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Tatiana Smorodinska

Professor of Russian

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Phone: work802.443.2532
Office Hours: On leave AY 2014-15
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IGST 0701 - REES Senior Thesis      

Russian and East European Studies Senior Thesis
(Approval Required)

Winter 2014, Spring 2014, Spring 2015

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RUSS 0101 - 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.

LNG

Fall 2010, Fall 2013

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RUSS 0102 - Beginning Russian      

Beginning Russian
This course is a continuation of RUSS 0101. (RUSS 0101 or equivalent)

LNG WTR

Winter 2011

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RUSS 0103 - 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.

LNG

Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2014

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RUSS 0122 - 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.

AAL HIS LIT

Spring 2013

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RUSS 0201 - 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

LNG

Fall 2010, Fall 2013

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RUSS 0202 - 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

LNG

Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013

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RUSS 0311 - 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

EUR LIT LNG

Fall 2012

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RUSS 0312 - 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.

EUR LIT LNG

Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014

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RUSS 0500 - Advanced Independent Study      

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

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014

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RUSS 0700 - Senior Independent Study      

Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Spring 2011, Winter 2012, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014

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RUSS 0704 - 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.

Fall 2010, Fall 2012

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