A student choosing to pursue a Minor in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies must complete the normal requirements in their department as well as the following requirements of the program. The director must approve the proposed course of study each term.

RES Minor Requirements

  1. Coursework: The minor requires students to complete four regular courses (two Division I courses and two Division II courses) in the following disciplines:
    • History and Social Sciences: Two upper-level courses on the history or social sciences of the Russian empire, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, or Eurasia.
    • Literature, Arts and Culture: Two upper-level courses in the literatures, arts or culture of the Russia, Eastern Europe and/or Eurasia.
  2. Language Requirement: The minor requires students to have a minimum of one year in any or the applicable languages offered at Princeton (such as Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian) or to demonstrate a comparable level of language proficiency (typically intermediate low). To fulfill the requirement, students must pass the proficiency test administered by the Slavic Department (or in case of the languages other than Slavic, by a language specialist in that language), or complete appropriate 102 (for non-heritage)/103 (for heritage speakers) language course.
    • Students who seek more advanced level of language competence are encouraged to contact the Slavic Department and choose Slavic as a minor or major.


Contact Carole Dopp, Program Manager or call 609-258-5978