Summer 2022 Courses

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SLAVIC 2230.99 - 0010   Vampires, Monstrosity and Evil: From Slavic Myth to Twilight (100% Online)

  • Online, 6-week Session 1, 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.


RUSSIAN 2250.99 - Masterpieces of Russian Literature (100% Online)

  • Online, 6-week Session 1, 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.

GE literature and diversity global studies course.


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

  • Online, 6-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, 6-week Session 1, 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, 6-week Session 1, 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.

RUSSIAN 3480.99 - The Russian Spy: Cultures of Surveillance, Secret Agents, & Hacking from the Cold War through Today (100% Online)

  • Online: 6-week Session 1, 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/performance arts and diversity global studies course.