The Russian and Eurasian Studies Regional Studies Minor is intended for students seeking an interdisciplinary program of study centered on Russia and Eurasia. The program is regional in spirit, meaning that students can take courses in a wide range of countries of East/Central Europe, the Slavic states, and Central Asia.
The Minor Program in Russian Studies consists of six subjects (at least three of which must be MIT subjects or subjects taken at Harvard or Wellesley under cross-registration) arranged into four areas of study:
Area I: Language
Area II: Humanities and the Arts
Area III: Social Sciences
Area IV: Historical Studies
As with all HASS Minors, only five of the six minor subjects may be counted toward the 8-subject Institute HASS Requirement. Of these five, at most one (1) shall count toward satisfaction of the HASS Distribution Requirement.
Subjects taken at Harvard or Wellesley may count toward this minor.
AREA I: LANGUAGE
Two intermediate (levels III and IV) subjects in the Russian language are required to satisfy Area I. Students with the equivalent proficiency (but who are not native speakers) can either take two advanced (post IV) language subjects (highly recommended), or another two subjects from Areas II, III, or IV. (Native speakers may substitute other subjects, with the minor advisor's permission.)
Subjects in the Russian and/or Eastern European Languages can be taken at Harvard or Wellesley.
Areas II, III and IV: Four Subjects to be Selected from at least Two Areas
AREA II: HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS
No subjects in this area are currently being offered at MIT.
AREA III: SOCIAL SCIENCES
21H.245J Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, 1917-Present [17.57], HASS-S, HASS-D, CI-H
AREA IV: HISTORICAL STUDIES
21H.244 Imperial and Revolutionary Russia: Culture and Politics, 1700-1917, HASS-H
Students that have taken the following subjects that are no longer offered can count these subjects toward their minor:
17.571 Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Political Economy
[ ] Jointly listed subjects
Additional Information can be obtained from the Minor Advisor:
Professor Elizabeth Wood, E51-282, x3-3255
Or from the History Office, E51-255, x3-4965