Autumn 2022 Courses

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Autumn 2022 Courses

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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


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, TWRF 10:20AM-11:15AM, 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, TWR 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


ROMANIA 1101: ELEMENTARY ROMANIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWRF 3:00PM-3:55PM, Instructor: Andrei Cretu

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, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Instructor: TBA
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 10:20AM-11:15AM, Instructor: Sofia Bachman
  • Section 0030, TWRF, 11:30AM-12:25PM, Instructor: Lejla Veskovic
  • Section 0040, TWRF, 12:40PM-1:35PM, Instructor: TBA

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 credit hours. 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: Irina Baskova
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 12:40PM-1:35PM, Instructor: Lilia Caserta

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 credit hours 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 credit hours of 1101.51 or 1101.61. Not open to students with credit for 1102.01, or 4 credit hours of 1102.61. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 credit hours 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 credit hours of 1101.51 or 1101.61. Not open to students with credit for 1102.01, or 4 credit hours of 1102.61. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 credit hours 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, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Instructor: Mykyta Tyshchenko
  • Section 0020, TWRF, 10:20AM-11:15AM, Instructor: Ekaterina Tikhonyuk

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

GE Foreign Language (4 credit hours)


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 credit hours. 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 credit hours of 1103.51 or 1103.61. Not open to students with credit for 2104.01, or 4 credit hours of 2104.61. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 credit hours 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 credit hours. 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 credit hours of 1103.51 or 1103.61. Not open to students with credit for 2104.01, or 4 credit hours of 2104.61. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 credit hours or 4 completions.


RUSSIAN 3101: THIRD-YEAR RUSSIAN I

  • Section 0010, TWR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Instructor: Lilia Caserta

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 credit hours 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: T 11:30AM-12:25PM, 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, Instructor: Helen Myers
  • Section 0020: TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Instructor: Viktoriia Kim

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: ADVANCED RUSSIAN III-- 3 credits

  • Section 0010: WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, 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 5103: ADVANCED RUSSIAN V-- 3 credits

  • Section 0010: TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: Viktoriia Kim

Students will continue to develop comprehensive knowledge of Russian in the following skills: speaking, reading, writing, listening, and grammar. Taught in Russian.

Prereq: 5102, 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.

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RUSSIAN 2250/H: MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE (.01 IN PERSON, .99 ONLINE)

  • Section 0010, TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Instructor: Natalia Sletova
  • Online Section 0010, Instructor: Helen Myers
  • 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: Jennifer Suchland

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 3:55PM-5:15PM, 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 3355.99: VODKA IN RUSSIAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE: DECONSTRUCTING MYTHS (100% ONLINE)

Online, Instructor: Matthew Boyd

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 2:20PM-3:40PM, Instructor: Philip Gleissner
  • Online Section, Instructor: Lilia Caserta

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: TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Instructor: Matthew Boyd
  • Online Section, Instructor: Elizabeth McBean

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 5250.04: THE RUSSIAN WRITER - NABOKOV

  • Section 0010: M 2:15PM-5:00PM, Instructor: Alisa Lin

This course will cover several of Vladimir Nabokov's major works in their cultural, biographical, philosophical, and aesthetic context. Some students will be more familiar with the Russian literary tradition on which Nabokov richly draws, and others will be less familiar. Either is completely fine, as sufficient context will be provided in class and in optional background readings.


RUSSIAN 6252: ISSUES IN 19TH-CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE

  • Section 0010: W 2:15PM-5:00PM, Instructor: Alexander Burry

Literature of the Golden Age and Realist periods in cultural and political context. Good reading ability in Russian recommended.

Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 750 or 751. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.


SLAVIC 2230: VAMPIRES, MONSTROSITY, AND EVIL: FROM SLAVIC MYTH TO TWILIGHT (.01 IN PERSON, .99 ONLINE)

  • Section 0010: TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Instructor: Daniel Collins
  • Online Section, Instructor: Diana Sacilowski
  • Online Section, Instructor: Sunnie Rucker-Chang

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 AND EAST EUROPEAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

  • Section 0010: WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: Alisa Lin

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded the sovereign nation of Ukraine, rousing the world’s attention to the culture of this vibrant, multiethnic European country of 44 million inhabitants. This course will introduce students to the culture, film, literature, and history of Ukraine. Special emphasis will be placed on analyzing contemporary Ukrainian movies, poetry, novels, and social media that reflect on the war with Russia (which began with military intervention in 2014) and on the nationhood, politics, and identity of the Ukrainian people. All materials will be in English.

GE Literature and GE Diversity Global Studies course


SLAVIC 2365: SPORTS, SOCIALISTS, AND SOCIETY IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE (.01 IN PERSON, .99 ONLINE)

  • Online Section, Instructor: Andrei Cretu

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 12:45PM-2:05PM, Instructor: Isurin

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 2995.99 - RACE AND GENDER IN EASTERN EUROPE AND THE US: A TRANSATLANTIC COMPARISON

  • Online Section, Instructor: Yana Hashamova

By studying how identities (racial, ethnic, gender, and religious) exist as cultural constructs, this course will examine and compare the experiences of Russian and East European ethnic and racial minorities in their respective countries and African Americans in the US regarding racialization and marginalization through cultural and social constructs. Taught in English.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for CompStd 2995. GE foundation race, ethnicity and gender div course.

GE Foundation Race, Ethnicity and Gender Diversity course


SLAVIC 3310: SCI-FI: EAST VS WEST

  • Section 0010: TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: Philip Gleissner
  • Section 0020: TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Instructor: Elizabeth Angerman

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, Instructor: Yana Hashamova

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 8803: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND COGNITION

  • Section 0010: TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, 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.