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2011-12 Online Catalogue

Courses in Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 001 - Elementary Russian
An introduction to all aspects of contemporary standard Russian: speaking, listening, reading, writing. Cultural components include topics such as music, art, literature, and current events. No previous knowledge of Russian needed for RUSS 001.
Credits: 4.00
RUSS 002 - Elementary Russian
An introduction to all aspects of contemporary standard Russian: speaking, listening, reading, writing. Cultural components include topics such as music, art, literature, and current events. Prerequisite: RUSS 001 or equivalent.
Credits: 4.00
RUSS 051 - Intermediate Russian
Continued practical work in all language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing), with more analysis of the structure of Russian. Continuation of cultural components. Prerequisite: RUSS 001, RUSS 002.
Credits: 4.00
RUSS 052 - Intermediate Russian
Continued practical work in all language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing), with more analysis of the structure of Russian. Continuation of cultural components. Prerequisite: RUSS 051.
Credits: 4.00
RUSS 095 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
RUSS 096 - Introductory Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
RUSS 101 - Phonology
Practical work on Russian intonation, element order, and phonetics, using primarily Russian materials. Classroom and language laboratory work. May be taken together with RUSS 052. Prerequisite: RUSS 052 or concurrent enrollment in RUSS 052.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 121 - Composition & Conversation
Continued practical work on all four language skills. Emphasis on oral and written self-expression. Presentations and compositions based on Russian-language media and literature. Prerequisite: RUSS 052
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 122 - Composition & Conversation
Continued practical work on all four language skills. Emphasis on oral and written self-expression. Presentations and compositions based on Russian-language media and literature. Prerequisite: RUSS 052.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 141 - Reading Comprehension
Development of contextual strategies for reading authentic texts on a number of content areas, primarily expository texts from Russian newspapers, magazines, historical and scientific documents. Prerequisite: RUSS 052.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 142 - Listening Comprehension
Intensive directed aural work with authentic Russian-language media (especially television, radio, and films), supplemented by work on vocabulary development and listening strategies. Prerequisite: RUSS 052.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 161 - Russian Lexicology
Study of Russian word roots and derivational morphology to increase vocabulary recognition and retention, building on correspondences with English/Latinic equivalent roots where possible. Prerequisite: RUSS 052.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
RUSS 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
RUSS 197 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
RUSS 198 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
RUSS 201 - Survey of Russian Literature
Readings and discussions about Russian literature to the rise of modernism. Particular attention to the social and historical context of the 19th century novel. Prerequisite: RUSS 052. WLIT 118 recommended.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 202 - Survey 20th Century Russ Lit
Readings and discussions about Russian literature from the rise of modernism to present. Particular attention to function of literature in Soviet society. Prerequisite: RUSS 052. WLIT 118 recommended.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 221 - Cult & Civ to 1905 Revolution
Social, cultural, and political institutions from the time of Peter the Great to the 1905 revolution. Particular attention to Russian music, art, and literature. Prerequisite: RUSS 052.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 222 - Cult & Civ in the 20th Century
Social, cultural, and political institutions from the 1905 revolution to the present. Particular attention to tensions between official and unofficial culture during the Soviet period. Prerequisite: RUSS 052.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 251 - Russian News Media
Analysis of journalistic style and content in news coverage of contemporary events as reported in Russian newspapers and radio and television broadcasts. Prerequisite: RUSS 052 ,RUSS 141, or RUSS 142 recommended.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 271 - Slavic Linguistics
The linguistic prehistory of Slavic. Linguistic history of the Russian language: introduction to Old Church Slavic and Old Russian, tracing Slavic declensional development. Prerequisite: One 100-level Russian course or instructor's permission.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 281 - Sem on Sel Lit Genre or Period
Study of a literary genre or period through close readings of representative texts supplemented by lectures and reports on sociocultural context. May be repeated. Prerequisite: One 100-level Russian course.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 282 - Seminar on Selected Author(s)
Study of author(s) through close readings of representative texts supplemented by lectures and reports on the works' sociocultural context. May be repeated. Prerequisite: One 100-level Russian course.
Credits: 3.00
RUSS 295 - Advanced Readings & Research
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
RUSS 296 - Advanced Readings & Research
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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