Fall 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 101-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Elena Duzs, Eugeniya Dudina
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, Eugeniya Dudina
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 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 309
RUSS 201-02 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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 309
RUSS 231-01 Russian Conversation and Composition
Instructor: Eugeniya Dudina
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: 200 or the equivalent, with a grade of at least C.
1230:MWF   BOSLER 214
RUSS 248-01 Russian Culture and the Environment
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description:
Taught in English. Russia is the largest country in the world. It contains some of our largest supplies of natural resources, including the most voluminous freshwater lake and the most square miles of forest. Russia and the Soviet Union have also been home to devastating environmental catastrophes, such as the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It is thus fitting that the theme of the environmentboth natural and man-madehave played a pivotal role in the Russian cultural imagination of the past two centuries. This course will look at how Russian and Soviet culture from the nineteenth century to the present engage with the theme of the environment over a variety of genres, including literature, film, journalism, and art. No knowledge of Russian is required. Taught in English. Offered every three years.
1330:TF   BOSLER 213
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.
0930:MWF   DENNY 203
RUSS 360-01 Food and Culture in Russian Society
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
A thorough investigation of a significant figure or major development in Russian literature, or an extensive examination of selected aspects of the Russian language, with emphasis on seminar reports and discussions. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisite: Russian major or instructor's permission.
1630:MR   BOSLER 222
RUSS 500-01 Post-Soviet Childhood in the U.S.
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description: