Course Listings - East European and Eurasian Area Studies at OSU

The following is a list of courses that are offered at OSU that are established area studies courses, meaning 25% or more of the course is about Eastern Europe or Eurasia, and language classes.  This is a resource for students and is not meant to be an exhaustive list of courses.  If there is a course that a student is interested in taking that is not on this list, they should contact Eileen Kunkler, the program advisor of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES), at kunkler.10@osu.edu to see if it is applicable or can be taken as an area studies course.  Students should check the university's official schedule of courses to see when these classes are offered.   

East European and Eurasian Language Courses

Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian

  • 1101: Elementary BCS I
  • 1102: Elementary BCS II
  • 1103: Intermediate Serbo-Croatian I
  • 2104: Intermediate Serbo-Croatian II
  • 3101: Advanced BCS I*
  • 3102: Advanced BCS II*

*Currently not taught at OSU but available as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Courseshare program. 

Czech

  • 1101: Elementary Czech I*
  • 1102: Elementary Czech II*
  • 1103: Intermediate Czech I*
  • 2104: Intermediate Czech II*

*Currently not taught at OSU but available as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Courseshare program. 

East European Language & Literatures

  • 5627: Reading Course in a Balkan or East European Language (Introduction to Albanian Linguistics: The Balkan Sprachbund/Prehistoric Contacts Between Slavic and Iranian)

Modern Greek

  • 1101: Elementary Modern Greek
  • 1102: Intermediate Modern Greek I
  • 1103: Intermediate Modern Greek II
  • 4001: Advanced Modern Greek 1
  • 4002: Advanced Modern Greek 2

Near Eastern Language & Cultures

  • 5130: Ugaritic

Polish

  • 1101: Elementary Polish I
  • 1102: Elementary Polish II
  • 1103: Intermediate Polish I
  • 2104: Intermediate Polish II
  • 3101: Advanced Polish I*
  • 3102: Advanced Polish II*

*Currently not taught at OSU but available as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Courseshare program. 

Romanian

  • 1101: Elementary Romanian I
  • 1102: Elementary Romanian II
  • 1103: Intermediate Romanian I
  • 1111: Intensive Intermediate Romanian 
  • 2104: Intermediate Romanian II

Russian

  • 1101.01: Elementary Russian I:  Classroom
  • 1101.51: Elementary Russian I: (Self-paced)
  • 1102.01: Elementary Russian II:  Classroom
  • 1102.51: Elementary Russian II: (Self-paced)
  • 1103.01: Intermediate Russian I:  Classroom
  • 1103.51: Intermediate Russian I: (Self-paced)
  • 2104.01: Intermediate Russian II:  Classroom
  • 2104.51: Intermediate Russian II: (Self-paced)
  • 2144: Intermediate Russian for Heritage Speakers
  • 3101: Contemporary Russian in Cultural and Literary Contexts
  • 3102: Current Events through the Russian Media
  • 3121: Advanced Reading Russian I Self-Paced
  • 3122: Advanced Reading Russian II Self-Paced
  • 3140: Russian Conversation
  • 4101: Advanced Russian I
  • 4102: Advanced Russian II
  • 4135: Practical Russian Pronunciation
  • 5101: Advanced Russian III
  • 5102: Advanced Russian IV
  • 6171: Basic Reading Russian for Graduate Students
  • 6172: Reading Russian for Research
  • 7150: Language Maintenance and Professionalization

Slavic Language & Literature

  • 6625: Old Church Slavonic

Turkish

  • 1101: Elementary Turkish I
  • 1102.01: Elementary Turkish II
  • 1103: Intermediate Turkish I
  • 2101: Intermediate Turkish II
  • 2102:  ntermediate Turkish III
  • 3001: Advanced Turkish Syntax

Uzbek

  • 1101: Elementary Uzbek I
  • 1102: Elementary Uzbek II
  • 1103: Intermediate Uzbek I
  • 2101: Intermediate Uzbek II
  • 2102: Intermediate Uzbek III*
  • 3102: Advanced Uzbek I*

*Currently not taught at OSU but available as part of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Courseshare program. 

