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Russian


RUSS F100A Elementary Russian 1A (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

An introductory course in the Russian language and culture with an emphasis on the spoken and written language. After completion of RUSS F100A and F100B the student will be able to continue on to RUSS F102. Note: Both RUSS F100A and RUSS F100B must be taken to equal one semester of the foreign language core requirement. Note: Completion of RUSS 100A + RUSS 100B = RUSS 101. (3+0)


RUSS F100B Elementary Russian 1B (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring

An introductory course in the Russian language and culture with an emphasis on the spoken and written language. After completion of RUSS F100A and F100B the student will be able to continue on to RUSS F102. Note: Both RUSS F100A and RUSS F100B must be taken to equal one semester of the foreign language core requirement. (3+0)


RUSS F101 Elementary Russian I (h)

5 Credits     Offered Fall

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 F102 Elementary Russian II (h)

5 Credits     Offered Spring

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 F103 Conversational Russian I (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Verbal skills improvement. Vocabulary is presented to improve speaking on specific topics. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: RUSS F101 and RUSS F102 or above or permission of instructor. Note: Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements. (3+0)


RUSS F201 Intermediate Russian I (h)

4 Credits     Offered Fall

Continuation of RUSS F102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural materials. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisites: RUSS F102 or two years of high school Russian. (4+0)


RUSS F202 Intermediate Russian II (h)

4 Credits     Offered Spring

Continuation of RUSS F102. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural materials. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisites: RUSS F102 or two years of high school Russian. (4+0)


RUSS F203 Conversational Russian II (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Oral skills improvement. Vocabulary is presented to improve speaking on specific topics. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: RUSS F102 or above or permission of instructor. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements. (3+0)


RUSS F301W,O Advanced Russian (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall

Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; RUSS F202; or instructor permission. (3+0)


RUSS F302W,O Advanced Russian (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring

Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; RUSS F202; or instructor permission. (3+0)


RUSS F431 Studies in Russian Culture (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Study of the cultures of the Russian-speaking world. May be repeated for credit if topic varies. Prerequisites: RUSS F301 or equivalent; junior standing or permission of instructor. (3+0)


RUSS F432 Studies of Russian Literature (h)

3 Credits     Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Intensive study of authors, literary texts, movements, genres, themes and/or critical approaches. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: RUSS F302 or equivalent, and at least junior standing, or permission of instructor. (3+0)


RUSS F482 Selected Topics in Russian Literature (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Intensive course in literature focusing on nineteenth-century writers. Conducted in English. Note: Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies. Prerequisites: Junior standing, or permission of instructor. (3+0)


RUSS F484 Russian and Soviet Cinema (h)

3 Credits     Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

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. (3+0)


RUSS F488 Individual Study: Senior Project (h)

3 Credits     Offered As Demand Warrants

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. Prerequisites: At least 10 credits in upper division Russian or permission of instructor. (3+0)


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