Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 1001. Elementary Russian I. 3 Credit Hours.

An introduction to Russian language and culture. First half of a survey of basic Russian grammar and the development of the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course includes an orientation to aspects of everyday life in Russia. Humanities credit awarded upon successful completion of RUSS 1002 or RUSS 2001.

RUSS 1002. Elementary Russian II. 3 Credit Hours.

Second half of an introduction to Russian language and culture. Second half of a survey of basic Russian grammar and the development of the four basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course includes an orientation to aspects of everyday life in Russia. Credit not allowed for both RUSS 1002 and RUSS 1692.

RUSS 10X1. Trans Elementary Russian I. 3 Credit Hours.

RUSS 10X2. Trans Elementary Russian II. 3 Credit Hours.

RUSS 1250. Vampires and Memory of Stalinism in Post-Soviet Russia. 3 Credit Hours.

Gothic aesthetics in post-Soviet Russian and U.S. vampire fiction and films. Post-Soviet fiction and movies as a source for studying historical memory. Conducted in English.

RUSS 1692. Intensive Elementary Russian II. 3 Credit Hours.

Continues introduction to fundamental Russian grammar and development of four modalities -- speaking, reading, listening, and writing -- in intensive immersion environment in Russia. Credit not allowed for both RUSS 1692 and RUSS 1002.

RUSS 1811. Special Topics. 1 Credit Hour.

Topics of current interest in Russian.

RUSS 1813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Russian.

RUSS 1814. Special Topics. 4 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Russian.

RUSS 1821. Special Topics. 1 Credit Hour.

Topics of current interest in Russian.

RUSS 1XXX. Russian Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

RUSS 2001. History and Culture of Russia I. 3 Credit Hours.

A review and extension of basic grammar with intensive vocabulary-building and focus on development of idiom on the basis of conversation, reading, and writing activities. Includes reading and discussion of stories and magazine articles of general cultural interest with follow-up composition assignments. Credit not allowed for both RUSS 2001 and RUSS 2691.

RUSS 2002. History and Culture of Russia II. 3 Credit Hours.

A review and extension of basic grammar with intensive vocabulary-building and focus on development of idiom on the basics of conversation, reading, and writing activities. Includes reading and discussion of stories and magazine articles of general cultural interest with follow-up composition assignments. Credit not allowed for both RUSS 2002 and RUSS 2692.

RUSS 2691. Intensive Intermediate Russian I. 3 Credit Hours.

Review and extension of basic grammar, intensive vocabulary- building, and development of idiom on the basis of conversation, reading, and writing activities (in Russia). Credit not allowed for both RUSS 2691 and RUSS 2001.

RUSS 2692. Intensive Intermediate Russian II. 3 Credit Hours.

Review and extension of basic grammar, intensive vocabulary- building, and development of idiom on the basis of conversation, reading, and writing activities (in Russia). Credit not allowed for both RUSS 2692 and RUSS 2002.

RUSS 2698. Undergraduate Research Assistantship. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

RUSS 2699. Undergraduate Research. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

RUSS 2811. Special Topics. 1 Credit Hour.

Topics of current interest in Russian.

RUSS 2813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Russian.

RUSS 2821. Special Topics. 1 Credit Hour.

Topics of current interest in Russian.

RUSS 2XXX. Russian Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

RUSS 3001. Advanced Russian I. 3 Credit Hours.

First half of advanced courses in Russian conversation and composition. Discussion of controversial issues with the goal of self expression in coherent paragraphs. Advanced grammar topics.

RUSS 3002. Advanced Russian II. 3 Credit Hours.

Second half of advanced courses in Russian conversation and composition. Discussion of controversial issues with the goal of self expression in coherent paragraphs. Advanced grammar topics.

RUSS 3005. Russian for Heritage Speakers. 3 Credit Hours.

Russian-language communication skills for heritage speakers. Focus on grammar and orthography, stylistics of adult/professional communication. Reading, discussion and writing on contemporary topics. Taught in Russian. Credit will not be awarded for both RUSS 3005 and RUSS 3001.

RUSS 3222. The Russian Twentieth Century in Literature and Film. 3 Credit Hours.

Russian twentieth-century literature and film. Discussion of historical and cultural context, aesthetics, structure and meaning. Reading and discussion in English.

