Spring 2017 Courses

 

Language Courses
(4 credits unless otherwise noted)

BCS 1102: ELEMENTARY BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

TWRF 11:30AM-12:25PM, University Hall 074, Instructor: Anna Cesnjevar


BCS 2104: INTERMEDIATE BOSNIAN-CROATIAN-SERBIAN II

MWF 10:10AM-11:00PM, Hagerty Hall 120, Instructor: Distance Learning


CZECH 1102: ELEMENTARY CZECH II

MTWR 1:25PM-2:15PM, Hagerty Hall 120, Instructor: Distance Learning


POLISH 1102: ELEMENTARY POLISH II

TWRF 11:30AM-12:25PM, Hagerty Hall 145, Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff


POLISH 2104: INTERMEDIATE POLISH II

TWRF 10:20AM-11:15AM, Derby Hall 047, Instructor: Izolda Wolski-Moskoff


POLISH 3102: ADVANCED POLISH II

TR11:15AM-12:30PM, Hagerty Hall 120, Instructor: Distance Learning


ROMANIAN 1102: ELEMENTARY ROMANIAN I

TWRF 12:40PM-1:35PM, Derby Hall 047, Instructor: Adela Lechintan-Siefer


RUSSIAN 1101.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I

Section 0010, TWRF, 10:20-11:15AM, Derby Hall 030, Instructor: Katya Rouzina

Section 0020, TWRF, 3:00-3:55PM, Enarson Classrooms 202, Instructor: Joseph Schlegel

Section 0030, TWRF, 5:20-6:15PM, Hagerty Hall 359, Insturctor: Ana Kabakova


RUSSIAN 1101.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)
TBA, TBA, Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 1102.01: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II

Section 0010, TWRF, 8:00AM-8:55AM, Campbell Hall 271, Instructor: Hope Wilson

Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Dulles Hall 012, Instructor: Greg Ormiston

Section 0030, TWRF, 10:20AM-11:15AM, Hagerty Hall 351, Instructor: Ekaterina Kibler

Section 0040, TWRF, 3:00PM-3:55PM, Dulles 012, Instructor: Ray Alston


RUSSIAN 1102.51: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

TBA, TBA, Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 1103.01: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I

Section 0010, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Baker Systems 260, Instructor: David McVey


RUSSIAN 1103.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED)
TBA, TBA, Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 2104.01: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II

Section 0020, TWRF, 9:10AM-10:05AM, Dulles Hall 027, Instructor: Tatiana Melnikova

Section 0020, TWRF, 11:30AM-12:25PM, Journalsim 221, Instructor: David McVey


RUSSIAN 2104.51: INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED)

TBA, TBA, Instructor: Marina Pashkova


RUSSIAN 3102: THIRD-YEAR RUSSIAN II

TWRF 3:00PM-3:55PM, Macquigg Lab 162, Instructor: Helen Myers

Prereq: 3101 (501 and 502), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 503 or 562.


RUSSIAN 3121: ADVANCED READING RUSSIAN I (SELF-PACED) -- 3 credits
TBA, TBA, Instructor: Marina Pashkova

Developing reading skills and strategies from a variety of authentic Russian sources, with special emphasis on contemporary materials Prereq: 2104.01 (407.01 or 402.01) or 2104.51 (407.51 or 402.51), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 580.51 or 581.51. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 3122: ADVANCED READING RUSSIAN II (SELF-PACED) -- 3 credits
TBA, TBA, Instructor: Marina Pashkova

Further development of reading skills & strategies from authentic Russian sources, with emphasis on contemporary materials. Students register for 1-3 cr hrs during sem. Progress is sequential from one cr hr to next; 80% is required to advance. Prereq: 3121 (581.51), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 582.51. Repeatable to a maximum of 3 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 3140: RUSSIAN CONVERSATION -- 1 credit
M 3:00PM-3:55PM,  Hagerty Hall 045, Instructor: Larysa Stepanova

Maintaining and further developing conversational skills in Russian at the intermediate level. Taught in Russian as round-table discussion.  Prereq: 2104.01 (402.01) or 2104.51 (402.51), or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 2 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 4102: ADVANCED RUSSIAN II -- 3 credits
MWF 12:40PM-1:35PM, Derby Hall 060, Instructor: Marina Pashkova

Continuation of Russian 4101: speaking, listening, reading, and writing practice in Russian at the advanced level, with a focus on Russian culture and national identity.
Prereq: 4101 (601) or 609, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 610.


RUSSIAN 5102: FIFTH YEAR RUSSIAN I-- 3 credits
TR 8:00AM-9:20AM, Derby Hall 047, Instructor: Helen Myers


RUSSIAN 6171: BASIC READING RUSSIAN FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS (SELF-PACED) -- 3 credits
TBA, TBA, Instructor: Marina Pashkova

Russian alphabet, basic vocabulary, and basic elements of grammar for graduate students who need to develop reading skills for professional research. Taught in self-paced format. Continued by Russian 6172. Prereq: Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 571.


