Spring 2021 Courses

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More information about course delivery mode (in-person, hybrid, or 100% online), classroom location, and course instructors will be made available as it becomes clearer throughout the Autumn 2020 term.

Days and course times listed are up-to-date.

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

GE Foreign Language


BCS 2104: INTERMEDIATE BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

TWRF 1:50PM-2:45PM

GE Foreign Language


CZECH 1102: ELEMENTARY CZECH II

MTWR 1:45PM-2:35PM, Instructor: BTAA CourseShare

GE Foreign Language


POLISH 1102: ELEMENTARY POLISH II

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

GE Foreign Language


POLISH 2104: INTERMEDIATE POLISH II

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


POLISH 3102: ADVANCED POLISH II

TR 11:30AM-12:45PM, Instructor: BTAA Courseshare


ROMANIAN 1102: ELEMENTARY ROMANIAN II

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

GE Foreign Language


ROMANIAN 2104: INTERMEDIATE ROMANIAN II

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

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: TBA

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, Instructor: TBA

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

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

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, 8:00AM-8:55AM, Instructor: TBA

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, Instructor: TBA


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


RUSSIAN 2144: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II

TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Instructor: TBA

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

TWRF 8:00AM-8:55AM, Instructor: TBA

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
Day and Time 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

WF 8:00AM-9:20AM, Instructor: TBA

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, Instructor: TBA


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

MW 2:20PM-3:40PM, Instructor: Brian Joseph


RUSSIAN 2250.01: MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE

TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Instructor: TBA

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 2250.99 or 2250H

GE Literature and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 2250.99: MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE (100% ONLINE)

Online, 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 2250.01 or 2250H


RUSSIAN 2335.99: MAGNIFICENCE, MAYHEM, AND MAFIA - RUSSIAN CULTURE (100% ONLINE)

Online, Instructor: TBA

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

Day and Time TBA, 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 GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 3350: RUSSIAN POLITICS AND CULTURE

TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Instructor: TBA

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 3355.99: VODKA IN RUSSIAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE: DECONSTRUCTING MYTHS (100% ONLINE)

Online, Instructor: TBA

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 3460.01: THE MODERN RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH FILM

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

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 3460.99: THE MODERN RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH FILM (100% ONLINE)

Online, Instructor: Alisa Lin

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

Day and Time 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 3480.01: THE RUSSIAN SPY: CULTURES OF SURVEILLANCE, SECRET AGENTS, & HACKING FROM THE COLD WAR THROUGH TODAY

TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Instructor: TBA

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 3480.99: THE RUSSIAN SPY: CULTURES OF SURVEILLANCE, SECRET AGENTS, & HACKING FROM THE COLD WAR THROUGH TODAY (100% ONLINE)

Online, 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 Visual and Performing Arts and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 3490.99: RUSSIAN YOUTH CULTURE (100% ONLINE)

Online, 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 GE Diversity Global Studies course


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

TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, 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

Day and Time TBA, Instructor: Ludmila Isurin

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 5160: RUSSIAN FOR OPEN-SOURCE MEDIA RESEARCH: READING & LISTENING COMPREHENSION, ANALYSIS, AND TRANSLATION (1 credit hour)

Day and Time TBA, Instructor: TBA

Reading and listening comprehension are essential skills for students of Russian who plan to work as translators, language analysts, or other industry-specific specialists. This class will also provide those who have a general interest in Russian culture a survey of topics dealing with current events, politics, and international relations, and will engage exclusively with authentic texts.


Prereq: 3101 or 3121, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 4 cr/hrs.


RUSSIAN 6253: ISSUES IN 20TH CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE

M 2:15PM-5:00PM, Instructor: Philip Gleissner

Silver Age, Soviet, emigre, or post-Soviet literature 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 752 or 754. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 cr hrs.


SLAVIC 2230.01: VAMPIRES, MONSTROSITY, AND EVIL: FROM SLAVIC MYTH TO TWILIGHT

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

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 2230.99: VAMPIRES, MONSTROSITY, AND EVIL: FROM SLAVIC MYTH TO TWILIGHT (100% ONLINE)

Online, Instructor: Daniel Collins

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 2365.01: SPORTS, SOCIALISTS, AND SOCIETY IN RUSSIA AND EASTERN EUROPE

WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Instructor: TBA

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

Online Section, Instructor: TBA

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

Day and Time TBA, Instructor: TBA

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

  • Section 0010: WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: TBA
  • Section 0020: Day and Time TBA, Instructor: TBA

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 3333: THE SOVIET SPACE AGE

TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Instructor: Philip Gleissner

Exploration of Space Age as a technological/cultural phenomenon, focusing on the Soviet period and the Space Race, in historical context and in a comparative perspective. Taught in English.

GE Cultures and Ideas and GE Diversity Global Studies course


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

WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, 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 5194: GROUP STUDIES - POLAND AND THE EU

TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Instructor: Jarosław Szczepański

This course introduces essential knowledge on European Union and Polish politics and identity issues to guide students to successfully operate in field of European Studies. The course content includes wide range of problems beginning with latest political history issues, through philosophical backgrounds of European and Polish identities, to basics of political systems of EU and Poland.


SLAVIC 5457: IDEOLOGY AND VIEWERS: EAST EUROPEAN FILM AND MEDIA

W 1:00PM-3:45PM, Instructor: Yana Hashamova

This course explores the complex dynamics between ideology, propaganda, and the ways Russian, East European, and U.S. films and media 'tap into the political unconscious' of viewers. With the aid of audience studies and reception theory, the course examines film and media reception and the ideological factors which impact it from the early Soviet and socialist times to the present.

Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.


SLAVIC 6000: SLAVIC LITERATURE, FILM, AND CULTURAL STUDIES PROFESSIONALIZATION FORUM (1 Credit Hour)

Day and Time TBA, 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.