RUSS 3242. Urban Mythologies in Russian Literature. 3 Credit Hours.

Students analyze iconic texts that have been shaped by both Russian and non-Russian urban environments across generations. Conducted in English.

RUSS 3350. Russian and American Mass Cultures. 3 Credit Hours.

Trends, genres and youth movements existing in contemporary American and Russian mass culture area compared to distinguish important cultural differences and similarities. Conducted in English.

RUSS 3691. Intensive Advanced Russian. 3 Credit Hours.

Intensive development of aural/oral communication skills, capitalizing on a rich linguistic environment. Review and expansion of grammar, practiced in context. Focus on description, narration and comparison.

RUSS 3692. Advanced Reading and Composition for Business, Science and Technology. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced reading and writing skills. Study of syntax enables more sophisticated paragraph structure. Readings include newpaper texts on current affairs, business, science and technology.

RUSS 3695. Contemporary Russia. 3 Credit Hours.

General introduction to political, cultural, social, and historical background of Russian domestic and foreign politics. Lectures in English. Discussion section and research project in Russian.

RUSS 3698. Russia Yesterday and Today. 1 Credit Hour.

Lecture and discussion of a range of problems confronting Russian society today and the depth of their connection to Russia's historical heritage. Taught in English.

RUSS 3803. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Permits a group of students and a professor to pursue areas of the Russian language not extensively treated in other courses in the department.

RUSS 3813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Permits a group of students and a professor to pursue areas of the Russian language not extensively treated in other courses in the department.

RUSS 3823. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Permits a group of students and a professor to pursue areas of the Russian language not extensively treated in other coures in the department.

RUSS 3833. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Russian.

RUSS 3XXX. Russian Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.

RUSS 4320. Nineteenth-Century Russian Writers. 3 Credit Hours.

Trends and paradigms in Russian literature from Pushkin to Chekhov. Conducted in Russian.

RUSS 4335. Technology, Society, and Culture in the Soviet Union and Russia. 3 Credit Hours.

Problems of sustainability, ecology, medicine, industrial development, and technological progress as manifested in Soviet and Russian society and reflected in culture. Conducted in Russian.

RUSS 4340. Invention of Business Discourse in Russia (1990-). 3 Credit Hours.

Origins of business discourse in post-Soviet Russia. Transformations in meaning of words and related practices during process of acculturation. Conducted in Russian.

RUSS 4360. Russian Culture through the Prism of Song. 3 Credit Hours.

Russian songs as object of study and focal points for broader exploration of key issues in Russian and Soviet culture and history. Conducted in Russian.

RUSS 4380. Russian Culture in Exile. 3 Credit Hours.

A journey through almost a century of Russian culture in exile across genres, periods and artistic forms(prose, poetry, songs, films, photography). Conducted in Russian.

RUSS 4500. Russian Intercultural Capstone Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

Russia and the West: cultural models and political fault lines. Historical debates that continue to divide and engage Russians. Conducted in Russian.

RUSS 4692. Intensive Advanced Russian II. 3 Credit Hours.

Russian LBAT summer program. Reading on and discussion of contemporary Russian and global issues. Advanced grammar and syntax. Stylistics of written discourses. Taught in Russian.

RUSS 4693. Intensive Advanced Russian III. 3 Credit Hours.

Russian LBAT summer program. Reading on and discussion of contemporary Russian and global issues. Advanced grammar and syntax. Stylistics of written discourses. Taught in Russian.

RUSS 4695. Russian Internship. 1-3 Credit Hours.

Professional experience with a business/organization in which students enhance their language skills and cultural knowledge in Russian in relation on the practical goals/objectives of the entity.

RUSS 4698. Undergraduate Research Assistantship. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

RUSS 4699. Undergraduate Research. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

RUSS 4813. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of interest not covered in the regular course offerings.

RUSS 4823. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Russian.

RUSS 4833. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics of current interest in Russian.

RUSS 4901. Special Problems in Russian. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Provides the special instruction required under special programs.

RUSS 4902. Special Problems in Russian. 1-21 Credit Hours.

Provides the special instruction required under special programs.

RUSS 4XXX. Russian Elective. 1-21 Credit Hours.