Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 101-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Elena Duzs, Eugenia 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, Eugenia 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 116-01 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: 104 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 309
RUSS 116-02 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: 104 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 309
RUSS 231-01 Russian Conversation and Composition
Instructor: Eugenia 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 222
RUSS 260-01 Russian Film of the Putin Era: 2000-2015
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FLST 210-04.Taught in English.For Lenin, cinema was "the most important art"; for Stalin, it was "the greatest medium of mass motivation." In the fifteen years since Vladimir Putins inauguration as leader of the Russian Federation, film has held an equally ideological, as well as contentious, role. We will track and analyze major themes in recent Russian cinema, including the rise of the Russian blockbuster, banned films, popular culture under Putin, developments in art house cinema, and the intersections of politics and film art. Course taught in English. No prior knowledge of Russian culture required.
1330:TF   BOSLER 208
RUSS 333-01 Aspects of Russian Society and Civilization
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
Scholarly and journalistic texts concerning the social sciences present a specific set of challenges, including a special vocabulary, methods of dealing with data, and idiosyncratic grammar. Discussing or writing about issues in the social sciences likewise requires the special ability to derive the basic import from texts and discuss it with the appropriate vocabulary and use of data. This course prepares students for further work in reading social-science texts in Russian and using the information effectively. Prerequisite: 231, 232 or equivalent, with a grade of at least C.
1330:W   BOSLER 222