RUSS101
Beginning Russian I

Description: Main emphasis on the development of comprehension of written and spoken Russian; reading of simple texts; oral and aural drill supplemented by practice in language laboratory.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:5

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RUSS102
Beginning Russian II

For students with credit for RUSS 101. Credit toward the degree may not be earned in RUSS 101/102 and 110.

Description: Continuation of RUSS 101. Grammar, word structure, idioms.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:5

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RUSS110
Accelerated Beginning Russian

Credit cannot be earned for both RUSS 110 and RUSS 101/102.

Description: Covers the same material of RUSS 101 and 102. Accelerated course emphasizing on development of comprehension of written and spoken Russian; reading of simple texts; oral and aural drill supplemented by practice. Additional focus on grammar, word structure and idioms.

Course details
Credit Hours:9
Max credits per semester:9
Max credits per degree:9
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:9

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RUSS201
Second-Year Russian I

For students with credit for RUSS 102 or 110. Credit toward the degree may not be earned in RUSS 201/202 and 210.

Description: Continuation of grammar, word structure, sentence formation, idioms. Reading of moderately difficult prose and conversational practice based on the texts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS202
Second-Year Russian II

For students with credit for RUSS 201. Credit toward the degree may not be earned in RUSS 201/202 and 210.

Description: Continuation of RUSS 201. Class discussion and reports.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 301; RUSS 302; RUSS 303; RUSS 304

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS203
Russian in Popular Culture

For students with credit in RUSS 202 or RUSS 210; or taking 202 parallel.

Description: Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and developing communicative skills through watching and discussing Russian popular music, animation, television, and art.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 301; RUSS 302; RUSS 303; RUSS 304

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS204
Composition, Conversation, and Culture

For students with credit in RUSS 202 or RUSS 210; or taking 202 parallel.

Description: Emphasis on vocabulary acquisition, and on watching, discussing, and writing essays on various authentic cultural materials.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 301; RUSS 302; RUSS 303; RUSS 304

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS210
Accelerated Second Year Russian

For students with credit in RUSS 102 or RUSS 110. Credit toward the degree cannot be earned in both RUSS 201/202 and RUSS 210.

Description: Same material as RUSS 201 and 202.

Course details
Credit Hours:6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:6

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RUSS301
Russian Cultural Studies

Prerequisites: RUSS 202; RUSS 203 or RUSS 204.

Description: Russian language instruction with emphasis on developing listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills through reading authentic texts (from Russian literature or Russian press) and watching authentic materials (films, shows, animation, programs, etc.). Emphasis is placed on mastering cultural competency.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 408

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RUSS302
Studies in Russian Culture and Film

Prerequisites: RUSS 202; RUSS 203 or RUSS 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Russian language instruction with emphasis on strengthening writing and conversational skills in Russian through watching Russian movies. Aims to increase vocabulary acquisition for productive communication. Emphasis is on watching, discussing, critically analyzing, and writing essays on various issues raised in the films.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 408

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RUSS303
Advanced Composition, Grammar, and Conversation

Prerequisites: RUSS 202; RUSS 203 or RUSS 204.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Helps progress from Intermediate Level Proficiency to Advanced, develops the four basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) and enhances cultural knowledge.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 408

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS304
Advanced Composition, Conversation, and Grammar and Syntax

Prerequisites: RUSS 202; RUSS 203 or RUSS 204

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Development of the four basic language skills through close study of authentic materials, including Internet forums, blogs, advertisements, various genres of non-fictional writing, TV reporting, etc.

This course is a prerequisite for: RUSS 408

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS331
Russian Politics and Society after the Revolution

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing

Description: Survey of Soviet and Russian films that reflect, respond to, and document cultural, social, political and ideological shifts, historical developments of the twentieth and twenty-first-century Russia. Emphasis is given to the analysis of sociopolitical and cultural context featured in film, as well as the study of the major cultural periods including the late Tsarist period, the October Revolution, Stalinism, Thaw, Stagnation, Perestroika and Glasnost, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet period.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS391
Special Topics in Russian

Description: Language, literature, and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

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RUSS396
Independent Study in Russian

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Independent reading or research under direction by a faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

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RUSS403
Russian Grammar and StylisticsCrosslisted with RUSS 803

Prerequisites: RUSS 301, 302, 303 or 304

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Detailed analysis of Russian morphology and syntax to achieve greater sophistication in self-expression.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS408
Russian in Mass and Social Media

Prerequisites: RUSS 301, 302, 303 or 304

Recommended for students of international business and affairs, journalism and history. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: The focus is on the analysis of authentic materials in the Russian daily, political and business press, social media, TV, radio, and the Internet.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

RUSS441
Advanced Literary AnalysisCrosslisted with RUSS 841

Prerequisites: RUSS 301, 302, 303 or 304

All the readings, discussions, and assignments are in Russian. See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: In-depth study of a work, period, or genre with emphasis on textual analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS442
Russian PoetryCrosslisted with RUSS 842

Prerequisites: RUSS 301, 302, 303 or 304.

See instructor if you believe an equivalent course(s) may count for prerequisite.

Description: Russian poetry of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Teaches poetry appreciation and acquaints them with the culture, history and philosophy of the country through poetry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS454
Russian Intellectual TraditionCrosslisted with MODL 454, MODL 854, RUSS 854

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Major Russian thinkers from 1700 to the present. Focus on the evolution of ideas in the Russian context and the relationship between Russian and European thought.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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RUSS482
Russian Literature in Translation

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Survey of nineteenth century Russian literature, to include works by Lermontov, Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Chekhov. Prepares students to appreciate literature and acquaint them with Russian literature, culture and philosophy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RUSS483
Russian Secular and Political FolkloreCrosslisted with RUSS 883

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Introduction to the Russian folklore and examination of a variety of genres, including folk mythology and demonology, fairy tales, historical songs, rituals, political mythology, etc. Focus is on the study of the appropriation of folklore in literature, film, political ideologies, and visual arts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

RUSS491
Special Topics in Russian

Description: Language, literature, and civilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

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RUSS496
Independent Study in Russian

Prerequisites: permission

Description: Emphasis on developing proficiency in conversational and written Russian through researching a variety of topics covered in contemporary Russian mass media.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

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