The Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, an affiliate of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, draws on a core faculty in the humanities, history, and social sciences to support and maintain a diverse undergraduate curriculum. The program offers a certificate of proficiency to undergraduates who combine study of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia with any other departmental concentration from the humanities and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs to the sciences and engineering.
The program's purpose is to provide undergraduates with expertise in a core language of Eurasia -- for most students that would be Russian -- and a scholarly grounding in the study of the region. Other languages applicable toward the certificate include Polish, Czech, the languages of Southeastern Europe (Romanian, Bulgarian, and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian), and Turkish, the last being the basis for most Central Asian languages as well as some in the Caucasus and in Russia. It frequently interacts with the programs in Near Eastern studies and European studies.
REEES also supports innovative research. Along with the annual interdisciplinary conference Princeton Conjunction, the program organizes various workshops and seminars throughout the academic year. In addition, it holds monthly kruzhok meetings that provide a forum for graduate students and faculty to discuss their work-in-progress. Outreach includes fillm screenings and an array of speakers whose lectures are open to the public.
The Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies offers preparation for government service, international business and finance, law, media, science, teaching, nongovernmental organizations, and other aspects of global affairs. As such, courses from many departments count toward the certificate. The program is compatible with all concentrations.
Navigate this Web site with the menu to the left to learn more about the program and the requirements for an undergraduate Certificate of Proficiency.