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Course ID:RUSS 1001. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary Russian I
Course
Description:
Fundamentals of Russian grammar, conversation, pronunciation, and reading, with an emphasis on oral proficiency and comprehension.
Athena Title:ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 1002. 4 hours.
Course Title:Elementary Russian II
Course
Description:
A continuation of Elementary Russian I.
Athena Title:ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN
Prerequisite:RUSS 1001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 2001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Russian I
Course
Description:
Review of basic grammar and study of more advanced grammatical topics. Oral proficiency, comprehension, and vocabulary building are emphasized. Includes reading and discussion of various Russian texts.
Athena Title:INTERMED RUSSIAN I
Prerequisite:RUSS 1002
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 2001L. 1 hour.
Course Title:Intermediate Russian Conversation I
Course
Description:
Designed to improve students’ proficiency in spoken Russian. This course will reinforce topics, grammatical structures, and vocabulary covered in Intermediate Russian I.
Athena Title:INT RUSS CONV I
Prerequisite:RUSS 1002
Corequisite:RUSS 2001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 2002L. 1 hour.
Course Title:Intermediate Russian Conversation II
Course
Description:
Designed to improve students' proficiency in spoken Russian. This course will reinforce topics, grammatical structures, and vocabulary covered in Intermediate Russian II.
Athena Title:INT RUSS CONV II
Prerequisite:RUSS 2001
Corequisite:RUSS 2002
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 2002. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intermediate Russian II
Course
Description:
A continuation of Intermediate Russian I.
Athena Title:INTERMED RUSSIAN II
Prerequisite:RUSS 2001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 2010. 3 hours.
Course Title:Russian for Heritage Speakers
Course
Description:
Instruction in grammar, development of reading comprehension, and practice in composition for speakers of Russian who have had little or no formal instruction in reading or writing the language.
Athena Title:RUSS HERITAGE SPEAK
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RUSS 1001, RUSS 1002 or RUSS 2001 or RUSS 2002 or RUSS 3001
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 2050. 3 hours.
Course Title:20th-Century Russian Culture: The Soviet Experiment and its Aftermath
Course
Description:
Russian culture in the twentieth century. Examines both high culture (literature, art, architecture, classical music) and low or popular culture (film, popular music, various aspects of daily life) within the framework of the historical and political development of the period. No knowledge of Russian required.
Athena Title:20th-Century Russian Culture
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 2150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Madness, Desire, and Death in 19th-Century Russian Culture and Literature
Course
Description:
Explores themes of madness, desire, and death in Russian literature and the arts, focusing on the 19th century. Study of masterpieces by Russian writers (Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov), as well as non-fictional documents, such as Russian medical, judicial, and philosophical treatises and essays. All readings in English.
Athena Title:Madness and Desire
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 3001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Russian Conversation and Composition I
Course
Description:
Development of students' abilities to express themselves accurately in spoken and written Russian and to comprehend normal Russian speech.
Athena Title:RUS CONV COMP I
Prerequisite:RUSS 2002
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 3002. 3 hours.
Course Title:Russian Conversation and Composition II
Course
Description:
A continuation of Russian Conversation and Composition I.
Athena Title:RUSS CONV COMP II
Prerequisite:RUSS 3001
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 3100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Approaches to Russian/English Translation: Cultural, Sociolinguistic, and Grammatical Issues
Course
Description:
Analysis of different genres of Russian texts and cultural, sociolinguistic, grammatical, and stylistic issues involved in translation. Practice in translation as a means of acquiring a deeper understanding of contrasts between Russian and English, combined with study of difficult aspects of Russian grammar and syntax.
Athena Title:RUSS ENGL TRANS
Pre or Corequisite:RUSS 3001
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 3200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Russian Culture to the Time of the 1917 Revolution
Course
Description:
Russian culture from the period of Kievan Rus' to the 1917 Revolution. Designed to increase the student's proficiency in all language skills and to build vocabulary. Conducted in Russian.
Athena Title:PRE 1917 RUSS CULT
Prerequisite:RUSS 2002
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 3300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Russian Cinema
Course
Description:
A survey of the major periods, genres, and directors of the extensive Russian and Soviet cinematographic heritage, with particular attention to the immediate influence of historical, political, and cultural developments. The class is conducted in English and all films will be shown with English subtitles.
Athena Title:INTRO RUSS CINEMA
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 3400. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Stuff of the Soul: Dostoevsky’s Prose and its Aesthetic and Ethical Influence
Course
Description:
Dostoevsky’s main novels, their aesthetics, and ethics. The philosophy of Dostoevsky’s works. Dostoevsky’s philosophical and aesthetic influence. All readings and discussions in English.
Athena Title:DOSTOEVSKY
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 3550. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contemporary Issues in Russian Society and Culture
Course
Description:
An introduction to important aspects of modern Russian society and culture, including popular culture and everyday life. Students will read a variety of texts, including scholarly works, newspaper articles, fiction, and historical accounts. The class is conducted in English and requires no prior knowledge of Russian language or culture.
Athena Title:Russian Society and Culture
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 3990. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Russian
Course
Description:
Independent study, research, and substantial final project under the direction of individual faculty members.
