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Spring 2017

RUSS 102-01

Elementary Russian II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Julia Chadaga

Notes: Continuation of Russian 101; further development of the same skills. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 102-L1

Elementary Russian II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Valeriia Skvortcova

Notes: Continuation of Russian 101; further development of the same skills. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 102-L2

Elementary Russian II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Valeriia Skvortcova

Notes: Continuation of Russian 101; further development of the same skills. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 203-01

Intermediate Russian I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Anastasia Kayiatos

Notes: In the second year of Russian, students learn to operate in basic social and cultural environments. Conversational skills needed on the telephone, public transport and other daily situations, listening and reading skills such as television, newspapers and movies, and various modes of writing are studied. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 203-L1

Intermediate Russian I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Valeriia Skvortcova

Notes: In the second year of Russian, students learn to operate in basic social and cultural environments. Conversational skills needed on the telephone, public transport and other daily situations, listening and reading skills such as television, newspapers and movies, and various modes of writing are studied. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 203-L2

Intermediate Russian I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Valeriia Skvortcova

Notes: In the second year of Russian, students learn to operate in basic social and cultural environments. Conversational skills needed on the telephone, public transport and other daily situations, listening and reading skills such as television, newspapers and movies, and various modes of writing are studied. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 252-01

Experiments in Living: 20th Century Russian Literature and Culture

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Anastasia Kayiatos

Notes: In the twentieth century, political and artistic revolutions in Russia had repercussions far beyond its borders; we can still feel the effects to this day. How do artists respond to and shape historical events? How did writers in twentieth-century Russia transmute fear, violence, and chaos into art? In this course we will consider novels, stories, and poems, as well as paintings, music, and film reflecting upon the Bolshevik revolution, the Stalinist terror, World War II, the Thaw, {i}glasnost{ei} and {i}perestroika{ei}, and the turmoil of the post-Soviet era. We will become acquainted with major artistic trends including Symbolism, Futurism, and Socialist Realism; and observe how in each case, matters of style went hand in hand with the desire to change the world. Our readings will convey the fantastic schemes of the utopian thinkers at the turn of the century; artists' responses to and participation in the political, scientific, and sexual experimentation of their time; and the survival of creative expression in the midst of unimaginable hardships. We will discover how and why some cultural figures chose to serve, and others to resist, the state, and what fate had in store for them. We will learn how provocateurs and innovators such as Mayakovsky, Akhmatova, Babel, Zoshchenko, Bulgakov, Solzhenitsyn, Brodsky, Pelevin, and Tolstaya explored the relationship between art and ideology, exile and creativity, laughter and subversion, memory and survival, individual psychology and historical cataclysm. All reading will be in English. (4 credits)


RUSS 265-01

Translation as Cross-Cultural Communication

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-02:50 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Julia Chadaga

Notes: *Cross-listed with INTL 265-01*

When communication takes place across language barriers, it raises fundamental questions about meaning, style, power relationships, and traditions. This course treats literary translation as a particularly complex form of cross-cultural interaction. Students will work on their own translations of prose or poetry while considering broader questions of translation, through critiques of existing translations, close comparisons of variant translations, and readings on cultural and theoretical aspects of literary translation. (4 credits)

RUSS 294-01

L&O/SVU/FSU:Post Cold War Sex Crimes on Am

  • Days: MW
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-08:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Anastasia Kayiatos

Notes:

RUSS 488-01

Senior Seminar

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Julia Chadaga

Notes: Seminars on selected topics in Russian language, literature, or culture, designed to serve as an integrative capstone experience for majors. Recent topics are "Investigating Russian Web and Press and "The Contemporary Short Story." The seminar will be announced at the time of registration for the term. Conducted in Russian. Since the topic changes from year to year, we recommend that sufficiently advanced students repeat this course. (4 credits)

Fall 2016

RUSS 101-01

Elementary Russian I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 212
  • Instructor: Julia Chadaga

Notes: A structured introduction to the basics of the Russian sound system and grammar, as well as speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension. Some exposure to Russian culture. For beginning students. No prerequisites. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 101-L1

Elementary Russian I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 113
  • Instructor: Valeriia Skvortcova

