European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies: Introduction

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Faculty Affiliation

Arts and Science

Degree Programs​​

European and Russian Affairs

MA

Combined Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

The following collaborative specializations are available to students in participating degree programs as listed below:

Overview

The Master of Arts program in European and Russian Affairs (MA ERA) is designed to provide a well-rounded education in European, Russian, and Eurasian affairs for students who wish to pursue professional, non-academic careers in areas such as government and diplomacy, journalism, business, and teaching. The programs also enrich and broaden the base of knowledge of beginning graduate students considering any PhD-level study with a specialization in the European and Russian areas.

The Combined Degree Program in Law, Juris Doctor / European and Russian Affairs, Master of Arts provides specialized professional training for those seeking a career in law in the changing environment of the post-communist world and the European Union. There is a need for the services of well-informed specialists who can navigate the legal pitfalls of emergent legal systems and deal with lawyers and government officials in the area. Best equipped to meet this demand are people with dual expertise in law and European and Russian studies.

Contact and Address

Web: munkschool.utoronto.ca/ceres​
Email: katia.malyuzhinets@utoronto.ca
Telephone: (416) 946-8962
Fax: (416) 946-8939

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
University of Toronto
Room 127N, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Canada

European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Austin, Robert - BA, MA, PhD (Graduate Coordinator)
Bergen, Doris - MA, PhD
Braun, Aurel - BA, MA, PhD
Fenner, Angelica - BA, MA, PhD
Goetschel, Willi - PhD
Hansen, Randall - BA, MPH, PhD, CRC
Knop, Karen - BSc, LLB, LLM, SJD
Koznarsky, Taras - MA, PhD
Kramer, Christina - BA, MA, PhD
Lahusen, Thomas - MA, PhD
Livak, Leonid - BA, AM, PhD
Magocsi, Paul - BA, MA, MA, PhD, FRSC
Noyes, John - BA, MA, PhD
Ornston, Darius - BA, MA, PhD
Orwin, Donna - PhD
Ostapchuk, Victor - BA, PhD
Pruessen, Ronald - BA, MA, PhD
Retallack, James - BA, DPhil
Smith, Alison - AM, PhD
Soldovieri, Stefan - BA, MA, PhD
Stock, Markus - MA, PhD
Subtelny, Maria - BA, PhD
Tarnawsky, Maxim - BA, PhD
Triadafilopoulos, Triadafilos - BA, MA, PhD
Trojanowska, Tamara - MA, PhD
Viola, Lynne - BA, MA, PhD
Wittmann, Rebecca - AB, MA, PhD
Wrobel, Piotr Jan - MA, PhD
Zilcosky, John - BA, MA, MA, PhD

Members Emeriti

Johnson, Robert - BA, PhD
Perron, Paul - PhD
Solomon, Peter - BA, MA, PhD
Solomon, Susan - BA, MA, PhD

Associate Members

Cohen, Paul - AM, PhD
Gunitskiy, Vsevolod - BA, MA, MPH, PhD
Hartblay, Cassandra Sarah - BA, MA, PhD
Jennings, Eric - BA, MA, PhD
Kahraman, Filiz - BA, MA, PhD
Kalmar, Ivan - BA, MA, PhD
Kasekamp, Andres - PhD
Korteweg, Anna - BA, MA, PhD
Light, Matthew - BA, MA, JD, PhD
Manger, Mark - DrRerPol
Reisenbichler, Alexander - BA, MA, PhD
Schatz, Edward - PhD (Director)
Shternshis, Anna - MA, PhD
Topouzova, Lilia - BA, MA, PhD
Way, Lucan Alan - BA, PhD
Wilson, David - BA, MA, PhD

European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies: European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies MA

Master of Arts

Program Description

The Master of Arts program in European and Russian Affairs (MA ERA) is designed to provide a well-rounded education in European, Russian, and Eurasian affairs for students who wish to pursue professional, non-academic careers in areas such as government and diplomacy, journalism, business, and teaching. The programs also enrich and broaden the base of knowledge of graduate students considering any PhD-level study with a specialization in the European and Russian areas.

