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Russian and East European Institute

Minor in Polish Studies

Students must complete 18 credit hours in three different departments, including

  1. One language course at the level of P202 or above
  2. 9 credit hours in core courses, chosen from at least two different departments. Up to three credit hours may be taken as independent readings. Variable topic courses which focus predominantly on Poland may also count as core courses.
    • HIST-D 201 Democratic Revolutions since 1980
    • POLS-Y 340 East European Politics
    • SLAV-P 223 Introduction to Polish Culture
    • SLAV-P 363 Survey of Polish Literature and Culture I
    • SLAV-P 364 Survey of Polish Literature and Culture II
    • SLAV-P 365 Topics in Polish Literature and Culture
    • SLAV-P 366 The Bold and the Restless: Polish Film from the 1950s to the Present
    • Courses taken in the study abroad program at the Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University, Kraków (sponsored by the Polish Studies Center), may also count toward the core or related areas, depending on the focus.
  3. 6 credit hours in courses in related areas; courses from a third department should be included here if the core courses are not chosen from at least three departments.
    • ANTH-E 412 Anthropology of Russia and Eastern Europe
    • HIST-B 323 History of the Holocaust
    • HIST-D 200 Issues in Russian/East European History
    • HIST-D 300 Issues in Russian/East European History
    • HIST-D 304 Jews of Eastern Europe
    • HIST-D 327 The Habsburg Empire, 1780-1918: Nation-Building and Imperial Decline
    • HIST-D 329 Eastern Europe in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
    • HIST D 330 Eastern Europe in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
    • REEI-R 303 Eastern Europe, Past and Present
    • SLAV-R 353 Central European Cinema
    • Courses below may also be included, but the student must submit evidence that some portion of the course, including written work, dealt with Poland, alone or comparatively. Similarly, students may present evidence of Polish-related work in other courses not listed here.
      • ANTH-E 387 The Ethnography of Europe
      • CMLT-C 377 Topics in Yiddish Literature
      • CMLT-C 378 Topics in Yiddish Culture
      • FOLK-F 312 European Folklore/Folklife/Folk Music
      • GEOG-G 428 Geography of Europe
      • HIST-B 303 Issues in Modern European History
      • HIST-B 315 European Anti-Semitism from the Enlightenment to the Holocaust
      • HIST-B 321 European Jews in the Age of Discovery
      • HIST-B 322 Jews in the Modern World
      • HIST-B 361 Europe in the Twentieth Century I
      • HIST-B 362 Europe in the Twentieth Century II
      • INTL-I 203 Global Development
      • INTL-I 300 Topics in International Studies
      • POLS-Y 345 Comparative Revolutions
      • POLS-Y 348 The Politics of Genocide
      • POLS-Y 350 Politics of the European Union
      • POLS-Y 352 The Holocaust and Politics
      • REEI-R 300 Russia and East European Issues
      • REEI-R 301 Russian and East European Area Topics
      • REEI-X 490 Readings in Russian and East European Studies
  4. The minor must include at least 9 credit hours at the 300-400 level and at least 9 credit hours on the Bloomington campus.
In fulfilling the above requirements, students must also meet all other College requirements for minors.