Notes: A structured introduction to the basics of the Russian sound system and grammar, as well as speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension. Some exposure to Russian culture. For beginning students. No prerequisites. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 101-L2

Elementary Russian I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: Valeriia Skvortcova

Notes: A structured introduction to the basics of the Russian sound system and grammar, as well as speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension. Some exposure to Russian culture. For beginning students. No prerequisites. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 203-01

Intermediate Russian I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: NEILL 213
  • Instructor: Anastasia Kayiatos

Notes: In the second year of Russian, students learn to operate in basic social and cultural environments. Conversational skills needed on the telephone, public transport and other daily situations, listening and reading skills such as television, newspapers and movies, and various modes of writing are studied. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 203-L1

Intermediate Russian I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-11:10 am
  • Room: NEILL 228
  • Instructor: Valeriia Skvortcova

Notes: In the second year of Russian, students learn to operate in basic social and cultural environments. Conversational skills needed on the telephone, public transport and other daily situations, listening and reading skills such as television, newspapers and movies, and various modes of writing are studied. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 203-L2

Intermediate Russian I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 228
  • Instructor: Valeriia Skvortcova

Notes: In the second year of Russian, students learn to operate in basic social and cultural environments. Conversational skills needed on the telephone, public transport and other daily situations, listening and reading skills such as television, newspapers and movies, and various modes of writing are studied. Russian language classes (unless otherwise stated) are proficiency oriented, and aim at perfecting all four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Intermediate and advanced courses are taught in Russian as much as possible. Most classes meet three times per week with an additional weekly class period devoted specifically to oral proficiency. These conversation classes are taught by Russian native speakers. (4 credits)

RUSS 250-01

Terrorism and Art: The Spectacle of Destruction

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: NEILL 214
  • Instructor: Julia Chadaga

Notes: *Cross-listed with INTL 250-01*

Russia presents an excellent case study for the topic of political violence. Terrorism as a means of political persuasion originated in the land of the tsars; Russian history features an incendiary cycle of repressions, revolts, and reprisals. Studying the origins and depictions of these events in works of art reveals how culture mediates between the world of ideas and the sphere of action. We will consider the tactics and motives of revolutionary conspirators as well as the role that gender and religion played in specific acts of terror. We will explore the ways in which Russian revolutionary thought and action served as a model for radicals around the world. The Russian case will provide a framework for in-depth study of examples of terrorism from Algeria, Ireland, Germany, the U.S., and the Middle East. Texts will include novels, poems, manifestos, letters, journalistic accounts, and films, as well as readings in cultural history and political theory. Cross-listed with International Studies 250. Taught in English.

RUSS 251-01

19th C Russian Literature in Translation:Superfluous Men and Necessary Women

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: NEILL 212
  • Instructor: Anastasia Kayiatos

Notes: *Cross-listed with WGSS 294-02* Topical theme for fall 2016 semester: This survey course choreographs a sustained encounter with the nineteenth-century canon by following the footsteps of the "superfluous man" and his nimble partner, the necessary woman, who dance through Romanticism and Realism; bump into other “social types"; and animate the "accursed questions" bedeviling Russian culture back then. The syllabus also brushes up against a robust body of critical literature spanning century, country, genre and authorial gender. Waltzing between immanent and intertextual analysis with a WGSS spin, the class will come to grasp the state and stakes of the Russian novel from its debut to the present day.

RUSS 272-01

The Post-Soviet Sphere

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 03:00 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: CARN 305
  • Instructor: James von Geldern

Notes: *Cross-listed with INTL 272-01*

The USSR's 1991 dissolution ended one of history's great experiments. Socialism sought to dissolve ethnicity and overcome ethnic conflict with a focus on equality. Instead it exacerbated nationalism and created-separated identities. But how? Topics include ethno-creation, control, and resistance; ethnic animosities and the USSR's destruction; new states after 1991; "diaspora" populations beyond ethnic homelands; local rebellions; new "native" dictatorships; and recent international organizations. (4 credits)

RUSS 394-01

Conversational Russian

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: NEILL 102
  • Instructor: Valeriia Skvortcova

Notes: