The CERES program fosters in-depth knowledge of the region stretching
from Prague in the West to Vladivostok in the East. This includes three
main areas: Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia (the newly
independent states of the former Soviet Union).
CERES is interdisciplinary
Our majors take courses in a range of different departments, gaining
a firm grounding in the languages, literatures, history, politics, and
economics of their area of study. They have the flexibility to do coursework
in other fields related to the area as well. Students learn to examine
our area of study with the tools of many scholarly fields.
CERES is comparative
Our goal is to advance knowledge about a wide array of different peoples,
countries, and cultures in the former Soviet Union and Eastern/Central
Europe. Students develop the skills to compare diverse areas by studying
the entire region.
CERES is practical
Our majors prepare for careers and graduate programs in which an in-depth
knowledge of Russia, Central Europe, and Eurasia can be applied with
great benefit, such as journalism, government service, diplomacy, business,
a variety of professional schools, and M.A. and Ph.D. programs in the
humanities and social sciences.