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2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  May 28, 2024
 
2022-2023 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies Certificate


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The Graduate Certificate in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) may be earned in conjunction with most master’s and doctoral programs in the School of Arts and Sciences and a number of professional schools. In order to receive the Graduate Certificate in Advanced REEES, students must complete  area studies coursework and demonstrate proficiency in a language spoken in Russia, East Europe, and/or Eurasia. REEES is one of a select few National Resource Centers for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies funded by the US Department of Education. Our many areas of focus include subjects such as the transformations of post-communist societies, history, foreign policy and international relations, anthropology, music, film, and contemporary culture and literature’s. Recognizing that regional boundaries are constantly contested and redefined, our geographic scope includes but is not limited to Russia, Eastern and East Central Europe, the Baltic states, Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Turkey. 

Language Proficiency


Demonstration of language proficiency equivalent to two years of college-level study in a language of the former Soviet Union (plus Mongolia) or Eastern Europe (including Turkish and Greek).

Content Courses


Completion of five approved Russian, East European, and Eurasian area studies courses, including four courses from at least two departments other than the student’s home department, for a total of 15 credits. A minimum of 6 credits must be unique (in addition to the credits used to complete the student’s major).

Digital Portfolio


Creation of a personal website to highlight the student’s research, coursework, co-curricular activity, and other certificate-related accomplishments.

15 Credits


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