Summer 2020 Courses

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RUSSIAN 2335.99 - Magnificence, Mayhem, and Mafia: Russian Culture

  • Online, 4-week Session 1, Instructor: Philip Gleissner

Russian culture from its foundations to the 21st century through analysis of literature, film, music, visual arts, beliefs, and customs. Taught in English.

GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.


RUSSIAN 3355.99 - Vodka in Russian Society and Culture: Deconstructing Myths

  • Online, Instructors: Derek Peterson and Randy Rowe

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. Taught in English.

GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.


RUSSIAN 3460.99 - Modern Russian Experience through Film

  • Online, Instructors: Aleksandra Shubina and Ekaterina Tikhonyuk
Exploration of some of the most revealing hopes and disappointments of Russian people presented in internationally acclaimed Russian films. Taught in English.
 
GE visual/performance arts and diversity global studies course.