The MA in European and Russian Affairs offers students:

  • the opportunity to study at the leading research university in Canada;

  • the chance to work with outstanding faculty in a wide range of disciplines with a research specialization on Europe, Russia, and Eurasia;

  • internships, exchanges, summer study programs, and research experience in the region;

  • access to one of North America’s largest research libraries;

  • participation in the rich academic programs of the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy including specialized graduate workshops and courses offered by visiting professors;

  • a strong and vibrant learning community with individualized academic and financial support;

  • leadership roles in graduate student conferences, blogs, and journals.

The program requires a minimum of two academic years of full-time graduate study. For further information about graduate programs and study grants, please contact the Graduate Coordinator.

​​Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies additional admission requirements stated below.

  • At least some of the work in the program is based on the study of original texts and presupposes a reading knowledge of a language relevant to the program. Preferably, applicants should have a minimum of one academic year of study in a relevant language and are urged to undertake additional language training in the summer preceding entry to the program.

Program Requirements

  • Coursework. Students must complete 6.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

    • 2.0 FCEs in the chosen primary discipline; for example, History or Political Science.

    • 2.0 FCEs must be drawn from any discipline(s) relating to the student's course of study other than the chosen primary discipline. Students can take courses in any department, with the approval of the instructor and Graduate Coordinator, provided that the student submits coursework related to the region.

    • ERE 2001H (0.5 FCE), taken in Year 1 of the program.

    • ERE 2000Y (1.0 FCE), the interdisciplinary core course, beginning in the second session of Year 1 and continuing into Year 2. As part of ERE 2000Y, each student must write 10,000 to 12,000 words including references, based on original research.

    • At least 0.5 FCE must be earned either in an approved program-related internship or in an approved academic exchange abroad.

​Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration sequence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time

European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies: European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies MA Courses

Not all courses are offered every year. Consult the centre and individual departments for course availability. Consult the centre's Graduate Coordinator for course credit eligibility. The notation (PR) following a course indicates the course has a prerequisite.

Required

ERE 2000Y
Research Seminar
ERE 2001H
Gateway Proseminar in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

Elective

ERE 1151H European Studies
ERE 1161H Topics in Russian and Eurasian Studies
ERE 1162H
Topics in the Caucasus
ERE 1165H
International Internship (Credit/No Credit)
ERE 1186H The Past As Prologue: East Central and Southeastern Europe in the Interwar Period
ERE 1195H
Topics in Ukraine and Eastern Europe
ERE 1197H Reading Course
ERE 1198H Reading and Research I
ERE 1199H Reading and Research II

Anthropology

For a full listing of courses, see the Anthropology entry in this calendar.

ANT 6021H
Political Anthropology: State, Power, and Sovereignty
JSA 5147H
Language, Nationalism, and Post-Nationalism

Comparative Literature

For a full listing of courses, see the Comparative Literature entry in this calendar.

COL 5037H Magic Prague
COL 5047H
The Two Avant-Gardes
JGC 1855H
Critical Theory in Context: The German-French Connection
JHL 1282H
Comparative Totalitarian Culture
JLV 5134H Theories of the Novel

Criminology and Sociolegal Studies

For a full listing of courses, see the Criminology and Sociolegal Studies entry in this calendar.

CRI 3220H
Organized Crime and Corruption
CRI 3130H Policing

Economics

For a full listing of courses, see the Economics entry in this calendar.

ECO 2006H
Topics in the History of Economic Thought

Germanic Languages and Literatures

For a full listing of courses, see the Germanic Languages and Literatures entry in this calendar.

GER 1722H
Kafka
GER 1780H
Topics in German Visual Culture
GER 6000H
Reading German for Graduate Students
JGC 1855H
Critical Theory: The French-German Connection

History

For a full listing of courses, see the History entry in this calendar.

