Slavic Studies  (Minor)

Unlock the doors to exciting government, international and corporate organizations with your competitive edge in skills in the lesser known Slavic languages. A minor in this field gives you a background in the hotbed zones of Eastern Europe and a cultural expertise that's in demand.

Program Description

The Slavic studies minor program focuses on Slavic languages and cultures with a concentration in either Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian or Polish.

It is designed to complement the studies of students from a wide range of disciplines (e.g., history, cultural anthropology, music, political science, economics) whose professional interests lie in Poland or the countries of southeastern Europe. The program places equal emphases on language, culture and regional studies. The minor develops limited professional linguistic proficiency in either BCS or Polish along with adequate cultural sensitivity.

Career Opportunities

A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop new skills apart from it. A Slavic studies minor equips students with communication and cultural competency skills, a valuable benefit when they pursue careers in political analysis, sociology or marketing.

Contact Information

School of International Letters and Cultures | LL 440 | 480-965-6281

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: None

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students who wish to add the minor in Slavic studies to the degree they are currently pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor in Slavic studies requires 18 upper-division credit hours. A minimum of six upper-division credit hours must be taken in residence at ASU. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.

Slavic Language Courses -- 6 credit hours

Language sequence options for earning the required six credit hours are: complete BCS 311 and BCS 312, or BCS 495 taken twice; OR PLC 311 and PLC 312, or PLC 494 Polish for the Heritage Speaker taken twice.

Course substitutions are permitted for heritage speakers and other advanced speakers of Slavic languages. Please contact the School of International Letters and Cultures for more information.

Required Courses -- 9 credit hours

BCS OR PLC OR RUS OR SLV Upper-Division Elective (choose one course) -- 3 credit hours

No lower-division language courses are applicable to the minor.

Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Program Contact Information

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