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RUSS0101A-F17

CRN: 90196

Beginning Russian
Beginning Russian
This course is an approach to the language using four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). It provides a firm control of the sound system and the structure of Russian. Although much emphasis is put on the spoken colloquial language, reading, writing, and a conscious understanding of the fundamentals of grammar prepare a strong foundation for work in advanced courses or for reading in specialized fields. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill.

RUSS0101B-F17

CRN: 91720

Beginning Russian
Beginning Russian
This course is an approach to the language using four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). It provides a firm control of the sound system and the structure of Russian. Although much emphasis is put on the spoken colloquial language, reading, writing, and a conscious understanding of the fundamentals of grammar prepare a strong foundation for work in advanced courses or for reading in specialized fields. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill.

RUSS0101Y-F17

CRN: 91411

Beginning Russian
Drill
Beginning Russian
This course is an approach to the language using four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). It provides a firm control of the sound system and the structure of Russian. Although much emphasis is put on the spoken colloquial language, reading, writing, and a conscious understanding of the fundamentals of grammar prepare a strong foundation for work in advanced courses or for reading in specialized fields. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill.

RUSS0101Z-F17

CRN: 91412

Beginning Russian
Drill
Beginning Russian
This course is an approach to the language using four skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing). It provides a firm control of the sound system and the structure of Russian. Although much emphasis is put on the spoken colloquial language, reading, writing, and a conscious understanding of the fundamentals of grammar prepare a strong foundation for work in advanced courses or for reading in specialized fields. 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill.

RUSS0151A-F17

CRN: 91980

Golden Age Russian Literature
Russian Literature's Golden Age: 1830-1880 (in English)
Duels, ghosts, utopias, murders, prostitution, and adultery- these are the raw materials Russian authors turned into some of the world's greatest literature. This course is an introduction to Russian literature of the 19th century, from the short stories of Pushkin and Gogol to the great novels of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. The centrality of literature in Russian society and the interrelations among the authors and texts will be discussed. How do the authors combine reality, fantasy, and philosophy to make these works both uniquely Russian and universal? 3 hrs. lect.

RUSS0201A-F17

CRN: 90394

Intermediate Russian
Intermediate Russian
Systematic review of grammar and development of the spoken and written skills attained in Beginning Russian. (RUSS 0103 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill

RUSS0217A-F17

CRN: 92187

Revolution: Art & Soviet Cult
The Idea of Revolution: Aesthetics, Politics and the Avant-Garde in Early Soviet Culture
In this course we will explore intersections between aesthetics and politics in the context of one of the great upheavals of the twentieth century, the Russian Revolution of 1917 and the rise of the Soviet Union. How might art represent a revolutionary politics, and in what ways might it betray it? What does Communism mean for artistic production? We will consider these and other questions across different media, including literature, cinema, and the plastic arts. We will discuss works by Mayakovsky, Malevich, Babel, Zamiatin, Tatlin, Eisenstein, Vertov, Olesha, Platonov, and others. Taught in English. 3 hrs. lect.

RUSS0311A-F17

CRN: 91721

Russian Cult and Civ I
Russian Culture and Civilization I
This course offers a bilingual approach to the study of Russian culture from its origins to the mid-nineteenth century. Works of literature, art, and music will be examined in their historical context. Particular emphasis will be devoted to the improvement of oral and written skills. (RUSS 0202 or equivalent) (formerly RUSS 0411) 3 hrs. lect

RUSS0354A-F17

CRN: 92275

Chekhov
Chekhov (in English)
A study of Chekhov's major dramatic output: a survey of the history of Russian theatre before Chekhov; Turgenev's Month in the Country; Chekhov's evolution as a writer; analysis of his four major plays: Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and Cherry Orchard; Chekhov's European contemporaries and his Russian successors. 3 hrs. lect.

RUSS0500A-F17

CRN: 90395

Advanced Independent Study
Adv Independent Study
Advanced Studies in Language and Literature
Supervised individual study for highly qualified students. (Approval required)

RUSS0500B-F17

CRN: 90396

Advanced Independent Study
Adv Indep Study
Advanced Studies in Language and Literature
Supervised individual study for highly qualified students. (Approval required)

RUSS0500C-F17

CRN: 90397

Advanced Independent Study
Adv Independent Study
Advanced Studies in Language and Literature
Supervised individual study for highly qualified students. (Approval required)

RUSS0500D-F17

CRN: 90398

Advanced Independent Study
Adv Independent Study
Advanced Studies in Language and Literature
Supervised individual study for highly qualified students. (Approval required)

RUSS0500E-F17

CRN: 90399

Advanced Independent Study
Adv Independent Study
Advanced Studies in Language and Literature
Supervised individual study for highly qualified students. (Approval required)

RUSS0500F-F17

CRN: 90400

Advanced Independent Study
Adv Independent Study
Advanced Studies in Language and Literature
Supervised individual study for highly qualified students. (Approval required)

RUSS0700A-F17

CRN: 90401

Senior Independent Study
Senior Indep Study
Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

RUSS0700B-F17

CRN: 90402

Senior Independent Study
Senior Ind Study
Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

RUSS0700C-F17

CRN: 90403

Senior Independent Study
Senior Indep Study
Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

RUSS0700D-F17

CRN: 90404

Senior Independent Study
Senior Indep Study
Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

RUSS0700E-F17

CRN: 90405

Senior Independent Study
Senior Indep Study
Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

RUSS0700F-F17

CRN: 90406

Senior Independent Study
Senior Indep Study
Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

RUSS0704A-F17

CRN: 90034

Senior Seminar
Senior Seminar (in Russian)
This seminar topic changes every year. Recent seminar titles have included Research, Recast, Relay, The History of Russian Poetry, and Russian Drama. This course will provide students with the skills to identify and utilize Russian sources, provide professional quality written summaries and analyses, make oral presentations in Russian, and produce a substantial written assignment and project. (Senior Majors) 3 hrs. sem.

Department of Russian

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