RUSSIAN 6172: READING RUSSIAN FOR RESEARCH (SELF-PACED) -- 3 credits
TBA, TBA, Instructor: Marina Pashkova

Continuation of Russian 6171: further development of reading skills, vocabulary, and grammar for graduate students who need to read Russian for professional research. Taught in self-paced format.
Prereq: 6171 (571), and Grad standing. Not open to students with credit for 572 or 573.

 

Linguistics, Literature, Culture, and Film Courses
(3 credits unless otherwise noted)

 

EAST EUROPEAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES (EEURLL) 5627

Section 0010, M 1:30PM-3:30PM, Watts Hall 389, Instructor: Brian Joseph


RUSSIAN 2250: MASTERPIECES OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE

Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Ramseyer Hall 115, Instructor: Alexander Burry

Section 0020, WF 12:45PM-2:05PM, Campbell Hall 251, Instructor: Alisa Ballard

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.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 2250H (250H and 251H), 250, or 251.

GE Literature and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 2335.01: MAGNIFICENCE, MAYHEM, AND MAFIA - RUSSIAN CULTURE

Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, University Hall 086, Instructor: Ludmila Isurin

Russia has always been a fascinating place, with its mixture of globe-shaking politics and world-class culture. The future -- whatever it holds -- promises nothing less. Through an analysis of literature, films, and the visual arts, we will learn about Russia and the USSR in the twentieth century and its impact on the world; try to understand the present of post-Soviet Russia; and imagine Russia in the future. In an attempt to comprehend the Western puzzlement in dealing with unique Russian contradictions, we will discuss the magnificence of Russian culture as well as look into the dark side of the Russian tradition, the destructive impulses of Stalinism and most recently of the return of Soviet Style politics with Vladimir Putin and the Russian Mafia. Taught in English. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 135 or 235.

GE Cultures and Ideas and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 2335.99: MAGNIFICENCE, MAYHEM, AND MAFIA - RUSSIAN CULTURE (ONLINE)

Section 0010, Instructor: Marina Pashkova

Russia has always been a fascinating place, with its mixture of globe-shaking politics and world-class culture. The future -- whatever it holds -- promises nothing less. Through an analysis of literature, films, and the visual arts, we will learn about Russia and the USSR in the twentieth century and its impact on the world; try to understand the present of post-Soviet Russia; and imagine Russia in the future. In an attempt to comprehend the Western puzzlement in dealing with unique Russian contradictions, we will discuss the magnificence of Russian culture as well as look into the dark side of the Russian tradition, the destructive impulses of Stalinism and most recently of the return of Soviet Style politics with Vladimir Putin and the Russian Mafia. Taught in English. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 135 or 235. Offered entirely online.

GE Cultures and Ideas and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 2345: RUSSIAN FAIRY TALES AND FOLKLORE

Section 0010, WF 11:10AM-12:30AM, Location PAES Building A105 (Wednesdays)/Denney Hall 250 (Fridays), Instructor: Anastasiia Gordiienko

 

Examines four categories of texts, both verbal and visual: (1) a survey of Russian demonology; (2) a large selection of the best-known Russian fairy tales,; (3) scholarly articles analyzing the differences between folklore and literature; and (4) visual materials (film, paintings, graphics, and handicrafts) and music inspired by Russian fairy tales. Taught in English.

GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course


RUSSIAN 2355.99: RUSSIANS AND THEIR VODKA: DECONSTRUCTING MYTHS (ONLINE)

Section 0010, Instructor: David McVey

Interdisciplinary study of vodka and its role in Russian history, culture, and politics. Course focuses first on vodka production and its uses, then on its influence on Russian culture in present times and key historical periods. Readings alternate with film, documentaries, and advertisements as class material. Offered entirely online.


RUSSIAN 3460: THE MODERN RUSSIAN EXPERIENCE THROUGH FILM

Section 0010, TR 11:10AM-12:30PM, Denney Hall 214, Instructor: Helena Goscilo

Section 0020, WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Hagerty Hall 062, Instructor: Alisa Ballard

Exploration of some of the most revealing hopes and disappointments of Russian people presented in internationally acclaimed Russian films. Taught in English. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 360.

GE Visual and Performing Arts and GE Diversity Global Studies course


RUSSIAN 4575: CAPSTONE COURSE FOR RUSSIAN MAJORS

WF 11:10AM-12:30PM, Bolz Hall 316, Instructor: Daniel Collins

Junior-senior seminar explores issues of Russian language and literature, focusing on reading in Russian and on honing Russian and English oral and writing skills. Required for Russian major.

