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

Central and East European Studies Minor

The Central and East European Studies minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study in the College of Letters and Sciences with exposure to a variety of disciplines pertinent to the study of central and eastern Europe, including language, literature, history, political science, folklore, ethnomusicology, and women’s studies.

To enter the minor students must be in good academic standing (2.0 minimum grade-point average) and file a petition with the department counselor in 322B Humanities Building, 310-825-3856.

Required Lower-Division Course (5 units): Central and East European Studies 91 or Slavic 90.

Required Upper-Division Courses (28 to 31 units): (1) One three-quarter 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 (students who demonstrate sufficient fluency in one of these languages through departmental testing are exempt from this three-course sequence and must replace it with a minimum of 12 units of language courses from item 3); (2) one course dealing directly with the target culture to be selected from Central and East European Studies 125, 126, Czech 155, Gender Studies 185, History 120A through 120D, Polish 152A, 152B, 152C, Romanian 152, Russian C124G, Serbian/Croatian 154, or Ukrainian 152; (3) 12 units of second-year or higher-level language courses to be selected from Czech 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M, Hungarian 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M, Polish 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M, Romanian 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M, Serbian/Croatian 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M, Ukrainian 102A, 102B, 102C, 187A through 187M (187 courses are 2 units each) OR three courses dealing directly with any central and east European culture to be selected from Central and East European Studies 125, 126, Czech 155, Ethnomusicology 161C, Gender Studies 185, History 120A through 120D, Polish 152A, 152B, 152C, Romanian 152, Russian C124G, Ukrainian 152.

With approval of the undergraduate adviser, other related upper-division courses may be applied toward the minor.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.