Fall 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 101-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Alla Zaytseva, 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 211
RUSS 101-02 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Alla Zaytseva, 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 211
RUSS 116-01 Intermediate Russian
Instructor: Cassio de Oliveira
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.
1030:MTWRF   BOSLER 211
RUSS 223-01 Life's Cursed Questions: Russian Literature through the Nineteenth Century
Instructor: Cassio de Oliveira
Course Description:
An introduction to Russian literature, presenting its development and the major literary movements from the earliest period to the middle of the 19th century. Readings will include works by Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Goncharov, Turgenev, and Tolstoy. No knowledge of Russian necessary. Conducted in English. This course fulfills the DIV I.b. distribution requirement. Offered every other year.
1330:TF   BOSLER 313
RUSS 231-01 Russian Conversation and Composition
Instructor: Cassio de Oliveira
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.
0930:MWF   BOSLER 208
0930:MWF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 360-01 Advanced Russian through One Literary Text: Master and Margarita
Instructor: Alla Zaytseva
Course Description:
Master and Margarita is an icon of Russian culture. Through close reading of Bulgakov's great novel in Russian, as well as viewing the recent TV serial based on Master and Margarita, students will develop a more advanced and sophisticated set of abilities in Russian. Research on the novel and its references will be done in Russian; students will be expected to lead weekly discussions and write on various aspects of the novel in Russian.
1330:MR   BOSLER 313
RUSS 500-01 Silver Age Russian Poetry
Instructor: Elena Duzs
Course Description: