Autumn 2021 Courses

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Language Courses 

(4 credits unless otherwise noted)

BCS 1101: ELEMENTARY BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 3:00PM-3:55PM, Instructor: Matthew Boyd

Introduction to Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian; development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Not open to native speakers of these languages through regular course enrollment or EM credit, or to students with 2 or more years of study in these languages in high school, except by permission of department.

GE Foreign Language


BCS 1103: INTERMEDIATE BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 4:10-5:05PM, Instructor: Matthew Boyd

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Not open to native speakers of these languages through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Prereq: BCS 1102

GE Foreign Language


BCS 3101: ADVANCED BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN I

  • Section 0010, TR 11:30AM-12:45PM, Instructor: BTAA CourseShare

Prereq: BCS 2104


CZECH 1101: ELEMENTARY CZECH I

  • Section 0010, MTWR 1:45PM-2:35PM, Instructor: BTAA CoruseShare

Introduction to Czech; development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Closed to native speakers.

Prereq: Not open to students with 2 or more years of study in this language in high school, except by permission of department. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language


CZECH 1103: INTERMEDIATE CZECH I

  • Section 0010, MWF 12:30-1:30, Instructor: BTAA CoruseShare

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context.

Prereq: Czech 1102. Not open to students with credit for 104, or to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language


POLISH 1101: ELEMENTARY POLISH I

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: Diana Sacilowski

Introduction to Polish; development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context.

Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit, or to students with 2 or more years of study in this language in high school.

GE Foreign Language


POLISH 1103: INTERMEDIATE POLISH I

  • Section 0010, TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Instructor: Diana Sacilowski

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Closed to native speakers of this language.

Prereq: Polish 1102. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language


POLISH 3101: ADVANCED POLISH I

  • Section 0010, TR 11:30AM-12:45PM, Instructor: BTAA CourseShare

Prereq: Polish 2104


ROMANIA 1101: ELEMENTARY ROMANIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 3:00PM-3:55PM, Instructor: Adela Lechintan-Siefer

Introduction to Romanian; development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Closed to native speakers of this language.

Prereq: Not open to students with 2 or more years of study in this language in high school, except by permission of department. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language


ROMANIA 1103: INTERMEDIATE ROMANIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 4:10PM-5:05PM, Instructor: Adela Lechintan-Siefer

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Closed to native speakers of this language.

Prereq: Romania 1102. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1101.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF, 8:00AM-8:55AM, Instructor: Mykyta Tyshchenko
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Instructor: Mila Shevchenko
  • Section 0040, TWRF, 10:20AM-11:15AM, Instructor: Mila Shevchenko

Introduction to Russian: development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing contemporary Russian in a cultural context. Not open to native speakers or to students with 2 or more years of high school study.

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1101.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Introduction to Russian: development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing in cultural context. Students register for 1-4 cr hrs. Progress is sequential from one credit to the next. A grade of 80% is required to advance. Not open to native speakers or to students with 2 or more years of high school study.

GE Foreign Language (4 credit hours)


RUSSIAN 1101.61: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I (100% ONLINE SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Introduction to Russian: development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading, and writing contemporary Russian in a cultural context. Not open to native speakers or to students with 2 or more years of high school study.

GE Foreign Language (4 credit hours)


RUSSIAN 1102.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II

  • Section 0010, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Prereq: 1101.01, or 4 credit hours of 1101.51 or 1101.61. Not open to students with 4 credits of 1102.51 or 1102.61. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language (4 credit hours)


RUSSIAN 1102.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Students register for 1-4 cr hrs. Progress is sequential from one credit hour to next. A grade of 80% is required to advance. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Prereq: 1101.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1101.51 or 1101.61. Not open to students with credit for 1102.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1102.61. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language (4 credit hours)


RUSSIAN 1102.61: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II (100% ONLINE SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Students register for 1-4 cr hrs. Progress is sequential from one credit hour to next. A grade of 80% is required to advance. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Prereq: 1101.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1101.51 or 1101.61. Not open to students with credit for 1102.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1102.61. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language (4 credit hours)


RUSSIAN 1103.01: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF, 8:00AM-8:55AM, Instructor: Mila Shevchenko
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Instructor: Viktoriia Kim

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Prereq: 1102.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1102.51 or 1102.61. Not open to students with 4 cr hrs of 1103.51 or 1103.61. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1103.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Students register for 1-4 cr hrs during sem. Progress is sequential from one credit hour to the next. A grade of 80% is required to advance. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Prereq: 1102.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1102.51 or 1102.61. Not open to students with credit for 1103.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1103.61. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language (4 credit hours)


RUSSIAN 1103.61: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (100% ONLINE SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Continued development of speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in cultural context. Students register for 1-4 cr hrs during sem. Progress is sequential from one credit hour to the next. A grade of 80% is required to advance. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Prereq: 1102.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1102.51 or 1102.61. Not open to students with credit for 1103.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1103.61. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs or 4 completions. This course is available for EM credit.

