Russian and Eastern European Studies, Minor

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in Russian and Eastern European studies requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in courses taken at the University of Iowa. Students must maintain a grade-point average of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. The minor does not require knowledge of the Russian language. Students majoring in Russian may not complete the Russian and Eastern European Studies minor.

Students select courses from the following.

Course # Title Hours
RUSS:1131/WLLC:1131Introduction to Russian Culture3
RUSS:1132Russia Today3
RUSS:1531Slavic Folklore3
RUSS:1532Traces of Ancient Russian Culture (IX-XVII Centuries): Vikings, Mongols, and Tsars3
RUSS:2050/WLLC:2050Women from an Unknown Land: The Fight for Independence3
RUSS:2100Russian Mindset: Sex, Business, and Politics3
RUSS:2110Russian Sports: Politics, Scandal, Glory3
RUSS:2111Second-Year Russian I4
RUSS:2112Second-Year Russian II4
RUSS:3122/TRNS:3122/WLLC:3122Tolstoy and Dostoevsky3-4
RUSS:3202/HIST:3492/TRNS:3203/WLLC:3202Russian Literature in Translation 1860-19173
POLI:3410Russian Foreign Policy3