Autumn 2020 Courses

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PLEASE NOTE. Many courses for the Autumn 2020 semester have been converted to either Hybrid learning (a mix of in-person and online) or 100% online. While course times on this page are accurate, please refer to BuckeyeLink for more information on offerings, including how hybrid meetings are broken down. If you have any questions, please contact Derek Peterson.

 

Language Courses

Literature, Culture, Film, and Linguistics Courses

Language Courses 

(4 credits unless otherwise noted)

BCS 1101: ELEMENTARY BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 11:30AM-12:25PM

BCS 1103: INTERMEDIATE BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 12:40PM-1:35PM

CZECH 1101: ELEMENTARY CZECH I

  • Section 0010, MTWR 1:25PM-2:15PM

POLISH 1101: ELEMENTARY POLISH I

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM

POLISH 1103: INTERMEDIATE POLISH I

  • Section 0010, TR 2:20PM-3:40PM

ROMANIA 1101: ELEMENTARY ROMANIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 3:00PM-3:55PM

ROMANIA 1103: INTERMEDIATE ROMANIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 1:50PM-2:45PM

RUSSIAN 1101.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF, 8:00AM-8:55AM
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM
  • Section 0050, TWRF, 1:50PM-2:45PM

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, 9:10AM-10:05AM
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 11:30AM-12:25PM

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, 9:10AM-10:05AM
  • Section 0030, TWRF, 10:20AM-11:15AM

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, TR, 3:55PM-5:15PM

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

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

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

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, WF 11:10AM-12:30PM

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 8:00AM-9:20AM

Development of speaking, listening, reading, & writing skills at the advanced level, with a focus on a specific theme of interest for area specialists (e.g., history, literature, culture, linguistics, health issues).
Prereq: 4102, or permission of instructor.


RUSSIAN 5150: RUSSIAN FOR BUSINESS

  • Section 0010, WF 8:00AM-9:20AM

This course will provide specific vocabulary and skills to deal with various areas of business and industry in Russia, including oil and natural gas, agriculture, and commerce.
Prereq: 4102, or permission of instructor


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,
  • Section 0020, TR 9:35AM-10:55AM
  • Honors Section, TR  2:20PM-3:40PM

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 2335.99: MAGNIFICENCE, MAYHEM, AND MAFIA: RUSSIAN CULTURE (.01 IN PERSON, .99 ONLINE)

  • Online Section

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 3355.99: VODKA IN RUSSIAN CULTURE AND SOCIETY: DECONSTRUCTING MYTHS

  • Online Section

Vodka in Russia is important to virtually all social functions, is used as a home remedy for ailments, and is a frequent theme of jokes, folk songs, films, and literature. It also has an important political history, having long been used by the Russian (and Soviet) state as a form of social control. This course explores Russian culture and history through its most famous drink. Taught in English.

GE Cultures and Ideas and Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 3460.01: THE MODERN RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH FILM

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM

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 3460.99: THE MODERN RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH FILM (ONLINE)

  • Online Section

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 3480: THE RUSSIAN SPY

  • Section 0010, 100% ONLINE

Thiss course explores the concept of the spy in the cultural imaginations of both Russia and the West from the early-20th century through the present. Topics will include stereotyping in popular culture, the relationship between fiction and the political imagination, Western (especially American) and Russian views of each other, the Cold War, privacy, security, fear, and war.
GE VPA and diversity global studies course


RUSSIAN 4135: PRACTICAL RUSSIAN PRONUNCIATION

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM

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 5250.02: DOSTOEVSKY

  • TR 3:55PM-5:15PM

Close analysis of the major works of Fyodor Dostoevsky.


RUSSIAN 5701: HISTORY OF RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, TR 2:20PM-3:40PM

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.


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

  • Section 0010 100% ONLINE
  • Section 0020: WF 11:10AM-12:30PM

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 9:35AM-10:55AM

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 2365.99: SPORTS, SOCIALISTS, AND SOCIETY IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE

  • Section 0010 - 100% ONLINE
  • Section 0020 -TR 2:20PM-3:40PM

This course looks at the development of sports as a substitute and arena for battle between countries, as well as the rise of sports culture more generally in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of nationhood, politics, and corporeality. In this course, students will learn about the history and culture of sports, spectatorship, fandom, the Cold War, and Central and Eastern Europe.

GE Cultures and ideas and Diversity Global Studies course.


SLAVIC 2367: THE EAST EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA

  • Section 0010: 100% ONLINE

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
  • Section 0020, TR 9:35AM-10:55AM

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

  • Section 0010, Day and Time TBA

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 and East European Languages and Cultures.

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


SLAVIC 7801: COLLEGE TEACHING OF SLAVIC & EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES

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

SLAVIC 8803: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND COGNITION

  • Section 0010, TR 12:45PM-2:05PM
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