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RUSS0101A-F18

CRN: 90182

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-F18

CRN: 91612

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-F18

CRN: 91366

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-F18

CRN: 91367

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-F18

CRN: 91728

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-F18

CRN: 90379

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

RUSS0201B-F18

CRN: 92450

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

RUSS0201Y-F18

CRN: 92451

Intermediate Russian
Drill
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

RUSS0201Z-F18

CRN: 92452

Intermediate Russian
Drill
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

RUSS0232A-F18

Cross-Listed As:
LNGT0232A-F18

CRN: 92453

Nature and Origin of Language
The Nature and Origin of Language
This course will provide students with the basic principles and tools needed to study and explore languages. Relying on philology and contemporary linguistics, we will examine both the history of human language, along with recent efforts to explain its origin and development. This course will encourage individual effort and learning by incorporating independent readings, research, and weekly written and oral presentations.

RUSS0241A-F18

Cross-Listed As:
PSCI0241A-F18

CRN: 92178

Putinism & Russian Culture
Putinism and Contemporary Russian Culture
The 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union was hailed in the West as a triumph of democracy over totalitarianism; for some observers the event even signaled “the end of history.” Today however it seems history is “back,” with Russia under Putin once again assuming its former role as enemy and the “other” of the West. In this course we will seek a better understanding of this apparent reversal of vectors from within Russian culture, while situating it within larger illiberal trends in world politics, by analyzing literary works, popular cinema, political theory, journalism, social media, and other forms of cultural production. 3 hrs. lect.

RUSS0311A-F18

CRN: 91613

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

RUSS0352A-F18

CRN: 92455

Tolstoy
Tolstoy (in English)
In this course we will focus on major works by literary giant Leo Tolstoy. Students will be introduced to his epic range, philosophical depth, and psychological acuteness. Readings encompass early short fiction including selected Sevastopol Tales, Three Deaths, and Family Happiness; in-depth analysis of his masterpiece Anna Karenina; and several late, post-conversion works including The Death of Ivan Ilych, The Kreutzer Sonata, and Master and Man. Excerpts from Tolstoy's memoirs, diaries, and letters. No knowledge of Russian required. 3 hrs. lect.

RUSS0500A-F18

CRN: 90380

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

RUSS0500B-F18

CRN: 90381

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

RUSS0500C-F18

CRN: 90382

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

RUSS0500D-F18

CRN: 90383

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

RUSS0500E-F18

CRN: 90384

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

RUSS0500F-F18

CRN: 90385

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

RUSS0700A-F18

CRN: 90386

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

RUSS0700B-F18

CRN: 90387

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

RUSS0700C-F18

CRN: 90388

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

RUSS0700D-F18

CRN: 90389

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

RUSS0700E-F18

CRN: 90390

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

RUSS0700F-F18

CRN: 90391

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

RUSS0704A-F18

CRN: 90029

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

Freeman International Center
203 Freeman Way
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753