News

September, 2017

REES Restructures its Major

Beginning in the fall semester of 2017, students pursuing a degree in REES will have new options. In order to streamline and strengthen our program, the REES major has been redesigned to offer two tracks: a language and culture track and an interdisciplinary studies track. The first track will accomodate students interested in Russian language and culture, and will incorporate many of the requirements of the recently discontinued Russian major. The second track expands upon the previous REES major by broadening the language requirement to include East European languages, and strengthening the intensity of interdisciplinary training. 

These changes reflect the need to respond directly to the major intellectual, cultural, and political concerns of the contemporary world, and will prepare our students for careers in a wide variety of fields. Click here for more information about the newly designed REES major.

March, 2017

The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures Hosts Its Third Annual Student Research Symposium

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Above: Biology and REES major Eliakim de Guzman presents, "The Role of Children as the Abused and the Abusers in Dostoevsky's Works." 

Friday, March 31, 2017, students representing programs from across Emory College and the Laney Graduate School presented their work in the areas of Russian and East Asian studies. Students answered a call for papers requesting submissions on the subjects of Russian or East Asian linguistics, art, history, politics, religion, or culture. The selectees, seven undergraduates and one graduate student, presented on topics ranging from Russian literature to Chinese entrepreneurship. The complete schedule of presenters is below.

symposium schedule