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College of Letters and Science

Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies

Certificate Program
Courses
Group I—Interdisciplinary
Group II—History and the Social Sciences
Group III—Literature and the Arts

210 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706; 608-262-3379; www.creeca.wisc.edu

Faculty: Bataveva, Belodubrovskaia, Bethea, Brenner, Buenger, Chamberlain, Dale, Danaher, Derin, Dolinin, DuBois, Evans-Romaine, Favretto, Filipowicz, Gehlbach, Gerber, Hendley, Herrera, Hirsch, Johnson, Kaiser, Kepley, Kornblatt, Lapina, Livanos, Longinovic, McDonald, Michels, Miernowska, Neville, Radeloff, Reynolds, Schamiloglu, Shevelenko, Tishler, Tumarkin, van de Water, Wink

Undergraduate certificate advisor: Jennifer Tishler, 210 Ingraham Hall, 608-262-3379, assocdir@creeca.wisc.edu

(For information on a major in Russian language and literature, Russian language and civilization, or Polish language and literature, see Slavic Languages. For information on a major focusing on Central Asia in the context of Asian Studies, see Languages and Cultures of Asia).

Certificate Program

The Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies Undergraduate Certificate Program seeks to provide undergraduate students with area knowledge of the societies and cultures of the peoples of Eastern Europe and Eurasia, drawing on the disciplines of anthropology, communication arts, economics, folklore, geography, history, language and literature, law, political science, and sociology. The certificate can be a valuable addition to a major in business, economics, education, geography, history, international studies, languages and cultures of Asia, political science, Slavic languages and literature, and other departments.

Applicants must fulfill the UW–Madison requirements for an established major in their school or college and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 in all courses they wish to count toward the certificate. Courses may not be taken on a pass/fail basis. At least two years of a Slavic, East European, or Central Asian language are strongly recommended for the certificate, but are not formally required.

Certificate students must complete successfully seven courses for the certificate: one interdisciplinary course (Group I), three courses in history and the social sciences representing at least two different departments (Group II), and three courses in literature and the arts (Group III). Students who complete more than one course in Group I may count the additional courses toward fulfillment of Group II or III. Language courses do not count toward the certificate.

Students are encouraged to consult with the certificate advisor and declare the certificate as early as possible in their college careers in order to select an academically focused group of courses. The certificate will be awarded following successful graduation.

Courses

GROUP I—INTERDISCIPLINARY

History, Poli Sci, Geog OR Slavic 253 Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey
History, Poli Sci, Geog OR Slavic 254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey
LCA OR History 265 Central Asia from the Silk Route to Afghanistan

GROUP II—HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Agricultural and Applied Economics

474 Economic Problems of Developing Areas

Anthropology

330 Topics in Ethnology*
346 Peoples and Cultures of Russia
369 Peoples and Cultures of Central and Eastern Europe
372 Jews of Central and Eastern Europe
441 Peoples and Cultures of the European Parts of the Ex-Soviet Union
442 Peoples and Cultures of Ex-Soviet Asia
606 Ethnicity, Nations, and Nationalism*
675 Pastoralists and Pastoral Nomads
690 Problems in Anthropology*
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Economics

364 Survey of International Economics*
365 Issues in Comparative Economics*
390 Contemporary Economic Issues*
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Geography

318 Geography, Politics, and Territoriality*
353 Russia and the NIS: Topical Analysis
553 Russia and the CIS: Problems in Human Geography
675 Special Topics in Geography: Advanced Political Geography*

History

106 Invasions and Empires: Central Asia from Genghis Khan to Stalin
223 Special Topics in European History*
313 Introduction to Byzantine History and Civilization
314 Problems in Byzantine History and Civilization*
332 Islam: Reform and Revolution in Central Asia
356 Europe Between the Wars, 1919–1939
357 The Second World War
359 History of Europe Since 1945
373 Modern Political History of the Jews: 1655–1919
374 Modern Political History of the Jews: Era of Mass Movements 1870–1970
409 Central Europe, 1648–1871
416 Eastern European Jews in the United States
417 Russia before 1800
418 Russia 1800–1917
419 Soviet Russia
420 Russian Social and Intellectual History
421 The Russian Revolutions, 1905–1921
423 Cultural and Intellectual History of the Soviet Union
424 The Soviet Union and the World, 1917–1991
425 Poland and the Baltic Area
434 American Foreign Relations, 1901 to the Present
439 Islamic History from the Origin of Islam to the Ottoman Empire
472 Women in Turkish Society
475 European Social History, 1914–Present
500 Reading Seminar in History*
515 Holocaust: History, Memory and Education
529 Intellectual and Religious History of European Jewry, 1648–1870
539 The Middle East and the Balkans During the Ottoman Era, 1200–1600
540 Balkans and the Middle East, 1700–1918: The Rise of National States
562 Byzantine Medicine and Pharmacy
600 Undergraduate Seminar*
699 Directed Study*
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Jewish Studies

