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RUSS0103A-S14

CRN: 20373

Beginning Russian

Beginning Russian
This course is a continuation of the approach used in RUSS 0102, but with increased emphasis on reading. (RUSS 0102) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill.

RUSS0103Y-S14

CRN: 20381

Beginning Russian
Drill

Beginning Russian
This course is a continuation of the approach used in RUSS 0102, but with increased emphasis on reading. (RUSS 0102) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill.

RUSS0103Z-S14

CRN: 20376

Beginning Russian
Drill

Beginning Russian
This course is a continuation of the approach used in RUSS 0102, but with increased emphasis on reading. (RUSS 0102) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill.

RUSS0122A-S14

Cross-Listed As:
RUSS0122B-S14

CRN: 21679

The Russian Mind (in English)

The Russian Mind (in English)
In this course we will study the dominant themes of Russia's past and their role in shaping the present-day Russian mind. Topics will include: Slavic mythology; Russian Orthodoxy; Russian icons; the concept of autocracy; the legacy of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great; the Golden Age of Russian Literature (Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky); Russian composers, including the "Mighty Five"; Russian theater and ballet; the origins of Russian radicalism; the Russian Revolution; the legacy of Lenin and Stalin; and Russia from Khrushchev to Putin. 3 hrs. lect.

RUSS0122B-S14

Cross-Listed As:
RUSS0122A-S14

CRN: 22438

The Russian Mind (in English)

The Russian Mind (in English)
In this course we will study the dominant themes of Russia's past and their role in shaping the present-day Russian mind. Topics will include: Slavic mythology; Russian Orthodoxy; Russian icons; the concept of autocracy; the legacy of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great; the Golden Age of Russian Literature (Pushkin, Gogol, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky); Russian composers, including the "Mighty Five"; Russian theater and ballet; the origins of Russian radicalism; the Russian Revolution; the legacy of Lenin and Stalin; and Russia from Khrushchev to Putin. 3 hrs. lect.

RUSS0202A-S14

CRN: 20411

Intermediate Russian

Intermediate Russian
Continuation of the approach used in RUSS 0201. Reading of contemporary Russian texts, conversation, and written assignments in Russian based on reading assignments. (RUSS 0201 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill

RUSS0202Z-S14

CRN: 20413

Intermediate Russian
Drill

Intermediate Russian
Continuation of the approach used in RUSS 0201. Reading of contemporary Russian texts, conversation, and written assignments in Russian based on reading assignments. (RUSS 0201 or equivalent) 3 hrs. lect./3 hrs. drill

RUSS0232A-S14

Cross-Listed As:
LNGT0232A-S14

CRN: 22365

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.

RUSS0312A-S14

CRN: 21376

Russ Cult and Civ II

Russian Culture and Civilization II
This course is a continuation of RUSS 0311 but may be taken independently. It offers a bilingual approach to the study of Russian culture from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present. Works of literature, art, and music will be examined in their historical and political context. Particular attention will be devoted to the improvement of oral and written skills. (RUSS 0202 or equivalent) (formerly RUSS 0412) 3 hrs. lect.

RUSS0352A-S14

CRN: 22430

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.

RUSS0358A-S14

Cross-Listed As:
CMLT0358A-S14

CRN: 22354

Non-Conformism in Lit & Art

The Art and Life of Non-Conformism in Twentieth-Century America and Russia (in English)
In this course we will explore the artistic production of Non-Conformists in 20th century Russia and America. Starting with the Russian Futurists, who stood behind the Soviet Revolution, we will consider how literature and art moved into the dissident realm as the new Soviet state increased its pressure to conform. We will read works by Russian dissidents within the Soviet Union and those written by political émigrés. We will compare these works to those by American non-conformists, including the New Orleans Second Line parades, Hobo, Beat Generation, Hippie, Punk, and the Burning Man cultures. 3 hrs. lect.

RUSS0500A-S14

CRN: 20293

Advanced Independent Study

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

RUSS0500B-S14

CRN: 20294

Advanced Independent Study
Advanced Indepependent Study

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

RUSS0500C-S14

CRN: 20295

Advanced Independent Study

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

RUSS0500D-S14

CRN: 22084

Advanced Independent Study

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

RUSS0700A-S14

CRN: 20297

Senior Independent Study

Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

RUSS0700B-S14

CRN: 20298

Senior Independent Study

Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

RUSS0700C-S14

CRN: 20299

Senior Independent Study

Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

RUSS0700D-S14

CRN: 22085

Senior Independent Study

Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)