Slavic Culture

A degree program in Slavic culture can prepare you for employment in a variety of positions in politics, teaching, law and economics. Read on to learn more about relevant education and career paths.

Is Slavic Culture for Me?

Career Overview

Slavic culture refers to the traditions, ideologies and customs of past and present populations of Central and Eastern Europe. The three distinct Slavic cultural regions (East, West and South) have different histories, languages, alphabets and folklore. Degree programs in Slavic literature and culture encompass all of these aspects.

Many colleges and universities offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Slavic culture. You can expect to study the linguistics, literature, economics, politics and societal customs of Russia, Poland, the Ukraine and the Czech Republic, among other countries. A Slavic language component is often part of the curriculum.

Career Options and Salary Potential

If you graduate from a Slavic culture program, your potential employers may include the federal government, the United Nations or an interpretation and translation service. You may also find a position with an international law firm or global corporation, or teach at the college and university level.

In May 2013, the BLS reported that lawyers had a mean annual wage of $131,990, while management analysts averaged $89,990 per year. As of May 2013, college professors who specialized in area, ethnic and cultural studies had a mean annual wage of $77,550, while professionals who worked in the fast-growing field of interpretation and translation earned an average of $47,920 a year (www.bls.gov).

How Can I Work in Slavic Culture?

Undergraduate Programs

An undergraduate program in Slavic studies typically leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. Expect to study at least one Slavic language, such as Russian or Czech. Fluency in at least two is recommended if you plan on advancing to a graduate degree program. The curriculum usually includes topics in Slavic history, economics, international relations and political science. You may also study regional literature and theatre, Studying abroad is strongly encouraged; cities such as Prague, St. Petersburg and Moscow are common options.

Graduate Programs

You can pursue both a Master of Arts and doctoral degree in Slavic studies. Some programs may require fluency in Russian, as well as an additional Slavic language and French or German. Courses in archeology, art history and human rights may be included. Master's degree programs don't always require a thesis, but doctoral programs usually culminate in a written dissertation and an oral defense. You usually need to earn a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) to teach at a university.

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