Courses in Russian

Updated Course List @ Registrar

RUS-250T, 251T. The Russian Language Studied Independently Abroad

 

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RUS-224T-227T. The Russian Language Studied Abroad

 

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RUS-202. Advanced Russian

 (Spring, Pease). Development of skills and vocabulary necessary to deal with conversation about and texts on Russian cultural life. Basic grammar review. Prerequisite: RUS-201 or equivalent.

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RUS-201. Intermediate Russian II

(Winter, Pease). Continuation of RUS-200. Prerequisite: Russian 200 or equivalent.

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RUS-200. Intermediate Russian I

(Fall, Pease). Intensive development of the four proficiency skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) with continued emphasis on strategies of basic conversation. Prerequisite: RUS-102 or equivalent.

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RUS-102. Basic Russian III

(Spring). A continuation of RUS-101, with increasing attention paid to reading simple, every day texts. Prerequisite: RUS-101 or equivalent.

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RUS-101. Basic Russian II

(Winter, Bidoshi). Continuation of RUS-100. Prerequisite: RUS-100 or two years of high school Russian

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RUS-100. Basic Russian I

(Fall, Bidoshi). For students with no knowledge of Russian. An introduction to the language, with emphasis on oral skills and communicative proficiency.

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Russian Language Sequence

RUS-100. Basic Russian I (Fall, Bidoshi). For students with no knowledge of Russian. An introduction to the language, with emphasis on oral skills and communicative proficiency. RUS-101. Basic Russian II (Winter, Bidoshi). Continuation of RUS-100. Prerequisite: RUS-100 or two years of high school Russian. RUS-102. Basic Russian III (Spring). A continuation of RUS-101, with increasing attention paid to reading simple, every day texts. Prerequisite: RUS-101 or equivalent. RUS-200. Intermediate Russian I (Fall, Pease). Intensive development of the four proficiency skills (speaking, listening,...

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MLT-262. Russia: Magnificence, Mayhem, and Mafia

 (Not offered 2013-2014). Through analysis of literature, film, and visual arts we will discuss the Russian impact on the world with all its manifestations, constructive and destructive, and we will also attempt to “imagine” Russia in the future. Do you want to know more about Dostoevsky, communist and post-communist Russia, and, most importantly, the Russian Mafia? CC: HUL LCC

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MLT-264. Illness and Its Representation: Madness, Disease and Death in 19th- and 20th-Century Russian Culture

(Not offered 2013-2014). In this course we will investigate illness and its various representations in 19th and 20th century Russian culture. Specific emphasis will be placed on madness, disease and death in our discussion of various literary and historical madmen. The course will be conducted as a combination of lectures and class discussion. An occasional film will be shown. CC: HUL, LCC

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MLT-265. Soviet and Russian Film Revolutions: Political, Social, Cultural.

(Not offered 2013-2014). At its inception, Soviet film was intertwined with political revolution. In masterpieces such as Eisenstein’s The Battleship Potemkin and Pudovkin’s Mother, film directors sought to portray the Bolshevik take-over as a legitimate and inevitable response to oppression. Who could imagine that the same country would produce Little Vera, a film about the sexual revolution of the 1980s or Brother, a hero-story about assassins? This course will follow the trajectory of Soviet and Russian cinema from the 1917 Revolution to the present day, as it was used to chronicle social...

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MLT-260. The Vampire as Other in East European and American Culture

 (Not offered 2013-2014). We will discuss the present distribution of the East European peoples, their prehistory, and their relation to other peoples of Europe and Asia. We will also survey their early culture, including pagan, animistic, and dualistic religious beliefs, and Christianization. Our focus will be the myth of the vampire, which has had enduring power not only in Eastern European folk belief but also in American popular culture right up to the present day. CC: HUL, LCC .

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