Required Integrated M.A./Ph.D. Coursework

 

Years 1-2: Required Coursework (minimum 36 credit hours)

Pedagogical Training (3 credits)

·       Slavic 7801    Teaching Workshop (3)

Russian Literature/Cultural Studies (9 credits)
Choose 3 courses from the following list:

·       Russian 5250    The Russian Writer (3; repeatable for credit with change of topic)

·       Russian 5530    Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture (3)

·       Russian 6252    Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature (3)

·       Russian 6253    Twentieth- to Twenty-First-Century Russian Literature (3)

·       Russian 6254    Russian Literary Genres (3; repeatable for credit with change of

topic)

·       Russian 7356    Gender, Feminism, & Russian Women’s Culture (3)

·       Russian 8550    Seminar in Russian Literature, Film, Culture (3; repeatable for

credit)

·       Other courses as approved by advisor

Introduction to Film/film theory (3 credits)
Choose one course from the following list:

·       Slavic 6457    Film Theory, Gender, and National Identity in Slavic Cinema (3)

·       Slavic 7480    Slavic Film Directors (3; repeatable for credit with change of topic)

·       Other courses as approved by advisor

One class in theory (3 credits):
Choose one course from the following list:

·       Slavic 6500    Proseminar in East European Literary & Cultural Studies (3) (also listed as French 7601: Intro to Literary and Cultural Theory)

·       Other courses as approved by advisor

Two electives (6 credits)
Choose two courses in Russian or Slavic Literature or Cultural Studies.  In addition to the courses listed above, the following may be used:

·       Polish 5230    Polish Literature (3)

·       Slavic 5280    Slavic & East European Literature (3)

·       Slavic 5450    Global Human Trafficking: Realities and Representations (3)

·       Slavic 5570    Austro-Hungarian Grotesque (3)

·       Slavic 7370    Violence & Alterity in the Balkans (3)

·       Slavic 7455    Film Adaptations of Slavic Literature (3)

·       Other courses outside the department as approved by advisor when courses above are not offered

One class in Russian linguistics (3 credits)
Choose one class from the following list:

·       Russian 5601    Structure of Russian 1 (3)

·       Russian 5701    History of Russian 1 (3)

·       Slavic 6626       Old Church Slavonic (3)

·       Slavic 8801       Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Bilingualism (3)

·       Slavic 8802       Languge and Memory: Psycholinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (3)

·       Other courses as approved by advisor

Proficiency in Second Slavic or East European Language (8 credits)

·       Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, or Romanian      1101-1102 (S/U option)

·       Czech, Hungarian, Ukrainian, or any other non-Russian Slavic or East European language may be substituted with permission from advisor

One of the following courses may be substituted for 1101 and 1102:

·      Slavic 5621      Reading Course in a South Slavic Language (3)

·      Slavic 5623      Reading Course in a West Slavic Language (3)

·      Slavic 6625      Old Church Slavonic (3)

·      Slavic 8741     Medieval Slavic Workshop (6)

·      EE 5627          Reading Course in a Balkan or East European Language (3)

Professionalization (6-12 credits)

·      Russian 7150 Russian Language Maintenance and Professionalization

(1-2, repeatable; maximum of 6 credits toward M.A., Ph.D. degrees)

1 credit is required for each term of language teaching           

1 credit is required each term for non-native Russian speakers

·      Russian 8150 Graduate Student Teaching Apprenticeship (1; limit of one per

year; maximum of 3 credits toward M.A. and Ph.D. degrees) (optional)

            *This course may be taken any term except during exams

·      Slavic 6000 Slavic Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies Forum (1;

repeatable) (required each term; maximum of 3 credits toward M.A. degree)

M.A. Research Hours (3 credits) (to be taken in the third semester of study)

·       Slavic 6999 Master's Research in Slavic (3)

Additional Requirements

·       Russian Proficiency Exam (for non-native Russian speakers)

The RPE must be passed by the end of the first year.

