Courses

Please note: Course descriptions for 2015–2016 are still being finalized by the Registrar's office.

Fall 2015

  • RUSS 101: Elementary Russian

    For students with no previous training in or minimal knowledge of Russian. Simultaneous development of skills in speaking, reading, aural comprehension, writing. Students with prior instruction or who speak Russian at home should consult the department for placement information. Class meets five days a week. 6 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2015 · A. Dotlibova, D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 204: Intermediate Russian

    Continued four-skill development using texts and resources from a variety of sources. Emphasis on communicative skills. Prerequisites: Russian 103 or placement. Class meets five days a week. 6 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2015 · A. Dotlibova, D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 346: Russian Cultural Idioms: The Golden Age

    An introduction to the names, quotations and events that every Russian knows—knowledge which is essential to understanding Russian literature, history and culture of the last two centuries. We will study literary and artistic works produced in the first half of the nineteenth century in the context of history and social thought, with emphasis on poetry and theater. Not open to students who have taken Russian 345. Prerequisites: Russian 205 or permission of the instructor. 3 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Fall 2015 · A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 351: Chekhov

    A study of Chekhov's short fiction, both as an object of literary analysis and in the interpretation of critics, stage directors and filmmakers of the twentieth century. We will also examine the continuation of the Chekhovian tradition in the works of writers such as Bunin, Petrushevskaia and Pietsukh. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisites: Russian 205 or permission of the instructor 6 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Fall 2015 · A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 400: Integrative Exercise

    6 credit; S/NC; offered Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016 · L. Goering, D. Nemec Ignashev

Winter 2016

  • RUSS 102: Elementary Russian

    Continues Russian 101. Prerequisites: Russian 101 or placement. Class meets five days a week. 6 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2016 · A. Dotlibova, L. Goering
  • RUSS 206: Russian Practicum

    In this three-credit course students will both refresh their knowledge of Russian acquired in the 101-204 sequence as well as develop intermediate-level skills in grammar, reading, listening, and speaking. Curriculum from term to term will be adjusted by the instructor to student needs. Prerequisites: Open to students who have completed Russian 204 and not yet embarked on Russian 330-or-above courses, or by permission of the instructor. 3 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2016 · D. Nemec Ignashev, A. Dotlibova, L. Goering
  • RUSS 244: The Rise of the Russian Novel

    From the terse elegance of Pushkin to the psychological probing of Dostoevsky to the finely wrought realism of Tolstoy, this course examines the evolution of the genre over the course of the nineteenth century, ending with a glimpse of things to come on the eve of the Russian Revolution. Close textual analysis of the works will be combined with exploration of their historical and cultural context. No prior knowledge of Russian or Russian history is required. 6 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, Writing Requirement, International Studies; offered Winter 2016 · L. Goering
  • RUSS 347: Russian Cultural Idioms: The Age of Reform

    An introduction to the names, quotations and events that every Russian knows ”knowledge which is essential to understanding Russian literature, history and culture of the last two centuries. We will study literary and artistic works produced in the second half of the nineteenth century in the context of history and social thought, with emphasis on music and fine art.  Not open to students who have taken Russian 345. Prerequisites: Russian 205 or permission of the instructor. 3 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Winter 2016 · A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 400: Integrative Exercise

    6 credit; S/NC; offered Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016 · L. Goering, D. Nemec Ignashev

Spring 2016

  • RUSS 103: Elementary Russian

    Concludes introductory method of Russian 101-102. Prerequisites: Russian 102 or placement. Class meets five days a week. 6 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2016 · A. Dotlibova, L. Goering
  • RUSS 309: Moscow Program: Advanced Practicum

    This course aims at skill development in speaking and oral presentation as well as in limited forms of composition. It is taken in combination with Russian 307 and conducted by members of Moscow State University Philological Faculty and supervised by the program director. Prerequisites: Russian 205 + 6 credits in Russian at the 330 level or above. 3 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2016 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 395: Senior Seminar: The Cult of Stalin

    Drawing on materials from film, literature, architecture, and mass culture, we will examine the cult of Iosif Stalin during "the Leader's" lifetime and continuing into subsequent eras through both repudiation and periodic revivals. We will address the pagan and Christian foundations of the Stalin cult, as well as its connections with the cult of Lenin. Conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisites: At least 6 credits at the level of Russian 330 or higher or permission of the instructor. 6 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Spring 2016 · A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 400: Integrative Exercise

    6 credit; S/NC; offered Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016 · L. Goering, D. Nemec Ignashev