Courses - Current and Upcoming

Course offerings at all levels in language, literature and culture, linguistics and language pedagogy. Please note that syllabi will not necessarily be available prior to the first day of class. Students who have already completed their foreign language requirement in another language are able to earn VLPA credit for language study starting with first-year courses.

The Slavic Department welcomes Access Students in its courses and encourages them to participate as fully as possible in class activities and discussion. We appreciate the diverse experience and wisdom that these students bring to our courses and share with our undergraduates, and we are grateful to them for their support of our department.

For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule. Please keep in mind that listings for future quarters are tentative and subject to change. For a listing of all courses potentially offered, see the Course Catalog.

Summer 2014 Full-term

Russian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
RUSS 150: Intensive First-Year Russian

Covers material of RUSS 101, RUSS 102, RUSS 103 in one quarter. Meets three to four hours daily. For continuation, see RUSS 250 or RUSS 201, RUSS 202, RUSS 203. No credit if RUSS 101, RUSS 102, RUSS 103 previously taken. Offered: S.

A - 13419 Cyrus Rodgers MTWThF
SMI
RUSS 150: Intensive First-Year Russian

Covers material of RUSS 101, RUSS 102, RUSS 103 in one quarter. Meets three to four hours daily. For continuation, see RUSS 250 or RUSS 201, RUSS 202, RUSS 203. No credit if RUSS 101, RUSS 102, RUSS 103 previously taken. Offered: S.

AB - 13421 MTWThF 09:40-11:50
SMI 304
RUSS 250: Intensive Second-Year Russian

Covers material of RUSS 201, RUSS 202, RUSS 203 in one quarter. Meets three to four hours daily. No credit if RUSS 201, RUSS 202, RUSS 203 previously taken. Prerequisite: either 2.0 in RUSS 103 or 2.0 in RUSS 150. Offered: S.

VLPA
A - 13423 Valentina Zaitseva MTWT
THO
RUSS 450: Intensive Fourth-Year Russian

Covers material of RUSS 401, RUSS 402, RUSS 403 in one quarter. Meets three hours daily. No credit if RUSS 401, RUSS 402, RUSS 403 previously taken. Prerequisite: either 2.0 in RUSS 303 or 2.0 in RUSS 350. Offered: S.

VLPA
A - 13425 Zoya Polack MTWThF 08:30-11:50
SMI 109
RUSS 499: Directed Study Or Research

Individual study of topics to meet specific needs. By arrangement with the instructor and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures office. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 13426 to be arranged -
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RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 13428 to be arranged -
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Slavic Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SLAV 499: Directed Study Or Research

Individual study of topics to meet specific needs. By arrangement with the instructor and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures office. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and undergraduate adviser. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 13452 to be arranged -
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Slavic Languages and Literatures Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SLAVIC 498: Senior Honors Thesis

Directed research on a topic approved by department for a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of requirement for degrees "With College Honors" or "With Distinction." Offered: AWSpS.

VLPA
A - 13453 to be arranged -
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SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 13454 to be arranged -
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SLAVIC 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 13455 to be arranged -
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Autumn 2014

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
BCS 401: First Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Comprehensive introduction to spoken and written literary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

A - 11123 Bojan Belić MTWThF 11:30-12:20
SMI 115

Polish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
POLSH 320: Introduction To Contemporary Polish Culture
1000 Years of Polish History & Culture

Overview of contemporary Polish culture: literature (prose, poetry, and drama), film (feature, documentary, and video art), music (classical, jazz, and rock), theatre, art, and architecture, as well as an introduction to the cultural life in Poland in the twenty-first century. Offered: AW.

I&S, VLPA
A - 19929 M W 14:30-16:20
JHN 175

Russian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
RUSS 101: First-Year Russian

Introduction to Russian. Emphasis on oral communication with limited vocabulary. Short readings and writing exercises. Basic grammar. Conducted mostly in Russian. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

B - 20299 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SMI 313
RUSS 101: First-Year Russian

Introduction to Russian. Emphasis on oral communication with limited vocabulary. Short readings and writing exercises. Basic grammar. Conducted mostly in Russian. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

C - 20300 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 10:30-11:20
SMI 313
RUSS 101: First-Year Russian

Introduction to Russian. Emphasis on oral communication with limited vocabulary. Short readings and writing exercises. Basic grammar. Conducted mostly in Russian. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

D - 20301 James E. Augerot MTWThF 11:30-12:20
CLK 219
RUSS 101: First-Year Russian

Introduction to Russian. Emphasis on oral communication with limited vocabulary. Short readings and writing exercises. Basic grammar. Conducted mostly in Russian. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

E - 20302 Bojan Belić MTWThF 12:30-13:20
SMI 115
RUSS 110: Introduction To Russian Culture And Civilization

Introduction to Russian culture and history from pre-Christian times to the present, as seen through literary texts, music, film, visual art, and historical works. All lectures and written materials in English. No prior knowledge of Russian necessary. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 110.

