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Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

Minor in Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

Students on Summer 2023, Fall 2023, or Spring 2024 requirements SLAVEAEMIN

The Minor in Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures allows students to focus on one language and/or culture by taking courses solely in that area; to focus on one aspect (language, film, literature, culture) across our regions; or to explore the many departmental languages and cultures by mixing and matching regions and fields.


The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Minor Requirements. At least five (5) courses:
    • SLAV-C 201 Intermediate Czech I
    • SLAV-C 202 Intermediate Czech II
    • SLAV-C 211 Summer Intensive Intermediate Czech I
    • SLAV-C 222 Summer Intensive Intermediate Czech II
    • SLAV-C 223 Introduction to Czech Culture
    • SLAV-C 301 Advanced Intermediate Czech I
    • SLAV-C 302 Advanced 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
    • SLAV-C 365 Seminar in Czech and Central European Literatures and Cultures
    • SLAV-C 366 Czech Cinema
    • SLAV-G 211 Summer Intensive Intermediate Georgian I
    • SLAV-G 222 Summer Intensive Intermediate Georgian II
    • SLAV-M 201 Intermediate Romanian I
    • SLAV-M 202 Intermediate Romanian II
    • SLAV-M 211 Summer Intensive Intermediate Romanian I
    • SLAV-M 222 Summer Intensive Intermediate Romanian II
    • SLAV-N 221 Summer Intensive Intermediate Russian I
    • SLAV-N 231 Summer Intensive Intermediate Russian I
    • SLAV-N 232 Summer Intensive Intermediate Russian II
    • SLAV-N 242 Summer Intensive Intermediate Russian II
    • SLAV-N 341 Summer Intensive Advanced Intermediate Russian I
    • SLAV-N 351 Summer Intensive Advanced Intermediate Russian I
    • SLAV-N 352 Summer Intensive Advanced Intermediate Russian II
    • SLAV-N 362 Summer Intensive Advanced Intermediate Russian II
    • SLAV-N 461 Summer Intensive Advanced Russian I
    • SLAV-N 471 Summer Intensive Advanced Russian I
    • SLAV-N 472 Summer Intensive Advanced Russian II
    • SLAV-N 481 Fifth-Year Russian I
    • SLAV-N 482 Fifth-Year Russian II
    • SLAV-N 491 Sixth-Year Russian I
    • SLAV-N 492 Sixth-Year Russian II
    • SLAV-N 493 Seventh-Year Russian I
    • SLAV-N 494 Seventh-Year Russian II
    • SLAV-P 201 Intermediate Polish I
    • SLAV-P 202 Intermediate Polish II
    • SLAV-P 211 Summer Intensive Intermediate Polish I
    • SLAV-P 222 Summer Intensive Intermediate Polish II
    • SLAV-P 223 Introduction to Polish Culture
    • SLAV-P 301 Advanced Intermediate Polish I
    • SLAV-P 302 Advanced Intermediate Polish II
    • SLAV-P 363 Faces of War and Freedom
    • SLAV-P 364 From Anxiety To Revolution
    • 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 473 Fourth-Year Polish I
    • SLAV-P 474 Fourth-Year Polish II
    • SLAV-R 200 Russian for Heritage Speakers I
    • SLAV-R 201 Intermediate Russian I
    • SLAV-R 202 Intermediate Russian II
    • SLAV-R 223 Introduction to Russian Culture
    • SLAV-R 224 Contemporary Russian Culture
    • SLAV-R 229 Russian Folk Tales
    • SLAV-R 263 Pushkin to Dostoevsky
    • SLAV-R 264 Rus Lit: Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn
    • 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 353 Central European Cinema
    • 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
    • SLAV-S 201 Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I
    • SLAV-S 202 Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II
    • SLAV-S 211 Summer Intensive Intermediate Croatian/Serbian I
    • SLAV-S 222 Summer Intensive Intermediate Croatian/Serbian II
    • SLAV-S 223 Introduction to Balkan and South Slavic Cultures
    • 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 363 Literature and Culture of the Southern Slavs I: Literature and Nationalism in the Balkans
    • SLAV-S 364 Socialist Modernism
    • 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-T 230 Topics in Slavic Literatures and Cultures
    • SLAV-T 241 Central and East European Immigration and Ethnic Identity in the U.S.
    • SLAV-T 252 Introduction to the Slavic Languages
    • SLAV-U 201 Intermediate Ukrainian I
    • SLAV-U 202 Intermediate Ukrainian II
    • SLAV-U 211 Summer Intensive Intermediate Ukrainian I
    • SLAV-U 222 Summer Intensive Intermediate Ukrainian II
    • SLAV-U 223 Introduction to Ukrainian Culture
    • SLAV-U 282 Ukrainian Through Russian II
    • SLAV-U 311 Advanced Ukrainian I
    • SLAV-U 322 Advanced Ukrainian II
    • SLAV-X 390 Readings in Romanian
    • SLAV-X 490 Supervised Individual Reading
  2. Minor GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Minor Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    3. Minor Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Minor Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100-499 level with the SLAV subject area prefix--as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken--as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent--except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

The following courses cannot be applied toward minor requirements:

  • SLAV-R 491 Russian for Graduate Students I
  • SLAV-R 492 Russian for Graduate Students II

This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SLAVBA)
  • [Discontinued credential name unavailable] (SLAVMIN)

Exceptions to and substitutions for minor requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.