Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia Major

Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia

Foreign Area Studies: Eurasia

Major

Learn about the language, history, and culture of Eurasia through an interdisciplinary approach.

Cadets who major in Eurasia foreign area studies pursue an interdisciplinary approach to understanding global and regional issues related to Eurasia.  Language electives focus on Russian or Persian. Complementary support courses in the humanities and social sciences enrich the major’s regional capabilities. This major offers an honors curriculum. 

 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Courses

EV365 GEOGRAPHY OF GLOBAL CULTURES  

EV371 GEOGRAPHY OF RUSSIA 

HI367 IMPERIAL AND SOVIET RUSSIA  

SS366 COMPARATIVE POLITICS 

SS375 GOV & POL RUSSIA & NEIGHBORS

 

Sample Electives

LN440RRUSSIAN IN CULTURAL CONTEXT3.0 

LN451ADV LANG & CULTURE IN CONTEXT

LN440ZPERSIAN IN CULTURAL CONTEXT3.0 

LN451ADV LANG & CULTURE IN CONTEXT

DS455 COMPARATIVE DEFENSE POLICY  

EN351 WORLD LITERATURE  

EV482 MILITARY GEOGRAPHY  

HI344 MODERN DIPLOMACY  

HI358 STRATEGY, POLICY & GENERALSHIP 

HI391 WORLD RELIGIONS  

LW410 COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS 

LW473 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 

LW481 INTERNATIONAL LAW 

SS381 CULTURAL/POLIT ANTHROPOLOGY 

SS465 TERRORISM: NEW CHALLENGES 

SS475 COMP POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS 

SS484 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS 

SS486 STATE BUILDING 

SS487 INT'L POLITICAL ECONOMY

 

This major offers an honors track. 

 

To learn more, view the full Foreign Area Studies - Eurasia Major Curriculum.

Cadets may enrich their experience through interaction with the Persian and Russian Forums where they can learn about language and culture through trip sections and other activities. Cadets can also pursue immersion or a summer Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience, in places such as Latvia, Georgia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, or Uzbekistan. Cadets can also apply for a Military Individual Advanced Development (MIAD) Program in the NATO-accredited Georgian Mountain Training School in the Caucasus Mountains. 

 

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.