Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)

Interdisciplinary Program in Russian and East European Studies

College of Social Sciences

Director: Ljubisa S. Adamovich (Economics);
Professors: Adamovich (Economics), Launer (Modern Languages and Linguistics), Macesich (Economics), Oldson (History), Wynot (History);
Associate Professors: Efimov (Modern Languages and Linguistics), James (Modern Languages and Linguistics);
Assistant Professors: Grant (History), Metcalf (Political Science), Pichugin (Modern Languages and Linguistics)

The Interdisciplinary Program in Russian and East European Studies is an international area studies program that is designed to develop a students competence in the language, history, culture, and the contemporary political and economic setting of a particular country or cultural region. This area studies program is focused on Russia and Eastern Europe. A major or minor in this program serves the needs of 1) general liberal arts students who wish to learn more about this important area of the world; 2) students who wish to pursue graduate work in this or related fields; and 3) students who seek employment in or related to Russia or Eastern Europe. This program also combines area- or country- specific courses, which give students the needed cultural immersion, with more general comparative courses, which provide them with the necessary intellectual tools, the concepts and theories, to make sense out of their particular disciplinary concentrations. Students are to select language and thematic specializations in line with their intellectual interests and career goals and design their program of study around them.


Students majoring in the program are to construct their study program around four components: 1) a language requirement; 2) a history requirement; 3) area-specific course work that emphasizes one of two tracks; and 4) a concepts and theories tool requirement to be fulfilled in the students major track. The total hour requirements for a major are a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours in an approved area language plus an additional thirty-six (36) semester hours beyond the liberal studies requirements (with a grade of C or better in each course) distributed across the history requirement and the two tracks. As an interdisciplinary program, no minor is required.

Language Requirement

All students are required to take twelve (12) semester hours of course work in a relevant area language (Russian, German, Czech, Serbo-Croation, or some other East European language). Students will be encouraged to bring their chosen language up to an effective level of proficiency in both reading and speaking by either taking additional course work on The Florida State University campus or by participating in a semester or summer abroad program in their relevant cultural area that is administered by, affiliated with, or approved by The Florida State University, as such programs become available. To encourage the achievement of language proficiency, language course work hours taken beyond the twelve (12) semester hour minimum will be counted towards the required thirty-six (36) semester hours for the major.

History Requirement

Students are required to take a minimum of six (6) semester hours of work in the Russian and East European history courses listed below.

Major and Minor Track Requirements

Students are to select either the social science track or the arts and humanities track as the major focus of their course work. Students are to take a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours of course work from among those area specific courses listed for their major track and a minimum of six (6) semester hours of course work from among those area specific courses listed for their minor track.

Concepts and Theories Tool Requirement

For each of the two tracks, a larger number of concepts and theories courses are listed, selected from the relevant disciplines. Students are to take a minimum of six (6) semester hours of course work from among those courses listed for their major track. Students should select these courses with some care, and in consultation with the program director. Courses should be narrowly focused on that one or possibly two academic disciplines most relevant to the students primary Russian and East European related interests and career goals.


Students minoring in the program must complete eighteen (18) semester hours of Russian and East European course work beyond the liberal studies requirement. In this case none of the broader comparative concepts and theories courses will count towards the eighteen (18) semester hour minimum. Students may select freely from all area specific courses so long as at least three (3) semester hours are taken in history and each of the two tracks.

Russian and East European History

EUH 3551 Modern Poland (3)
EUH 3571 Russia to Nicholas I (3)
EUH 3572 History of Russia: 1825 to Present (3)
EUH 4282 Europe in the Cold War and Detente (3)
EUH 4331 East Central Europe from 1815 to the Present (3)
EUH 4332 Balkans Since 1700 (3)
EUH 4574 19th-Century Russia (3)
EUH 4576 20th-Century Russia (3)

Social Science Track Area Specific

CPO 3603 Introduction to Communist Political Systems (3)
CPS 4321 Contemporary Policy Studies: Contemporary Southeast Europe (3)
ECS 4333 Transition of Soviet and Eastern European Economies(3)
GEA 4500 Europe (3)
GEA 4554 Russia and Southern Eurasia (3)
INR 4083 International Conflict (3)

