Spring 2018 Courses

Language Courses

Linguistics, Literature, Culture, and Film Courses

Language Courses
(4 credits unless otherwise noted)

BCS 1102: ELEMENTARY BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

MTWR 11:30AM-12:25PM, Derby Hall 047, Instructor: Anna Cesnjevar


BCS 2104: INTERMEDIATE BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

MTWR 12:40PM-1:35PM, Derby Hall 038, Instructor: Anna Cesnjevar


BCS 3102: ADVANCED BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

Day and Time TBA, Hagerty Hall 120, Instructor: Distance Learning


CZECH 1102: ELEMENTARY CZECH II

Day and Time TBA, Hagerty Hall 120, Instructor: Distance Learning


CZECH 2104: INTERMEDIATE CZECH II

Day and Time TBA, Hagerty Hall 120, Instructor: Distance Learning


POLISH 1102: ELEMENTARY POLISH II

TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Hagerty Hall 145, Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff


POLISH 2104: INTERMEDIATE POLISH II

TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Hagerty Hall 045, Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff


ROMANIAN 2104: INTERMEDIATE ROMANIAN II

TWRF 4:10PM-5:05PM, Derby Hall 038, Instructor: Adela Lechintan-Siefer


RUSSIAN 1101.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I

Section 0010, TWRF, 10:20-11:15AM, Location TBA, Instructor: Viktoriia Kim

Section 0020, TWRF, 3:00-3:55PM, University Hall 047, Instructor: Ke Lin

Section 0030, TWRF, 5:20-6:15PM, Derby Hall 048, Insturctor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff


RUSSIAN 1101.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)
Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 1102.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II

Section 0010, TWRF, 8:00AM-8:55AM, Hagerty Hall 351, Instructor: Seogyoung Gu

Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Hagerty Hall 351, Instructor: Jacob Beard

Section 0030, TWRF, 10:20AM-11:15AM, Hagerty Hall 351, Instructor: David McVey

Section 0040, TWRF, 3:00PM-3:55PM, University Hall 051, Instructor: Michael O'Brien


RUSSIAN 1102.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 1103.01: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I

Section 0010, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM,  Derby Hall 048, Instructor: Ekaterina Kibler

Section 0020, TWRF, 11:30AM-12:25PM, Dulles Hall 020, Instructor: Greg Ormiston


RUSSIAN 1103.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)
Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 2104.01: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II

Section 0010, TWRF, 8:00AM-8:55AM, Enarson Classrooms 014, Instructor: David McVey

Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM,  Hagerty Hall 251, Instructor: Greg Ormiston

Section 0030, TWRF, 11:30AM-12:25PM, Hagerty Hall 351, Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 2104.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 3102: THIRD-YEAR RUSSIAN II

TWRF 3:00PM-3:55PM, University Hall 090, Instructor: David McVey

Prereq: 3101 (501 and 502), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 503 or 562.


RUSSIAN 3121: ADVANCED READING RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED) -- 3 credits
Instructor: Marina Pashkova

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: Marina Pashkova

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
M 3:00PM-3:55PM, Hagerty Hall 071, 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 4102: ADVANCED RUSSIAN II -- 3 credits

  • Section 0010 MWF 9:10AM-10:05AM, Hagerty Hall 071, Instructor: Helen Myers
  • Section 0020 MWF 11:30AM-12:25PM, University Hall 024, Instructor: Helen Myers

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: 4101 (601) or 609, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 610.


RUSSIAN 5102: FIFTH YEAR RUSSIAN I-- 3 credits

  • TR 8:00AM-9:20AM, Derby Hall 047, Instructor: Marina Pashkova

RUSSIAN 6171: BASIC READING RUSSIAN FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS (SELF-PACED) -- 3 credits
Instructor: Marina Pashkova

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: Marina Pashkova

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)

 

EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES (EEURLL) 5627

  • Section 0010, M 1:30PM-3:30PM, Derby Hall 027, Instructor: Brian Joseph

This class introduces Albanian linguistics, covering the essentials of the study of this language spoken by some 5,000,000 speakers in Albania, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Montenegro. Topics include Albanian's external and internal history, its structure, the sociolinguistics of its use, and Albanian dialects, as well as some limited practical instruction (treating simple conversation and readings). No background in linguistics or Albanian is presumed. A special feature of the class is the opportunity to work with eliciting language data from native speakers of Albanian.


