Spring 2022 Courses

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Language Courses


(4 credits unless otherwise noted)

 

BCS 1102: ELEMENTARY BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

TWRF 3:00PM-3:55PM, Instructor: Matthew Boyd

GE Foreign Language


BCS 2104: INTERMEDIATE BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

MWF 10:20AM-11:15AM, Instructor: BTAA CourseShare


BCS 3102: ADVANCED BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

Day and Time TBA, Instructor: BTAA CourseShare


CZECH 1102: ELEMENTARY CZECH II

Day and Time TBA, Instructor: BTAA CourseShare

GE Foreign Language


CZECH 2104: INTERMEDIATE CZECH II

Day and Time TBA, Instructor: BTAA CourseShare


POLISH 1102: ELEMENTARY POLISH II

MTWR 10:20AM-11:15AM, Instructor: Diana Sacilowski

GE Foreign Language


POLISH 2104: INTERMEDIATE POLISH II

TWR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Instructor: Diana Sacilowski


POLISH 3102: ADVANCED POLISH II

Day and Time TBA, 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


RUSSIAN 1101.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I

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

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

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

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

GE Foreign Language


RUSSIAN 1102.51: 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

TWRF, 11:30AM-12:25PM, 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, 10:20AM-11:15AM, Instructor: TBA

Section 0020, TWRF, 11:30AM-12:25PM, 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

TWR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Instructor: Viktoriia Kim

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: Viktoriia Kim

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
W 3:00PM-3:55PM, 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: 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, Instructor: Helen Myers

Prereq: 5101, or permission of instructor.


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

Section 0010, TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, 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 2250H

GE Literature and GE Diversity Global Studies course


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

Online Section, 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 2250H

GE Literature and GE Diversity Global Studies course


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

Online Section, Instructor: Mila Shevchenko

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 2335.01.

GE Cultures and Ideas and GE Diversity Global Studies course


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

Online Section, 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

WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Instructor: Philip Gleissner

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 Section, 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 3470.01: ANNA KARENINA GOES TO HOLLYWOOD

TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, 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 11:10AM-12:30PM, 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 VPA and 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 Section, 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 VPA and Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 4135: PRACTICAL RUSSIAN PRONUNCIATION

WF 2:20PM-3:40PM, Instructor: Ludmila Isurin

Russian phonetics, including terminology, transcription, practical exercises designed to improve pronunciation, and problems of teaching pronunciation. Taught in Russian. Not open to native speakers of Russian.


Prereq: Russian 2104, or 30 cr hrs in Russian, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 635.


RUSSIAN 4575: CAPSTONE COURSE FOR RUSSIAN MAJORS

WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, 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 5250.04: THE RUSSIAN WRITER - NABOKOV

TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Instructor: Alisa Lin

This course will cover several of Vladimir Nabokov's major works in their cultural, biographical, philosophical, and aesthetic context. Some students will be more familiar with the Russian literary tradition on which Nabokov richly draws, and others will be less familiar. Either is completely fine, as sufficient context will be provided in class and in optional background readings.


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

TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, 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 2230.99: VAMPIRES, MONSTROSITY, AND EVIL: FROM SLAVIC MYTH TO TWILIGHT (100% ONLINE)

Online Section, Instructor: Diana Sacilowski

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 (100% 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

WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: Diana Sacilowski

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: TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Instructor: Helena Goscilo
  • Section 0020: TR 3:55PM-5:15PM, Instructor: Elizabeth Angerman

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 (100% ONLINE)

Online Section, Instructor: Philip Gleissner

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

TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, 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.


Not open to students with credit for WGSS 5450. Cross-listed in WGSS


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.


SLAVIC 6625: OLD CHURCH SLAVONIC

TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, 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


SLAVIC 7480: SLAVIC FILM DIRECTORS

M 2:15PM-5:00PM, Instructor: Helena Goscilo

Slavic and East European film directors as auteurs; key notions of contemporary film theory. Taught in English.


Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 credit hrs with change of topic.