Autumn 2018 Courses

Language Courses

Literature, Culture, Film, and Linguistics Courses

 

Language Courses 

(4 credits unless otherwise noted)

BCS 1101: ELEMENTARY BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN I

  • Section 0010, MTWR 11:30AM-12:25PM, Derby Hall 060, Instructor: Anna Cesnjevar

BCS 1103: INTERMEDIATE BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN I

  • Section 0010, MTWR 12:40PM-1:35PM, Derby Hall 060, Instructor: Anna Cesnjevar

CZECH 1101: ELEMENTARY CZECH I

  • Section 0010, MTWR 1:25PM-2:25PM, Hagerty Hall 120, Instructor: Distance Learning

POLISH 1101: ELEMENTARY POLISH I

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Hagerty Hall 145, Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff

POLISH 1103: INTERMEDIATE POLISH I

  • Section 0010, TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Hagerty Hall 145, Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff

ROMANIA 1101: ELEMENTARY ROMANIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 3:00-3:55, Derby Hall 060, Instructor: Adela Lechintan-Siefer

RUSSIAN 1101.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF, 8:00-8:55, Enarson 354, Instructor: TBA
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10-10:05, Enarson 254, Instructor: TBA
  • Section 0030, TWRF, 10:20-11:15, Hagerty Hall 050, Instructor: TBA
  • Section 0040, TWRF, 3:00-3:55, Enarson 243, Instructor: TBA
  • Section 0050, TWRF, 4:10-5:05, Campbell Hall 271, Instructor: TBA

RUSSIAN 1101.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 1102.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II

  • Section 0010, TWRF, 9:10-10:05, Mendenhall Lab 174, Instructor: TBA
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 5:20-6:15PM, Enarson 354, Instructor: TBA

RUSSIAN 1102.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 1103.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II

  • Section 0020, TWRF, 11:30-12:25, Journalism 221, Instructor: TBA
  • Section 0030, TWRF, 12:40-1:35, Enarson 214, Instructor: TBA
  • Section 0040, TWRF, 4:10-5:05, Dulles Hall 012, Instructor: TBA

RUSSIAN 1133: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS

  • Section 0010, WF, 8:00-9:20, Hagerty Hall 251, Instructor: TBA

This course is designed for students who have a Russian background, hear and/or speak (to a different degree) Russian at home and want to learn to read and write in Russian, or to develop their speaking and literacy skills through formal Russian language study. Students must take a Russian placement exam, and test out of Russian 1101 and 1102.


Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Russian 1103.01. 

 

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1103.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)


RUSSIAN 2104.01: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II

  • Section 0010, TWRF, 9:10-10:05, University Hall 086, Instructor: TBA

RUSSIAN 2104.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 3101: THIRD-YEAR RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF, 1:50-2:45PM, Enarson 211, Instructor: TBA

RUSSIAN 3121: ADVANCED READING RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED) -- 3 credits

Instructor: Marina Pashkova

Developing reading skills and strategies from a variety of authentic Russian sources, with special emphasis on contemporary materials Prereq: 2104.01 (407.01 or 402.01) or 2104.51 (407.51 or 402.51), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 580.51 or 581.51. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 3122: ADVANCED READING RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED) -- 3 credits

Instructor: Marina Pashkova

Further development of reading skills & strategies from authentic Russian sources, with emphasis on contemporary materials. Students register for 1-3 cr hrs during sem. Progress is sequential from one cr hr to next; 80% is required to advance. Prereq: 3121 (581.51), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 582.51. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 3140: RUSSIAN CONVERSATION -- 1 credit

  • Section 0010, M 3:00PM-3:55PM, Location TBD, Instructor: Larysa Stepanova

Maintaining and further developing conversational skills in Russian at the intermediate level. Taught in Russian as round-table discussion.  Prereq: 2104.01 (402.01) or 2104.51 (402.51), or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 2 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 4101: ADVANCED RUSSIAN I-- 3 credits

  • Section 0010, MWF 9:10-10:05AM, Dulles Hall 027, Instructor: TBA

Continuation of Russian 4101: speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice in Russian at the advanced level, with a focus on Russian culture and national identity.

Prereq: 4101 (601) or 609, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 610.