Prereq: English 2367 or equiv. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs.


RUSSIAN 6254: GENRE: THE RUSSIAN NOVEL

TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Derby Hall 060, Instructor: Helena Goscilo

This course investigates (1) Mikhail Bakhtin’s theories of the novel, with some attention paid to commentary on the genre by the Marxist Gyorgy Lukács and other critics, and (2) six “mainstream”/malestream Russian examples of the genre in light of those theories. Topics structuring the course include the traditional comparison of the epic with the novel; novelistic discourse and psychological paradigms; history and the novel; the conventions and functions of the Bildungsroman; novelistic chronotopes (e.g., the idyll, the threshold); and narrative voice.  Family relations (broadly understood) and generational issues serve as the overarching framework for our discussions, since they materialize history in domesticated form, provide a meta-view of novelistic development (Harold Bloom’s contestable “anxiety of influence”), and prefigure more than a half-century of Soviet cultural rhetoric.

All primary readings are in Russian; most secondary readings (including Bakhtin, for the sake of convenience) are in English.  


SLAVIC 2230: VAMPIRES, MONSTROSITY, AND EVIL: FROM SLAVIC MYTH TO TWILIGHT

Section 0010: WF 2:20PM-3:40PM, Arps Hall 388, Instructor: Daniel Collins

Section 0020: MWF 4:10PM-5:05PM, Enarson Classrooms 230, Instructor: Elizabeth Angerman

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.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 130.

GE cultures and ideas course, GE diversity global studies course


SLAVIC 2367: THE EAST EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA

Section 0010, TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Jennings Hall 136, Instructor: Alexander Burry

Section 0020, TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Mendenhall Lab 174, Instructor: Daniel Pratt

Experiences of East European immigrants; assimilation vs. multiculturalism, American Dream, stereotypes, identity formation; development of written & oral communication skills. Taught in English.

Prereq: Level 1 writing course (1110), or English 110 or 111 with permission of instructor; Not open to students with credit for 367.

GE Writing and Communication: Level 2, and GE Diversity Social Diversity in the US course


SLAVIC 3310: SCIENCE FICTION EAST VS WEST

Section 0010, TR 9:35AM-10:55AM, Arps Hall 012, Instructor: Helen Myers


SLAVIC 3360: SCREENING MINORITIES: REPRESENTATION OF THE OTHER IN SLAVIC FILM

Section 0010, TR 12:45PM-2:05PM, Enarson Classrooms 312, Instructor: Daniel Pratt

Film representations of ethnic and religious others in East European cinema.  Taught in English.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 360.

GE Visual and Performing Arts course


SLAVIC 4800: BILINGUALISM: LIFE IN TWO WORLDS

TR 2:20PM-3:40PM, Derby 062, Instructor: Ludmila Isurin

Exploration of multifaceted aspects of bilingual individuals: reasons to become bilingual, cognitive & social advantages of bilingualism, attitudes to people with accents, personality & bilingualism. No prior knowledge of linguistics is required.

Prereq: Jr or Sr standing, or permission of instructor. GE soc sci indivs and groups course.


SLAVIC 5450: GLOBAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING: REALITIES AND REPRESENTATIONS

WF 9:35AM-10:55AM, Hagerty Hall 145, Instructor: Jennifer Suchland

This course will introduce students to the development of human trafficking as it has been understood and represented by governments, policymakers, the media, and popular culture. The objective of this course is to scrutinize common understandings and representations of trafficking and to consider the advantages and disadvantages of such understandings and representations.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for WGSSt 5450


SLAVIC 6457: FILM THEORY, GENDER, AND NATIONAL IDENTITY IN SLAVIC CINEMA

W 1:00PM-4:00PM, Hagerty Hall 145, Instructor: Yana Hashamova

Introduction to film theory and exploration of changes in national and gender identities during the 20th century as reflected in Slavic cinema.

Taught in English.

Prereq: Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 657.


SLAVIC 6000: SLAVIC LITERATURE, FILM, AND CULTURAL STUDIES PROFESSIONALIZATION FORUM -- 1 credit

F 1:00PM-2:20PM, Hagerty Hall 046, Instructor: TBA

Biweekly colloquium for presentations and discussion of research by graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars. Required for M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Slavic Linguistics.
Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.


SLAVIC 6600: SLAVIC LINGUISTICS PROFESSIONALIZATION FORUM -- 1 credit

T 4:00PM-5:00PM, Hagerty Hall 406, Instructor: Andrea Sims

Biweekly colloquium for presentations and discussion of research by graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars. Required for M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Slavic Linguistics. Prereq: Grad standing. Repeatable to a maximum of 8 cr hrs. This course is graded S/U.

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