Fall 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 101-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Elena Duzs
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 101-02 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Elena Duzs
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.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 102-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
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 211
RUSS 201-01 Intermediate Russian
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description:
Advanced grammar review incorporating controlled reading and composition. Emphasis on speaking competence continued through oral reports and conversational topics. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 211
RUSS 224-01 Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
An introduction to major literary movements and developments in 20th century Russian literature. Readings may include works by Mayakovsky, Bulgakov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, Trifonov, and Pelevin. The course may also include important texts of 20th C. art and film. No knowledge of Russian necessary. Conducted in English. Offered every other year.
1330:MR   BOSLER 222
RUSS 231-01 Russian for Discussion
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio, RUSS STAFF
Course Description:
Practice in the techniques and patterns of everyday conversation, especially as these reflect different cultural orientation. Reading and discussion of short works by well-known Russian authors. Prerequisite: 202 or the equivalent.
1230:MWF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 253-01 Autocracy, Uprisings, and Daily Life in Medieval and Imperial Russia
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 253-01. An examination of the early formation of multi-ethnic clans into a large multinational empire. The course explores state formation, the role of women, church power, the arts, nationality conflict and figures such as Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great.
1030:MWF   DENNY 203
RUSS 260-01 A New Cold War? 21st Century Russian Foreign Policy and Russia’s Relations with the West
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio, Robert Hamilton
Course Description:
Cross-listed with POSC 290-04 and INST 290-03. This course will examine current Russian foreign policy and Russias relationship with the West, especially NATO and EU countries. The course begins with a brief historical survey of the Cold War relationship between the Soviet Union and the West. It then traces the development of Russias relationship with the West from the collapse of the Soviet Union until the present day. The third section of the course examines current Russian foreign policy and geopolitical theory, beginning with Russian policy in its self-described Near Abroad, moving to Russias role in the wider Eurasian region, and ending with an examination of Russias place in the international system. An overarching theme of the third section of the course is how Russia and the West interact in each of these areas. The course concludes with a discussion of whether Russian-Western relations can be described as a new Cold War, and how the two parties can best manage their relationship to prevent misperception and miscalculation from leading to conflict between them. Taught in English
1500:TR   BOSLER 314
RUSS 335-01 Popular Culture and New Media
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio, RUSS STAFF
Course Description:
This course will examine one or several elements and/or genres in Russian popular culture, including folk tales, detective novels, anecdotes, film, television, music, the Internet, and new media. Students will practice close reading and analysis of authentic texts through the study of analytic genres specific to these fields in Russia and the US. Prerequisite: 231, 232 or equivalent.
1130:MWF   BOSLER 222