Social Science Track Comparative Concepts and Theories

CPO 2002 Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics (3)
ECO 2000 Introduction to Economic Thinking (3)
ECO 2013 Economics of National Economy (3)
ECO 2023 Economics of the Price System (3)
ECO 3303 History of Economic Ideas (3)
ECO 4704 International Trade (3)
ECO 4713 International Finance (3)
ECS 3003 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
GEA 1000 World Geography (3)
GEO 1400 Human Geography (3)
GEO 3540 Economic Geography (3)
GEO 4420 Cultural Geography (3)
GEO 4471 Political Geography (3)
INR 2002 Introduction to International Relations (3)
INR 3603 Theories of International Relations (3)
INR 4702 Political Economy of International Relations (3)
MAN 3600 Multinational Business Operations (3)
PAD 3003 Public Administration in American Society (3)
PAX 3100 Peace, Justice, and Conflict (3)
PAX 3500 Human Conflict: Theory and Resolution (3)
POS 4210 Economic Interpretations of American Politics (3)
POT 3003 Introduction to Political Thought (3)
PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
PUP 3713 Introduction to Public Policy (3)
SOP 3004 Social Psychology (3)
SYA 4010 Sociological Theory (3)
SYG 1000 Introductory Sociology (3)
SYG 2010 Social Problems (3)
SYO 3530 Social Classes and Inequality (3)
SYO 4550 Comparative Sociology (3)
SYP 3000 Social Psychology of Groups (3)
SYP 3300 Collective Action and Social Movements (3)
SYP 3540 Sociology of Law (3)
SYP 4340 Public Opinion Analysis (3)

Arts and Humanities Area Specific

GET 3130 Masterpieces of German Literature in Translation (3)
GEW 3320 Drama (3)
GEW 3391r German Cinema (3)
PHM 3350 Introduction to Marxist Philosophy (3)
RUT 3110 Russian Literature in English Translation (3)
SLL 4500 Slavic Culture and Civilization (3)
THE 4111 European Theatre History II (3)

Arts and Humanities Comparative Concepts and Theories

ANT 2410 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
ANT 3212 Peoples of the World (3)
ANT 4241 Anthropology of Religion (3)
ARH 2000 Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision (2)
ARH 3050 History and Criticism of Art I (3)
ARH 3051 History and Criticism of Art II (3)
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3)
PHI 2630 Ethical Issues and Life Choices (3)
PHI 3420 Philosophy of the Social Sciences (3)
PHI 3700 Philosophy of Religion (3)
PHI 3800 Philosophy and the Arts (3)
PHI 3882 Philosophy in Literature (3)
PHI 4670 Ethical Theory (3)
PHM 2300 Introduction to Political Philosophy (3)
PHM 3331r Modern Political Philosophy (3)
PHM 3400 Philosophy of Law (3)
PHM 4340r Contemporary Political Philosophy (3)
REL 2000 Introduction to Religion (3)
REL 2300 World Religions (3)
REL 3112 Religion and Literature (3)
REL 3142 Religion: The Self and Society (3)
REL 3170 Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (3)
REL 3505 The Christian Tradition (3)

Definition of Prefix

EUS Russian and East European Studies

Undergraduate Courses

EUS 4905r. Directed Individual Study (13). May be repeated up to a total of nine (9) semester hours.
EUS 4970r. Honors Thesis (3). Six (6) hours of credit must be taken in two (2) successive semesters and must result in the production of a thesis. May not be repeated for more than a total of six (6) semester hours.

Graduate Courses

EUS 5906r. Directed Individual Study (13). (S/U grade only.)
EUS 5910r. Supervised Research (13). (S/U grade only.)

For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis and masters examination and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.

SANSKRIT: see Classical Languages, Literature, and Civilization

SCIENCE: see Secondary Science and/or Mathematics Teaching

SCIENCE EDUCATION: see Curriculum and Instruction