The Slavic Department at the University of Illinois regularly teaches courses in Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian, and Yiddish languages. Get information on language placement.
The department offers an undergraduate major in Russian Literature and a minor in Russian literature. We invite students interested in literature, culture, politics, and art to pursue a major or minor in Russian.
At the graduate level, the department currently offers a Master of Arts in Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and a Doctor of Philosophy in Slavic Languages and Literatures. We invite applications to our graduate program from students interested in pursuing the study of Slavic literatures and cultures and welcome students with interests in interdisciplinary approaches that focus on literature and the arts, cinema, history, politics, or culture.
Resources & Events Archive
- Past conferences and events
- Shostakovich Symposium talks, Pacifica Quartet videos, interviews
- Faculty publications
- Library guides, web links
Don’t Miss the Slavic Department Fall Symposium, Memories and Wars. Keynote address by Alexander Etkind, Professor, King’s College, University of Cambridge, “Warped Mourning: Ambiguities of Memory Beyond the Holocaust.” See the entire symposium program.
Planning to apply for graduate study? We are glad for your interest! Some things you should consider.
Interested in the major or minor in Russian or study abroad? Come to the information session on November 7 to learn more about our programs and the opportunities our students have both here and after graduation.
The Slavic Graduate Students' Association (SGSA) hosted the Third Annual Graduate Student Conference in Slavic Studies on "Discourse Across Borders: Slavic Studies from Kievan Rus to Present Day." The conference took place on February 24th and 25th at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in the Foreign Language Building (FLB), in the Lucy Ellis Lounge (1080). See Conference-program
The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures is pleased to announce the inauguration of the Vekich Scholarship, an award for students of South Slavic languages. Up to five Vekich Scholars will be named annually from among current UIUC students in the spring, following a simple essay competition. (Up to five more awards will be made to incoming students summer 2012.) The scholarship will provide language-course materials for Bosnian/Croatian/ Serbian (SCR 101-102, 201-202, or 301-302) the following academic year. In addition Vekich Scholars will be eligible to apply for fellowship support (up to two awards, $500 each) toward subsequent summer language study in the U.S., Bosnia, Croatia, or Serbia. Submissions to the Vekich Scholarship competition are now being accepted for the 2012-13 academic year. For Competition Guidelines, see Vekich Scholarship
2013 Summer Research Laboratory on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.
6/10/2013 - 8/2/2013
International and Area Studies Library
5th Summer Institute for the Languages of the Muslim World
6/10/2013 - 8/3/2013 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Linguistics Department 707 S. Mathews Ave, 4080 FLB, MC-168 Urbana, IL 61801
Securing the Benefits of Socialism: Understanding Peasant Legal Culture and Gender Dynamics in the People's Courts, 1917-1929
6/25/2013 | 12:00 pm
Lucy Ellis Lounge, 1080 Foreign Language Building, 9707 S Mathews Ave, Urbana