490 Topics in Jewish Studies*
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Journalism and Mass Communication

620 International Communication*
621 Mass Communication in Developing Nations*
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Languages and Cultures of Asia

106 Invasions and Empires from Genghis Khan to Stalin
640 Proseminar in Central Asian History

Political Science

106 Introduction to Comparative Politics*
312 Politics of the World Economy*
318 Comparative Study of Genocide
338 European Union: Politics and Political Economy
401 Selected Topics in Political Science*
505 Challenge of Democratization*
612 Transitions to the Market
615 Corruption and Politics*
617 Comparative Legal Institutions
618 Political Islam*
633 Russian Politics
659 Politics and Society: Contemporary Eastern Europe
699 Directed Study*
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Sociology

496 Topics in Sociology*
614 Social Structures of Muslim Societies*
621 Class, State and Ideology: An introduction to Marxist Social Science
663 Population and Society*
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

GROUP III—LITERATURE AND THE ARTS
Communication Arts

456 Russian and Soviet Film
463 Avant-Garde Film

Comparative Literature

202 Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Literature: Science Fiction of Russia & The West*

English

223 Vladimir Nabokov: Russian and American Writings

Folklore

279 Introduction to Turkish Folk Literature
347 Kalevala and Finnish Folklore in Translation
352 Shamanism
370 Romani Culture in Russia and East Europe
443 Sami Culture
444 Slavic and East European Folklore
445 Russian Folklore
460 Folk Epics*
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Jewish Studies

225 The Jew in Russian Literature in Translation
269 Yiddish Literature in Translation in Eastern Europe

Languages and Cultures of Asia

236 Bascom Course*
314 Literatures of Central Asia
357 Literatures of Muslim Societies
370 Islam: Religion and Culture
579 Fiction and Ethnography in Turkey
610 Proseminar: Introduction to Turkish Linguistics
615 Writing Travels*
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Literature in Translation

201 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation I
202 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation II
203 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation I
204 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation II
205 Women in Russian Literature in Translation
206 Women in Slavic Literature in Translation
208 The Writings of Vaclav Havel: Critique of Modern Society
214 Literatures of Central Asia in Translation
215 Polish Literature in Translation: Sixteenth to Mid-Nineteenth Centuries
216 Polish Literature in Translation: Late Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries
217 Islamic Mystical Poetry in Translation*
220 Chekhov in Translation
221 Gogol in Translation
222 Dostoevsky in Translation
223 Vladimir Nabokov: Russian and American Writings
224 Tolstoy in Translation
225 The Jew in Russian Literature in Translation
229 Representation of the Jew in East European Cultures
233 Russian Life and Culture Through Literature and the Arts (to 1917)
234 Russian Life and Culture Through Literature and the Arts (since 1917)
236 Bascom Course*
240 Soviet Literature in Translation
241 Literatures and Cultures of Eastern Europe
242 Polish Culture and Literature
247 Topics in Slavic Literatures in Translation
248 Vampire in Literature and Film
257 Literatures of Muslim Societies in Translation*
265 Modern Central and East European Narrative in Translation
269 Yiddish Literature in Translation in Eastern Europe
347 Kalevala and Finnish Folklore
423 Slavic Drama in Context
443 Masterpieces of Russian Drama in Translation
454 History of Serbian and Croatian Literature in Translation
455 Modern Serbian and Croatian Literature in Translation
471 Polish Literature: Middle Ages to 1863 in Translation
473 Polish Literature in Translation Since 1863
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Scandinavian Studies

443 Sami Culture Yesterday and Today
444 Kalevala and Finnish Folklore

Slavic Languages and Literature

242 Literatures and Cultures of Eastern Europe
245 Topics in Slavic Literatures
302 Zarys historii literatury polskiej
325 Eastern Christianity/Russian Orthodoxy in a Global Context
323 History of Russian Culture (in Russian)
342 Uvod u srpsku i hrvatsku literaturu
350 Special Topics in Russian Language, Literature, and Culture
370 Romani Culture in Russia and East Europe
405 Women in Russian Literature
420 Chekhov
421 Gogol
422 Dostoevsky
424 Tolstoy
439 Russia Today in Literature and Film
440 Soviet Literature
449 Istorija srpske i hrvatske literature
454 Moderna srpska i hrvatska literatura
456 Masterpieces of Russian Drama
470 Historia literatury polskiej do roku 1918
472 Historia literatury polskiej po roku 1918
532 History of Russian Theatre
535 Language Through Film: Sovremennoe sovetskoe kino
699 Directed Study*
*When topic is Russia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia

Theatre and Drama

532 History of Russian Theatre