Concentration Requirements

Slavic Literatures and Cultures Concentration

 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:  12 courses

1.  Required Courses:

   a. Five semesters in Russian language (the first semester of Russian A may be included), or five semesters in another Slavic language (Ukrainian, Polish, or Czech) all five must be taken in the same language).  Native speakers, or students with advanced language preparation, must still take at least one language  course in the department, and have the option of testing out of the other four courses, which they would take in literature instead.

   b. Two semesters of tutorial (including Sophomore Tutorial) and one 100-level course that has a section with texts in Russian (or in another Slavic language). See item 2.

   c. One survey course. In 2020-21 the following courses will count toward a survey requirement: Slavic 114/TDM 114: Squaring the Circle: Russia, Art, Revolution (fall); Slavic 116: The Russian Novel (fall); Slavic 127: Hacking Russia: Technological Dreams and Nightmares of Russian Culture (fall); Slavic 133: Russia’s Others: Identity and Alterity in Russian Culture (spring); Slavic 147: Russian Fiction in the Soviet Era (spring); Slavic 182: The Political Novel (spring).

d. Two additional courses from the Slavic Department or in related areas.

 

2.  Tutorials:

   a. Sophomore year:  Slavic 97 (one term, spring semester) required.  Letter-graded.

   b. Junior year:  Slavic 98 (spring term) required.  Letter-graded.

   c. Junior year: one 100-level course either semester that has a section with texts in Russian (or texts in another Slavic language).

 

3.  Capstone Project:  The non-honors capstone project (Slavic 99a) will be a 25–30-page research paper or annotated translation, developed in consultation with the DUS and written under the guidance of a faculty advisor.  Graded Sat/Unsat.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR HONORS ELIGIBILITY:  13 courses

Honors Requirements are identical to Basic Requirements, with the addition of the Senior Thesis, a two-semester sequence culminating in a thesis of approximately 70 pages (see pages 10-21).

1.  Required Courses:

   a.  Same as Basic Requirements.

   b.  Same as Basic Requirements.

   c.  Same as Basic Requirements.

   d.  Same as Basic Requirements.

 

2.  Tutorials:

   a.  Sophomore year:  Same as Basic Requirements.

   b.  Junior year:  Same as Basic Requirements.

 

3.  Thesis:  Two terms (Slavic 99a and 99b) required.  Graded SAT/UNS. (Progression to 99b will be contingent on satisfactory completion of 99a.)

 

JOINT CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS.

SLAVIC AS PRIMARY FIELD: 11 courses.

1.  Required Courses:

   a. Five semesters in Russian language (the first semester of Russian A may be included), or five semesters in another Slavic language (Ukrainian, Polish, or Czech); all five must be taken in the same language).  Native speakers, or students with advanced language preparation, must still take at least one language course in the department, and have the option of testing out of the other four courses, which they would take in literature instead.

   b. Two semesters of tutorial. See item 2.

   c. One survey course. In 2020-21 the following courses will count toward a survey requirement: Slavic 114/TDM 114: Squaring the Circle: Russia, Art, Revolution (fall); Slavic 116: The Russian Novel (fall); Slavic 127: Hacking Russia: Technological Dreams and Nightmares of Russian Culture (fall); Slavic 133: Russia’s Others: Identity and Alterity in Russian Culture (spring); Slavic 147: Russian Fiction in the Soviet Era (spring); Slavic 182: The Political Novel (spring).

   d. One additional course in the Slavic Department.

 

2.  Tutorials:

   a. Sophomore year:  Slavic 97 (one term, spring semester) required.  Letter-graded.

   b. Junior year:  Slavic 98 (spring term) required.  Letter-graded.

 

3.  Thesis:  Two terms (Slavic 99a and 99b) required.  Graded SAT/UNS. (Progression to 99b will be contingent on satisfactory completion of 99a.)

 

SLAVIC AS ALLIED FIELD: 8 courses.

1.  Required Courses:

   a. Five semesters in Russian language (the first semester of Russian A may be included), or five semesters in another Slavic language (Ukrainian, Polish, or Czech); all five must be taken in the same language).  Native speakers, or students with advanced language preparation, must still take at least one language course in the department, and have the option of testing out of the other four courses, which they would take in literature instead.

   b. Sophomore tutorial: Slavic 97 (one term, spring semester) required.  Letter-graded.

   c. One survey course. In 2020-21 the following courses will count toward a survey requirement: Slavic 114/TDM 114: Squaring the Circle: Russia, Art, Revolution (fall); Slavic 116: The Russian Novel (fall); Slavic 127: Hacking Russia: Technological Dreams and Nightmares of Russian Culture (fall); Slavic 133: Russia’s Others: Identity and Alterity in Russian Culture (spring); Slavic 147: Russian Fiction in the Soviet Era (spring); Slavic 182: The Political Novel (spring).

   d. One additional course in the Slavic Department.

 

2.  Thesis:  99A and 99B courses should be taken in your primary department. However, your thesis has to engage substantially with sources in Russian or another Slavic language. In addition to evaluation of your thesis in your primary department, one reader from the Slavic Department will be assigned to evaluate and grade your thesis.