Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Minor

4 minor tracks are offered.

Polish Studies Minor

Students choosing this minor must complete courses as indicated in following areas:

Prerequisites. The following courses provide fundamental skills for the minor, but do not contribute to the minimum required hours for the minor.

  • Elementary Polish I. Satisfied by PLSH 104.
  • Elementary Polish II. Satisfied by PLSH 108.
  • Intermediate Polish I. Satisfied by PLSH 204.

Polish Studies Required Courses

  • Intermediate Polish II. Satisfied by PLSH 208.
  • West Slavic Literature and Civilization (Polish and Czech). Satisfied by SLAV 506.
  •  Required Electives. Satisfied by 3 courses (9 hours) chosen from the following: 

SLAV 144/SLAV 145 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation (3)

SLAV 340/SLAV 341 Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe (3)

SLAV 504 Introduction to East-Central European Culture and Society (3)

SLAV 514 Totalitarianism and Literature in Central Europe (3)

SLAV 516 Film Adaptations of Polish and Czech Literature (3)

SLAV 635 Language, Culture, and Ethnicity in Prehistoric Eastern Europe (3)

ECON 560 Economic Systems (3)

HIST 377 Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe (3) OR HIST 557 Nationalism and Communism in East Central Europe from 1772 to the Present (3)

PHIL 580 Marxism (or other relevant course in philosophy) (3)

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Russian Minor

Students choosing this minor must complete courses as indicated in following areas:

Prerequisites. The following courses provide fundamental skills for the minor, but do not contribute to the minimum required hours for the minor.

Russian Required Courses

  • Intermediate Russian II. Satisfied by RUSS 208.
  • Russian Linguistics. Satisfied by 1 course (3 hours, 200+) chosen from: 

SLAV 340 Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe SLAV 341 Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe, Honors (3)

SLAV 520 Russian Phonetics, Phonology, and Inflectional Morphology (3)

SLAV 522 The Grammatical Categories of Russian: Linguistic Units, Functions, and Meanings (3)

SLAV 524 Russian Since the Revolution (3)

SLAV 540 Language and Identity in East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union (3)

  • Russian Literature. Satisfied by 1 course (3 hours, 400+) chosen from: 

SLAV 510 The Russian Literary Genius (3)

SLAV 530 Introduction to Russian Poetry (3)

SLAV 532 Dostoevsky (3)

SLAV 534 Tolstoy (3)

SLAV 536 Turgenev (3)

SLAV 562 Russian Theatre and Drama from Stanislavski and Chekhov to the Present (3)

SLAV 564 The "Woman Question" in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (3)

SLAV 566 The Devil in Russian Literature (3)

SLAV 568 Biblical Themes in Modern Russian Literature (3)

SLAV 612 Introduction to Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century (3)

SLAV 614 Russian Literature in Translation: _____ (3)

SLAV 616 Introduction to Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century (3)

SLAV 642 Pushkin and Evgenij Onegin (3)

SLAV 650 The Russian Short Story (3)

SLAV 656 Russian Literature of the Eighteenth Century (3)

SLAV 660 Nineteenth Century Russian Prose and Fiction (3)

SLAV 662 Russian Literary Modernism: 1880-1930 (3)

SLAV 664 Soviet Russian Literature: 1930-1990 (3)

SLAV 667 Post-Soviet Literature (3)

SLAV 668 Nabokov (3)

  • Required Electives. Satisfied by 2 courses (6 hours) in Russian literature, linguistics, culture, or advanced language chosen in consultation with the major advisor.

Language

RUSS 512 Russian for the Professions I (3)

RUSS 516 Russian for the Professions II (3)

RUSS 522 Problems in Translating Russian into English I (3)

RUSS 526 Problems in Translating Russian into English II (3)

RUSS 600 Classics of Russian Culture (3)

RUSS 604 Contemporary Russian Culture (3)

RUSS 608 Russian Phonetics and Grammar (3)

RUSS 612 Introduction to Russian Literature (3)

RUSS 616 Stylistics (3)

Linguistics

SLAV 340 Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe SLAV 341 Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe, Honors (3)

SLAV 520 Russian Phonetics, Phonology, and Inflectional Morphology (3)

SLAV 522 The Grammatical Categories of Russian: Linguistic Units, Functions, and Meanings (3)

SLAV 524 Russian Since the Revolution (3)

SLAV 540 Language and Identity in East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union (3)

Culture

SLAV 318 Jews and Slavs in Eastern Europe (3)

SLAV 500 Russia Today (3)

SLAV 502 Introduction to Russian Culture and Society: _____ (3)

SLAV 503 Post-Soviet Communication (3)

SLAV 600 Biography of a City: _____ (3)

SLAV 684 Main Currents of Russian Thought I (3)

SLAV 686 Main Currents of Russian Thought II (3)

Literature

SLAV 510 The Russian Literary Genius (3)

SLAV 530 Introduction to Russian Poetry (3)

SLAV 532 Dostoevsky (3)

SLAV 534 Tolstoy (3)

SLAV 536 Turgenev (3)

SLAV 562 Russian Theatre and Drama from Stanislavski and Chekhov to the Present (3)

SLAV 564 The "Woman Question" in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (3)

SLAV 566 The Devil in Russian Literature (3)