RUSSIAN 5101: FIFTH YEAR RUSSIAN I-- 3 credits

  • Section 0010, TR 8:00-9:20AM, Enarson 248, Instructor: TBA

RUSSIAN 6171: BASIC READING RUSSIAN FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS (SELF-PACED) -- 3 credits

Instructor: Marina Pashkova

Russian alphabet, basic vocabulary, and basic elements of grammar for graduate students who need to develop reading skills for professional research. Taught in self-paced format. Continued by Russian 6172. Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 571.


RUSSIAN 6172: READING RUSSIAN FOR RESEARCH (SELF-PACED) -- 3 credits

Instructor: Marina Pashkova

Continuation of Russian 6171: further development of reading skills, vocabulary, and grammar for graduate students who need to read Russian for professional research. Taught in self-paced format.

Prereq: 6171 (571), and Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 572 or 573.

 

Linguistics, Literature, Culture, and Film Courses 
(3 credits unless otherwise noted)

RUSSIAN COURSES

SLAVIC COURSES

RUSSIAN 2250/H: MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10-12:30, Location TBD, Instructor: Alexander Burry
  • Section 0020, TR 9:35-10:55, Mendenhall Lab 173, Instructor: Angela Brintlinger
  • Honors Section, TR 2:20-3:40, Hagerty Hall 056, Instructor: Alexander Burry

Reading and analysis of great works of Russian literature from the 19th century to the present by authors such as Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Akhmatova, Bulgakov, Solzhenitsyn, and Ulitskaya. Taught in English.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2250H (250H and 251H), 250, or 251. 

GE Literature and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 2335.01/.99: MAGNIFICENCE, MAYHEM, AND MAFIA: RUSSIAN CULTURE (.01 IN PERSON, .99 ONLINE)

  • Section 0010, TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Mendenhall Lab 131, Instructor: TBA
  • Online Section 0010, Instructor: TBA

Russia has always been a fascinating place, with its mixture of globe-shaking politics and world-class culture. The future -- whatever it holds -- promises nothing less. Through an analysis of literature, films, and the visual arts, we will learn about Russia and the USSR in the twentieth century and its impact on the world; try to understand the present of post-Soviet Russia; and imagine Russia in the future. In an attempt to comprehend the Western puzzlement in dealing with unique Russian contradictions, we will discuss the magnificence of Russian culture as well as look into the dark side of the Russian tradition, the destructive impulses of Stalinism and most recently of the return of Soviet Style politics with Vladimir Putin and the Russian Mafia. Taught in English. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 135 or 235. 

GE Cultures and Ideas and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 2355.99: RUSSIANS AND THEIR VODKA: DECONSTRUCTING MYTHS

  • Online, Instructor: TBA

Interdisciplinary study of vodka and its role in Russian history, culture, and politics. Course focuses first on vodka production and its uses, then on its influence on Russian culture in present times and key historical periods. Readings alternate with film, documentaries, and advertisements as class material. Offered totally online.


RUSSIAN 3350: RUSSIAN CULTURE AND POLITICS

  • Section 0010, WF Hagerty Hall 351, Instructor: Jennifer Suchland

Interdisciplinary approach to reading and perceiving Russian political culture today. The class expands the meaning of culture to include political discourse, political practices, and current societal debates. Taught in English.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 550.


RUSSIAN 3460: THE MODERN RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH FILM

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Lazenby Hall 034, Instructor: Helena Goscilo
  • Section 0030, WF 12:45-2:05PM, Campbell Hall 309, Instructor: TBA

Exploration of some of the most revealing hopes and disappointments of Russian people presented in internationally acclaimed Russian films. Taught in English. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 360. 

GE Visual and Performing Arts and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 4135: PRACTICAL RUSSIAN PRONOUNCIATION

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Journalism 295, Instructor: Ludmila Isurin

Russian phonetics, including terminology, transcription, practical exercises designed to improve pronunciation, and problems of teaching pronunciation. Taught in Russian. Not open to native speakers of Russian.


Prereq: 2104, or 30 cr hrs in Russian, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 635.


RUSSIAN 5701: HISTORY OF RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, WF 12:45-2:05PM, Dulles Hall 024, Instructor: Daniel Collins

Survey of the most important developments in the Russian writing system, phonology, morphology, and syntax from Old East Slavic to modern times; Russian among the Slavic languages; main methodologies in historical linguistics.