Note on First- and Second-Year Course Load

A typical course load at the M.A. level averages 10-11 credits a semester. Any credits beyond the 36-credit minimum can be applied to the Ph.D. requirement. First- and seond-year students are strongly encouraged to take additional courses, whenever possible, to help speed up progress toward candidacy.

Years 3-5: Required Coursework and Candidacy Registration (minimum 50 credit hours)

Prerequisites

The following courses are required if not taken for the M.A. degree:

·       Slavic 7801      Teaching Workshop (3)

One of the following:

·       Slavic 6457      Film Theory, Gender, National Identity in Russian/Slavic Cinema (3)

·       Slavic 6500      Proseminar in East European Literary & Cultural Studies (3) (sometimes crosslisted as French 7601: Intro to Literary and Cultural Theory)

Russian Literature, Cultural Studies, or Film (15 credits)
Choose 5 courses from the following list:

·       Russian 5250    The Russian Writer (3; repeatable for credit with change of topic)

·       Russian 5530    Madness and the Mad in Russian Culture (3)

·       Russian 6252    19c Russian Literature (3)

·       Russian 6253    20-21c Russian Literature (3)

·       Russian 6254    Russian Literary Genres (3; repeatable for credit with new topic)

·       Russian 7356    Gender, Feminism, & Russian Women’s Culture (3)

·       Other Slavic literature, cultural studies, and film courses as approved by advisor

1 elective course from outside the Department, as approved by advisor (3 credits)

1 elective course in Slavic Literature, Film, or Cultural Studies (3 credits)

·       Polish 5230      Polish Literature (3)

·       Slavic 5280      Slavic and East European Literature (3)

·       Slavic 5450      Global Human Trafficking: Realities and Representations (3)

·       Slavic 5570      Austro-Hungarian Grotesque (3)

·       Slavic 6501      Introduction to Slavic Studies (3)

·       Slavic 7370      Violence and Austerity in the Balkans (3)

·       Slavic 7455      Film Adaptations of Slavic Literatures (3)

·       Slavic 7480      Slavic Film Directors (3)

·       Other courses as approved by advisor

1 seminar in Russian or Slavic Literature, Culture, or Film (3 credits)

·       Russian 8550    Seminar in Russian Literature, Film, Culture (3)

·       Other courses as approved by advisor

1 independent study course (3 credits)

·       Russian 5193        Independent Study (to be taken during the fall semester of the third year)

Proficiency in Second Slavic or East European Language (8 credits)

The following courses are required if not taken for the M.A. degree:

·       Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, or Romanian      1101-1102 (S/U option)

·       Czech, Hungarian, Ukrainian, or any other non-Russian Slavic or East European language may be substituted with permission from advisor

One of the following courses may be substituted for 1101 and 1102:

·      Slavic 5621      Reading Course in a South Slavic Language (3)

·      Slavic 5623      Reading Course in a West Slavic Language (3)

·      Slavic 6625      Old Church Slavonic (3)

·      Slavic 8741     Medieval Slavic Workshop (6)

·      EE 5627          Reading Course in a Balkan or East European Language (3)

1 course in Slavic Linguistics (3 credits)
Choose one class from the following list:

·       Russian 5601     Structure of Russian 1 (3)

·       Russian 5701     History of Russian 1 (3)

·       Slavic 6626        Old Church Slavonic (3)

·       Slavic 8801        Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Bilingualism (3)

·       Slavic 8802        Language and Memory: Psycholinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (3)

·       Slavic 8741        Medieval Slavic Workshop (6)

·       Other courses as approved by advisor

Professionalization (6-12 credits)

·       Russian 7150   Russian Language Maintenance and Professionalization (1-2, repeatable; required each term of language teaching; required each term for non-native Russian speakers; maximum of 6 credits towards M.A. and Ph.D. degrees)

·       Russian 8150   Graduate Student Teaching Apprenticeship (1; limit of one per year; maximum of 3 credits toward M.A. and Ph.D. degrees) (optional)

·       Slavic 6000 Slavic Literature/Cultural Studies Forum (1; repeatable for credit)

Required candidacy registration (9 credits) (to be taken following candidacy exams)

·       Slavic 8999 Supervised Research (3; repeatable for credit)

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