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Courses in Russian

Please Note: Not all courses are taught every year. Please see the published class schedule for a listing of courses and sections available in any given term.

Course numbers ending in 99, 40X, 50X, as well as numbers 410 and 510 designate variable content courses that are occasional offerings. Please see the course schedule for the current term offerings.

You can also view the official and complete course descriptions in the University Bulletin under the section of "World Languages and Literatures".

 


Rus 101, 102, 103 First-year Russian (4,4,4)
An introduction to elementary Russian. Emphasis on listening comprehension and oral practice, the elements of grammar, vocabulary building, and elementary readings.

Rus 150, 151 First-year Russian (Intensive)(6,6)
Two-term course covering the content of Rus 101, 102, 103.
[Not taught every year.]

Rus 199 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.)

Rus 201, 202, 203 Second-year Russian (4,4,4)
Intensive review of basic materials introduced in first-year program and further development of communication skills.
Recommended prerequisite: Rus 103.

Rus 299 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.)

Rus 301, 302, 303 Third-year Russian (4,4,4)
Focus on acquisition of vocabulary, practical application. Intensive practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing Russian.
Recommended prerequisite: Rus 203.

Rus 325 Russian Phonetics and Phonology (4)
Introduction to the sounds of Russian: their place and manner of articulation (phonetics) as well as how they pattern with respect to each other and as influenced by morphological and syntactic factors (phonology). Conducted in English.
Recommended prerequisite: Rus 203.
[Not taught every year.]

Rus 330 Russian Culture and Civilization (4)
A multimedia survey of major developments in Russian art, architecture, music, dance, theater, cinema and literature from 988 to the present day. The class focuses on the ways major works relate to the artistic atmosphere of their times and on how subsequent generations have reinterpreted and reused them. Taught in English.

Rus 331 Russian Cinema (4)
Surveys cinematic narratives significant to Russian culture, with a focus on issues of gender and/or national identity. Taught in English. 

Rus 341, 342 Introduction to Russian Literature (4,4)
Study of selected short stories of the 19th century. For non-native speakers of Russian only.
Recommended prerequisite: Rus 203.

Rus 399 Special Studies (Credit to be arranged.)

Rus 401 Research (Credit to be arranged.)

Rus 404/504 Cooperative Education/Internship (Credit to be arranged.)

Rus 405/505 Reading and Conference (Credit to be arranged.)
Consent of instructor.

Rus 407/507 Seminar (Credit to be arranged.)
Consent of instructor.

Rus 408/508 Workshop (Credit to be arranged.)
Consent of instructor.

Rus 409/509 Practicum (Credit to be arranged.)

Rus 410/510 Selected Topics (Credit to be arranged.)

Rus 411/511, 412/512, 413/513 Advanced Russian (4,4,4)
Special problems of Russian grammar, selected writing and reading assignments and discussion. For non-native speakers of Russian only.
Recommended prerequisite: Rus 303.

Rus 416 Readings in Russian (2)
A variable-content course designed to give advanced students of Russian experience reading in a variety of content areas. Rus 416 is to be taken in conjunction with regularly scheduled corequisite courses. Students taking a corequisite course will do part of the required reading for that course in Russian.
Recommended prerequisite: Rus 342.

Rus 427/527 Topics in Russian Literature of the 19th Century (4)
Representative literature of the major Russian writers of the nineteenth century. Such topics as Golden Age, or the 19th century short story.
Recommended prerequisite: Rus 303.
[Not taught every year.]

Rus 433/533 Topics in Russian Literature of the 20th Century (4)
Representative literature of the major Russian writers of the 20th century. Such topics as Soviet Satire, The Thaw, Glasnost.
Recommended prerequisite: Rus 303.

Rus 441/541 Russian Literature in Translation: Nineteenth Century (4)
Major works of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Readings, lectures, and discussions in English.
Recommended prerequisite: Sophomore Inquiry or 4 credits of upper-division literature.

Rus 442/542 Russian Literature in Translation: Twentieth Century (4)
Major works of twentieth-century Russian literature. Readings, lectures, and discussions in English. Recommended prerequisite: 4 credits of upper-division literature.
Recommended prerequisite: Sophomore Inquiry or 4 credits of upper-division literature.
[Not taught every year.]