Courses

RUSS 1010. Topics In: First-Year Seminar. 3 Credits.

Intensive first-year seminar focused on specific themes and/or disciplinary perspectives. Emphasis on developing critical reading and writing skills, substantive revision, information literacy, and analytical thinking. First-year seminars are frequently organized to meet one of the disciplinary Catamount Core requirements. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Catamount Core: WIL1.

RUSS 1020. Topics In: LASP Seminar. 3 Credits.

Intensive course in a broad disciplinary area (humanities, social sciences, arts, or natural sciences). Part of an integrated first-year experience in which students take 2-4 classes exploring aesthetic, humanistic, social, linguistic, environmental, or scientific issues. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Co-requisite: Enrollment in the appropriate Liberal Arts Scholars Program. Catamount Core: WIL1.

RUSS 1050. Experience Russian. 1 Credit.

Students will engage in a variety of events that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of Russian language and culture. Provides opportunities to experience Russian through a variety of interactive contexts.

RUSS 1100. Elementary Russian I. 4 Credits.

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 1100. Catamount Core: GC2, OC.

RUSS 1200. Elementary Russian II. 4 Credits.

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 1100 or equivalent. Catamount Core: GC2, OC.

RUSS 1990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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RUSS 2100. Intermediate Russian I. 4 Credits.

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 1200. Catamount Core: GC2, OC.

RUSS 2200. Intermediate Russian II. 4 Credits.

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 2100.

RUSS 2990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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RUSS 3010. Performing Russian. 3 Credits.

Practical work on Russian intonation and the development of lexicon and fluency (vocabulary building, communicative strategies) using primarily Russian materials. Prerequisite: RUSS 2100. Pre/Co-requisite: RUSS 2200.

RUSS 3030. Composition & Conversation. 3 Credits.

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 2200.

RUSS 3990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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RUSS 3991. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RUSS 3993. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RUSS 3995. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RUSS 4420. Culture/Civ to 1905 Revolution. 3 Credits.

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 2200.

RUSS 4440. Culture/Civ 20/21st Centuries. 3 Credits.

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 2200.

RUSS 4605. Survey of Russian Literature. 3 Credits.

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 2200. WLIT 2250 recommended.

RUSS 4645. Survey 20th Century Russ Lit. 3 Credits.

Readings and discussions about Russian literature from the rise of modernism to present. Particular attention to function of literature in Soviet society. Prerequisite: RUSS 2200. WLIT 2250 recommended.

RUSS 4990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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RUSS 4994. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

RUSS 4996. Honors. 1-6 Credits.

College honors thesis or other department/program honors, under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered at department discretion.