GE Foreign Language (4 credit hours)


RUSSIAN 1133: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS

  • Section 0010: WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, 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 2104.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Increasing ability in speaking, listening, reading, and writing; vocabulary-building; new grammar; developing higher skills. Students register for 1-4 cr hrs during semester. Progress is sequential from one credit hour to next. 80% is required to advance. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Prereq: 1103.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1103.51 or 1103.61. Not open to students with credit for 2104.01, or 4 cr hrs of 2104.61. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs or 4 completions.


RUSSIAN 2104.61: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (100% ONLINE SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Increasing ability in speaking, listening, reading, and writing; vocabulary-building; new grammar; developing higher skills. Students register for 1-4 cr hrs during semester. Progress is sequential from one credit hour to next. 80% is required to advance. Not open to native speakers of this language through regular course enrollment or EM credit.

Prereq: 1103.01, or 4 cr hrs of 1103.51 or 1103.61. Not open to students with credit for 2104.01, or 4 cr hrs of 2104.61. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr hrs or 4 completions.


RUSSIAN 3101: THIRD-YEAR RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 8:00AM-8:55AM, Instructor: Viktoriia Kim

Further develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills and grammar competence while discussing topics of contemporary Russian life and literature.
Prereq: 2104.01, or 4 cr hrs of 2104.51 or 2104.6


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, 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: WF 8:00AM-9:20AM, Instructor: Helen Myers

Speaking, listening, reading and writing practice in Russian at the advanced level, with focus on Russian films from the 1930s to the present.

Prereq: 3102 or permission of instructor.


RUSSIAN 5101: FIFTH YEAR RUSSIAN I-- 3 credits

  • Section 0010: TR 8:00-9:20AM, Instructor: Helen Myers

Continuation of Russian 4102. 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 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 (.01 IN PERSON, .99 ONLINE)

  • Section 0010, TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Instructor: Ekaterina Tikhonyuk
  • Online Section 0010, Instructor: Elizabeth McBean
  • Honors Section, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, 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 2335.99: MAGNIFICENCE, MAYHEM, AND MAFIA: RUSSIAN CULTURE (100% ONLINE)

  • Online Section, Instructor: Matthew Boyd

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

  • Section 0010: TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, 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 3350: RUSSIAN CULTURE AND POLITICS

  • Section 0010: WF 12:45PM-2:05PM, 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.


RUSSIAN 3355.99: VODKA IN RUSSIAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE: DECONSTRUCTING MYTHS (100% ONLINE)

Online, Instructor: Derek Peterson

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.


GE Cultures and Ideas and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 3460: THE MODERN RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH FILM (.01 IN PERSON, .99 ONLINE)

  • Section 0010: TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Instructor: Aleksandra Shubina
  • Online Section, Instructor: Natalia Sletova

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: CULTURES OF SURVEILLANCE, SECRET AGENTS, & HACKING FROM THE COLD WAR THROUGH TODAY (.01 IN-PERSON, .99 ONLINE)

  • Section 0010: WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: Matthew Boyd
  • Online Section, Instructor: Matthew Boyd

This 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 Visual and Performing Arts and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 5230: UTOPIA AND DYSTOPIA IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE

  • Section 0010: TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Instructor: Alexander Burry

Russian writers of the past two centuries have been fascinated with both the idea of utopia and its reverse image of a dystopian society whose aim of perfection has led to the very opposite. In this course, we will explore realist, modernist, Soviet, and post-Soviet utopian and dystopian novels, stories, plays, and essays.
Prereq: 2250 or another course on Russian literature or culture is recommended for undergraduates


RUSSIAN 5601: STRUCTURE OF RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010: TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: Larysa Stepanova

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 (.01 IN PERSON, .99 ONLINE)

  • Section 0010: TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: Daniel Collins
  • Online Section, Instructor: Diana Sacilowski

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 2365.99: SPORTS, SOCIALISTS, AND SOCIETY IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE (ONLINE)

  • Online Section, Instructor: Randall Rowe

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: TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, 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: 100% Online, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: Helena Goscilo
  • Section 0020: WF 12:45PM-2:05PM, 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 5194: GROUP STUDIES - POLAND AND THE EU

  • Section 0010: WF 2:20PM-3:40PM, Instructor: Jarosław Szczepański

This course introduces essential knowledge on European Union and Polish politics and identity issues to guide students to successfully operate in field of European Studies.


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: M 2:15PM-5:00PM, 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 8802: LANGUAGE AND MEMORY: PSYCHOLINGUISTIC APPROACHES TO BILINGUALISM

  • Section 0010: TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, 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.