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Courses in Russian (RUS)

Lower Division

Course Placement. Students who have learned Rus­sian at home must consult the department for place­ment instructions. Students with two years of Russian in high school normally continue in Russian 2; those with three years, Russian 3; those with four years, Russian 4.

1. Elementary Russian (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Introduction to Russian grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with special emphasis on communication. (Students who have successfully completed Russian 2 or 3 in the 10th or higher grade in high school may receive unit credit for this course on a P/NP grading basis only. Although a passing grade will be charged to the student's P/NP option, no petition is required. All other students will receive a letter grade unless a P/NP petition is filed.) GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—F. (F.) 

1A. Accelerated Intensive Elementary Russian (15)

Lecture/discussion—15 hours. Special 12 week accelerated, intensive summer session course that combines the work of courses 1, 2, and 3. Introduction to Russian grammar and development of all language skills in a cultural context with emphasis on communication. Not open to students who have completed course 1, 2, or 3— Su. (Su.) Arnett

2. Elementary Russian (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1. Continuation of grammar and language skills developed in course 1. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—W. (W.) 

3. Elementary Russian (5)

Discussion—5 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 2. Continuation of grammar and language skills developed in course 2. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—S. (S.) 

4. Intermediate Russian (4)

Laboratory/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 3. Grammar review and conversational practice in Russian. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—F. (F.) 

5. Intermediate Russian (4)

Discussion—4 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 4. Grammar review. Introduction to literature in its sociopolitical context. Conversational practice. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—W. (W.)  

6. Intermediate Russian (4)

Discussion—4 hours; laboratory—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 5. Grammar review. Intermediate conversation and continued reading of literature. Social and cultural practices in contemporary Russia; introduction to Russian history. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC.—S. (S.) 

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Discussion—1-5 hours. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)  

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

Upper Division

101A. Advanced Russian (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 6 or consent of instructor. Topics in Russian. Grammar for the advanced student. Reading and discussion of journalistic texts and classic and contemporary literature. Conversation exercises utilizing literary and colloquial variants of current Russian speech. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—F. (F.) Avramenko

101B. Advanced Russian (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 101A or consent of instructor. Continuation of course 101A. Topics in Russian grammar for the advanced student. Reading and discussion of journalistic texts and classic and contemporary literature. Conversational exercises utilizing literary and colloquial variants of current Russian speech. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—W. (W.) Avramenko

101C. Advanced Russian (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: course 101B. Continuation of course 101B. Topics in Russian grammar for the advanced student. Reading and discussion of journalistic texts and classic and contemporary literature. Conversational exercises utilizing literary and colloquial variants of current Russian speech. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC.—S. (S.) Avramenko

102. Russian Composition (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; tutorial—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 6 or consent of instructor. Practice in writing Russian. One composition on a different topic each week. Topics include history, geography, politics, and literature of Russia; comparison of Russian and American lifestyles; current events. Conducted in Russian. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE. 

103. Literary Translation (4)

Discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 101C. Translation of Russian literary texts into stylistically equivalent idiomatic English.

105. Advanced Russian Conversation (4)

Discussion—3 hours; practice—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 6. Intensive conversational practice and discussion based on current events and contemporary texts. GE credit: ArtHum |  AH, OL, WC.

122. 19th-Century Russian Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 101C when the course offered in Russian; no prerequisite when offered in English. Not open to students who have taken course 121 and 127. Study of Russian literature (prose fiction, drama, poetry) from the period between 1800 and the end of the 19th century. May include authors like Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov. Offered alternately in English or Russian. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.— Stuchebrukhov

124. Twentieth-Century Russian Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 101C when offered in Russian; no prerequisite when offered in English. Study of Russian literature (prose, drama, poetry) from the period between 1900 and the end of the 20th century. Authors like Y. Olesha, M. Bulgakov, D. Kharms, and L. Petrushevskaia. Taught in Russian. Not open for credit to students who have taken courses 123 or 128. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL, WC, WE.—Kaminer

126. The Russian Theater (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 101C or consent of instructor. The main works of Russian dramatists from Fonvizin to the present, including Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Ostrovsky, Chekhov, Blok, Mayakovsky, Kharms. Conducted in Russian. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.—Kaminer

129. Russian Film (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; film viewing—3 hours. Prerequisite: completion of Subject A requirement. History of Russian film; film and social revolution, the cult of Stalin, dissident visions; film and the collapse of the Soviet empire; gender and the nation in Russian film. Course taught in English; films are in Russian with English subtitles. (Same course as Film Studies 129.) GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, VL, WC, WE. 

130. Contemporary Russian Culture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Current trends in Russian culture and the relationship between artists and the government. Topics include recent changes in the cultural scene, postmodernist trends in literature, visual art, film, and theater. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, WC, WE.—S. (S.)  

133. Post-Soviet Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Major authors and trends in Russian literature in post-1991 period. Discussion of impact of economic, social, and cultural turmoil of post-Soviet period on literary marketplace. Analysis of development of literary postmodernism in Russia. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—F. (F.) Kaminer

139. Pushkin (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 101C or consent of instructor. Three major periods of Pushkin's poetical works: his early Lyceum verse; his poetry of the early 1820s; and the mature period. Further study of Pushkin's prose fiction, drama, and journalism. GE credit: ArtHum, Div |  AH, OL, WC, WE.—Stuchebrukhov

140. Dostoevsky (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours. Reading and analysis of Dostoevsky's principal works such as Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Diary. Study of social and political views as reflected in Dostoevsky's works. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.—Stuchebrukhov

141. Tolstoy (in English) (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Study of Leo Tolstoy's literary evolution and moral quest. Readings include his Confession, a major novel such as War and Peace or Anna Karenina, and representative shorter fiction. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, OL, WE.— Stuchebrukhov

142. Women in Russian Culture (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: any introductory course in literature. Study of the representation of (and by) women in contemporary Russian fiction and film. Exploration of issues such as family dynamics/motherhood, sexuality, work, and women 's relationship to the state. Offered in English. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.Kaminer

143. Chekhov (in English) (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; extensive writing. Examination of Chekhov's short stories and major plays, such as The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard, and Ivanov, in the broader cultural context of European and Russian fin de siecle. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, OL, WC, WE.—Stuchebrukhov

150. Russian Culture (4)

Discussion—3 hours; term paper. Knowledge of Russian not required. Study of Russian culture in nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Brief introduction of the beginnings up to nineteenth century. Russian art, music, philosophy, church, traditions, and daily life. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | AH, WC, WE.

192. Research Essay (2)

Prerequisite: a Russian literature course (may be taken concurrently). A research essay, based on primary and secondary sources, dealing in depth with a topic arising from or related to the prerequisite literature course. May be repeated for credit. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, WC, WE.

194H. Special Study for Honors Students (4)

Independent study—4 hours. Prerequisite: open only to majors of senior standing who qualify for honors program. Guided research, under the direction of a faculty member, leading to a senior honors thesis on a topic in Russian studies.

195H. Honors Thesis (4)

Independent study—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 194H. Writing an honors thesis, under the direction of a faculty member, on a topic in Russian studies.

197T. Tutoring in Russian (1-4)

Seminar—1-2 hours; laboratory—1-2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing; consent of instructor. Tutoring in undergraduate courses, including leadership in small voluntary discussion groups affiliated with departmental courses. May be repeated six times for credit. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

299. Individual Study (1-12)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Restricted to graduate students. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only)

Professional

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.

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