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Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

Slavic and East European Track (Bachelor of Arts in Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures)

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements SLSLVEETRK
This track is designed for students seeking a basic knowledge of a Slavic language other than Russian (Czech, Polish, Serbian and Croatian), and familiarization with its literature and culture in English translation. In addition, students either do work in another Slavic literature or culture in English translation (including Russian), or study another Slavic language (including Russian). Such courses do not count toward a major in the Russian track.


The major requires at least 32 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Language and Culture*. Choose Language sequences and Literature and Culture courses based on chosen language option: Czech, Polish, or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.
    • Czech Language option. Six (6) courses:
      • SLAV-C 101 Elementary Czech I
      • SLAV-C 102 Elementary Czech II
      • SLAV-C 201 Intermediate Czech I
      • SLAV-C 202 Intermediate Czech II
      • SLAV-C 363 History of Czech Literature and Culture
      • SLAV-C 364 Lovers & Murderers: Czech Literature and Culture from WWII to Today
    • Polish Language option. Six (6) courses:
      • SLAV-P 101 Elementary Polish I
      • SLAV-P 102 Elementary Polish II
      • SLAV-P 201 Intermediate Polish I
      • SLAV-P 202 Intermediate Polish II
      • SLAV-P 363 Faces of War and Freedom
      • SLAV-P 364 From Anxiety To Revolution
    • Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Language option. Six (6) courses:
      • SLAV-S 101 Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I
      • SLAV-S 102 Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II
      • SLAV-S 201 Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I
      • SLAV-S 202 Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II
      • SLAV-S 363 Literature and Culture of the Southern Slavs I: Literature and Nationalism in the Balkans
      • SLAV-S 364 Socialist Modernism
  2. Central European Cinema. One (1) course:
    • SLAV-R 353 Central European Cinema
  3. Advanced Electives. Three (3) courses:
    • SLAV-C 301 Advanced Intermediate Czech I
    • SLAV-C 302 Advanced Intermediate Czech II
    • SLAV-C 365 Seminar in Czech and Central European Literatures and Cultures
    • SLAV-C 366 Czech Cinema
    • SLAV-P 301 Advanced Intermediate Polish I
    • SLAV-P 302 Advanced Intermediate Polish II
    • SLAV-P 365 Topics in Polish Literature and Culture
    • SLAV-P 366 The Bold and the Restless: Polish Film from the 1950s to the Present
    • SLAV-P 404 The Structure of Polish
    • SLAV-P 473 Fourth-Year Polish I
    • SLAV-P 474 Fourth-Year Polish II
    • SLAV-N 481 Fifth-Year Russian I
    • SLAV-N 482 Fifth-Year Russian II
    • SLAV-S 301 Advanced Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I
    • SLAV-S 302 Advanced Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II
    • SLAV-S 320 Special Topics in Slavic Studies
    • SLAV-S 401 Fourth-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I
    • SLAV-S 402 Fourth-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II
    • SLAV-S 499 Senior Honors Seminar
    • SLAV-R 301 Advanced Intermediate Russian I
    • SLAV-R 302 Advanced Intermediate Russian II
    • SLAV-R 322 Linguistic Approaches to Russian Literature
    • SLAV-R 325 Advanced Intermediate Oral Russian I
    • SLAV-R 326 Advanced Intermediate Oral Russian II
    • SLAV-R 328 Nabokov
    • SLAV-R 334 Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
    • SLAV-R 349 Myth and Reality: Women in Russian Literature and in Life
    • SLAV-R 352 Russian and Soviet Film
    • SLAV-R 381 Dostoevsky and His Demons
    • SLAV-R 398 Special Credit in Slavic Languages
    • SLAV-R 401 Advanced Russian I
    • SLAV-R 402 Advanced Russian II
    • SLAV-R 403 Russian Phonetics
    • SLAV-R 404 Structure of Russian
    • SLAV-R 405 Readings in Russian Literature I
    • SLAV-R 406 Readings in Russian Literature II
    • SLAV-R 407 Readings in Russian Culture, History, and Society I
    • SLAV-R 408 Readings in Russian Culture, History, and Society II
    • SLAV-R 421 Fifth-Year Russian
    • SLAV-R 422 Fifth-year Russian II
    • SLAV-R 425 Advanced Oral Russian I
    • SLAV-R 426 Advanced Oral Russian II
    • SLAV-R 451 Russian Poetry
    • SLAV-R 470 Political Russian
    • SLAV-R 472 Business Russian
  4. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.