Courses

Fall 2013

  • 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 distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013 · A. Dotlibova, L. Goering
  • RUSS 150: Facts and Fairy Tales: Introduction to Russian Cultural History

    This course explores issues central to life in russia today--e.g., ethnic and religious diversity, gender equality, ecology, poverty (and wealth), demographics, and corruption--through the lens of Russia's arts as developed over the last thousand years. Media include architecture, folklore, nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction, painting, music, and cinema. Theoretical texts address different approaches to the study of national cultures. Discussions are supplemented by occasional lectures; student assessment is based on participation, a final exam, ans short papers desinged for inclusion in the portfolio. No knowledge of Russian language or Russian studies assumed or required.

    6 credit; Arts and Literature, Humanistic Inquiry, Writing Requirement, International Studies; offered Fall 2013 · 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 distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2013 · A. Dotlibova, D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 341: The Russian Short Story

    A survey of representative short stories from the past two hundred years. Works by Gogol, Leskov, Chekhov, Babel, Nabokov, Petrushevskaya, Ulitskaya and others. Conducted in Russian.

    Prerequisites: Russian 205 or the equivalent. 3 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Fall 2013 · L. Goering
  • RUSS 400: Integrative Exercise

    6 credit; S/NC; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · L. Goering, D. Nemec Ignashev

Winter 2014

  • RUSS 102: Elementary Russian

    Continues Russian 101. Prerequisites: Russian 101 or placement. Class meets five days a week. 6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2014 · A. Dotlibova, L. Goering
  • RUSS 205: Russian in Cultural Contexts

    In this course students continue to develop skills of narration, listening comprehension, and writing, while exploring issues of contemporary Russian life and consciousness. The issues are examined from the position of two cultures: American and Russian. The course draws on a variety of sources for reading and viewing, including the periodic press, film, and music.

    Prerequisites: Russian 204 or placement 6 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, International Studies, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2014 · A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 345: Russian Cultural Idioms of the Nineteenth Century

    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 the works of Russian writers (Griboedov and Pushkin, Leskov and Dostoevsky), composers (Glinka, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-­Korsakov and Tchaikovsky), artists (Briullov, Ivanov, the Itinerants) and actors (Mochalov, Shchepkin) in the context of social thought and the social movements of the nineteenth century. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisites: Russian 205 or permission of the instructor. 6 credit; Arts and Literature, International Studies, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2014 · A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 400: Integrative Exercise

    6 credit; S/NC; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · L. Goering, D. Nemec Ignashev

Spring 2014

  • 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 distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · A. Dotlibova, L. Goering
  • RUSS 107: Moscow Program: Beginning Grammar

    This course will focus on continued study of the fundamentals of Russian grammar, vocabulary expansion, and activation. This course is conducted by members of Moscow State University Philological Faculty and supervised by the program director. Prerequisites: For students who have just recently begun their study of the Russian language, having completed or tested beyond elementary Russian 102. 4 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 108: Moscow Program: Beginning Phonetics

    This course is taken in combination with Russian 107. Students focus on the essentials of Russian pronunciation with preliminary work in intonation. This course is conducted by members of Moscow State University Philological Faculty and supervised by the program director.

    2 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 109: Moscow Program: Beginning Conversation

    This course is taken in combination with Russian 107. Emphasis on socially relevant material. This course is conducted by members of Moscow State University Philological Faculty and supervised by the program director.

    3 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 207: Moscow Program: Intermediate Grammar

    This course aims at vocabulary expansion and the assimilation and activation of formulaic conversational structures and speech etiquette at the same time it develops familiarity with more complex principles of Russian grammar. This course is conducted by members of Moscow State University Philological Faculty and supervised by the program director. Prerequisites: Russian 205 or placement. 4 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 208: Moscow Program: Intermediate Phonetics

    This course is taken in combination with Russian 207. Students focus on the essentials of Russian pronunciation and correction. Preliminary work in intonation will be offered. This course is conducted by members of Moscow State University Philological Faculty and supervised by the program director.

    2 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 209: Moscow Program: Intermediate Conversation

    This course is taken in combination with Russian 207. Emphasis will be placed on socially relevant reading materials. This course is conducted by members of Moscow State University Philological Faculty and supervised by the program director.

    3 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 226: Moscow Program: Russia's Hallowed Places

    This course explores localities in Russia that have acquired the significance of hallowed or sacred places, the reasons underlying their designation, and the diversity of belief systems they embody. Localities considered include places in and around Moscow (some holy, others cursed), the routes of literary heroes (and their creators) in St. Petersburg, sites of legendary historical significance in Central Russia, and the "sacred sea" of Siberia, Lake Baikal, and its Buryat-Mongol shamanist-Buddhist environs. Course materials: readings, films, excursions, lectures, and travel. Student learning is assessed through occasional quizzes, weekly discussions, and integrative blog writing assignments.

    Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Moscow & Beyond off-campus studies program. 6 credit; Arts and Literature, Recognition and Affirmation of Difference Requirement, Humanistic Inquiry, International Studies; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 280: Russian History Through Song

     In this course we will analyze, sing, and stage some of the best-known Russian songs of the twentieth century, songs that have become the "prayers" of the new civic religion. Prerequisites: Russian 205 or permission of the instructor. 2 credit; S/CR/NC; International Studies, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 290: Moscow Program: Independent Reading

    3 credit; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 307: Moscow Program: Advanced Grammar

    This course combines advanced work in Russian grammar (largely corrective) and fundamentals in composition, with conversational Russian.

    Prerequisites: At least 6-12 credits beyond Russian 205/206. 4 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 308: Moscow Program: Advanced Phonetics and Intonation

    This course is taken in combination with Russian 307. Students focus on corrective pronunciation and theory and practice of Russian intonation. This course is conducted by members of Moscow State University Philological Faculty and supervised by the program director.

    2 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 309: Moscow Program: Advanced Composition

    This course is taken in combination with Russian 307. Materials will combine literary classics with the socially relevant. This course is conducted by members of Moscow State University Philological Faculty and supervised by the program director.

    3 credit; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2014 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • RUSS 400: Integrative Exercise

    6 credit; S/NC; Does not fulfill a distribution requirement; offered Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 · L. Goering, D. Nemec Ignashev