Area Studies Courses

Business Administration: Management and Human Resources

  • 2000: Introduction to International Business
  • 4021: Institutional Environments in International Business
  • 7010: Fisher College of Business Global Business Expedition (various locations, including Central and Eastern Europe)

Classics

  • 2500H: Greek Identities: Ancient and Modern
  • 2798.04: Crossroads of East and West: Greece and Turkey

Comparative Studies

  • 4597.03: Global Folklore
  • 5957.01: Traveler as Trickster (Comparative Folklore)

Dance

  • 3402: Dance in Global Contexts
  • 7402: Dance in Times of Turbulence
  • 7409: Ethnographies of Dance and Performance

Earth Sciences

  • 2204: Exploring Water Issues
  • 3411: Water Security for the 21st Century

Economics

  • 4560: Cooperation and Conflict in Global Economics (cross-listed under International Studies)

Film Studies

  • 4580: Studies in a Major Director: Films of the Polish Filmmaker Roman Polansky

Geography

  • 2500: Cities in their Global Spaces
  • 2750: World Regional Geography
  • 3597.01: World Urbanization
  • 5501: Urban Spaces in the Global Economy

Germanic

  • 2250: Berlin: Stories, Languages, and Ideas
  • 3252: The Holocaust in Literature and Film
  • 3254H: Representations and Memory of the Holocaust in Film
  • 3351: Democracy, Fascism, and German Culture

Modern Greek

  • 2000: Athens: The Modern City
  • 2100: Greece and Beyond: The Crossing of Borders through Film
  • 2240H: Travels to Greece: The Search for a Cultural Ideal
  • 2367: Reading and Writing about Issues in Greek American Society and Culture
  • 2410: Culture of Contemporary Greece
  • 2680: Folklore of Contemporary Greece
  • 3570: CLLC Radio
  • 3710: Modern Greek Literature in Translation

History

  • 1212: Western Civilization from 17th Century to Modern Times
  • 2203: Introduction to Early Modern Europe
  • 2204: Modern European History
  • 2231: The Crusades
  • 2250: Empires and Nations in Western Europe
  • 2251: Empires and Nations in Eastern Europe, 1500-Present
  • 2280: Introduction to Russian History
  • 2375: Islamic Central Asia
  • 2451: Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History
  • 2452: Modern Jewish History: 1700-Present
  • 2475: History of the Holocaust (cross-listed under Jewish Studies)
  • 2500: 20th Century International History
  • 2650: The World Since 1914
  • 2704: Water: A Human History
  • 3225: Early Byzantine Empire
  • 3226: Later Byzantine Empire
  • 3251: History of Europe in the 19th Century
  • 3252: People on the Move: Migration in Modern Europe
  • 3253: 20th Century Europe to 1950
  • 3254: Europe Since 1950
  • 3269: Eastern Europe in the 20th Century
  • 3270: World War I
  • 3276: European Thought and Culture: 17th Century
  • 3281: Imperial Russian History, 1700-1917
  • 3282: History of the Soviet Union
  • 3283: Siberia in World History
  • 3351: Intellectual and Social Movements in the Muslim World
  • 3353: Jewish Communities under Muslim Rule
  • 3356: The Ottoman Empire 1300-1800
  • 3365: History of Afghanistan
  • 3375: Mongol World Empire
  • 3376: The Silk Road: Commerce and Culture in Eurasia 200 BCE-1498 CE
  • 3455: Jewish Life from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (cross-listed under Jewish Studies)
  • 3501: US Diplomatic History: 1920-Present
  • 3525: 19th Century European International History
  • 3540: Modern Intelligence History
  • 3551: War in World History, 1651-1899
  • 3552: War in World History, 1900-Present
  • 3570: World War II
  • 3590: Wars of Empire: Europe’s “Small Wars” of the 19th-20th Century
  • 3642: Women in Modern Europe, from the 18th Century to the Present
  • 3670: Transnational History of World War II in Europe
  • 4250: Readings in Modern European History
  • 4255: Research Seminar in Modern European History
  • 4285: Research Seminar in Russian, East European and Eurasian History
  • 4525: Research Seminar in International History
  • 4550: Readings in Military History
  • 4575: Research Seminar in Military History
  • 7255: Studies in 20th Century European History
  • 7275: Studies in East European History
  • 7280: Studies in Russian, Eurasian, and Soviet History
  • 7350: Studies in Islamic History
  • 7500: Studies in International History
  • 7755: The History of the Idea of Race in Europe
  • 8250: Seminar in Modern European History

