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Minor Requirements

The minor in REEES requires 24 graded credits; courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Credits used to fulfill the language requirement may not be applied to the 24-credit requirement.

  1. Language. Three years of college study or equivalent competency in languages of the region. The language requirement is ordinarily fulfilled through three years of one Slavic language (typically Russian), but students may petition to substitute one year of another Slavic language for one year of the first Slavic language. (Students with prior language training should contact Russian language coordinator Yelaina Kripkov at for placement.)
  2. Field of concentration. 12 credits or three 4-credit courses in one of the concentrations listed below. All of these courses must be upper division. In addition, one of these three course must be at the 400 level.
  3. Electives. 12 credits or three 4-credit courses in REEES electives.
  4. Transfer Credits. 8 credits or two 4-credit courses taken elsewhere can be applied to the minor. Only one of these 4-credit courses can be counted toward the field of concentration.


Russian language, literature, and culture (Humanities emphasis)

Russian and East European history, politics, and society (Social Science emphasis)

Click here to download a checklist of requirements for the REEES minor.

Click here to download a list of frequently taught REEES courses.