Central and Eastern European Studies - CEES


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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400 A Survey of Central and Eastern Europe
3 OR 4 hours. An interdisciplinary historical and cultural overview of Central and Eastern Europe. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

406 History of European Standard Languages
3 OR 4 hours. The phenomenon of the "standard language" in Western and Eastern Europe. Same as LING 406. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Previously listed as CEES 405. In cases where students speak languages other than English, they might receive tasks to research literature in that language (and on that language) and to present their research results. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; and consent of the instructor.

411 The City as Cultural Focus
3 OR 4 hours. Interdisciplinary study of urban culture with focus on German-speaking countries. Same as GER 411. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Taught in English. No knowledge of German required. Students who intend to use GER 411 toward a degree offered by the Department of Germanic Studies will do assignments in German. Area: literature/culture. Prerequisite(s): For majors and minors in the Department of Germanic Studies only: GER 212 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

418 Topics in German History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as HIST 418. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of European history, or consent of the instructor.

430 Classical German Philosophy
3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to German philosophy and intellectual history through the critical analysis of major authors and texts. Same as GER 430. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Area: literature/culture. Prerequisite(s): One 300-level course in Germanic Studies or consent of the instructor.

433 Topics in Eastern European History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as HIST 433. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of European history or consent of the instructor.

435 Topics in Russian History
3 OR 4 hours. Specific topics are announced each term. Same as HIST 435. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): 3 hours of European history or consent of the instructor.

438 The Faust Legend
3 OR 4 hours. Discusses Goethe's Faust within the context of European and non-European literatures. Traces the origins, significance, and interpretation of the Faust figure. Same as GER 438. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Taught in English. Area: literature/culture.

439 Gender and Cultural Production
3 OR 4 hours. Issues of gender representation and gender politics examined through the use of theoretical texts or through the study of women authors. Same as GER 439 and GWS 439. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s) if topics vary. Taught in English. Students who intend to use GER 439 toward a degree offered by the Department of Germanic Studies will do assignments in German. Area: literature/culture. Prerequisite(s): GER 212 or consent of the instructor.

460 Topics in Central and Eastern European Literature and Culture
3 OR 4 hours. Study of a time period, movement, genre, or special topic. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Same as SLAV 460. May be repeated up to 2 time(s), with consent of the instructor, and if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

515 Film and Media Culture
4 hours. Explores the theory and history of film and other visual media. Emphasis will be given to the status of media texts in their cultural contexts, as well as to their function as components of modern social institutions. Same as GER 515. Taught in English. Students will be asked to watch films outside of class.

532 Seminar in Russian History
4 hours. Research in topics. Same as HIST 532. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.