RUSSIAN 2250: MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE

  • Section 0010, WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Arps Hall 388, Instructor: Angela Brintlinger
  • Section 0020, TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Mendenhall Lab 173, Instructor: Epp Annus

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 2335.01: MAGNIFICENCE, MAYHEM, AND MAFIA - RUSSIAN CULTURE

  • Section 0010, TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Hagerty Hall 046, Instructor: Helen Myers

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 2335.99: MAGNIFICENCE, MAYHEM, AND MAFIA - RUSSIAN CULTURE (ONLINE)

  • Section 0010, Instructor: Yana Hashamova

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. Offered entirely online.

GE Cultures and Ideas and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 2345: RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES AND FOLKLORE

  • Section 0010, TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Bolz Hall 436, Instructor: Helena Goscilo

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 2355.99: RUSSIANS AND THEIR VODKA: DECONSTRUCTING MYTHS (ONLINE)

  • Section 0010, Instructor: Angela Brintlinger

Interdisciplinary study of vodka and its role in Russian history, culture, and politics. Course focuses first on vodka production and its uses, then on its influence on Russian culture in present times and key historical periods. Readings alternate with film, documentaries, and advertisements as class material. Offered entirely online.


RUSSIAN 3350: RUSSIAN CULTURE AND POLITICS

  • WF 12:45PM-2:05PM, Hagerty Hall 062, 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. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 550.


RUSSIAN 3460: THE MODERN RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH FILM

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Page Hall 060, Instructor: Helena Goscilo
  • Section 0020, TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Enarson Classrooms 202, Instructor: Tania Melnikova

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 3470: ANNA KARENINA GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

  • Section 0010, TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Hagerty Hall 251, Instructor: Alexander Burry

This course explores Tolstoy's Anna Karenina in relation to popular American culture. The course will consist of two parts: in the first half, we will read and discuss Anna Karenina, and we will then examine films and other popular works based on the novel.

GE VPA and diversity global studies course.


RUSSIAN 4575: CAPSTONE COURSE FOR RUSSIAN MAJORS

  • Section 0010, WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Enarson Classrooms 214, Instructor: Daniel Collins

Junior-senior seminar explores issues of Russian language and literature, focusing on reading in Russian and on honing Russian and English oral and writing skills. Required for Russian major.

Prereq: English 2367 or equiv. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 5250.04: NABOKOV

  • Section 0010, WF 12:45PM-2:05PM, Hagerty Hall 045, Instructor: Alisa Ballard

RUSSIAN 6254: RUSSIAN LITERARY GENRES

  • Section 0010, WF 2:20PM-3:40PM, Derby Hall 047, Instructor: Angela Brintlinger

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

  • Section 0010, WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Page Hall 010, Instructor: Daniel Pratt
  • Section 0020, MWF 4:10PM-5:05PM, Enarson Classrooms 258, Instructor: Elizabeth Angerman

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 EASTERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

  • Section 0010, WF 2:20PM-3:40PM, Arps Hall 012, Instructor: Alisa Ballard

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. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 245 except by permission of instructor. 

Repeatable to a maximum of 9 credit hours. 

GE LiteratureGE Diversity Global Studies course


SLAVIC 2367: THE EAST EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA

Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Hagerty Hall 062, Instructor: Alexander Burry

Section 0020, TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Derby Hall 048, Instructor: Lumila 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 3310: SCIENCE FICTION EAST VS WEST

  • Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Hagerty Hall 042, Instructor: Helena Goscilo

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 3360: SCREENING MINORITIES: REPRESENTATION OF THE OTHER IN SLAVIC FILM

  • Section 0010, TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Dulles Hall 027, Instructor: Adela Lechintan-Siefer

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 and Performing Arts course


SLAVIC 5450: GLOBAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING: REALITIES AND REPRESENTATIONS

  • Section 0010, WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Macquigg Lab 162, Instructor: Jennifer Suchland

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


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

Day and Time TBA, Hagerty Hall 406, Instructor: 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 Linguistics.
Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.


SLAVIC 6600: SLAVIC LINGUISTICS PROFESSIONALIZATION FORUM -- 1 credit

Day and Time TBA, Hagerty Hall 406, Instructor: 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 Linguistics. Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.


SLAVIC 6625: OLD CHURCH SLAVONIC

  • Section 0010, TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Denney Hall 262, Instructor: Daniel Collins
  • Section 0020 WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Enarson Classrooms 318, Instructor: Daniel Collins

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: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 810 or 7625.

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