2007-2008 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Russian

For information on studying in Russian-speaking countries, see Study Abroad; on placement tests, see Course Placement.


RUSS 100A     3 Credits
RUSS 100B     3 Credits
Beginning Russian I and II (h)
Courses A and B are introductory courses in the Russian language and culture with an emphasis on the spoken and written language. After completion of RUSS 100A and 100B the student will be able to continue on to RUSS 102. Note: Both RUSS 100A and RUSS 100B must be taken to equal one semester of the foreign language core requirement. (3 + 0) RUSS 100A Offered Fall, RUSS 100B Offered Spring


RUSS 101      5 Credits
RUSS 102      5 Credits
Elementary Russian I and II (h)
Introduction to language and culture: development of competence and performance in the language through understanding, recognition and use of linguistic structures; increasing emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking; basic vocabulary of approximately 750 words; exploration of the cultural dimension, implicitly through language, and explicitly through texts and audiovisual materials. (5 + 0) RUSS 101 Offered Fall, RUSS 102 Offered Spring


RUSS 103      3 Credits
Conversational Russian I (h)
Verbal skills improvement. Vocabulary is presented to improve speaking on specific topics. (Prerequisites: RUSS 101 and RUSS 102 or above or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


RUSS 201      4 Credits
RUSS 202      4 Credits
Intermediate Russian I and II (h)
Continuation of RUSS 102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural materials. Conducted in Russian. (Prerequisite: RUSS 102 or two years of high school Russian.) (4 + 0) RUSS 201 Offered Fall, RUSS 202 Offered Spring


RUSS 203      3 Credits
Conversational Russian II (h)
Oral skills improvement. Vocabulary is presented to improve speaking on specific topics. (Prerequisites: RUSS 102 or above or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements. Next offered: 2007-08) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


RUSS 301W, O     3 Credits
RUSS 302W, O     3 Credits
Advanced Russian (h)
Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in Russian. (Prerequisites: COMM 131X or 141X; ENGL 111X; ENGL 211X or ENGL 213X; or permission of instructor.) (3 + 0) RUSS 301W, O Offered Fall; RUSS 302W, O Offered Spring


RUSS 431      3 Credits
Studies in Russian Culture (h)
Study of the cultures of the Russian-speaking world. (Prerequisites: RUSS 301 or equivalent; junior standing or permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


RUSS 432      3 Credits
Studies of Russian Literature (h)
Intensive study of authors, literary texts, movements, genres, themes and/or critical approaches. (Prerequisites: RUSS 302 or equivalent, and junior standing, or permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Next offered: 2007-08.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Spring


RUSS 482      3 Credits
Selected Topics in Russian Literature (h)
Advanced study of Russian literature, focusing on nineteenth-century writers. Conducted in English. (Prerequisites: Junior standing, or permission of instructor. Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Next offered: 2008-09.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


RUSS 484      3 Credits
Russian and Soviet Cinema (h)
Study of Russian culture and society through the medium of film, focusing on the history of Russian cinema and genres. Films by award-winning directors. Designed to familiarize students with Russian history and culture from 1900s to the present. Readings and topics discussed reflect issues of current interest. Course may be repeated once. (Prerequisites: Junior standing, or permission of instructor. Next offered: 2009-10.) (3 + 0) Offered Alternate Fall


RUSS 488      3 Credits
Individual Study: Senior Project (h)
Analysis and presentation, in the language, of a problem chosen by the student in consultation with the department. The student must apply for senior project and submit a project outline by the end of the sixth week of the semester preceding the semester of graduation. Conducted in Russian. (Prerequisite: At least 10 credits in upper-division Russian or permission of instructor.) Offered As Demand Warrants


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