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Slavic and East European Studies Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Pathways: Liberal Arts and Humanities, World Cultures and Languages

Discover the diverse languages, cultures, history, geography, politics, economies, religions and societies of Eastern Europe. The demand from government and the private sector for individuals specializing in this resurgent area of Europe has renewed in recent years.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • RUSS 101 Elementary Russian 1
    3
  • SEES 101 Introduction to Slavic and Eastern European Studies
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • RUSS 102 Elementary Russian 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Participate in an alternative spring break
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a resume writing class

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • RUSS 203 Intermediate Russian 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • RUSS 204 Intermediate Russian 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Join a student organization
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Make a friend from another country

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally

Academics

Fall
  • SEES Language Course
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    HIST 417 World War II in Europe or
    HIST 418 Eastern Europe Since 1945
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    HIST 217 History of Russia to 1917 or
    HIST 218 History of Russia: 1900-Present or
    HIST 417 World War II in Europe or
    HIST 418 Eastern Europe Since 1945 or
    HIST 419 Revolutionary Russia: 1900-1953 or
    HIST 420 USSR and After: 1953 to Present
  • SEES Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • SEES Language Course
    3
  • SEES Elective
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ECON 453 Economic Transition in Europe or
    ECON 454 Comparative Economic Systems
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    FCLT 281 Vampire: Blood and Revolution or
    FCLT 380 Holocaust: Eastern Europe Film and Literature or
    FCLT 381 Contemporary Polish Cinema or
    FCLT 382 Polish Cinema: Kieslowski
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Become an Alcohol Literacy trainer and educate peers about the real effects of drinking alcohol
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Join an intramural team
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • SEES 497A
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    FLIT 256 Russian Literature Translation 1 or
    FLIT 257 Russian Literature Translation 2 or
    FCLT 250 Russian Fairy Tales or
    FCLT 280 Science Fiction: East and West or
    FCLT 281 Vampire: Blood and Revolution or
    FCLT 380 Holocaust: Eastern Europe Film and Literature or
    FCLT 381 Contemporary Polish Cinema or
    FCLT 382 Polish Cinema: Kieslowski
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • SEES Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend the Graduation One-Stop Shop
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Exercise daily
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

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