Courses

Fall 2016

  • 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 2016 · A. Dotlibova, L. Goering
  • 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 equivalent 6 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Fall 2016 · D. Nemec Ignashev
  • 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 2016 · A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 400: Integrative Exercise

    1-6 credit; S/NC; offered Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017

Winter 2017

  • RUSS 102: Elementary Russian

    Continues Russian 101. Prerequisites: Russian 101 or equivalent 6 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2017 · L. Goering, A. Dotlibova
  • 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 equivalent 6 credit; International Studies, Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Winter 2017 · A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 400: Integrative Exercise

    1-6 credit; S/NC; offered Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017

Spring 2017

  • RUSS 103: Elementary Russian

    Concludes introductory method of Russian 101-102. Prerequisites: Russian 102 or equivalent 6 credit; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2017 · L. Goering, A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 266: Dostoevsky

    An introduction to the works of Dostoevsky. Readings include Poor Folk, Notes from the Underground, and The Brothers Karamazov. Conducted entirely in English.

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites and no knowledge of Russian literature or history required. 3 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Spring 2017 · L. Goering
  • RUSS 267: War and Peace

    Close reading and discussion of Tolstoy's magnum opus. Conducted entirely in English.

    Prerequisites: No prerequisites and no knowledge of Russian literature or history required. 3 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Spring 2017 · L. Goering
  • 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 instructor permission 6 credit; Literary/Artistic Analysis, International Studies; offered Spring 2017 · A. Dotlibova
  • RUSS 400: Integrative Exercise

    1-6 credit; S/NC; offered Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017