Requirements for Major
The major in The Russian and Central Eurasian Studies Program was established to give the Wittenberg student the opportunity to study the complicated fabric of Russian society by means of an interdisciplinary approach.
This is a 38 credit hour program which requires you to take classes from at least four departments, in addition to the Russian and Central Eurasian Studies Capstone class in your senior year.
Requirements for Minor
The minor in the Russian and Central Eurasian Studies Program allows students to develop an interest in the area, its language, culture, and history without taking the full 38 credit hour major. The minor (20-22 credit hours) still requires students to learn some of the language, some of the history and additional information about the region.
Departmental Honors in The Russian and Central Eurasian Studies Program
The student seeking departmental honors must complete an Honors Thesis. The Senior Honors Thesis would involve significant interdisciplinary research in The Russian and Central Eurasian Studies Program, and would fulfill four credits towards The Russian and Central Eurasian Studies Program major. The formal academic criteria for enrolling into a program will be prior attainment of the overall GPA of 3.5. The proposal submitted by the student should be approved by the departmental faculty. A committee of three members will be designated to supervise the project.
Languages Across the Curriculum
The Russian and Central Eurasian Studies Program Program heartily encourages the concept of "languages across the discipline." The student with sufficient language background may do a portion of the course work in the Russian language. This allows the student not only to practice the language but also to apply it to an area of interest. Prior approval of a text will be given by the language instructor to insure the appropriate level for the student. Participation is voluntary, but highly recommended.