Spring 2020

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 101-02 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Irina Filippova
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.
 
RUSS 102-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: Irina Filippova, Iza Savenkova
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: Irina Filippova, Iza Savenkova
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 202-01 Intermediate Russian II
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: 201 or equivalent.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 211
RUSS 232-01 Russian for Narration and Analysis
Instructor: Iza Savenkova
Course Description:
Reading and discussion of literary works by representative authors from the pre- and post-Revolutionary periods. Prerequisite: 202 or the equivalent.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 211
RUSS 248-01 Russian Culture and the Environment
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description:
NOTE: 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:MR   BOSLER 214
RUSS 254-01 Revolution, War, and Daily Life in Modern Russia
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 254-01.NOTE: Taught in English. 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.
1130:MWF   DENNY 203
RUSS 360-01 Russian Literature, Culture and Civilization: Myths of Soviet Everyday Life
Instructor: Irina Filippova
Course Description:
This course introduces students to the myths of Soviet Society, with an emphasis on specific phenomena in Soviet Culture, such as byt and bytie, meschanstvo and meschane, Russian soul, nash novyi mir, kommunalki and nostalgia. The students will explore what sovetskost was, and how it was experienced by people in everyday life. The course will be conducted in seminar format, centered mainly on discussion of readings and presentations, with occasional lectures and films. Taught in Russian.
1230:MWF   BOSLER 211
RUSS 360-02 Russian for Public Speaking
Instructor: Irina Filippova
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required.
1130:M   BOSLER 211
1130:W   BOSLER 211