European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies: Introduction

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

Arts and Science

Degree Programs​​

European and Russian Affairs

M​​A

Combined Degree Programs

Collaborative Specializations

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

  1. Ethnic and Pluralism Studies
    • European and Russian Affairs, MA
  2. Jewish Studies
    • European and Russian Affairs, MA

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: http://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
University of Toronto
Room 127N, 1 Devonshire Place
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7
Canada

European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies: Graduate Faculty

Full Members

Ambros, Veronika - MA, PhD
Austin, Robert - BA, MA, PhD (Graduate Coordinator)
Barnes, Christopher - BA, MA, PhD
Bathelt, Harald - MA, PhD, CRC
Bergen, Doris - MA, PhD
Braun, Aurel - BA, MA, PhD
Brym, Robert - BA, MA, PhD
Day, Richard - BA, MA, PhD
Dimnik, Martin - BA, MA, MDiv, DPhil
Fenner, Angelica - BA, MA, PhD
Goetschel, Willi - PhD
Hansen, Randall - BA, MPH, PhD, CRC (Director)
Kivimae, Juri - AM, PhD
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
Orwin, Donna - PhD
Ostapchuk, Victor - BA, PhD
Penslar, Derek - BA, MA, PhD
Pruessen, Ronald - BA, MA, PhD
Retallack, James - BA, DPhil
Schallert, Joseph - PhD
Smith, Alison - AM, PhD
Soldovieri, Stefan - BA, MA, PhD
Stock, Markus - MA, PhD
Subtelny, Maria - BA, PhD
Tarnawsky, Maxim - BA, PhD
Triadafilopoulos, Phil (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

Dowler, E Wayne - BA, AM, PhD
Eddie, Scott - BS, PhD
Gregor, Richard - BA, MA, PhD
Griffiths, Franklyn Jc - BA, MIA, PhD
Johnson, Robert - BA, PhD
Lindheim, Ralph - BA, MA
Solomon, Peter - BA, MA, PhD
Solomon, Susan - BA, MA, PhD

Associate Members

Jenkins, Jennifer - BA, MA, PhD
Korteweg, Anna - BA, MA, PhD
Light, Matthew - BA, MA, JD, PhD
Schatz, Edward - PhD
Schonberg, Michal - BA, MA, PhD
Way, Lucan Alan - BA, 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 beginning 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 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 journal.

​​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. 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

  • Minimum of two academic years of full-time graduate study.

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

    • 2.0 FCEs in a discipline chosen by the student as the major discipline.

    • 1.5 FCEs must be drawn from at least two disciplines other than the major discipline.

    • 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 a 30- to 40-page master's essay, based on original research.

    • The remaining 0.5 FCE may be drawn from any discipline relating to the student's course of study.

    • 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
Res​earc​h Seminar​
​ERE 2001H
Gateway Proseminar in European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies​​

Elective

​ERE 1162H
​Topics in the Caucasus
​ERE 1165H
​International Internship​
​​ERE 1195H
Topics in Ukraine and Eastern Europe​

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—Question​​s of Lit​erary Cityscapes
​COL 5044H
A Journey from Petersburg to Los Angeles​
​COL 5099H
Discourse and Iconography of Revolution​
​COL 5101H
Diasporic Cities: Itinerant Narratives of Metropoles by Travellers and Expatriates​
​JFC 5105H
​Collections of Knowledge: Encyclopedism and Travel Literature in Early Modern Europe (1500–1800)
​JGC 1850H
Derrida, the German, the Jew​

Criminology and Sociolegal Studies

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

CRI 3120H
​Politics and Crime

Economics

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

​ECO 2004H
​The History of E​conomic Thought
​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 1200H
​Middle Hig​h German
​GER 1300H
​Cultural History of the German Language
​GER 1400H
​From Real to Virtual Shtetl: Jewish Culture in Russia, 1917–2010
​GER 1470H
Goethe in Context​
​GER 1480H
​Goethe's Faust
​GER 1580H
​Vienna at the Turn of the Century
​GER 1661H
​Modernism in Context
​​GER 1771H
​Topics in German Cinema Studies
​GER 1772H
The Pol​itics of the Non-fiction Film​
​​GER 1775H
​​Cinemas of Migration
​GER 1780H
Topics in German Visual Culture​
​​JGC 1660H
Modernism and the Other​
​JGC 1855H
Critical Theory: The French-German Connection​

