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Russian and East European Studies

The Center for Russian and East European Studies (REES) seeks to broaden knowledge about the former USSR and Eastern Europe through multi- and inter-disciplinary programming for the Emory academic community, teachers and faculty at other educational institutions, and the general public.

Faculty

Chair/Director
Elena Glazov-Corrigan
P7163263
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Dalhousie University, 1977
  • MA, Dalhousie University, 1979
  • MA, Dalhousie University, 1980
  • PhD, University of Toronto, 1989

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • Comparative Literature, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • literary/ critical theory
  • twentieth-century Russian literature
  • Shakespeare and the English Renaissance
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Elena Glazov-Corrigan
P7163263
Associate Professor

Education

  • BA, Dalhousie University, 1977
  • MA, Dalhousie University, 1979
  • MA, Dalhousie University, 1980
  • PhD, University of Toronto, 1989

Departments

  • Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures, Core Faculty
  • Comparative Literature, Core Faculty

Academic Interests

  • literary/ critical theory
  • twentieth-century Russian literature
  • Shakespeare and the English Renaissance

Courses

Russian and East European Studies 100-Level Courses
REES 190: Freshman Seminar
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
FSEM
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fulfills GER freshman seminar requirement. Seminar will introduce students to special topics in Russian and East European studies with a cross-disciplinary approach.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Russian and East European Studies 200-Level Courses
REES 200: Intro to Russian Area Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. This course is an introduction to Russian culture, society and history. As such, it takes an interdisciplinary approach to answering two fundamental questions that have animated Russians themselves for centuries: What is Russia? Where is Russia going? These issues are approached from a number of perspectives, including historical, cultural, political, legal, and artistic.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REES 200W: Intro to Russian Area Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. This course is an introduction to Russian culture, society and history. As such, it takes an interdisciplinary approach to answering two fundamental questions that have animated Russians themselves for centuries: What is Russia? Where is Russia going? These issues are approached from a number of perspectives, including historical, cultural, political, legal, and artistic.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
Russian and East European Studies 300-Level Courses
REES 328: Central Asia and Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 328: Central Asia and Russia
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REES 328W: Central Asia and Russia
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
HIST 328W: Central Asia and Russia
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
REES 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HSC
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
RUSS 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
WGS 363: Russia's Amazon-Women
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REES 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HSCW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
RUSS 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
WGS 363W: Russia's Amazon-Women
Course Description

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
REES 375: Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
3 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Topics to be announced in advance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
REES 375W: Special Topics
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Fall or spring. Topics to be announced in advance.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
Writing Requirement
Yes
REES 378: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
HAP
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
RUSS 378: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
Course Description

This is an interdisciplinary course which examines the birth of the new Russian culture which developed during and after the break of the Soviet empire (1980s - 2000s). Topics will range from philosophy to literature to the visual arts, and will include discussions of religious diversity and language evolution. Major intellectual and religious trends to be considered will include postmodernism, conceptualism, post-atheism, and the resurgence of traditional confessions and sectarian consciousness.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REES 378W: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
HAPW
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
RUSS 378W: Post-Soviet Phantom of Empire
Course Description

This is an interdisciplinary course which examines the birth of the new Russian culture which developed during and after the break of the Soviet empire (1980s - 2000s). Topics will range from philosophy to literature to the visual arts, and will include discussions of religious diversity and language evolution. Major intellectual and religious trends to be considered will include postmodernism, conceptualism, post-atheism, and the resurgence of traditional confessions and sectarian consciousness.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Lecture
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
Russian and East European Studies 400-Level Courses
REES 490: Adv Sem: Russian Area Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
3
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Required of Russian area studies majors. The interdisciplinary thesis must be approved by the Russian and East European Studies Committee and will be directed by a member of the faculty whose specialty lies in the field emphasized by the student's course of study.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
REES 490W: Adv Sem: Russian Area Studies
General Information
Credit Hours
4
GERs
WRT
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Every semester. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Required of Russian area studies majors. The interdisciplinary thesis must be approved by the Russian and East European Studies Committee and will be directed by a member of the faculty whose specialty lies in the field emphasized by the student's course of study.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Seminar
Weekly Contact Minutes
150
Writing Requirement
Yes
REES 497R: Directed Study
General Information
Credit Hours
1 - 4
GERs
None
Variable GER
None
Pre-Requisites
None
Co-Requisites
None
Cross-Listed
None
Course Description

Approval by department is required.

Contact Hour Information
Course Type
Directed study
Weekly Contact Minutes
variable
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Honors Program

See “Honors Program” under the curriculum section of the catalog and consult the department for further details.

For more information, see Honors Program | Academic Policies & Regulations.