Spring 2020 Courses

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Language Courses

Linguistics, Literature, Culture, and Film Courses

Language Courses
(4 credits unless otherwise noted)

BCS 1102: ELEMENTARY BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

TWRF 12:40PM-1:35PM, Derby Hall 047, Instructor: Matthew Boyd

GE Foreign Language


BCS 2104: INTERMEDIATE BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

MWF 10:10AM-11:00AM, Hagerty Hall 120, Instructor: Video conference


CZECH 1102: ELEMENTARY CZECH II

MTWR 1:25PM-2:15PM, Hagerty Hall 120, Instructor: Video Conference

GE Foreign Language


POLISH 1102: ELEMENTARY POLISH II

TR 11:15AM-12:35PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff

GE Foreign Language


POLISH 2104: INTERMEDIATE POLISH II

TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff


ROMANIAN 1102: ELEMENTARY ROMANIAN II

TWRF 3:00PM-3:55PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Adela Lechintan-Siefer

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1101.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I

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

Section 0020, TWRF, 3:00-3:55PM, Location TBA, Instructor: TBA

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1101.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)
Instructor: Andrei Cretu

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1101.61: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED) (ONLINE)
Instructor: Andrei Cretu

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1102.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II

Section 0010, TWRF, 8:00AM-8:55AM, Location TBA, Instructor: TBA

Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Location TBA, Instructor: TBA

Section 0030, TWRF, 10:20AM-11:15AM, Location TBA, Instructor: TBA

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1102.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1102.61: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED) (ONLINE)
Instructor: Andrei Cretu

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1103.01: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I

Section 0010, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Location TBA, Instructor: TBA

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1103.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)
Instructor: Andrei Cretu

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1103.61: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED) (ONLINE)
Instructor: Andrei Cretu

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 2104.01: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II

Section 0010, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM,  Location TBA, Instructor: TBA

Section 0020, TWRF, 10:20AM-11:15PM, Location TBA, Instructor: TBA


RUSSIAN 2104.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

Instructor: Andrei Cretu


RUSSIAN 2104.61: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED) (ONLINE)
Instructor: Andrei Cretu


RUSSIAN 2144: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II

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

This is the second course 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.

Prereq: Russian 1133.


RUSSIAN 3102: THIRD-YEAR RUSSIAN II

Section 0010: TWRF 8:00AM-8:55AM, Location TBA, Instructor: David McVey

Prereq: 3101, or permission of instructor.


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: 2104.01or 2104.51, or permission of instructor.  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, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 3140: RUSSIAN CONVERSATION -- 1 credit
M 3:00PM-3:55PM, Location TBA, 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 or 2104.51, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 2 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 4102: ADVANCED RUSSIAN II -- 3 credits

TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Location TBA, 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, or permission of instructor.


RUSSIAN 5102: FIFTH YEAR RUSSIAN I-- 3 credits

TR 8:00AM-9:20AM, Location TBA, Instructor: Helen Myers


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: Graduate standing.


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, and Graduate standing.

 

Linguistics, Literature, Culture, and Film Courses
(3 credits unless otherwise noted)

 

EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES (EEURLL) 5627

M 10:45AM-12:45PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Brian Joseph


RUSSIAN 2250: MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE

Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Alexander Burry

Section 0020, TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Matthew Boyd

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

GE Literature and GE Diversity Global Studies course


MEDREN 2513: MEDIEVAL RUSSIA

WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Location TBA, Instructor: Daniel Collins

The diversity of medieval Russian culture focused on Moscow, Novgorod, and Kiev: religion, society, politics, art, and architecture. 

GE Culture and Ideas and Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 2335.01: MAGNIFICENCE, MAYHEM, AND MAFIA - RUSSIAN CULTURE

TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Ludmila Isurin

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 3350: RUSSIAN POLITICS AND CULTURE

WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Location TBA, 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 3460: THE MODERN RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH FILM

Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Helena Goscilo

Section 0020, WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Location TBA, Instructor: David McVey

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

TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Location TBA, 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 3480: THE RUSSIAN SPY: CULTURES OF SURVEILLANCE, SECRET AGENTS, & HACKING FROM THE COLD WAR THROUGH TODAY

TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Location TBA, Instructor: Alisa Lin

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 VPA and Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 3490: RUSSIAN YOUTH CULTURE

TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Ludmila Isurin

In this class, students will learn about different decades, from 1950s till present, in the life of Russian youth. Ideology, political activism and political inertia, Western influence and national patriotism, fashion and popular bands.


GE Cultures and Ideas and Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 3530: RUSSIAN CUISINE IN HISTORY, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE

TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Angela Brintlinger

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


RUSSIAN 4575: CAPSTONE COURSE FOR RUSSIAN MAJORS

WF 12:45PM-2:05PM, Location TBA, 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 equivalent Writing and Communication: Level 2 course. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 5225: RUSSIAN EMIGRE LITERATURE

WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Philip Gleissner

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 equivalent Writing and Communication: Level 1 course, or any 4000-level Russian literature, culture or linguistics course.


RUSSIAN 5630: RUSSIAN TRANSLATION: THEORY, PRACTICE, AND THE PROFESSION

TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Alisa Lin

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

Section 0010, WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Andrei Cretu

Section 0020, TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Location TBA, Instructor: Andrei Cretu

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.

GE Cultures and Ideas and Diversity Global Studies course


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

Online Section, Instructor: Yana Hashamova

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

TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Location TBA, Instructor: David McVey

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 Diversity Social Diversity in the US course


SLAVIC 3310: SCIENCE FICTION EAST VS WEST

TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Location TBA, 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 Slavic 3320 or WGSS 3310.

GE VPA and Diversity Global Studies course. Cross-listed in WGSS.


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

WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Location TBA, Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff

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

Day and Time TBA, Hagerty Hall 406, Instructor: Philip Gleissner

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.