History of Art

  • 2901: Introduction to World Cinema
  • 3901: World Cinema Today
  • 5622: From Dada to Dictatorship

International Studies

  • 2250: The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union    
  • 2251: Eastern Europe Since World War II    
  • 2200: Introduction to the Modern Middle East    
  • 3700: Introduction to Intelligence
  • 4250: Comparative Communism: China and Russia
  • 4251: Organized Crime and Corruption in Contemporary Europe
  • 4560: Cooperation and Conflict in World Economics (cross-listed under Economics)
  • 4700: Terror and Terrorism
  • 4701: Development and Control of Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • 4703: Science, Technology and the Cold War
  • 4800: Cultural Diplomacy
  • 4803: Peace-Keeping and Collective Security
  • 5645: Contemporary Issues in the Modern Middle East
  • 5700: Rebuilding Failed and Weak States (cross-listed under Public Affairs)
  • 5703: Practicum: Intelligence Analysis
  • 5801: Children and War

Jewish Studies

  • 2241: Yiddish Culture (cross-listed under Yiddish)
  • 2402: Modern Jewish History 1700-Present
  • 2475: History of the Holocaust (cross-listed under History)
  • 3371: Yiddish Literature in Translation (cross-listed under Yiddish)
  • 3455: Jewish Life from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (cross-listed under History)

Law

  • 7124: International Dispute Resolution
  • 7230: International Business Transactions
  • 7700: Human Rights
  • 7712: International Law
  • 8896.27: Seminar: The Middle East Conflict
  • 8896.47: War Crimes Law

Linguistics

  • 5901: Introduction to Historical Linguistics
  • 7902: Historical Linguistics: Morphology

Medieval and Renaissance Studies

  • 2513: Medieval Russia

Music

  • 3348: Music on the Move in a Globalized World
  • 3351: World of Music

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

  • 2244: Films of the Middle East
  • 3350: Contemporary Issues in Turkey
  • 3702: Literature and Culture of the Islamic World
  • 4597: Islamic Revival and Social Justice: Utopian Ideals and Lived Realities
  • 5204: Culture and Politics in Central Asia
  • 5578: Islamic Law and Society
  • 5645: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
  • 8205: Women in the Modern Middle East

Philosophy

  • 3111: Introduction to Jewish Philosophy
  • 5640: Philosophy in Literature

Polish

  • 5230: Polish Literature

Political Science

  • 3420: Politcal Theories of Democracy
  • 4210: Politics of European Integration
  • 4212: From Dictatorship to Democracy
  • 4218: Russian Politics
  • 4310: Security Policy
  • 4326: Russian Foreign Policy
  • 4597.01: International Cooperation and Conflict
  • 4891: Topics in American Politics: Disinformation in the Digital Age
  • 5414: Liberalism, Totalitarianism, and Empire: 20th Century Political Thought

Public Health

  • 6000: Introduction to Global Health
  • 7000: Public Health in Developing Countries

Public Health: Epidemiology

  • 5412: Infectious Diseases in the Developing World
  • 6436: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Public Policy and Management

  • 5700: Rebuilding Failed and Weak States (cross-listed under International Studies)

