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RUS 1105-1106
Elementary Russian

Fundamentals of grammar, pronunciation, conversation. 1105: Grammar and conversation; 1106: Grammar, conversation, and several selected readings from Russian literature. 

  • 4 Credit Hours
RUS 1114
Accelerated Elementary Russian

Proficiency-oriented approach to elementary Russian, designed for learners who wish to progress rapidly through the beginning stages of language learning. Develops the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) in a cultural context. Duplicates 1105 and 1106.

  • 6 Credit Hours
RUS 2105-2106
Intermediate Russian

Grammar, reading, conversation, and composition. Emphasizes comprehension of written and spoken Russian. Pre: 1106.

  • 3 Credit Hours
RUS 2114
Accelerated Intermediate Russian

Proficiency-oriented approach to intermediate Russian for learners who wish to progress rapidly through the intermediate stages of language learning.  Develops the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) in a cultural context.  Duplicates RUS 2105 and RUS 2106. PRE: RUS 1106 or RUS 1114. (6H, 6C)

 

  • 6 Credit Hours
RUS 2734
Introduction to Russian Culture and Civilization

Russian culture and civilization from the Middle Ages to the present. Interdisciplinary approach to Russian literature, art, architecture, music, film, and theatre in the context of Russian cultural history. In English.

  • 3 Credit Hours
RUS 2964
Field Study

Pass/Fail only.

  • Variable Credit Hours
RUS 2974
Independent Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
  • Honors Option Available
RUS 2984
Special Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
RUS 3105-3106
Grammar, Composition and Conversation

Detailed study of grammar. Practice in written and oral expression in Russian on a variety of topics. Supplementary readings to emphasize application of grammatical principles. 3105 includes a rapid grammatical review. Pre: 2106.

  • 3 Credit Hours
RUS 3124
Russian for Oral Proficiency

Devoted to the acquisition of measured levels of proficiency in speaking and understanding spoken Russian. Content-based instruction in small groups. For students who would like to achieve an oral proficiency rating comparable to "Intermediate-high" on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Oral Proficiency Interview (ACTFL-OPI) or "S-1+" on the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) scale. Admission by oral exam required. Taught alternate years. Pass/Fail only.

  • 3 Credit Hours
RUS 3304
Survey of Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in Translation

Masterpieces of Russian fiction and poetry written between 1815 and 1881. Begins with the romantic poetry of the early nineteenth century and traces the beginnings of Russian prose from early short stories to the rise of the novel as the dominant literary form in the second half of the century. Topics range from history to politics to theological and philosophical issues examined in various works. Methods, terminology and practice of literary analysis. In English. Pre: ENGL 1106 or ENGL 1204H.

  • 3 Credit Hours
RUS 3314
Survey of Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation

Masterpieces of twentieth-century Russian literature. Symbolist, Acmeist and Futurist poetry, modernist and postmodernist prose such as Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, and Viktor Pelevin’s Life of Insects. Terminology, practice, and standard methods of literary analysis. Interactions between major political events, social and literary movements. Aesthetic and rhetorical strategies. Taught in English. PRE: ENGL 1106 or 1204H.    

  • 3 Credit Hours
RUS/ENGL 3424
Russian Literature in English

Variable-content course devoted to the study of Russian literary classics. Readings and lectures in English. Topics will range from general surveys of 19th century or 20th century Russian literature to more intensive study of the works of a single major author like Tolstoy or Dostoevsky. May be repeated with different content. No knowledge of Russian required. In English. One 2000-level English literature course required.

  • 3 Credit Hours
RUS 3954
Study Abroad

X-grade allowed.

  • 3 Credit Hours
RUS 3984
Special Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
RUS 4204
Topics in Russian Culture and Civilization

Specific topics in Russian culture and civilization. Variable content. May be repeated for credit with different content. Pre: 3105. 

  • 3 Credit Hours
RUS 4304
Studies in Russian Literature

Selected masterpieces of Russian literature, read in original. Lectures and discussions in Russian. May be repeated for credit with different content. Pre: 3105.

  • 3 Credit Hours
RUS 4964
Field Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
RUS 4974
Independent Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
  • Honors Option Available
RUS 4984
Special Study
  • Variable Credit Hours
RUS 4994
Undergraduate Research
  • Variable Credit Hours
  • Honors Option Available