Prereq: 3102 or 503, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 720 or 6701.


RUSSIAN 6252: 19th CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE

  • Section 0010, TR 12:45-2:05PM, Derby Hall 062, Instructor: Angela Brintlinger

 SLAVIC 2230: VAMPIRES, MONSTROSITY, AND EVIL: FROM SLAVIC MYTH TO TWILIGHT 

  • Section 0010: WF 9:35-10:55AM, Arps Hall 012, Instructor: Daniel Collins
  • Section 0020: MWF 4:10-5:05PM, Lazenby Hall 034, Instructor: TBA
  • Section 0030: TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Arps Hall 388, Instructor: TBA

Changing approaches to evil as embodied in vampires in East European folk belief & European & American pop culture; function of vampire & monster tales in cultural context, including peasant world & West from Enlightenment to now.  Taught in English.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 130.

GE cultures and ideas course, GE diversity global studies course


SLAVIC 2345: INTRODUCTION TO SLAVIC CULTURE

  • Section 0010: WF 9:35-10:55AM, Enarson 258, Instructor: TBA 

Literature of a selected Slavic or East European country or countries in cultural and historical context; may include film, drama, art, music, and other media.


Taught in English. May be repeated with topic change.


Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 245 except by permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs. GE lit course, GE diversity global studies course.


SLAVIC 2367: THE EAST EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA

  • Section 0010: TR 3:55PM-5:05PM, Cockins Hall 228, Instructor: TBA

Experiences of East European immigrants; assimilation vs. multiculturalism, American Dream, stereotypes, identity formation; development of written & oral communication skills. Taught in English.

Prereq: Level 1 writing course (1110), or English 110 or 111 with permission of instructor; Not open to students with credit for 367. 

GE Writing and Communication: Level 2, and GE Diversity Social Diversity in the US course.


SLAVIC 3310: SCI-FI: EAST VS WEST

  • Section 0010, TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Denney Hall 238, Instructor: Helena Goscilo

Slavic, American, and British sci-fi on page and screen as reflection of major cultural concerns: progress, utopia, human perfectibility, limits of science and knowledge, gender, identity. Taught in English.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 3320 or WGSSt 3310.

GE VPA and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in WGSSt.


SLAVIC 3333: THE SOVIET SPACE AGE

  • Section 0010, WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Journalism 295, Instructor: TBA

Exploration of Space Age as a technological/cultural phenomenon, focusing on the Soviet period and the Space Race, in historical context and in a comparative perspective.

Taught in English.


GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.


SLAVIC 4597: POLITICS OF LANGUAGE IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE

 

  • Section 0010, MW 9:35AM-10:55AM, Enarson 318, Instructor: Andrea Sims

Social/political import of language in Balkans and neighboring countries; role of language in ethnic identities; manipulation of language to shape political and social structures. Taught in English.


Prereq: Jr or Sr standing. GE diversity global studies and cross-disciplinary seminar course.


SLAVIC 6000: SLAVIC LITERATURE, FILM, AND CULTURAL STUDIES PROFESSIONALIZATION FORUM -- 1 credit

  • Section 0010, Day and Time TBA, Instructor: Jennifer Suchland

Biweekly colloquium for presentations and discussion of research by graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars. Required for M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Slavic Linguistics.

Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.


SLAVIC 6600: SLAVIC LINGUISTICS PROFESSIONALIZATION FORUM

  • Section 0010, Day and Time TBA, Instructor: Andrea Sims

SLAVIC 7480: SLAVIC FILM DIRECTORS

 

  • Section 0010, M 2:15PM-5:00PM, Location TBD, Instructor: Helena Goscilo

Slavic and East European film directors as auteurs; key notions of contemporary film theory. Taught in English.


Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs with change of topic.


SLAVIC 7801: COLLEGE TEACHING OF SLAVIC & EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

  •  Section 0010, M 8:45-11:45AM, Hagerty Hall 359, Instructor: Larysa Stepanova

SLAVIC 8803: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND COGNITION

  • Section 0010, TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Enarson 248, Instructor: Ludmila Isurin

Discussion of different methodological & theoretical approaches to the Linguistic Relativity (Sapir-Whorf) hypothesis, including data and scholarship from Russian & other Slavic languages.

 

Taught in English.

 

Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor.

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