SLAV 568 Biblical Themes in Modern Russian Literature (3)

SLAV 612 Introduction to Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century (3)

SLAV 614 Russian Literature in Translation: _____ (3)

SLAV 616 Introduction to Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century (3)

SLAV 642 Pushkin and Evgenij Onegin (3)

SLAV 650 The Russian Short Story (3)

SLAV 656 Russian Literature of the Eighteenth Century (3)

SLAV 660 Nineteenth Century Russian Prose and Fiction (3)

SLAV 662 Russian Literary Modernism: 1880-1930 (3)

SLAV 664 Soviet Russian Literature: 1930-1990 (3)

SLAV 667 Post-Soviet Literature (3)

SLAV 668 Nabokov (3)

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Slavic Cultures in Translation Minor

Students choosing this minor must complete courses as indicated in following areas:

  • West Slavic Literature and Civilization or South Slavic Literature and Civilization. Satisfied by SLAV 506 or SLAV 508
  • Slavic Culture. Satisfied by 2 courses chosen from the following:

SLAV 140/SLAV 141 Introduction to Russian Culture
SLAV 144/SLAV 145 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation
SLAV 148/SLAV 149 Introduction to Slavic Folklore
SLAV 340/SLAV 341 Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe

  • Junior/Senior Slavic Literature and Culture. Satisfied by 3 junior/senior (300+) SLAV courses (9 hours) from the following:

SLAV 318 Jews and Slavs in Eastern Europe (3)

SLAV 510 The Russian Literary Genius (3)

SLAV 514 Totalitarianism and Literature in Central Europe

SLAV 516 Film Adaptations of Polish and Czech Literature (3)

SLAV 532 Dostoevsky (3)

SLAV 534 Tolstoy (3)

SLAV 536 Turgenev (3)

SLAV 562 Russian Theatre and Drama from Stanislavski and Chekhov to the Present (3)

SLAV 564 The "Woman Question" in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (3)

SLAV 566 The Devil in Russian Literature (3)

SLAV 568 Biblical Themes in Modern Russian (3)

SLAV 612 Introduction to Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century (3)

SLAV 614 Russian Literature in Translation: _________

SLAV 616 Introduction to Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century (3)

SLAV 626 The Cultural Impact of Ottoman Empire on the South Slavs (3)

SLAV 635 Language, Culture, and Ethnicity in Prehistoric Eastern Europe (3)

SLAV 650 The Russian Short Story

SLAV 656 Russian Literature of the Eighteenth Century (3)

SLAV 660 Nineteenth Century Russian Prose and Fiction (3)

SLAV 662 Russian Literary Modernism (3)

SLAV 664 Soviet Russian Literature (3)

SLAV 667 Post-Soviet Literature (3)

SLAV 668 Nabokov

     

    Minor Hours & Minor GPA

    While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

    Minor Hours
    Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

    Minor Hours in Residence
    Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

    Minor Junior/Senior Hours
    Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

    Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
    Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

South Slavic Studies Minor

Students choosing this minor must complete courses as indicated in following areas:

Prerequisites. The following courses provide fundamental skills for the minor, but do not contribute to the minimum required hours for the minor.

  • Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I. Satisfied by BCRS 104.
  • Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II. Satisfied by BCRS 108.
  • Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I. Satisfied by BCRS 204.

South Slavic Studies Required Courses

  • BCRS 208 Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II (3)
  • SLAV 508 South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3)
  • 9 hours in South Slavic languages, history, cultures, or literatures at the 300 level or above, chosen from courses in the South Slavic studies emphasis (9)
  • Required Electives. Satisfied by 3 courses (9 hours) chosen from the following:

BCRS 380 Intensive Croatian (summer in Croatia) (6)

BCRS 675 Readings in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (3)

ECON 560 Economic Systems (3)

HIST 377 Everyday Communism in Eastern Europe (3)

HIST 557 Nationalism and Communism in East Central Europe from 1772
to the Present (3)

PHIL 580 Marxism (or other relevant course in philosophy) (3)

SLAV 144/SLAV 145 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation (3)

SLAV 316 The Peoples and Cultures of Southeastern Europe Through Film (3)

SLAV 340/SLAV 341 Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe (3)

SLAV 558 Readings in Slovene (1-6)

SLAV 626 The Cultural Impact of Ottoman Empire on the South Slavs (3)

SLAV 630 Slavic Folklore (3)

SLAV 635 Language, Culture, and Ethnicity in Prehistoric Eastern Europe (3)

SLAV 679 Topics in: Slavic Culture (2)

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior (300+) Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Contact Info

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2134
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3313
http://www2.ku.edu/~slavic/
William J. Comer, Chair
785-864-2848
wjcomer@ku.edu

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2134
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3313
http://www2.ku.edu/~slavic/
Stephen M. Dickey, Director of Undergraduate Studies
785-864-3313

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2134
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3313
http://www2.ku.edu/~slavic/
Maria Carlson, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-3313
mcarlson@ku.edu
Ani Kokobobo, Associate Director for Graduate Studies for Recruitment
785-864-2352
akokobobo@ku.edu
Why KU
  • One of 34 public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 2nd in the nation for prestigious faculty Fulbright awards
  • 26 Rhodes scholars
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • One of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs. U.S. News and World Report