M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

Finding Aid for the
PROGRAM IN RUSSIAN AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES
RECORDS
(UA-6XX)

Finding aid includes an administrative history only.

For reference queries contact Grenander Department Reference staff or (518)-437-3935

Finding Aid Compiled by
Jason Lenkowitz
April 19, 1993



 
 
 
 
 
 

M. E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Adminstrative History


Program in Russian and East European Studies
Administrative History

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The current interdisciplinary program of Russian and East European Studies was created in 1975 in the College of Social and Behavorial Sciences.**1 Despite its recent formation, some of the program's courses have been offered since the 1950's and 1960's including "Elementary Russian" (since 1959)**,2 and the "History of Russia" (from 1966)**.3

The aim of the Russian and East European Studies Program has been for the "student to acquire a comprehensive view of Russian and East European civilization through many disciplines."**4 Major concentrations were offered from 1975 until 1984 in either history or in language and literature, each being fifty-four credit programs, and a minor was offered requiring eighteen credit hours.**5 From 1985 to the present (1993), three concentrations have been offered: history, political science, or Soviet Russia.**6 The Political Science and history programs require thirty-six credit hours, and the Soviet Russia concentration requires thirty-three credit hours.**7 From the beginning, all sub-programs required only one course, RES 498, entailing an undergraduate thesis in a Russian/ Eastern European related area. The interdisciplinary program offers a wide range of electives in many disciplines including history, Russian language, political science, sociology, geography, and economics. The program leads to a B.A. Graduate level courses dealing with the former Soviet Union/Eastern Europe are available in the Political Science, History and Slavic Studies departments, but not in the Russian and East European Studies Program.

Program Directors

Joseph Zacek, 1975-78
Rodney Patterson, 1978-79
Ernest Scatton, 1979-80
Erik Hoffman, 1980-82
Clara Tucker, 1982-84
Wayne Heiser, 1984-91
Joseph Zacek, 1991-92
Ernest Scatton, 1992-98
Charles Rougle, 1998-

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Notes

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1. State University of New York at Albany, SUNY, Courses, Programs, and Regulations Undergraduate Bulletin, 1975-76, 197.
2. State University of New York College for Teachers at Albany, SUNY, Undergraduate Bulletin, Fall 1959, 5
3. State University of New York at Albany, SUNY, Undergraduate Bulletin, Fall 1966, 27.
4. Courses, Programs, and Regulations Undergraduate Bulletin, 1975-76, 197.
5. State University of New York at Albany Undergraduate Bulletin, 1985-86, 116.
6. Ibid.
7. State University of New York at Albany Undergraduate Bulletin, 1993-94, 112.


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