Spring 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 100-01 Russia and the West
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
Taught in English An introductory and multi-disciplinary survey intended to explore the relationship between Russian culture and Western civilization. In the process, students will be exposed to aspects of Russia's history, literature, religion, philosophical traditions, music and art, politics, and economics. Suitable for those interested in a one semester introduction to Russia, and required for those who choose a major or minor in Russian.
1330:MR   BOSLER 313
RUSS 101-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Alla Zaytseva
Course Description:
An intensive study of the fundamentals of Russian grammar, with an emphasis on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Short stories and songs will supplement the text.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 102-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Alla Zaytseva
Course Description:
An intensive study of the fundamentals of Russian grammar, with an emphasis on the development of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding skills. Short stories and songs will supplement the text.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 202-01 Intermediate Russian II
Instructor: Alla Zaytseva, Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description:
Emphasis on the development of reading, speaking, and writing skills. Reading of simple texts to acquaint the student with a variety of styles of the Russian language, concentration on some of the more difficult problems in the Russian grammar, translation, written composition, vocabulary building, and intonation. Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent.
0930:MTWR   BOSLER 211
RUSS 223-01 19th Century Russian Literature in Translation
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description:
An introduction to major literary movements and developments in 19th century Russian literature. Readings may include works by Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Chekhov, as well as important theoretical and cultural texts from and about the period. No knowledge of Russian necessary.Conducted in English. Offered every other year.
1500:MR   BOSLER 305
RUSS 232-01 Russian for Narration and Analysis
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
Reading and discussion of literary works by representative authors from the pre- and post-Revolutionary periods. Prerequisite: 202 or the equivalent.
1230:MWF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 254-01 Revolution, War, and Daily Life in Modern Russia
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 254-01. This course explores Russia's attempts to forge modernity since the late 19th century. Students will explore the rise of socialism and communism, centralization of nearly all aspects of life (arts, politics, economics, and even sexual relations), and opposition to the terror regime's attempts to remake life and the post-Soviet state's attempts to overcome Russia's past.
1030:TR   DENNY 203
RUSS 260-01 Politics of Oil, Arms, Peace & War: U.S./Russia/Middle East Relations in the 20th & 21st C
Instructor: Joseph McGinnis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with MEST 200-03 and INST 290-04, POSC 290-04.Taught in English. From the time of the First World War the United States and Russia have been drawn into the Middle East economically, militarily, and politically. This course will examine those forces and the origins and results of a 100-year relationship, at times cooperative, but for the most part, confrontational. Oil has been a dominant factor, but religion, competition for influence, historic ties, and 65-plus years of Arab-Israeli tensions are equally important. We will review the history and politics of the relationship, using case studies where appropriate, including the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union almost came to blows placing their respective nuclear forces on alert. Where possible, the course will draw on individuals with experience in the region to share their expertise and first-hand knowledge of major events such as the Middle East Peace Process.
1330:TF   BOSLER 208
RUSS 265-01 Russian for Military Careers
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description:
This advanced language course will help students develop the linguistic tools necessary for critical analysis in a particular area of Russian Studies: mass media, history, politics, literature, or film. Based on their academic focus, students will choose a topic from a list of offerings. Oral and written presentations, as well as class discussions in Russian, are important components of this course. The course may be taught entirely in Russian or in Russian and English. This course carries .5 or 1.0 credit dependent upon topic. Prerequisite: 202.
1030:F   BOSLER 305
1230:F   BOSLER 305
RUSS 333-01 Advanced Seminar in Russian Culture and Literature
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
Authentic Russian texts in different genres and disciplines present specific sets of challenges, including specialized vocabulary, narrative conventions, and idiosyncratic grammar. This course prepares students for reading, analyzing, and discussing challenging, authentic Russian texts in a variety of disciplines and genres, with an emphasis on close reading and cultural context. The course is taught in Russian and includes a variety of texts or focus on one literary text. May include courses taken in Russia. Prerequisite: 231, 232 or equivalent.
1330:W   BOSLER 222