Slavic Studies (Minor)

At a Glance: program details

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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.

Program 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 Heritage Speakers 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.

Notes: This course may be repeated for credit.
Notes: This topic may be repeated for credit.
Required Courses -- 9 credit hours
Slavic Upper-Division Elective (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
No lower-division language courses are applicable to the minor.
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment 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.

Career Outlook

Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.

A Slavic studies minor equips students with communication and cultural competency skills, a valuable benefit for any profession they choose to pursue, such as careers in political analysis, sociology or marketing.

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.

Community Health Workers

  • Growth: 14.1%
  • Median Salary*: 46190
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Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 3.9%
  • Median Salary*: 80910

Customs Brokers

  • Growth: 4.6%
  • Median Salary*: 71690
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  • Growth: 7.5%
  • Median Salary*: 135740
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Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products

  • Growth: 0.7%
  • Median Salary*: 63230
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News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists

  • Growth: -3.3%
  • Median Salary*: 55960

Sales Managers

  • Growth: 4%
  • Median Salary*: 130600

Social and Community Service Managers

  • Growth: 9.1%
  • Median Salary*: 74240
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Interpreters and Translators

  • Growth: 4.3%
  • Median Salary*: 53640

Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Growth: 1.4%
  • Median Salary*: 76030

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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