Spring 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 100-01 Russia and the West
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description:
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.
1500:MR   BOSLER 208
RUSS 102-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: 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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 102-02 Elementary Russian
Instructor: 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.Prerequisite: 101 or the equivalent
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 200-01 Advanced Training in the Russian Language
Instructor: 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: 116 or equivalent, with a grade of at least C.
0930:MTWR   BOSLER 211
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 222
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 INST 290-05, MEST 200-02 and POSC 290-06.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:MR   BOSLER 208
RUSS 334-01 Workshop in Translation
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description:
This course focuses on specific techniques for translating various kinds of texts (business, journalistic, scholarly, epistolary, and literary) from Russian into English, and from English into Russian. Concentrating on the practical matter of reading and writing, the course will also include special grammatical topics which present particular difficulties in translation, discussion of theories of translation, and introduction to technological tools of translation. The goal of the course is to further students' language ability and provide them with useful linguistic skills. Prerequisite: 231, 232 or equivalent. Offered every two years.
1330:W   BOSLER 306