Central European Studies Concentration
Coming in Fall 2013
New Major Concentration in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures:
Central European Studies!
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.