Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures / Undergraduate Study

Central and East European Languages and Cultures BA

Capstone Major

Learning Outcomes

The Central and East European Languages and Cultures major has the following learning outcomes:

  • Incorporation of knowledge acquired to formulate an independent study topic and research project
  • Selection and use of original sources in Russian or a related language to prepare a thesis
  • Acquisition of skills relating to development of discourse and argument that is clear, reasoned, reflective, informed by evidence, and aimed at deciding what to believe
  • Determination of what information should be developed and analyzed
  • Completion of conference presentation that includes fielding audience questions
  • Mastery of oral communication including interpersonal communication, presentation, and discussion
  • Editing of the research paper into a journal article, and submission of it to an academic journal

Preparation for the Major

Required: Central and East European Studies 91 or Slavic 90.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Central and East European Languages and Cultures major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory course prior to admission to UCLA: one culture, history, or civilization course on one or more European nations.

Refer to the UCLA transfer admission guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

The Major

Required: (1) One three-quarter (12 to 15 units) introductory central and east European language sequence to be selected from Czech 101A, 101B, 101C, Hungarian 101A, 101B, 101C, Polish 101A, 101B, 101C, Romanian 101A, 101B, 101C, Serbian/Croatian 101A, 101B, 101C, or Ukrainian 101A, 101B, 101C; (2) one three-quarter (12 to 15 units) language sequence to be selected from Czech 102A, 102B, 102C, Hungarian 102A, 102B, 102C, Polish 102A, 102B, 102C, Romanian 102A, 102B, 102C, Serbian/Croatian 102A, 102B, 102C, or Ukrainian 102A, 102B, 102C, or any three courses from Russian 100A, 100B, 100C, 101A, 101B, 101C, 102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, 130A, 140A; (3) one three-quarter (12 to 15 units) introductory language sequence of a second Slavic or central European language, or equivalent proficiency as determined through departmental testing, to be selected from Czech 101A, 101B, 101C, Hungarian 101A, 101B, 101C, Polish 101A, 101B, 101C, Romanian 101A, 101B, 101C, Serbian/Croatian 101A, 101B, 101C, or Ukrainian 101A, 101B, 101C; (4) three courses (12 units) from the following list (187 courses are 2 units each; no more than 8 units may be from the 187 series): Central and East European Studies 125, 126, Czech 155, 187A through 187M, History 120A through 120D, Hungarian 187A through 187M, Polish 152A, 152B, 152C, 187A through 187M, Romanian 152, 187A through 187M, Russian C124G, Serbian/Croatian 187A through 187M, Ukrainian 152, 187A through 187M; one of the three courses may be selected from Russian M118, 119, 120, C124C, C124D, C124N, C124T.

During their senior year, students must also take Slavic 191TA, 191TB, and 191TC in which they complete a capstone senior thesis.

Students may petition to substitute courses after consulting with the undergraduate adviser.

Each major course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.