​History

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

​ERE 1186H
The Past As Prologue: East Central and Southeastern Europe in the Interwar Period​
​ERE 1191H
Contemporary Southeastern Europe​
​HIS 1233H
Colonial Urbanism in the Mediterranean World, 1800–1950​
​HIS 1237H
France: 1870–1968​
​HIS 1245H
​Gender, Men and Women in Europe 1500–1900
​HIS 1247H
​Ideas of Race in Europe and the Atlantic World
​HIS 1264H
​Jewish Identity
​HIS 1265H
​Atrocities and Memory in Postwar Europe and North America
​HIS 1268H
​The Holocaust and World War II
​​HIS 1271H
​Modern Political Trials
​HIS 1272H
​​Topics in Twentieth-Century European History
​HIS 1275H
Imperial Germany, 1871–1918​
​HIS 1279H
World War II in East Central Europe (joint graduate/undergraduate)​
​HIS 1281H
​History of Real Socialism
​HIS 1282H
​Totalitarian Culture
​HIS 1283H
Crusades, Conversion, and Colonization in the Medieval Baltic (joint graduate/undergraduate)​
​HIS 1286H
​Categories of Imperial Russian Social History
​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 1297H
​National Survival in Eastern Europe​
​HIS 1419H
​Science and Society in Britain, 1600–1800
​JHP 1289Y
​​Twentieth-Century Ukraine

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​
NMC 2310Y
​Ottoman History to 1800

Political Science

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

​JRA 2321H
​​Topics in Comparative Politics​
​JRA 2337H
​Government Law and Politics in Russia​​
JRA 2391H
​Topics in Comparative Politics
​​POL 2324H
​Ethnon​​​ationalism and State-Building: The Communist and Post-Communist Experience
​​POL 2341H
Topics in Ukrainian and Post-Soviet Politics​
​POL 2344H
Politics of Independent Ukraine​
​POL 2429H
Democracy and Ethnic Conflict​

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 1520H
​Bosnia in Literature and Culture: Between Croats and Serbs
​​SLA 1522Y
The Modern Serbian Novel​
​​SLA 1547H
​South Slavic Folklore​

​Czech and Slovak Literatures​

​SLA 1605H
​Modern Czech Drama
​SLA 1606H
​Public Places and Private Spaces in Czech Short Story
​SLA 1610H
V. Havel: Thinker, Politician, Writer​​

Polish Literature

​SLA 1304H
Staging God, Man, and History: Polish Dram​a​
​​​SLA 1308Y
Topics in Polish Literature​
​SLA 1312Y
Modernism and Postmodernism in Polish Literature​

Russian Literature

​SLA 1202H
​Gulag Litera​ture​
​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 1220H
​Nineteenth Century Russian Thinkers
​SLA 1225H
Russian Literature and Criticism in the 1860s​
​SLA 1226H
​Dostoevsky in Literary Theory and Criticism
​SLA 1228H
​Themes in Russian Realism
​​SLA 1231H
​Russian Modernism
​SLA 1232H
Russian Symbolism​
​SLA 1233H
Studies in Modern Russian Poets​
​SLA 1235H
​Pasternak
​SLA 1238H
​Chekhov
​SLA 1239H
​Vladimir Nabokov
​SLA 1240H
​Tolstoy
​SLA 1241H
​Narrative and History
​SLA 1410H
​Gogol
​SLA 1411H
​Experiments in A​rt in the Late Russian Empire—​Early Soviet Union

​Ukrainian Literature

​SLA 1402Y
​Studies in Ukra​inian 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 1037H
Theatre and Cinema in Extremis: Stagi​ng Twentieth-Century Aesthetics and Politics​
​SLA 1039H
Kyiv-Kiev-Kijow: A City through Cultures and Centuries​
​SLA 1310H
​Theatre in the Twentieth Century
​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​​

​For further information about graduate programs and study grants, please contact the Director.