RUSSIAN (RUSS)

RUSS 101. Elementary Russian. 4 Credits.

Introductory course designed to lay the foundation of grammar and to convey basic reading and pronunciation skills.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 102. Elementary Russian. 4 Credits.

Continuation of the introductory course designed to lay the foundation of grammar and to convey basic reading and pronunciation skills.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 203. Intermediate Russian. 3 Credits.

Grammar-translation work with increasing proportions of free reading and oral work.
Gen Ed: FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 204. Intermediate Russian. 3 Credits.

Grammar-translation work with increasing proportions of free reading and oral work, continued.
Gen Ed: FI, FL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 250. Introduction to Russian Literature. 3 Credits.

Reading and discussion of selected authors in Russian aimed at improving reading skill and preparing the student for higher level work in Russian literature.
Requisites: Prerequisite, RUSS 204; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: LA, BN, FI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 270. Russian Literature from Pushkin to Chekhov. 3 Credits.

Introduction to Russian prose fiction of the 19th century with particular consideration of selected writings of Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov. Lectures and readings in English.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 272. Russian Literature from Chekhov to the Revolution. 3 Credits.

Literary situations and authors of 1880 to 1917, with emphasis on Chekhov and the Symbolists. Lectures and readings in English.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 273. Russian Culture and Society: 1890-1917. 3 Credits.

Examines the extraordinary diversity of turn-of-the-century Russian culture (1890s to 1917); the proliferation of visual and performance arts; the rise of popular culture; new artistic explorations of gender and sexuality. Lectures and readings in English.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 274. Russian Literature from the Revolution to Today. 3 Credits.

Russian writers and literary problems from the Revolution to the present. Lectures and readings in English.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 275. Russian Fairy Tale. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the Russian fairy tale with attention to its roots in Russian folklore, its influence on Russian culture, and its connections with American folk and popular culture. Lectures and readings in English.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 276. Mystery and Suspense in Russian Literature. 3 Credits.

The study of mystery and suspense in Russian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Readings and class discussions in English.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 277. Love, Sex, and Marriage in Soviet Culture. 3 Credits.

A survey of the themes of love, sex, and marriage as they developed in Russian literature and culture from the Bolshevik Revolution to Perestroika. Readings and class discussions in English.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 282. Russian Literature in World Cinema. 3 Credits.

Survey of masterpieces of Russian literature in the context of their cinematic adaptations. Lectures and readings in English.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CMPL 282.

RUSS 296. Selected Readings in Russian. 1-12 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. Directed readings in Russian on topics in literature and linguistics not normally covered in scheduled courses.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 12 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 409. Modern Russian in Context I: Advanced-Intermediate Conversation, Composition, Grammar. 3 Credits.

Advanced-intermediate Russian conversation, composition, phonetics, and grammar. Meets the needs of learners looking to expand their practical knowledge of contemporary standard Russian in the context of present-day culture, while developing applied skills pertaining to comprehension, production of, and communication in Russian.
Requisites: Prerequisite, RUSS 204.
Gen Ed: BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 410. Modern Russian in Context II: Advanced-Intermediate Conversation, Composition, Grammar. 3 Credits.

Continuation of RUSS 409, advanced-intermediate Russian conversation, composition, phonetics, and grammar. Meets the needs of learners looking to expand their practical knowledge of contemporary standard Russian in the context of present-day culture, while developing applied skills pertaining to comprehension, production of, and communication in, Russian.
Requisites: Prerequisite, RUSS 409.
Gen Ed: BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 411. Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition. 3 Credits.

Designed to develop conversational and writing skills in a variety of situations and subjects.
Requisites: Prerequisite, RUSS 410; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 412. Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition. 3 Credits.

Designed to develop conversational and writing skills in a variety of situations and subjects.
Requisites: Prerequisite, RUSS 411; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: FI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 413. Russian Stylistics. 3 Credits.

Advanced Russian conversation and composition, with appropriate grammatical and stylistic explanations. Can be taken repeatedly for credit, but only counts once toward degree requirements.
Requisites: Prerequisite, RUSS 412; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 414. Russian Stylistics. 3 Credits.

Continuation of Russian Stylistics at a more advanced level.
Requisites: Prerequisite, RUSS 413; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 445. 19th Century Russian Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

A survey of the major novels and stories of 19th century Russian fiction, which have entered the canon of world classics and redefined the idea of literature. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 450. The Russian Absurd: Text, Stage, Screen. 3 Credits.

Examines "The Absurd" in Russian literature and culture as it developed from 19th century to the present. Through works by important Russian writers and representative films students encounter facets of "The Russian Absurd" viewed as literary, cultural, and social phenomena. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 455. 20th-Century Russian Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

As Russia became a laboratory for sociopolitical experiments of global significance, its culture reflected on the most spectacular of its aspirations and failures. Course surveys 20th-century literary, musical and cinematic artifacts that emerged to affect the world profoundly. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 460. Russian Short Story. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the Russian short story. The readings include works from the 17th century to the present. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 462. Russian Poetry of the 19th Century. 3 Credits.

Readings and lecture on 19th-century Russian poetry. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 463. Russian Drama: From Classicism to Modernism. 3 Credits.

