Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia

Students devise their programs in consultation with their advisors. Strong competence in Russian or another East European language, depending upon the student’s area of specialization, is required. In addition, a reading knowledge (preferably better) of one
language of the secondary literature is required, with German strongly advised (French or another appropriate language is acceptable in consultation with the advisor). There is no Core Colloquium, but students take graduate colloquia with faculty in the field and associated fields, as appropriate for their interests. Orals should be taken by the middle of the third year, and a dissertation prospectus presented by the end of the third year. There is no formal thesis defense, but students can request one. Students are urged to attend the Russian and East European History Kruzhok, public lectures at CREEES, the Modern European Workshop and/or relevant Humanities Center Geballe Faculty/Graduate Student Workshops.