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Russian and East European Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #9 (WUR) Chicago, IL, United States
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures offers courses in the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Czech, Polish, and Russian languages and literatures, and other Slavic and East European cultures, leading to a BA in Russian and East European Studies.
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Overview

The BA degree program is designed to provide students with skills and facility in the languages and cultures of the region. It is intended for students preparing for graduate work, those planning a career in government or industry, and those whose primary aim is to master Russian and East European cultures in the original languages. Students interested in the program are encouraged to consult with the director of undergraduate studies.

UChicago was one of the first universities in America to recognize the importance of Russia. Samuel Harper, son of the University’s first president, was a prominent Russianist and began building the University Library’s Russian collection, one of the world’s best and largest. Interested students can get involved in faculty research projects such as a study of the economy and material culture of Russia from 1600 to 1725. Most concentrators spend time in Russia in a Russian-language study program.

Students gain competence in the Russian language as a tool for further work, some knowledge of one or more of the social sciences as they relate to Russian materials, and a thorough grounding in selected aspects of Russian history, politics, economics, or associated subjects.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Narratives Suspense in European/Russian Lit/Film
  • Avant-Garde in East Central Europe
  • Central Asian Cinema
  • Introduction to Film
  • Vampires, Villains, & Magic: The Supernatural in Eastern Euro
  • Puppet Theory
  •  Animation in the Eastern Bloc
  • Soviet Science Fiction
  • The Intelligentsia: On Slavic Social Thought
  • Russian Literature in the Composer's Ear
  • Introduction to the Musical Folklore of Central Asia

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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General Requirements

  • Application for Admission and Supplement Essays
  • Application Fee or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Midyear Report

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19214 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19214 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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