Athena Title:Directed Study in Russian
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4000L. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 3 hours credit.
Course Title:Advanced Russian Conversation Practicum
Course
Description:
Designed to improve students' proficiency in spoken Russian. This course is intended to be taken concurrently with another upper-division Russian course, allowing students the opportunity to read and discuss texts in the original language (for courses taught in English) or to provide additional conversational practice (for courses taught in Russian).
Athena Title:ADV RUSS PRAC
Prerequisite:RUSS 3001 and permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition
Course
Description:
Advanced language study, combining instruction in grammar, composition, and stylistics with practice in spoken Russian.
Athena Title:ADV RUS CONV COMP
Prerequisite:RUSS 3002
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Tolstoy on Page and Screen
Course
Description:
Close reading of Leo Tolstoy's greatest novels, "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina." Screening and discussion of film adaptations. All readings and discussions in English. All films in English or with English subtitles.
Athena Title:Tolstoy on Page and Screen
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nineteenth-Century Russian Prose in English Translation
Course
Description:
Representative works of nineteenth-century Russian literature. The class is conducted in English and all readings are in English translation.
Athena Title:19C RUS PROSE TRAN
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4060. 3 hours.
Course Title:Twentieth-Century Russian Prose in English Translation
Course
Description:
Representative works, including authors from the Silver Age, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods. The class is conducted in English and all readings are in translation.
Athena Title:20C RUS PROSE TRAN
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Russian Emigre Writers
Course
Description:
Survey of Russian emigre writing with a focus on twentieth-century authors, including Nabokov, Bunin, Brodsky, Solzhenitsyn, and others. The challenges of assimilation, the immigrant's dual cultural identity, the mediation between past/present and loss/gain in texts, and the effects of displacement on the creative process. Taught in English.
Athena Title:RUSS EMIGRE WRITERS
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4080. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nabokov
Course
Description:
A discussion-oriented survey of Vladimir Nabokov's life and works, with particular attention to questions of cross-cultural literary identity. In-depth consideration of the author's creative responses to the nineteenth-century Russian literary tradition. All readings and discussion in English.
Athena Title:NABOKOV
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Russia through the Eyes of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky
Course
Description:
The cultural context, lives, and works of nineteenth-century Russia's greatest novelists. Close reading of two panoramic masterpieces, "War and Peace" and "The Idiot," interspersed with selected autobiographical writings and short stories. All readings and discussion in English. Film adaptations with English subtitles.
Athena Title:TOLSTOY AND DOSTOEV
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RUSS 4090
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4250. 3 hours.
Course Title:Pushkin
Course
Description:
Alexander Pushkin's major works in poetry and prose, and his role in the development of the Russian literary language. Conducted in Russian.
Athena Title:PUSHKIN
Prerequisite:RUSS 3001 or RUSS 3200
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4260. 3 hours.
Course Title:Masterpieces of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
Course
Description:
Representative works in the original language. Conducted in Russian.
Athena Title:19TH C RUSS LIT
Prerequisite:RUSS 3001 or RUSS 3200
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4270. 3 hours.
Course Title:Masterpieces of Twentieth-Century Russian Literature
Course
Description:
Representative works in the original language. Conducted in Russian.
Athena Title:20TH C RUSS LIT
Prerequisite:RUSS 3001 or RUSS 3200
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4280. 3 hours.
Course Title:Chekhov
Course
Description:
Representative works from all periods of Chekhov's career. Chekhov's influence on modern literature and drama. Taught in Russian.
Athena Title:CHEKHOV
Prerequisite:RUSS 3001 or RUSS 3200
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4290. 3 hours.
Course Title:Politically Incorrect: Contemporary Russian Literature, Art, and Cinema
Course
Description:
Survey of representative works in contemporary Russian literature, art, and cinema. Discussion of key literary and artistic movements. The political significance of contemporary Russian literature, art, and cinema and the relationship between art and political institutions. Taught in Russian.
Athena Title:POLIT INCORRECT
Prerequisite:RUSS 3001 or RUSS 2010
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4510. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics
Course
Description:
Seminar focusing on specific topics in Russian literature and culture or Russian and Slavic linguistics.
Athena Title:SPECIAL TOPICS
Prerequisite:RUSS 3001 or RUSS 3200 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Contemporary Russian Culture
Course
Description:
Survey of major trends in modern Russian society and culture. Discussion of key notions and beliefs that shape these trends. Comparison and analysis of Russians’ worldviews and self- perceptions. The course provides an overview of the political and social dynamics of modern Russia, combined with advanced language study. Taught in Russian.
Athena Title:CONTEMP RUSS CULT
Prerequisite:RUSS 3002
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4960H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and\or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIR READING
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:RUSS 3001 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4970H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIR READING
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:RUSS 3001 and permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 4990H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis for Honors students.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Thesis course.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 6980. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Russian Literature
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian literature under the supervision of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED STUDY LIT
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RUSS 6990. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Russian and Slavic Linguistics
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian and Slavic linguistics under the supervision of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED STUDY LING
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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