Literature/Culture/Film Concentration

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Years 1-2: Required Coursework (minimum 30 credit hours)

Pedagogical Training (3 credits)

  • Slavic 7801 - College Teaching of Slavic and East European Languages (3)

Introduction to Film/film theory (6 credits)
Choose two courses 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)
  • Other courses as approved by advisor

Russian/Slavic Literature and Culture (6 credits)
Choose two courses in Russian or Slavic Literature or Cultural Studies from the following list:

  • Polish 5230 - Polish Literature (3)
  • Russian 5225 - Russian Emigre Literature (3)
  • Russian 5230 - Utopia and Dystopia in Russian Literature (3)
  • Russian 5250 - The Russian Writer (3) (repeatable with change of topic)
  • Russian 5460 - Russian Media
  • Russian 5530.01/.02 - Madness and Power in Russia (3)
  • Russian 5630 - Russian Translation: Theory, Practice, and the Profession (3)
  • Russian 6252 - Issues in 19th-Century Russian Literature (3)
  • Russian 6253 - Issues in 20th- and 21st-Century Russian Literature
  • Russian 6254 - Russian Literary Genres (3)
  • Russian 8550 - Seminar in Russian Literature, Film, or Cultural Studies
  • Slavic 5280 - Slavic & East European Literature (3)
  • Slavic 5450 - Global Human Trafficking: Realities and Representations (3)
  • Other courses outside the department as approved by advisor when courses above are not offered

Russian linguistics (6 credits)
Choose two classes from the following list:

  • EEURLL 5627 - Reading Course in a Balkan or East European Language (3)
  • EEURLL 7628 - Balkan Linguistics (3)
  • Russian 5601 - Structure of Russian 1 (3)
  • Russian 5701 - History of Russian 1 (3)
  • Slavic 6625 - Old Church Slavonic (3)
  • Other courses as approved by advisor

Second Language Acquisition (6 credits)
Choose two classes from the following list:

  • Slavic 8802 - Language and Memory: Psycholinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism (3)
  • Slavic 8803 - Language, Culture, and Cognition (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 6625 Old Church Slavonic (3)
  • Slavic 8741 Medieval Slavic Workshop (6)
  • EEURLL 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)

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 third semester in the program.

Note on First- and Second-Year Course Load

A typical course load during the first two years of the program averages 10-11 credits a semester. Any credits beyond the 30-credit minimum can be applied to the credit hour requirement in years 3-5. First- and second-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 cross-listed 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 6501      Introduction to Slavic Studies (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 6625      Old Church Slavonic (3)
  • Slavic 8741     Medieval Slavic Workshop (6)
  • EEURLL 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 6625        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)