Overview

Why study Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies?

The interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia creates culturally informed citizens who can act on national and international issues.

Undergraduate Programs

The interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree is available only as a co-major or minor  in conjunction with a major in one of the traditional academic disciplines. The co-major or minor also can be combined with a bachelor’s degree in such schools as business or journalism.

Honors

Departmental Honors

Honors in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies is open to REES co-majors who have earned, both at the time of entry into the program and at graduation, an overall grade-point average of 3.25 or higher, and 3.5 or higher in courses that satisfy requirements for the REES co-major.

Students must complete REES 492 Research Methods in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and RES 499 (Honors) Capstone Seminar in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies with a grade of B or better. The research paper produced in REES 499 must demonstrate the student's proficiency in at least one of the REES languages through the use of foreign language sources. The paper is evaluated by an honors committee of at least three REES faculty members who have read and commented on the research paper and heard its oral defense. The committee its constituted by the student in consultation with either the director or associate director of CREES.

Why study Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies?

The interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia creates culturally informed citizens who can act on national and international issues.

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies is one of 16 comprehensive National Resource Centers funded by Title VI of the U.S. Higher Education Act for the study of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, East Central Europe, and the Balkans. It promotes language and area study in an integrated, interdisciplinary framework and in traditional academic disciplines. Languages taught include Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Slovenian, Turkish, and Yiddish. The center administers B.A. co-major and M.A. degree programs in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies and supports study abroad in Russia, Poland, Croatia, and Ukraine. Each year, visiting scholars from the region join KU’s 50 area faculty members in exchange, instructional, and research activities. The center also coordinates and sponsors conferences, lectures, theatre, and outreach activities of interest to KU students, faculty members, K-12 teachers, and the community. It serves as a resource to the state, the Great Plains, and the nation.

Graduate Programs

A Master of Arts degree is offered in 3 tracks:

  • Russian
  • East European
  • Ukrainian

Contact Info

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 320
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4236
crees@ku.edu
http://www.crees.ku.edu/
Mariya Y. Omelicheva, Acting Director
785-864-4236

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 320
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4236
crees@ku.edu
http://www.crees.ku.edu/
Renee Perelmutter, Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-4236

Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 320
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4236
crees@ku.edu
http://www.crees.ku.edu/
Mariya Y. Omelicheva, Graduate Advisor
785-864-4236
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