Russian

  • 2250: Masterpieces of Russian Literature
  • 2250H: Honors Masterpieces of Russian Literature
  • 2335.01: Magnificence, Mayhem, and Mafia: Russian Culture
  • 2335.99: Russians and Their Vodka: Deconstructing Myths
  • 2345: Russian Fairy Tales and Folklore
  • 3350: Russian Culture and Politics
  • 3460: Modern Russian Experience Through Film
  • 3470: Anna Karenina Goes to Hollywood: Tolstoy's Novel in Film and Popular Culture
  • 3530: Russian Cuisine in History, Literature, and Culture
  • 3570: CLLC Radio
  • 4191: Internship for Russian Majors
  • 4220: Love and Death in Russian Literature and Film
  • 4575: Capstone Course for Russian Majors
  • 5230: Utopia and Distopia in Russian Literature
  • 5250.02: The Russian Writer: Dostoevsky
  • 5250.04: The Russian Writer: Nabokov
  • 5601: The Structure of Russian
  • 5701: The History of Russian
  • 6252: Russian Literary Genres
  • 6653: Russian Drama
  • 6656: Russian Women Writers
  • 6702: History of Russian 2
  • 7356: Gender, Feminism, and Russian Women's Culture
  • 8550: Seminar in Russian Literature, Film, or Cultural Studies

Slavic Languages & Literatures

  • 2230: Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: From Slavic Myth to Twilight
  • 2345: Introduction to Slavic and East European Literature and Culture
  • 2367: East European Immigrant Experience in America
  • 3310: Science Fiction: East vs. West
  • 3333: The Soviet Space Age
  • 3360: Screening Minorities: Representations of the Other in Slavic Film
  • 4250H: Slavic and East European Cities
  • 4597: Politics of Language in Southeast Europe
  • 4797: Survey of the Slavic Languages
  • 4800: Bilingualism: Life in Two Worlds
  • 5450: Global Human Trafficking: Realities and Representations (cross-listed under Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
  • 5460: Russian Media
  • 6000: Slavic Literature, Film, and Culture Studies Professionalization Forum
  • 6457: Film Theory, Gender, and National Identity in Slavic Cinema
  • 6500: Proseminar in Slavic and East European Literary and Cultures Studies
  • 6501: Introduction to Slavic Studies
  • 6600: Slavic Linguistics Professionalization Forum
  • 7480: Slavic Film Directors
  • 7801: College Teaching of Slavic & East European Languages
  • 8741: Medieval Slavic Workshop
  • 8802: Language and Memory: Psycholinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
  • 8803: Language, Culture, and Cognition

Social Work

  • 8501: International Social Work and Social Development

Sociology

  • 3463: Social Stratification: Race, Class and Gender
  • 7756: Sociology of Immigration

Theatre

  • 2100: Introduction to Theatre
  • 3731: Theatre Histories and Literatures
  • 3812: Acting Studio 1: Stanislavsky
  • 5741: Czech Theatre and Culture
  • 5771: Theatre for Social Change

Turkish

  • 2271: Turkish Culture: Beyond Harems and Bellydancers
  • 2701: Turkish Literature in Translation
  • 3350: Contemporary Issues in Turkey
  • 5377: Turkish Theatre, Music, and Dance

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • 3505: Feminist Analysis in Global Perspective
  • 5450: Global Human Trafficking: Realities and Representations (cross-listed under Slavic Languages and Literatures)
  • 7780: Theorizing Global and Transnational Feminism

Yiddish

  • 2241: Yiddish Culture (cross-listed under Jewish Studies)
  • 2367: Jewish-American Voices in US Literature
  • 3371: Yiddish Literature in Translation (cross-listed under Jewish Studies
  • 3399: The Holocaust in Yiddish and Ashkenazic Literature and Film
  • 4721: Studies in Yiddish Literature
  • 7721:  Studies in Yiddish Literature

Course Lists

Each semester, CSEES also compiles a list of courses that are being offered for that particular semester for easy reference for students. Please see the menu bar on the right for the latest semester's course list.

Education Abroad

Different units at Ohio State offer numerous study abroad programs in Central and Eastern Europe in a variety of disciplines with offerings frequently varying from year-to-year. For the most up-to-date information, please visit OSU's Education Abroad webpage

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