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    New Major Concentration in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

     

    Central European Studies!

    Only at Carolina…

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    The creation of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures (GSLL) from the merger of two formerly distinct departments in 2011 has generated an opportunity for the creation of a new undergraduate concentration in Central European Studies. Unique in the US, this new undergraduate concentration in Central European Studies will make Carolina a leader in the growing field of Central European Studies.  We will begin offering this new concentration in the Fall semester, 2013.

    The major concentration in Central European Studies is an interdisciplinary track and will appeal to a diverse group of undergraduates interested in Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish and the fascinating history of Central Europe.  In addition to studying two different Central European languages (one through the intermediate level, one through the elementary level), students will take two core courses—GSLL 260 (From Berlin to Budapest:  Literature, Film, and Culture of Central Europe) and HIST 260 (East Central Europe from the Eighteenth Century to the Present)—and six other courses in GSLL and other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Students interested in pursuing the major concentration in Central European Studies should consult with the GSLL Director of Undergraduate Studies.  Students should also begin language study as early as possible in order to ensure they have time to learn two possibly quite disparate languages; however, the advantage of the structure of this new concentration is that students can begin taking content courses toward the major at any time, including during their first year of studies at Carolina.

    Students concentrating in Central European Studies will be encouraged to consider double-majors, or minors, in other fields.  Students will not be permitted to declare a second major in contemporary European Studies, or in any major or minor option offered by GSLL.

    B.A. Major in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures:

    Central European Studies Concentration

    Core Requirements

    • GSLL 260
    • HIST 260
    • Two departmental courses (6 credit hours) in CZCH, GERM, GSLL, HUNG, or PLSH numbered above 200 (not including introductory or intermediate foreign language courses, and not including GERM/SLAV 252, or GSLL 282)
    • Four additional courses (12 credit hours) which may include departmental courses in CZCH, GERM, GSLL, HUNG, PLSH, or SLAV numbered above 200 (not including introductory or intermediate foreign language courses, and not including GERM/SLAV 252, or GSLL 282), or approved Central European Studies Electives:  ANTH 449; ART 455; CMPL 270, 279, 281; GEOG 464; HIST 140, 159, 257, 406, 458, 460, 461, 462, 463, 481; JWST 140, 159, 239, 260, 262, 465, 467; PWAD 236, 257, 438; PHIL 224, 423, 427, 471, 438; RELI 239, 454, 522; SLAV 464, SOCI 257, WMST 250.

    Students may petition the director of undergraduate studies to include other courses with significant Central European content.

    • ONE of the following courses may count toward the major:  GSLL 691H, 692H, or 693H.

    At least four of the above courses (12 credit hours) must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the major. Majors who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer a maximum of four courses counting toward the major. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult with the relevant director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses for the major to be taken abroad.

    Additional Requirements

    • Credit for four semesters of study in one Central European Language (Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish)
    • Credit for two semesters of study in an additional Central European Language

     

    New core course to be offered in Spring 2014:

    260 From Berlin to Budapest:  Literature, Film, and Culture of Central Europe (3). Central Europe, at the center of dramatic historical changes--WWI, emergence of independent nation states, WWII and Holocaust, Communism and its end, incorporation into the European Union--produced unprecedented cultural results. The creative voices of these writers and filmmakers have relevance far beyond this region.

    Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures:

    Central

    European

    Studies!

    Only at Carolina…

     

    The creation of the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures (GSLL) from the merger of two formerly distinct departments in 2011 has generated an opportunity for the creation of a new undergraduate concentration in Central European Studies. Unique in the US, this new undergraduate concentration in Central European Studies will make Carolina a leader in the growing field of Central European Studies.  We will begin offering this new concentration in the Fall semester, 2013.

    The major concentration in Central European Studies is an interdisciplinary track and will appeal to a diverse group of undergraduates interested in Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish and the fascinating history of Central Europe.  In addition to studying two different Central European languages (one through the intermediate level, one through the elementary level), students will take two core courses—GSLL 260 (From Berlin to Budapest:  Literature, Film, and Culture of Central Europe) and HIST 260 (East Central Europe from the Eighteenth Century to the Present)—and six other courses in GSLL and other departments in the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Students interested in pursuing the major concentration in Central European Studies should consult with the GSLL Director of Undergraduate Studies.  Students should also begin language study as early as possible in order to ensure they have time to learn two possibly quite disparate languages; however, the advantage of the structure of this new concentration is that students can begin taking content courses toward the major at any time, including during their first year of studies at Carolina.

    Students concentrating in Central European Studies will be encouraged to consider double-majors, or minors, in other fields.  Students will not be permitted to declare a second major in contemporary European Studies, or in any major or minor option offered by GSLL.

    B.A. Major in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures:

    Central European Studies Concentration

    Core Requirements

    • GSLL 260
    • HIST 260
    • Two departmental courses (6 credit hours) in CZCH, GERM, GSLL, HUNG, or PLSH numbered above 200 (not including introductory or intermediate foreign language courses, and not including GERM/SLAV 252, or GSLL 282)
    • Four additional courses (12 credit hours) which may include departmental courses in CZCH, GERM, GSLL, HUNG, PLSH, or SLAV numbered above 200 (not including introductory or intermediate foreign language courses, and not including GERM/SLAV 252, or GSLL 282), or approved Central European Studies Electives:  ANTH 449; ART 455; CMPL 270, 279, 281; GEOG 464; HIST 140, 159, 257, 406, 458, 460, 461, 462, 463, 481; JWST 140, 159, 239, 260, 262, 465, 467; PWAD 236, 257, 438; PHIL 224, 423, 427, 471, 438; RELI 239, 454, 522; SLAV 464, SOCI 257, WMST 250.

    Students may petition the director of undergraduate studies to include other courses with significant Central European content.

    • ONE of the following courses may count toward the major:  GSLL 691H, 692H, or 693H.

    At least four of the above courses (12 credit hours) must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the major. Majors who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer a maximum of four courses counting toward the major. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult with the relevant director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses for the major to be taken abroad.

    Additional Requirements

    • Credit for four semesters of study in one Central European Language (Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish)
    • Credit for two semesters of study in an additional Central European Language

     

    New core course to be offered in Spring 2014:

    260 From Berlin to Budapest:  Literature, Film, and Culture of Central Europe (3). Central Europe, at the center of dramatic historical changes--WWI, emergence of independent nation states, WWII and Holocaust, Communism and its end, incorporation into the European Union--produced unprecedented cultural results. The creative voices of these writers and filmmakers have relevance far beyond this region.

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