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European Studies - Central and Eastern

Central and Eastern European studies cover the history, politics, languages and art of countries like Russia, Hungary and Poland. Central and Eastern European studies programs are offered at many colleges and universities as a major or minor. Read on for more information.

Inside Central and Eastern European Studies

Central and Eastern European studies programs are interdisciplinary in nature, involving courses in sociology, Scandinavian studies, political science, history, geography and economics. Most degree programs in this field are offered through a school's department of European studies or Center for Russian and East European Studies. You might enroll in a general East European program or decide to study a specific region.

Education Information

Colleges most commonly offer Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) programs in the subject. During a program, students usually must gain fluency in at least one language, such as Russian, Yiddish, Turkish or Polish. Courses can include Russian literature, Holocaust history, Slavic folklore and East European art. M.A. programs usually require students to choose a particular locality or topic and produce a thesis on the subject. The following Study.com articles offer more information on related courses and programs:

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