Fall 2019

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 101-01 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.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 101-02 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.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 201-01 Intermediate Russian
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio, Irina Filippova
Course Description:
Advanced grammar review incorporating controlled reading and composition. Emphasis on speaking competence continued through oral reports and conversational topics. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0830:MTWRF   BOSLER 211
RUSS 201-02 Intermediate Russian
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio, Irina Filippova
Course Description:
Advanced grammar review incorporating controlled reading and composition. Emphasis on speaking competence continued through oral reports and conversational topics. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.
0930:MTWRF   BOSLER 211
RUSS 231-01 Russian for Discussion
Instructor: Irina Filippova
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: 202 or the equivalent.
1030:MWF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 253-01 Autocracy, Uprisings, and Daily Life in Medieval and Imperial Russia
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 253-01.Taught in English. An examination of the early formation of multi-ethnic clans into a large multinational empire. The course explores state formation, the role of women, church power, the arts, nationality conflict and figures such as Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, and Catherine the Great.
1130:MWF   DENNY 203
RUSS 260-01 Russian Film of the Putin Era: 2000-2019
Instructor: Alyssa DeBlasio
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 210-01.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 260-02 Russian Foreign Policy
Instructor: Craig Nation
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 290-02 and POSC 290-06.The course examines the foreign policy of the Russian Federation with an emphasis on historical traditions, policy process and domestic context, contemporary international engagements, and future trends. Russia has a great power tradition and has become increasingly active and assertive as a global actor in recent years. We will examine the nexus of interests and ambition that drive Russian policy, with particular attention to its troubled relationship with the U.S. and enhanced ties with the Peoples Republic of China.
1330:MR   BOSLER 222
RUSS 333-01 Russian Language Through Contemporary Media
Instructor: Iza Savenkova
Course Description:
Authentic Russian texts in different genres and disciplines present specific sets of challenges, including specialized vocabulary, narrative conventions, and idiosyncratic grammar. This course prepares students for reading, analyzing, and discussing challenging, authentic Russian texts in a variety of disciplines and genres, with an emphasis on close reading and cultural context. The course is taught in Russian and includes a variety of texts or focus on one literary text. May include courses taken in Russia. Prerequisite: 231, 232 or equivalent.
1500:TF   BOSLER 222
RUSS 360-02 Phonetics
Instructor: Iza Savenkova
Course Description:
Permission of instructor required.
1630:R   BOSLER 222