This information is part of the Colgate University catalog.
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:
One course dealing primarily with pre-modern and Imperial Russia. These courses are designated as "PR" courses.
One course with a primarily Soviet era focus. These courses are designated as "SO" courses.
- REST 258 - Reading the Russian Revolution (SO)
- REST 344/HIST 344 - Imperial Russia and the Soviet Revolution (EU)
- REST 354 - Terror, Dissent, Russians, Jews: Literature and Life in 20th-Century Russia (SO)
One course using a post-Soviet era as a lens. These courses are designated as "PO" courses
- REST 250 - Cyborgs of the World, Unite! Science Fiction from Russia and Beyond (PO)
- REST 308/GEOG 308 - Authoritarian Capital Cities of Eurasia (Extended Study)
- REST 323/GEOG 323 - Arctic Transformations
One additional course selected from one of the categories above or from the following list of electives, descriptions for which are found under the appropriate department or program's listings.
- ARTS 360 - Borderlands (AH)
- CORE 168C - The Arctic (subject to director's approval)
- CORE 184C - The Danube
- REST 205/JWST 205 - Yiddish Fiction in Translation
- JWST 303 - Jewish Fiction before the War
- HIST 263 - Cities of the Silk Road (TR)
- REST 303 - Russian in Context
- REST 306 - Advanced Russian
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 catalogue page.