Courses that Fulfill GE Requirements

Are you looking for a course that fulfills a specific General Education requirement? We've collected here all of the department's GE courses. Click on the headings below to go to the list of courses that fulfill each requirement.

Cross-Disciplinary Seminar
Cultures and Ideas
Diversity: Global Studies
Diversity: Social Diversity in the U.S.
Foreign Language
Literature
Visual and Performing Arts
Writing and Communication 2



Cross-Disciplinary Seminar


Slavic 4597
The Politics of Language in Southeast Europe

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

In a global world, language is a key issue in the articulation of ethnicity and the struggle for power. This course looks at how the languages of the Balkans serve as the foundations for modern ethnic and religious identities, and how linguistic histories and structures have been and continue to be manipulated for social and political purposes. 

Prereq: Junior standing or higher.
GE cross-disciplinary seminar and diversity global studies



Cultures and Ideas


Slavic 2230
Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: From Slavic Myth to Twilight

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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.
 

Russian 2335.01 (2335.99 online)
Russian Culture

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

Russian culture from its foundations to the 21st century through analysis of literature, film, music, visual arts, beliefs, and customs.

Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 135 or 235.
GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.


Russian 2345
Russian Fairy Tales and Folklore

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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 3530
Russian Cuisine in History, Literature and Culture

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

Explores Russian cuisine: its history and its role in Russian literature and culture. We will use a variety of cookbooks and cultural histories as our textbooks, and we will read selections from classical Russian literature to see how writers incorporate ideas of food and cuisine into their works. We will also read critical articles about the relationship between food and culture.

GE cultures and ideas course.



Diversity: Global Studies


Slavic 2230
Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: From Slavic Myth to Twilight

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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.


Russian 2250
Masterpieces of Russian Literature

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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 diversity global studies course.


Russian 2250H
Honors Masterpieces of Russian Literature

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

Reading great works of Russian literature (including Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bunin, Akhmatova, Solzhenitsyn, Ulitskaya); developing analytical writing & discussion skills. Taught in English.

Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 2250 (250 and 251), 250H, or 251H.
GE literature and diversity global studies course.
 

Russian 2335.01 (2335.99 online)
Russian Culture

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

Russian culture from its foundations to the 21st century through analysis of literature, film, music, visual arts, beliefs, and customs.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 135 or 235.
GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.


Russian 2345
Russian Fairy Tales and Folklore

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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.


Slavic 2345
Introduction to Slavic and East European Literature and Culture

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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

Slavic 3310
Science Fiction: East vs. West

Offered: Annualy | 3 credit units

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. GE Visual and Performing Arts, GE Diversity: Global Studies
 

Russian 3460
Modern Russian Experience through Film

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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/performance arts and diversity global studies course.
 

Slavic 4597
The Politics of Language in Southeast Europe

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

In a global world, language is a key issue in the articulation of ethnicity and the struggle for power. This course looks at how the languages of the Balkans serve as the foundations for modern ethnic and religious identities, and how linguistic histories and structures have been and continue to be manipulated for social and political purposes. 

Prereq: Junior standing or higher.
GE cross-disciplinary seminar and diversity global studies

 


Diversity: Social Diversity in the U.S.


Slavic 2367
The East European Immigrant Experience in America

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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. Sophomore standing. Not open to students with credit for 367.
GE writing and communications course: level 2, and diversity social diversity in the US course.
 

Slavic 3800
Bilingualism: Life in Two Worlds

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

The majority of the world population is becoming increasingly bilingual and bilingualism is viewed as the rule rather than the exception in the 21st century. This course explores the multifaceted aspects of a bilingual individual, i.e., the reasons to become bilingual, cognitive and social advantages of bilingualism, attitudes to people with accents, personality and bilingualism, etc. Through the instructor’s lectures, assigned readings, engaging discussions and a course project students will be exposed to numerous aspects of bilingualism, both at the individual and societal levels.

GE Social Diversity in the United States (Social Sciences)



Foreign Language

The 1101-1103 courses in the following languages fulfill the Foreign Language requirement: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Czech, Georgian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian.

Russian, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Romanian, and Polish are offered every year. The other languages are offered less regularly. Click on the links to the right for details.



Literature


Russian 2250
Masterpieces of Russian Literature

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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 diversity global studies course.
 

Russian 2250H
Honors Masterpieces of Russian Literature

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

Reading great works of Russian literature (including Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bunin, Akhmatova, Solzhenitsyn, Ulitskaya); developing analytical writing & discussion skills. Taught in English.

Prereq: Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 2250 (250 and 251), 250H, or 251H.
GE literature and diversity global studies course.
 

Slavic 2345
Introduction to Slavic and East European Literature and Culture

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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


Visual and Performing Arts


Slavic 3310
Science Fiction: East vs. West

Offered: Annualy | 3 credit units

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. GE Visual and Performing Arts, GE Diversity: Global Studies


Slavic 3360
Screening Minorities: Representations of the Other in Slavic Film

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

Film representations of ethnic and religious others in East European cinema.  Taught in English.
 
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 360.

GE visual/performance arts course


Russian 3460
Modern Russian Experience through Film

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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/performance arts and diversity global studies course.

 


Writing and Communication 2


Slavic 2367
The East European Immigrant Experience in America

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 3 credit units

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. Sophomore standing. Not open to students with credit for 367.
GE writing and communications course: level 2, and diversity social diversity in the US course.
 

 

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