RUSS - Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 101 Beginning Russian I

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

(RUSS 1411, 1511) Beginning Russian I. Elementary language study with oral, written and reading practice. Attention given to background for conversation. Part of class preparation will be done in language laboratory.

RUSS 102 Beginning Russian II

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

(RUSS 1412, 1512) Beginning Russian II. Continuation of RUSS 101. Part of class preparation will be done in language laboratory.
Prerequisite: RUSS 101.

RUSS 201 Intermediate Russian I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(RUSS 2311) Intermediate Russian I. Continuation and review of grammar, selected readings; material to develop conversational and reading ability.
Prerequisite: RUSS 102.

RUSS 202 Intermediate Russian II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(RUSS 2312) Intermediate Russian II. Continuation of RUSS 201. Readings taken from standard works.
Prerequisite: RUSS 201.

RUSS 211 Russian Conversation

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Development of conversational skills in Russian; building of active vocabulary; exercises with emphasis on correct diction; oral presentations; skits; dialogues; discussion of current events; conducted in Russian.
Prerequisite: RUSS 102 or equivalent.

RUSS 221 Field Studies I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Russian language and culture, taught in the former Soviet Union; supervised travel of cultural interest; participation in courses and activities at a Russian university or institute; exams, written and oral reports; to be taken concurrently with RUSS 222.
Prerequisite: RUSS 102 with a grade of B or higher.

RUSS 222 Field Studies II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Russian language and literature taught in the former Soviet Union in cooperation with a Russian university or institute; exams, written and oral reports; to be taken concurrently with RUSS 221.
Prerequisite: RUSS 102 with a grade of B or higher.

RUSS 285 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Individual supervision of readings or assigned projects in Russian, selected for each student individually.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department head.

RUSS 289 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of Russian. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

RUSS 301 Advanced Grammar and Composition I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Review of grammar at an advanced level; readings of literary texts for analysis and emulation; development of oral and written skills; required for modern languages majors in Russian; conducted in Russian.
Prerequisite: RUSS 202 or RUSS 222 or registration therein.

RUSS 302 Advanced Grammar and Composition II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Continuation of RUSS 301; literary interpretation of longer works; particular emphasis on the short stories of Chekhov and other major authors; required for modern languages majors in Russian; conducted in Russian.
Prerequisite: RUSS 202 or RUSS 222 or registration therein.

RUSS 322 Masterpieces of Russian Literature

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Selected works of Russian literature, representative of its major authors and most important literary movements; literary analysis and evaluation of each work's cultural background; conducted in Russian.
Prerequisite: RUSS 202 or RUSS 222 or registration therein. May be retaken with approval of department head.

RUSS 410 Seminar in Russian Studies

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Exploration of a significant topic, event, or period in Russian literature and culture; taught in Russian.
Prerequisite: RUSS 202 or RUSS 222.

RUSS 441/EURO 441 The Russian Novel I: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Study of the major works of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky; discussion of the literary nature and purpose of novels, especially in the context of Russian culture; taught in English.
Prerequisite: RUSS 201 or registration therein, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: EURO 441/RUSS 441.

RUSS 442/EURO 442 The Russian Novel II: The Twentieth Century

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Study of major Russian novels from ca. 1900 to the end of Stalinism; exploration of topics relevant to Russia's experience in the 20th century; taught in English.
Prerequisite: RUSS 201 or registration therein, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: EURO 442/RUSS 442.

RUSS 443/EURO 443 Contemporary Russian Prose

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Study of Russian and Soviet 20th century prose literature, with emphasis on post-Stalinist and post-glasnost writers; taught in English.
Prerequisite: RUSS 201 or registration therein, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: EURO 443/RUSS 443.

RUSS 444/EURO 444 Russian Drama

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to the masterpieces of Russian drama from the 19th century to the present; includes such authors as Pushkin, Chekhov, Gorky, Arbuzov, Rozov and Petrushevskaya; taught in English.
Prerequisite: RUSS 201 or registration therein, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: EURO 444/RUSS 444.

RUSS 446/EURO 446 Russian Artistic Culture I: Beginnings to 1900

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Masterpieces of Russian art, including architecture, dance, theater, music, and literature, from its beginnings until ca. 1900; taught in English.
Prerequisite: RUSS 201 or registration therein, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: EURO 446/RUSS 446.

RUSS 447/EURO 447 Russian Artistic Culture II: 1890 to Present

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Masterpieces of Russian art, including architecture, dance, theater, music, film, and literature, from ca. 1890 to the present; taught in English.
Prerequisite: RUSS 201 or registration therein, or approval of instructor.
Cross Listing: EURO 447/RUSS 447.

RUSS 485 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Individual supervision of readings or assigned projects, selected for each student individually; written and oral reports.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor and department head.

RUSS 489 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of Russian language, literature and civilization.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor.

RUSS 491 Research

Credits 1 to 3. 1 to 3 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in Russian. May be taken three times for credit.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of department head.