Honours units

The honours sequence consists of any Slavic major sequence, undertaken at Monash University in the case of Ukrainian Studies, or at any other university in the case of Russian, or any other Slavic language, plus the Honours Subjects at fourth year level described below. The units are taken from the Centre of Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, the Centre for European Studies and the Centre for Translation Studies.

The Honours Year consists of two 12-point units plus an Honours Thesis of 14,000-18,000 words on an approved Slavic topic. The CLS-coded units in critical theory prepare students for research in Slavic literature and culture topics (Russian, Ukrainian, the literatures and cultures of the former Yugoslav Republics).

For further information students may contact the coordinator of the Slavic Studies research discipline, Associate Professor S M Vladiv-Glover, on 9905 2256 or email: Millicent.Vladivglover@monash.edu

For a list of available units, please see the Slavic Studies – Honours Area of Study handbook entry.

Honours prizes

Joseph and Eugenia Pona Prize

The Prize is offered by the Ukrainian Studies Support Fund in honour of Joseph and Eugenia Pona, benefactors of Ukrainian Studies at Monash. It is normally valued at $500 and is awarded to a student undertaking Fourth Year Honours in Slavic Studies with a thesis on a Ukrainian topic. The prize is awarded on merit as attested by the student’s academic record over the first three years of study. The award is made in March.

George Marvan Slavic Honours Prize

The Prize is offered by the Slavic Studies Program in honour of Professor George J Marvan, who was professor and chairman of the Department of Slavic Languages at Monash University between 1973 and 1993. Professor Marvan, a Prague linguist, has made a significant contribution to the development of the Slavic disciplines in Australia. In particular, he transformed the Department of Russian (established in 1962) into a Department of Slavic Languages at Monash University. The Prize is normally valued at $100 and is awarded to a student undertaking Fourth Year Honours in Slavic Studies. The prize is awarded on merit as attested by the student’s academic record over the first semester of Honours study. The award will be made in July.