SLAVIC 150 - First Year Seminar
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Gipsy Kings?! The Peripheral Culture: Roma Minority in Central and Eastern Europe
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This course is designed to introduce students to the history and culture of the Roma in Central and Eastern Europe, with special focus on the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. Special attention is given to the issues related to the contemporary situation of the Roma: assimilation and marginalization of the Roma minority, economic problems, housing, education, and healthcare. The course also examines the socio-cultural stereotypes that shape the European dominant population’s attitudes towards the Roma minority.

Class Format:

Format: The weekly assignments (documentaries, lectures, readings) will be available asynchronously on Canvas. Weekly discussion will require synchronous participation.

Grading & Assessment: Testing for this course will be asynchronous and will consist of short answer and essay questions that will be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.

Platforms/Technology: Canvas & Zoom. Students must have access to a camera and microphone.


SLAVIC 150 - First Year Seminar
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
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MW 5:30PM - 7:00PM

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