Fall 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
RUSS 101-01 Elementary Russian
Instructor: RUSS STAFF, Alyssa DeBlasio
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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 211
RUSS 101-02 Elementary Russian
Instructor: RUSS STAFF, Alyssa DeBlasio
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 211
RUSS 201-01 Intermediate Russian
Instructor: RUSS STAFF, Elena Duzs
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.
08:30 AM-09:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 222
RUSS 201-02 Intermediate Russian
Instructor: Elena Duzs, RUSS STAFF
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MTWRF
BOSLER 222
RUSS 231-01 Russian for Discussion
Instructor: Elena Duzs, RUSS STAFF
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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
BOSLER 222
RUSS 253-01 Autocracy, Uprisings, and Daily Life in Medieval Ukraine, Russia, and its Empire
Instructor: Karl Qualls
Course Description:
Cross-listed with HIST 253-01. This course will survey the first 1000 years of the eastern Slav lands that are now Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus and the expanding empire of the former into Central Asia and the Caucasus. Students will gain a better understanding of the regions political, economic, social, and cultural development and how it can inform our understanding of Russia today. We will examine the early formation of multi-ethnic clans into a large multinational empire while highlighting state formation, the role of women, church power, the arts, and nationality conflict. The course concludes with the impending collapse of the Russian empire under Tsar Nicholas II. This course will survey the first 1000 years of the eastern Slav lands that are now Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus and the expanding empire of the former into Central Asia and the Caucasus. Students will gain a better understanding of the regions political, economic, social, and cultural development and how it can inform our understanding of Russia today. We will examine the early formation of multi-ethnic clans into a large multinational empire while highlighting state formation, the role of women, church power, the arts, and nationality conflict. The course concludes with the impending collapse of the Russian empire under Tsar Nicholas II.This course is cross-listed as HIST 253.
11:30 AM-12:20 PM, MWF
DENNY 203
RUSS 333-01 Advanced Seminar in Russian Culture and Literature
Instructor: Elena Duzs
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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
BOSLER 222