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Slavic and East European Studies (SEES) was formed in 1982 by the amalgamation of the Department of Slavic Languages and the Division of East European Studies. The Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures had been created in 1964 from the division of Department of Modern Languages. Its name was changed to Slavic Languages in . The DepartmentÃ¾s objective is to maintain the viability of programs leading (from the BA through the MA) to the PhD in Russian Literature, Ukrainian Literature, Ukrainian Folklore, and Slavic Linguistics, and to the MA in East European and Soviet Studies (PACCR, 1987). Heads: 1964- Orest Starchuk. Chairs: 1968-[1969?] Orest Starchuk; 1969-1974 Gunter Schaarschmidt; 1974-1981 Tom M.S. Priestly; 1981-1989 Robert L. Busch; 1989- Tom M.S. Priestly.