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EASTERN EUROPE: POLISH/RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE/MINOR

Minor Credit Hours: 18

Eastern European (Polish and Russian) Americans are the largest European-American ethnic group in the Chicago metropolitan area with as many as 1.5 million people claiming this ancestry. This minor is uniquely innovative and interdisciplinary in nature, emphasizing both language and culture.  

Russian and Polish are both considered critical languages important for the economic well-being and national security of the United States. Studying critical languages will provide students with a competitive edge in their career search. Heritage speakers must consult with the Director of the Foreign Language Program when selecting language courses for this minor.  Eastern European Language and Culture minors are encouraged to pursue a second minor in Ethnic and Cultural Studies.



Students must complete 9 credits in EITHER Polish OR Russian language.

I. Required Language Courses (9)--POLISH
21-117 First Year Polish 1 (3)
    OR
21-191 First Year Language in Location 1 (3)
21-118 First Year Polish 2 (3)
    OR
21-192 First Year Language in Location 2 (3)
21-233 Second Year Polish 1 (3)
    OR
21-291 Second Year Language in Location 1 (3)
    OR
06-314 Linguistics (3)

Required Language Courses (9)--RUSSIAN
21-121 First Year Russian 1 (3)
    OR
21-191 First Year Language in Location 1 (3)
21-122 First Year Russian 2 (3)
    OR
21-192 First Year Language in Location 2 (3)
21-243 Second Year Russian 1 (3)
    OR
21-291 Second Year Language in Location 1 (3)
    OR
06-314 Linguistics (3)

II. Elective Culture Courses (9)

Choose three courses from at least two different departments.  Topics courses and seminars must be related to Eastern European (Polish or Russian) studies.
06-220 Topics in Literature (3)
06-339 Topics in World Authors (3)
06-376 World/Ethnic Film (3)
09-372 Modern Europe (1815-Present) (3)
09-385 Russia: Ancient Times to the Present (3)
09-386 Eastern Europe: From the Baltic to the Black Sea (3)
10-350 Intercultural Communication (3)
14-226 Topics in Music (3)
18-321 Comparative Government (3)
18-331 International Relations (3)
18-337 International Topics (3)
21-120 International Experience Seminar (1)
21-234 Second Year Polish 2 (3)
    OR
21-244 Second Year Russian 2 (3)
21-292 Second Year Language in Location 2 (3)
26-285 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3)

III. At least 2 courses in the minor must be at the 300 or 400 level.

IV. Eastern European Language and Culture minors are encouraged to double minor in Ethnic and Cultural Studies.

Consult the Chair of Sociology.  Double minors may complete the Ethnic and Cultural Studies minor by taking the following courses:
20-100 Principles of Sociology (3)
20-290 Cultural Diversity and Intergroup Relations (3)

Ethnic and Cultural Electives (15)

Choose, with the advice and consent of the director of the Ethnic and Cultural Studies Program, 15 credit hours in significant ethnic and cultural electives, preferably in Eastern European related courses not duplicated among courses listed above.  Two courses (6 credits) must be at the 300 or 400 level.