Survey of Russian drama as a literary and theatrical phenomenon from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 464. Dostoevsky. 3 Credits.

Study of major works of Dostoevsky and a survey of contemporary authors and literary trends relevant to his creative career. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 465. Chekhov. 3 Credits.

Study of major works of Chekhov and survey of contemporary authors and literary trends relevant to his creative career. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 469. Bulgakov. 3 Credits.

Study of major works of Mikhail Bulgakov, including Master and Margarita, and a survey of contemporary Russian history and culture relevant to his creative career. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 471. Gogol. 3 Credits.

Study of major works of N. V. Gogol and a survey of contemporary authors and literary trends relevant to his creative career. Lectures and seminar discussions. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 475. Literature of Russian Terrorism: Arson, Bombs, Mayhem. 3 Credits.

Literary representations of Russian revolutionaries and terrorists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Readings by Dostoevsky, Chernyshevsky, Bely, Joseph Conrad, and by some of the terrorists themselves. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN, CI.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: PWAD 475.

RUSS 477. Vladimir Nabokov: Life and Art. 3 Credits.

Exploration of Vladimir Nabokov's prose fiction written in Germany and America. Emphasis placed on the primary texts, but some secondary readings included. Movies based on Nabokov's novels will be viewed as well. Readings in Russian for majors, in English for nonmajors.
Gen Ed: LA, NA.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: CMPL 477.

RUSS 479. Tolstoy. 3 Credits.

Study of the major works of Tolstoy and a survey of contemporary authors and literary trends relevant to his creative career. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 486. Contemporary Russian Women's Writing. 3 Credits.

A study of Russian women's writing after World War II, including both fictional and propagandistic works analyzed in their sociopolitical context. Serves as an introduction to Russian women's studies. Taught in English; some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: WMST 486.

RUSS 490. Topics in Russian Culture. 3 Credits.

Study of topics in Russian literature and culture not currently covered in any other course. The specific topic will be announced in advance. Taught in English. Some readings in Russian for qualified students.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 12 total credits. 4 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 511. Russian Mass Media I. 3 Credits.

Module 1. Fifth-year Russian, intended to expand and master the knowledge of the language necessary for understanding deep ongoing changes in different spheres of Russian society.
Requisites: Prerequisites, RUSS 411 and 412; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites.
Gen Ed: BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 512. Russian Mass Media II. 3 Credits.

Module 2. Fifth-year Russian, intended to expand and master the knowledge of the language necessary for understanding deep ongoing changes in different spheres of Russian society.
Requisites: Prerequisites, RUSS 411 and 412; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites.
Gen Ed: BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 513. Russian Culture in Transition I. 3 Credits.

Fifth-year Russian, intended to expand knowledge of the language necessary for understanding social changes that are taking place in Russian society, in literature, art, culture, and everyday human mentality.
Requisites: Prerequisite, RUSS 411; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 514. Russian Culture in Transition II. 3 Credits.

RUSS 513 is not a prerequisite. Fifth-year Russian, continuing with the theme of RUSS 513 offered in the fall semester.
Requisites: Prerequisite, RUSS 412; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 562. Structure of Russian. 3 Credits.

Examines Russian from the perspective of linguistic analysis. How do sounds, words, and sentences pattern in Russian? How do these compare with patterns in other languages? Also considers the influence of evidence from Russian on the development of linguistic theory.
Requisites: Prerequisite, LING 101 or RUSS 102; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: LING 562.

RUSS 691H. Honors Reading Course. 3 Credits.

Russian language and culture majors only. Researching and writing of an honors thesis on an agreed-upon topic not covered by scheduled courses, under the direction of departmental advisors.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 692H. Honors Reading Course. 3 Credits.

Russian language and culture majors only. Researching and writing of an honors thesis on an agreed-upon topic not covered by scheduled courses, under the direction of departmental advisors.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

RUSS 790. Teaching Methods and Materials. 1 Credit.

For prospective teachers of Russian. Required of all teaching assistants.

RUSS 851. Pushkin. 3 Credits.

Study of major works of Pushkin.

RUSS 859. Medieval and Baroque Russian Literature. 3 Credits.

Literature from the advent of literacy to the late 17th century. Lectures on and interpretations of literature of Kievan Rus' down to Grand Muscovy. Readings in English for non-Slavic concentrators.

RUSS 860. Russian Literature of the 18th Century. 3 Credits.

A survey of major movements and genres from Prokopovich to Karamzin. Emphasis on Russian formulations of European models of neoclassicism, sentimentalism, and pre-Romanticism.

RUSS 866. Russian Symbolism. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, reading knowledge of Russian or permission of the instructor. Introduction to the leading writers and works of the Symbolist movement in Russia.

RUSS 867. Post-Symbolist Poetry. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, reading knowledge of Russian or permission of the instructor. A study of the major poetic works of Gumilev, Akhmatova, Mandelstam, Mayakovsky, Khlebnikov, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva.

RUSS 892. Russian Versification. 3 Credits.

A study of technical problems and thematic aspects in the development of Russian poetry.

RUSS 950. Seminar in Russian Literature. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. Seminar on selected topics in Russian literature.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 12 total credits. 4 total completions.