Why study Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies?
The University of Kansas Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REES) program covers a broad geographical region, which is home to rich and diverse cultures that have had an enormous impact on today's political, economic, cultural, and environmental issues. The interdisciplinary study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia creates culturally informed citizens who can act on national and international issues.
The REES minor is highly flexible. It complements traditional disciplinary study in another field with REES coursework and general area knowledge.
Minor in Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
The KU Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (REES) minor offers a multidisciplinary understanding of a broad region that stretches from Eastern Europe to Central Asia.
The REES minor is similar to the major in that it complements traditional disciplinary study with REES coursework and general area knowledge of the languages, arts, literatures, histories, politics and cultures of Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Southeast Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
The REES minor is different from the major in that no foreign language is required.
Introductory Course (3 credits)
Satisfied by one of the following:
REES Area Studies Electives (15 credits)
15 hours of interdisciplinary area studies courses focusing on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. Most courses offered by the Department of Slavic, German, and Eurasian Studies count as electives. Other potential courses are listed below. Please note that is only a partial list. CREES posts a list of eligible courses on its website prior to enrollment each semester, and other courses may be approved in consultation with CREES.
Minor Hours & Minor GPA
While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and grade-point average minimum standards:
Satisfied by 18 hours of minor courses.
Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 junior/senior (300+) 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 Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in junior/senior courses 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.