Summer 2021 Courses

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RUSSIAN 2335.99 - Magnificence, Mayhem, and Mafia: Russian Culture (100% Online)

  • Online, 4-week Session 1, Instructor: TBA

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 (100% Online)

  • Online, Regular Summer Term, 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. Taught in English.

GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.


RUSSIAN 3460.99 - Modern Russian Experience through Film (100% Online)

  • Online, Regular Summer Term, Instructor: TBA
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.

SLAVIC 2230.99: Vampires, Monstrosity, and Evil: From Slavic Myth to Twilight (100% Online)

  • Online: Regular Summer Term, 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 course, GE diversity global studies course