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Victoria Juharyan

Vis. Assistant Professor of Russian

 
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Courses

Course List: 

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RUSS 3202 - Basic Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 150 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class, students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and improve their mastery of this foundation of the language while acquiring an active vocabulary of approximately 1,500 words. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid language skills. LNG

Summer 2017 Language Schools, Summer 2018 Language Schools

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RUSS 3203 - Basic Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 150 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class, students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and improve their mastery of this foundation of the language while acquiring an active vocabulary of approximately 1,500 words. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid language skills.

Summer 2017 Language Schools, Summer 2018 Language Schools

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RUSS 3204 - Basic Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 150 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class, students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and improve their mastery of this foundation of the language while acquiring an active vocabulary of approximately 1,500 words. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid language skills.

Summer 2017 Language Schools, Summer 2018 Language Schools

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RUSS 3205 - Basic Intermediate Russian      

For students with approximately 150 hours of prior formal classroom instruction in Russian. In this class, students review the basic grammatical and syntactical structures of the Russian language and improve their mastery of this foundation of the language while acquiring an active vocabulary of approximately 1,500 words. Students typically complete this course with intermediate-mid language skills.

Summer 2017 Language Schools, Summer 2018 Language Schools

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RUSS 6619 - Classic Soviet Cartoons & Song      

Classic Soviet Cartoons & Songs
In this course, we will be learning about iconic soviet cartoons that have become an essential part of the Russian-speaking world, deeply engraved in the cultural semiosphere and woven into the very fabric of the language. We will be discussing the symbolic significance of the plots and images as well as unpacking lyrics and learning some of the songs by heart as part of the rigorous conversation and writing practice and activities. Counts as a course in culture & civilization. Civ Cul & Soc

Summer 2020 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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RUSS 6681 - Philosophy of Love in Russia      

Philosophy of Love in Russia
In this course we will be reading two theoretical works: selections from an anthology titled Russian Eros that includes texts from such important thinkers as Vladimir Soloviev, poet-philosophers Afanasii Fet and Zinaida Gippius, gargantuan thinkers such as Nikolai Berdyaev and Dmitriy Merezhkovsky, among others; and a fascinating work on the role of Eros in philosophy and philosophy of Eros titled Love in Five Dimensions: Sola Amore by the prolific contemporary American-Russian scholar Mikhail Epstein. Sola Amore was recently reprinted under a simpler title “Love”: we will be using this edition. Throughout the course we will be supplementing the theoretical readings with poems, short stories, novellas, and possibly even plays from Russian literature that speak to the issues we discuss. We will be reading works of Anton Chekhov, Ivan Bunin, and Alexander Kuprin, among others. Reading, writing and conversation intensive. Counts as a course in culture & civilization or literature. Civ Cul & Soc Literature

Summer 2020 Language Schools, LS 6 Week Session

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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 2019

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2019, Fall 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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RUSS 0500 - Advanced Independent Study      

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

Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021

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RUSS 0700 - Senior Independent Study      

Senior Independent Study
(Approval required)

Fall 2020

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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 2020

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Department of Russian

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