EASTERN EUROPE: POLISH/RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE/MINOR
Minor Credit Hours: 18
Eastern European (Polish and Russian) Americans are the largest European-American ethnic group in the Chicago metropolitan area with as many as 1.5 million people claiming this ancestry. This minor is uniquely innovative and interdisciplinary in nature, emphasizing both language and culture.
Russian and Polish are both considered critical languages important for the economic well-being and national security of the United States. Studying critical languages will provide students with a competitive edge in their career search. Heritage speakers must consult with the Director of the Foreign Language Program when selecting language courses for this minor. Eastern European Language and Culture minors are encouraged to pursue a second minor in Ethnic and Cultural Studies.
Students must complete 9 credits in EITHER Polish OR Russian language.
Choose, with the advice and consent of the director of the Ethnic and Cultural Studies Program, 15 credit hours in significant ethnic and cultural electives, preferably in Eastern European related courses not duplicated among courses listed above. Two courses (6 credits) must be at the 300 or 400 level.