Autumn 2019 Courses

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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: Matthew Boyd

BCS 1103: INTERMEDIATE BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN I

  • Section 0010, MWF 10:10AM-11:00AM, Mondays in Hagerty Hall 120Z; Wednesdays and Fridays in Hagerty Hall 406, Instructor: Videoconference 

CZECH 1101: ELEMENTARY CZECH I

  • Section 0010, MTWR 1:25PM-2:15PM, Hagerty Hall 120Z, Instructor: Videoconference 

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 3:00PM-3:55PM, Dulles 020, Instructor: Adela Lechintan-Siefer

ROMANIA 1103: INTERMEDIATE ROMANIAN I

  • Section 0010, TR 9:40AM-11:00AM, Derby 047, Instructor: Adela Lechintan-Siefer

RUSSIAN 1101.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF, 8:00AM-8:55AM, Hagerty Hall 056, Instructor: Elizabeth McBean
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Baker Systems 260, Instructor: Aleksandra Shubina
  • Section 0040, TWRF, 11:30AM-12:25PM, University Hall 090, Instructor: Ray Alston
  • Section 0050, TWRF, 3:00PM-3:55PM, University Hall 090, Instructor: Andrei Cretu

RUSSIAN 1101.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu


RUSSIAN 1101.61: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I (ONLINE SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu


RUSSIAN 1102.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II

  • Section 0010, TWRF, 8:00AM-8:55AM, Hagerty Hall 050, Instructor: Randal Rowe
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Bolz Hall 313, Instructor: Matthew Boyd

RUSSIAN 1102.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu


RUSSIAN 1102.61: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II (ONLINE SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu


RUSSIAN 1103.01: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0020, TWRF, 8:00AM-8:55AM, Hagerty Hall 351, Instructor: Ray Alston
  • Section 0030, TWRF, 11:30AM-12:25PM, Caldwell Lab 277, Instructor: Viktoriia Kim
  • Section 0040, TWRF, 12:40PM-1:35PM, Dulles Hall 016, Instructor: Viktoriia Kim

RUSSIAN 1103.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu


RUSSIAN 1103.61: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (ONLINE SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu


RUSSIAN 1133: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS

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

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 2104.01: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II

  • Section 0010, TWRF 9:10-10:05, Jennings Hall 050, Instructor: Anna Zaitseva

RUSSIAN 2104.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu


RUSSIAN 2104.61: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (ONLINE SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu


RUSSIAN 3101: THIRD-YEAR RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 8:00AM-8:55AM, Hagerty 359, Instructor: David McVey

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

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

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: Andrei Cretu

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, Hagerty Hall 351, 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, TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Hagerty Hall 045, Instructor: Helen Myers

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: 3102 (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, Hagerty Hall 259, Instructor: Helen Myers

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

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

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: Andrei Cretu

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 2250/H: MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Orton Hall 110, Instructor: David McVey
  • Section 0020, WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Hagerty Hall 062, Instructor: David McVey
  • Honors Section, TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Journalism 304, Instructor: Alisa Lin

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, WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Mendenhall Lab 175, Instructor: Ray Alston
  • Online Section 0010, Instructor: Ludmila Isurin

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 2345: RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES AND FOLKLORE

WF 12:45PM-2:05PM, PAES A109, Instructor: Daniel Collins

Examines four categories of texts, both verbal and visual: (1) a survey of Russian demonology; (2) a large selection of the best-known Russian fairy tales,; (3) scholarly articles analyzing the differences between folklore and literature; and (4) visual materials (film, paintings, graphics, and handicrafts) and music inspired by Russian fairy tales. Taught in English.

GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.


RUSSIAN 3460: THE MODERN RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH FILM

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Mendenhall Lab 115, Instructor: Helena Goscilo
  • Section 0020, TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Hayes Hall 005, Instructor: Katya Tikhonyuk
  • Section 0030, TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Mendenhall Lab 125, Instructor: David McVey

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 PRONUNCIATION

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Enarson 238, 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 5460: RUSSIAN MEDIA

  • Section 0010, TR 12:45-2:05PM, Evans Lab 2001, Instructor: Olga Kamenchuk

This course will examine Russian media and communication within the context of media analysis and communication studies. The course will briefly review the history of Soviet and post-Soviet media in the late 20th-21st centuries, but will focus primarily on contemporary Russian media.


RUSSIAN 5601: STRUCTURE OF RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Campbell Hall 213, Instructor: Andrea Sims 

Systematic synchronic description of the structure of Contemporary Standard Russian, focusing on phonetics, phonology, and morphology, and associated theoretical issues. Taught in English.

Prereq: 3102, or Grad standing in Slavic; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 6601 (640).


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

  • Section 0010: WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Caldwell Lab 120, Instructor: Daniel Collins
  • Section 0020: MWF 4:10PM-5:05PM, Enarson 358, Instructor: Elizabeth Angerman
  • Section 0030: TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Denney Hall 238, Instructor: Andrei Cretu

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 11:10AM-12:30PM, Baker Systems 184, Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff

Modern Polish culture is a product of the traditional division between high and ‘low’ culture. Therefore, we shall read classics of Polish literature, on the one hand, and delve into popular culture, on the other. What do the two have in common? A key question posed by the course is that of Polishness—a Polish identity that persists throughout the centuries and across genres. The course examines not only literature, but also art, classical music, film, posters, rock music, and other forms of today’s pop culture. Authors in the readings list include Szymborska, Miłosz, Prus, Sienkiewicz, Schulz, and others.


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 2:20PM-3:40PM, Enarson 258, Instructor: Philip Gleissner

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, Page Hall 010, Instructor: Helena Goscilo
  • Section 0020, WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Derby Hall 080, Instructor: Helen Myers

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: SOVIET SPACE AGE

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Journalism 304, Instructor: Philip Gleissner

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

  • Section 0010, Day and Time TBA, Instructor: Angela Brintligner

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 6500/6501: PROSEMINAR IN SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES/INTRO TO SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES

  • Section 0010, W 1:00PM-4:00PM, Journalism 291, Instructor: Angela Brintlinger

Introduction to scholarly approaches to Slavic and East European Literary & Cultural Studies; historical overview of literary & cultural criticism & theory; basic practical approaches to the study of literary & cultural texts. Taught in English. 

Proseminar on central topics, current research, and research methodology in the Slavic and East European area studies. Taught in English. Required for the M.A. program in the Center for Slavic and East European Studies.
Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 700


SLAVIC 7801: COLLEGE TEACHING OF SLAVIC & EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

  •  Section 0010, M 8:45-11:45AM, Hagerty Hall 045, Instructor: Larysa Stepanova

SLAVIC 8802: LANGUAGE AND MEMORY: PSYCHOLINGUISTIC APPROACHES TO BILINGUALISM

  • Section 0010, TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Caldwell 119, Instructor: Ludmila Isurin
Discussion of psycholinguistic works related to memory and its role in language processing, second language learning, and forgetting. Taught in English. Elective for the GIS in Second Language Studies.

Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 804.