HIS 1032H Modernity and Its Visual Cultures
HIS 1200H Readings in European Intellectual History
HIS 1237H
France: 1870–1968
HIS 1268H
The Holocaust and World War II
HIS 1272H
Topics in Twentieth-Century European History
HIS 1275H
Imperial Germany, 1871–1918
HIS 1281H
History of Real Socialism
HIS 1287H
Polish Jews Since the Partitions of Poland
HIS 1290H
Topics in Imperial Russian History
HIS 1293Y
Kievan Rus'
HIS 1296H
Stalinism and After: Beyond Cold War History
HIS 1805H Human Rights and Empire (exclusion: HIS 1860H)
JHL 1282H Comparative Totalitarian Culture
JHP 1289Y
Twentieth-Century Ukraine (joint graduate/undergraduate)

Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations

For a full listing of courses, see the Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations entry in this calendar.

JNE 2320H
Modern Turkey

Political Science

For a full listing of courses, see the Political Science entry in this calendar.

JHP 2351Y The People From Nowhere
JRA 2321H
Topics in Comparative Politics
JRA 2337H
Government Law and Politics in Russia
POL 2207H Topics in International Politics III
POL 2216Y The Military Instrument of Foreign Policy
POL 2226H Ethics and International Relations
POL 2240H Geopolitics of Cyberspace
POL 2256Y The G8, G20, and Global Governance
POL 2321H Topics in Comparative Politics I
POL 2326H
Democracy and Dictatorship
POL 2335H Business and Politics: Power in a Global World

Slavic Languages and Literatures

For a full listing of courses, see the Slavic Languages and Literatures entry in this calendar.

Croatian and Serbian Literatures

SLA 1517H
Modern Serbian Bards
SLA 1547H
South Slavic Folklore

Czech and Slovak Literatures

SLA 1610H
V. Havel: Thinker, Politician, Writer

Polish Literature

SLA 1304H
Transgressions: Drama, Theatre, Performance
SLA 1308H
Critical Paradigms in Polish Culture
SLA 1312Y
Modernism and Postmodernism in Polish Literature

Russian Literature

SLA 1202H
Gulag Literature
SLA 1203H
The Self and Other in Russian Prose
SLA 1204H
Contemporary Russian Literature
SLA 1207H
The Imaginary Jew
SLA 1211Y
Studies in the Russian Drama: Eighteenth to Twentieth Century
SLA 1215H
Studies in Russian Literature and Criticism in the Eighteenth Century
SLA 1216H
From English to Russian Literature and Back
SLA 1218H Pushkin
SLA 1220H
Nineteenth Century Russian Thinkers
SLA 1225H
Russian Literature in the Age of Empire
SLA 1226H
Dostoevsky in Literary Theory and Criticism
SLA 1228H
Themes in Russian Realism
SLA 1231H
Russian Modernism
SLA 1232H
Russian Symbolism
SLA 1235H
Pasternak
SLA 1238H
Chekhov
SLA 1239H
Vladimir Nabokov
SLA 1240H
Tolstoy
SLA 1410H
Gogol
SLA 1411H
Synthesis of Arts in the Late Russian Empire-Early Soviet Union

Ukrainian Literature

SLA 1402Y
Studies in Ukrainian Modernism
SLA 1403Y
Contemporary Ukrainian Literature
SLA 1404Y
Studies in Ukrainian Poets
SLA 1405Y
Experiments in Ukrainian Prose
SLA 1406Y
Studies in Ukrainian Literary Criticism
SLA 1407H
Aspects of Literary Translation of Ukrainian

General Slavic

SLA 1010H Slavic Proseminar
SLA 1039H
Kyiv-Kiev-Kijow: A City and the Text
SLA 1320H Postcommunism-Postcolonialism-Postdependence: Central and Eastern European Perspectives
SLA 1421H
Women in East European Fiction
SLA 1521H
Post-Modernity and the Mythopoetic Legacy of Mitteleuropa

Reading and Research Courses

ERE 1997H
Reading and Research
ERE 1998H
Reading and Research I
ERE 1999H
Reading and Research II