East European: Polish/Russian Language and Culture / Minor

Minor Credit Hours: 18

East 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. East European Language and Culture minors are encouraged to pursue a second minor in Ethnic and Cultural Studies. Consult the program Director of the Ethnic and Cultural Studies minor. Two upper-division courses and three additional credit hours in a Foreign Language minor may not be applied to another minor or any major offered at Lewis University.

Students must complete 9 credits in EITHER Polish OR Russian language.

Degree Requirements

I. Required Language Courses (9)

POLISH

Minor: PLSH
FLAN-11700First-Year Polish 1

3

-OR

FLAN-19100First-Year Language in Location 1

3

FLAN-11800First-Year Polish 2

3

-OR

FLAN-19200First-Year Language in Location 2

3

FLAN-23300Second-Year Polish 1

3

-OR

FLAN-29100Second-Year Language in Location 1

3

-OR

ENGL-31400Linguistics

3

RUSSIAN

Minor: RSSN
FLAN-12100First-Year Russian 1

3

-OR

FLAN-19100First-Year Language in Location 1

3

FLAN-12200First-Year Russian 2

3

-OR

FLAN-19200First-Year Language in Location 2

3

FLAN-24300Second-Year Russian 1

3

-OR

FLAN-29100Second-Year Language in Location 1

3

-OR

ENGL-31400Linguistics

3

II. Elective Culture Courses (9)

Choose three courses from at least two different departments. Topics courses and seminars must be related to East European (Polish or Russian) studies.
ENGL-22000Topics in Literature

3

ENGL-33900Topics in World Authors

3

ENGL-37600World/Ethnic Film

3

HIST-37200Modern Europe (1815-Present)

3

HIST-38500Russia: Ancient Times to the Present

3

HIST-38600Eastern Europe: From the Baltic to the Black Sea

3

COMM-35000Intercultural Communication

3

MUSC-22600Topics in Music

3

POLS-32100Comparative Government

3

POLS-33100International Relations

3

POLS-33700International Topics

3

FLAN-21600Foreign Language Workshop

1

FLAN-12000International Experience Seminar

1

FLAN-23400Second-Year Polish 2

3

-OR

FLAN-24400Second-Year Russian 2

3

FLAN-29200Second-Year Language in Location 2

3

FLAN-30000Topics in a Foreign Language

3

PSYC-28500Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

Russian Language and Culture minors may select FLAN 34200 and FLAN 34300 as upper-division electives when offered.

III. At least two courses in the minor must be at the 30000 or 40000 level.