding German national identity within their respective contexts, 1800-present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: German Nationalisms), 346 (Topic 22), German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361K, Germanic Civilization 360E (Topic 3), Government 365N (Topic 6), 365N (Topic 19), Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: German Nationalisms), 335 (Topic 20). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 21: Causes of War. Same as Government 360N (Topic 2). Only one of the following may be counted: Government 360N (Topic 2), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Causes of War), 335 (Topic 21).
Topic 22: Politics of New Democracies. Same as Government 365N (Topic 13) and Latin American Studies 337M (Topic 15). Examination of the process of democratization and factors related to its success. Only one of the following may be counted: Government 365N (Topic 13), Latin American Studies 337M (Topic: Politics of New Democracies), 337M (Topic 15), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Politics of New Democracies), 335 (Topic 22). Additional prerequisite: For government majors, six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government; for others, upper-division standing.
Topic 23: Jews of Eastern Europe. Same as History 362G (Topic 8), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 7), and Religious Studies 357 (Topic 13). Explores the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe. Only one of the following may be counted: History 362G (Topic: Jews of Eastern Europe), 362G (Topic 8), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic: Jews of Eastern Europe), 364 (Topic 7), Religious Studies 357 (Topic: Jews of Eastern Europe), 357 (Topic 13), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 335 (Topic: Jews of Eastern Europe), 335 (Topic 23).

REE 345. Topics in Sociology, Geography, and Anthropology.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Fulfills the basic Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies requirement in sociology, geography, and anthropology. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

Topic 2: Regions and Cultures of Europe. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 19) and Geography 326. Spatial patterns in Europe, with emphasis on cultural, historical, and political geography. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: Regions and Cultures of Europe), 346 (Topic 19), Geography 326, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic 2). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 4: Geography of the Former Soviet Union. Same as Geography 327. A systematic introduction to cultural, physical, political, and economic geography of the former Soviet Union. Focus on the fundamental transformation that the former Socialist Union Republics, now sovereign states, have undergone since 1991. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 6: Northern Lands and Cultures. Same as European Studies 346 (Topic 9) and Geography 356T (Topic 4). Develops geographical understanding of the Circumpolar region of the North, an ancient human habitat, home to distinct millennia-old civilizations. Only one of the following may be counted: European Studies 346 (Topic: Northern Lands and Cultures), 346 (Topic 9), Geography 356T (Topic: Northern Lands and Cultures), 356T (Topic 4), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic: Northern Lands and Cultures), 345 (Topic 6). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
Topic 7: Northern Gods, Northern Faiths: The Conversion of Scandinavians, Finns, Northern Slavs and Shamans. Same as German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361G and Religious Studies 357 (Topic 16). An introduction to the basic source texts for several pre-Christian belief systems evolving in geographic proximity and their influence on one another including pre-Christian Slavic; pre-Christian Scandinavian; pre-Christian Sami and Finnish; and ancient and modern Siberian shamanism, Only one of the following may be counted: German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Studies 361G, Religious Studies 357 (Topic 16), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic 7). Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

REE 358Q. Supervised Research.

Individual instruction. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

REE 379C. Conference Course.

Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the undergraduate adviser in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies.

REE 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Intensive reading and research planned with and approved by the honors adviser, followed by completion of a thesis. Conference course for two semesters. Required of Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies majors who plan to seek special honors in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing, admission to the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Honors Program, and consent of the honors adviser; for 679HB, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 679HA.