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. Does not meet Perspectives on the Human Condition requirements, or Foreign Language major or minor requirements. (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. Does not meet Perspectives on the Human Condition requirements, or Foreign Language major or minor requirements. Prerequisites: RUSS F100A; or permission of instructor. (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. Prerequisites: RUSS F101 or equivalent. (5+0)

RUSS F103 Conversational Russian I (h)

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Verbal skills improvement. Vocabulary is presented to improve speaking on specific topics. Note: Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements. Prerequisites: RUSS F101 and RUSS F102 or above or permission of instructor. (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 equivalent. (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 F201 or equivalent. (4+0)

RUSS F203 Conversational Russian II (h)

3 Credits
Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

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

RUSS F301 W,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 F302 W,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 F301 or equivalent; or permission of instructor. (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 Odd-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, and present topics in film theory. Readings and topics discussed reflect issues of current interest. Prerequisites: Junior standing, or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with FLM F484. (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)