The department teaches the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Slavic nations. The curriculum provides the language training prerequisite to specialization in a variety of careers (e.g., government, diplomacy, international trade, teaching), and offers an enriching cultural and linguistic background to non-concentrators, especially those interested in the ethnic heritage of the Slavic peoples.
Prerequisites to the Academic Minor. BCS 131, 132, and 231, or equivalent, as determined by the departmental placement examination.
Academic Minor Program. 16 credits of courses, including BCS 232 (4 credits) and 12 credits in courses selected from the following two categories, with at least 6 credits from Category A and no more than 6 credits from Category B:
Category A: BCS Courses Language, Literature, and Culture. Courses in Category A encourage students to continue their language study through literary classes and individualized work with an instructor, concentrating on BCS culture, literature and history.
- BCS 350 / JUDAIC 350 / REEES 350. Legacy of the Holocaust in Yugoslav Culture: How and Why We Need to Narrate the Holocaust
- BCS 436. Modern Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Literature
- BCS 437. Yugoslav Literature of Exile: Nowhere People-Exiles from the State of Ideology
- BCS 439. Directed Reading of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Literature
- HISTORY 431. History of the Balkans Since 1878
- SLAVIC 471. Seminar in Cultural Studies of Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, section entitled “Technologies of Memory”
Category B: Courses on Central/Eastern European Slavic Culture. Category B courses place the cultural space of the Western Balkans (the area where BCS is spoken) into a larger Central European political, cultural and historical context.
- POLISH 215. Heart of Europe: Poland Today
- SLAVIC 225. Arts and Cultures of Central Europe
- SLAVIC 312 / RCHUMS 312. Central European Cinema
- SLAVIC 423. Central European Literature in the Twentieth Century
- SLAVIC 490. Issues in the Cultures of Eastern Europe (appropriate topics)
- REEES 405. Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (appropriate topics)
Typical Courses Offered
|Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian|
|Course No.||Typically Offered||Course Title|
|131||F (even years)||First Year BCS|
|132||W||First Year BCS|
|231||F (odd years)||Second Year BCS I|
|232||W||Second Year BCS II|
|350||W||Legacy of the Holocaust in Yugoslav Literature|
|436||W||Modern BCS Literature (Topics)|
|437||F||Yugoslav Literature of Exile|
|439||F; W||Directed Reading of BCS|