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Literature, Culture, and Film Courses  -  Linguistics Courses  -  Second Language Acquisition Courses

 

Literature, Culture, and Film Courses

 

Russian 5225

Russian Emigre Literature

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Analysis of the three "waves" of Russian emigration -- post-Revolutionary, post-WWII, and the so-called "third wave" in the 1970s and 80s through the poetry, fiction, and memoirs by such writers as: Ivan Bunin, Vladislav Khodasevich, Vladimir Nabokov, Nina Berberova, Sergei Dovlatov, Vasily Aksyonov, and Joseph Brodsky. Prereq: English 1110 or equiv, or any 4000-level Russian literature, culture or linguistics course.


Polish 5230

Polish Literature

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Polish cultural and intellectual history as represented in the major works of Polish literature and in contemporary media. Taught in English. Readings in English, but students of Polish will do portions of the readings in the original. Prereq: 6 credit hours of Literature courses at the 2000 level or above, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 630 and 631.


Russian 5230

Utopia and Dystopia in Russian Literature

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

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 5250.01 (.02, .03, ...)

The Russian Writer

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

Close analysis of the major works of an individual Russian writer such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Mikhail Bulgakov, or Vladimir Nabokov. Taught in English. Prereq: Repeatable to a maximum of 9 credit hours. Courses with suffixes .02 and above are not repeatable. These suffixes distinguish specific content in the course.

Slavic 5280

Slavic and East European Literature

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Masterpieces of Slavic and East European literatures, either in a comparative perspective or focusing on the literature of one country in its cultural context.  Taught in English.  Repeatable for credit with change of topic. Prereq: Completion of GE in Literature or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 519. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Slavic 5450

Global Human Trafficking: Realities and Representations

Offered: Autumn, Spring I 3 credit hours

This course will introduce students to the development of human trafficking as it has been understood and represented by governments, policymakers, the media, and popular culture. The objective of this course is to scrutinize common understandings and representations of trafficking and to consider the advantages and disadvantages of such understandings and representations.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for WGSSt 5450. Cross-listed in WGSSt.


Russian 5460

Russian Media

Offered: Occasionally I 3 credit hours 

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. Taught in English with the option of completing extra course work in Russian for an additional credit hour.


Russian 5530

Madness and Power in Russia

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Discussions of politics and power as related to madness; manifestations of insanity in Russian literary and film texts will accompany examination of the cultural, philosophical, legal, and historical context. Taught in Russian or English. Prereq: 4102 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

Russian 5630

Russian Translation: Theory, Practice, and the Profession

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Theory and practice of translating Russian literary, cultural, political, scientific, and business texts into English.

Recommended prereq: Russian 2250.
Prereq: Russian 3102 or 3122.


Slavic 6000

Slavic Literature, Film & Cultural Studies Professionalization Forum

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 1 credit unit

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 Literatures and Cultures.
Prereq: Graduate standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 credit hours. This course is graded S/U.

Russian 6252

Issues in 19th-Century Russian Literature

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

Literature of the Golden Age and Realist periods in cultural and political context. Good reading ability in Russian recommended.  Prereq: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 750 or 751. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Russian 6253

Issues in 20th- and 21st-Century Russian Literature

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

Silver Age, Soviet, emigre, or post-Soviet literature in cultural and political context. Good reading ability in Russian recommended. Prereq: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 752 or 754. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Russian 6254

Russian Literary Genres

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Genres of Russian literature: e.g., poetry, drama, novel, short story, literary essay. Time periods, authors, and themes are variable. Good ability to read Russian recommended.
Prereq: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 653 or 723. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours with a change of topic.

Slavic 6457

Film Theory, Gender, and National Identity in Slavic Cinema

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Introduction to film theory and exploration of changes in national and gender identities during the 20th century as reflected in Slavic cinema. Taught in English. Prereq: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 657.

Slavic 6500

Proseminar in Slavic and East European Literary and Cultural Studies

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

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. Prereq: Graduate standing in dept, or 25 credit hours of Russian and/or Slavic and East European literature, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Russian 660.
 

Slavic 6501

Introduction to Slavic and East European Studies

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

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: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 700.

Slavic 7480

Slavic Film Directors

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Slavic and East European film directors as auteurs; key notions of contemporary film theory. Taught in English. Prereq: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours with change of topic.


Russian 8550

Seminar in Russian Literature, Film, or Cultural Studies

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Variable-topic seminar on issues in Russian literature, film, or culture. Repeatable for credit with change of topic. Prereq: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 24 credit hours.
 

Linguistics Courses

 

Russian 5601

Structure of Russian I

Offered: Every two years | 3 credit units

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 graduate standing in Slavic, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Russian 640 or Russian 6601.


East European 5627

Reading Course in a Balkan or East European Language

Offered: Every fourth year | 3 credit units

Fundamentals of grammar and vocabulary needed for reading a non-Slavic language of Eastern or East Central Europe or the Balkans (e.g., Albanian, Romanian, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, or Lithuanian).
Prereq: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 671. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Russian 5701

History of Russian I

Offered: Every two years | 3 credit units

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 graduate standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Russian 720 or Russian 6701.


Slavic 6600

Slavic Linguistics Professionalization Forum

Offered: Autumn, Spring | 1 credit unit

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: Graduate standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 credit hours. This course is graded S/U.


Slavic 6625

Old Church Slavonic

Offered: Every fourth year | 3 credit units

Introduction to the grammar of Old Church Slavonic, with readings in authentic medieval Slavic texts. Taught in English. Prior knowledge of a Slavic language not required. Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 810.


East European 7628

Balkan Linguistics

Offered: Every fourth year | 3 credit units

Linguistic discussion of issues in a non-Slavic language or languages of the Balkan Sprachbund, with some reading in the original language(s). Repeatable with change of topic by permission of instructor.
Prereq: 7627 (671), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 672. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Slavic 8741

Medieval Slavic Workshop

Offered: Every two years | 6 credit units

Biennial intensive Summer or May-term workshop in the methodology of working with medieval Cyrillic manuscripts using manuscripts from the Hilandar Research Library of The Ohio State University. Taught in English. Prereq: 7625 (810), or Russian 6701 (720), or permission of instructor and accepted application to Medieval Slavic Institute through OSU Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies. Not open to students with credit for 812 & 814.

Second Language Acquistion Courses

 

Slavic 8801

Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Bilingualism

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

Discussion of the main issues in the field of Bilingualism from three different perspectives: psycholinguistic, linguistic, socio-linguistic, and applied linguistic. Taught in English. Elective for GIS in Second Language Studies. Prereq: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 803.


Slavic 8802

Language and Memory: Psycholinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism

Offered: Annually | 3 credit units

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


Slavic 8803

Language, Culture, and Cognition

Offered: Occasionally | 3 credit units

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: Graduate standing, or permission of instructor.