Spring 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 100-01 Russia and the West
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
Taught in English.
1500:MR   BOSLER 313
RUSS 104-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Alla Zaytseva, Liubov Bochkareva
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
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 211
RUSS 104-02 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Alla Zaytseva, Liubov Bochkareva
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
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 211
RUSS 200-01 Advanced Training in the Russian Language
Instructor: Cassio de Oliveira
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: 116 or equivalent, with a grade of at least C.
1030:MTWR   ALTHSE 206
RUSS 224-01 Revolution and Dissidence: Twentieth-Century Russian Literature
Instructor: Cassio de Oliveira
Course Description:
Taught in English.
1330:MR   BOSLER 306
RUSS 232-01 Masterpieces of Russian Literature
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
Reading and discussion of literary works by representative authors from the pre- and post-Revolutionary periods. Prerequisite: 200 or the equivalent, with a grade of at least C.
1030:TR   BOSLER 307
RUSS 335-01 Popular Culture in Russia
Instructor: Liubov Bochkareva
Course Description:
This course will examine the evolution of Russian popular cultural tradition beginning with folk tales, epics, songs, proverbs and popular theater to representations of the "low" genres in contemporary Russian culture including detective novels, popular tv series, cartoons and anecdotes. Focusing on the interplay of the "high" and the "low" cultural traditions in Russia, students will develop methodology of cultural analysis. Prerequisite: 231, 232 or equivalent.
1030:TR   BOSLER 315