This information is part of the Colgate University catalog, 2023-24.
The Russian and Eurasian studies major consists of ten courses.
If a student double majors, only one shared course can count for Russian and Eurasian studies.
The ten courses must include:
A minimum of four semesters of Russian language:
- REST 121 - Elementary Russian I
- REST 122 - Elementary Russian II
- REST 201 - Intermediate Russian I
- REST 202 - Intermediate Russian II
Students are encouraged to pursue upper-level language study and to strive for interdisciplinary breadth, as well as to place Russia in a broader comparative context.
Four additional courses, at least two of which must be at the 300 level or above.
- CORE C179 - Central Asia
- CORE C184 - The Danube
- HIST 263 - Cities of the Silk Road (TR)
- REST 150 - Russian Popaganda
- REST 210 - Oil and Water: Globalization and Resource Control in Central Asia (Extended Study)
- REST 245 - Russia in War
- REST 250 - Cyborgs, Unite! Sci-Fi for Post-Humans
- REST 253 - Lust, Murder, Redemption
- REST 254/JWST 254 - Hope and Reality, Delusion and Dissent: Story-telling in the age of Communism, Nazism and Exile
- REST 258 - Reading the Russian Revolution
- REST 303 - Russian in Context
- REST 306 - Advanced Russian
- REST 323/GEOG 323 - Arctic Transformations
- REST 333
- REST 359/POSC 359 - Power in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin
Honors and High Honors
Students interested in pursuing honors can find the additional requirements on the Russian and Eurasian Studies program page.
Russian and Eurasian Studies Program
For more information about the department, including Faculty, transfer credit, awards, etc., please visit the Russian and Eurasian Studies program catalog page.