Independent Tutorial ("R") Language Courses

Independent Language “R” Tutorials

"R" Language Tutorial Proposal Online Form

Students who are interested in studying a language not normally offered by the department (e.g., less commonly taught Slavic languages such as Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovak, etc. may propose a plan of study according to the tutorial model ("R" courses). It is primarily the student's responsibility to identify an instructor or tutor and to create a plan of study for the semester. To propose an "R" course, please download the informational documents linked below and follow the instructions on how to fill out and submit the online form.

Some additional non-Slavic languages of Central and Eastern Europe (e.g., Estonian, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Romanian, etc.) as well as languages of the Caucasus and Central Asia (e.g., Georgian, Kazakh, Uzbek, etc.) may be appropriate for sponsorship by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. If you are interested in studying a non-Slavic language from these areas of the world, please contact the Director of the Slavic Language Program, Dr. Steven Clancy.

Note on independent language tutorials ("R" Courses)

Independent language tutorials are offered only by application and upon approval by the Director of the Slavic Language Program and the Office of Undergraduate Education. Students must demonstrate clear academic need for the tutorial (e.g. knowledge of the language contributes to thesis research, other coursework, planned study/research/internships abroad, etc.) Mere academic interest in the language is not sufficient for approval. Application information is available below. Interested students should submit on-line applications to Dr. Steven Clancy <>, preferably by the second day of classes. No applications accepted after Wednesday of the second week of classes.

NOTE: The R Proposal Form and Information about R Tutorials has been newly updated (5 August 2016) in order to simplify and streamline the process. Please use the new online form and information linked below.


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