SLAVIC LANGUAGES (SLAV)

SLAV 86. First-Year Seminar: Literature and Madness. 3 Credits.

The seminar considers the relationship between literature and madness through the works of major Russian writers (Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Chekhov, Nabokov).
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SLAV 101. Introduction to Slavic Civilizations: Peasants, Popes, and Party Hacks. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the essentials of Slavic cultures, including religion, literature, history, art, cinema, folklore, geography, and music. Course materials include films, slides, and recordings. Lectures and readings in English.
Gen Ed: BN, FI, WB.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SLAV 248. Childhood and Adolescence in Slavic Literature. 3 Credits.

Childhood and adolescence as portrayed in both fictional and autobiographical form by 19th- and 20th-century Russian, Polish, Czech, and other East European writers, including Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Nabokov, I. B. Singer, Schulz, Milosz. Lectures and readings in English. Honors version available
Gen Ed: LA, BN, CI.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SLAV 250. Introduction to Non-Russian Slavic/East European Culture. 3 Credits.

Reading and discussion of selected authors in the target language aimed at improving reading and analytical skills and preparing the student for higher level work.
Requisites: Prerequisite, BULG 404, CZCH 404, HUNG 404, MACD 404, PLSH 404, or SECR 404; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SLAV 296. Directed Readings in a Slavic Language. 1-12 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. Directed readings in a Slavic language other than 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.

SLAV 464. Imagined Jews: Jewish Themes in Polish and Russian Literature. 3 Credits.

Explores the fictional representation of Jewish life in Russia and Poland by Russian, Polish, and Jewish authors from the 19th century to the present. Taught in English; some foreign language readings for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: JWST 464.

SLAV 465. Literature of Atrocity: The Gulag and the Holocaust in Russia and Eastern Europe. 3 Credits.

Literary representation in fiction, poetry, memoirs, and other genres of the mass annihilation and terror in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union under the Nazi and Communist regimes. Taught in English; some foreign language readings for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: JWST 465, PWAD 465.

SLAV 469. Coming to America: The Slavic Immigrant Experience in Literature. 3 Credits.

Fictional and autobiographical expressions of the Slavic and East European immigrant experience in the 20th century. Readings include Russian, Polish, Jewish, and Czech authors from early 1900s to present. Taught in English; some foreign language readings for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade
Same as: JWST 469.

SLAV 470. 20th-Century Russian and Polish Theater. 3 Credits.

A comparative survey of the major trends in 20th-century Russian and Polish dramaturgy and theatrical production, with attention to aesthetic, professional, and political connections between the two. Taught in English; some foreign language readings for qualified students.
Gen Ed: LA, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SLAV 490. Topics in Slavic Culture. 3 Credits.

Comparative study of topics in non-Russian Slavic literatures and culture not covered in any other course. Specific topics will vary and will be announced in advance. Taught in English; some foreign language readings 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.

SLAV 580. East European Literary Criticism. 3 Credits.

Survey of 20th-century Slavic literary criticism. Russian formalists, Bakhtin and his circle, Czech structuralists, Soviet semiotics. Emphasis on influence of Slavic criticism on development of Western literary criticism.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SLAV 796. Reading Course. 1-12 Credits.

Permission of the instructor. Special readings and research in a selected field or topic under the direction of a faculty member.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 12 total credits. 4 total completions.

SLAV 994. Doctoral Research and Dissertation. 3 Credits.