I&S, VLPA
A - 20304 Barbara Henry MTWTh 12:30-13:20
PCAR 290
RUSS 110: Introduction To Russian Culture And Civilization

Introduction to Russian culture and history from pre-Christian times to the present, as seen through literary texts, music, film, visual art, and historical works. All lectures and written materials in English. No prior knowledge of Russian necessary. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 110.

I&S, VLPA
B - 20305 Barbara Henry MTWTh 12:30-13:20
PCAR 290
RUSS 120: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History
Russian Crime Fiction

Introduces important trends and movements in Russian literary and cultural history. Offered in English.

From czars to comrades and to new Russians, from Alexander Pushkin and Fyodor Dostoevsky to Boris Akunin and Alexandra Marinina, the course will cover more than two centuries of Russian crime writing. Other featured writers include Anton Chekhov and Vladimir Nabokov. It's all about who is good,...

VLPA
A - 20306 Galya Diment M W 14:30-16:20
SIG 225
RUSS 120: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History
Russian Crime Fiction

Introduces important trends and movements in Russian literary and cultural history. Offered in English.

VLPA
C - 20307 Galya Diment M W 14:30-16:20
SIG 225
RUSS 201: Second-Year Russian

Comprehensive review of Russian grammar with continuing oral practice and elementary composition. Conducted mostly in Russian. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either 2.0 in RUSS 103 or 2.0 in RUSS 150. Offered: A.

VLPA
A - 20308 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 11:30-12:20
SMI 313
RUSS 210: From Paganism To Christianity: Medieval Russian Mythology, Literature, And Culture
Russian Art and Architecture

Covers Pagan mythology and folk tales; Christian hagiography and morality tales; the beginnings of secular literature; and fashions, music, paintings, and architecture. Up to 1600. Offered: W.

Survey of Russian art and architecture from the middle ages to the twentieth century, covering the place of the visual arts in Russian culture, the relationship between visual and verbal art, and the appropriate reading of works of Russian art of all periods.

I&S, VLPA
A - 20309 James West T Th 12:30-14:20
CDH 135
RUSS 301: Third-Year Russian

Extensive practice in spoken and written Russian based on a variety of prose readings. Intensive review and supplementation of strategic grammatical concepts. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either 2.0 in RUSS 203 or 2.0 in RUSS 250. Offered: A.

VLPA
A - 20310 Zoya Polack MTWThF 11:30-12:20
DEN 310
RUSS 304: Reading And Translation

Translation techniques with emphasis on development of vocabulary and reading skills. Primarily for Russian regional studies majors. Prerequisite: either RUSS 203 or RUSS 250. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 20311 James West W 12:30-13:20
SAV 141
RUSS 401: Fourth-Year Russian

Class discussion, oral presentations, and composition, based on reading a variety of texts, both literary and non-literary. Advanced grammar. Translation one full course period per week. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: either 2.0 in RUSS 303 or 2.0 in RUSS 350. Offered: A.

VLPA
A - 20312 Zoya Polack MTWThF 09:00-10:20
DEN 310
RUSS 423: Russian Film
Disability in Russian Film

Explores early Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet film. Features filmmakers: Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, Vsevold Pudovkin, Andrei Tarkovsky, Alexandr Sourov, and others. Focuses on critical materials pertaining to filmmaking and film theory.

What is "disability"? What is "health"? What is "normal"? What is a "body"? The course will first examine how these questions have historically been answered in American culture. We will discuss and critique Disability Theory, the Disability Rights Movement and the representation of the disabled...

VLPA
A - 20314 José Alaniz M W 09:30-11:20
DEN 206
RUSS 426: Russian Art And Architecture

Survey of Russian art and architecture from the middle ages to the twentieth century, covering the place of the visual arts in Russian culture, the relationship between visual and verbal art, and the appropriate reading of works of Russian art of all periods.

VLPA
A - 20315 James West T Th 12:30-14:20
CDH 135
RUSS 499: Directed Study Or Research

Individual study of topics to meet specific needs. By arrangement with the instructor and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures office. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 20318 to be arranged -
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RUSS 501: Russian Language For Graduate Students

Develops skills of particular use to graduate students. Emphasis on rapid assimilation of variety of written materials with sophisticated understanding and maximum retention of vocabulary, and ability to discuss in Russian the more theoretical and abstract kinds of material. Prerequisite: RUSS 403 or equivalent and graduate standing in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies.

A - 20321 Zoya Polack M Th 10:30-11:20
DEN 310
RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 20323 to be arranged -
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Slavic Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SLAV 110: Introduction To Slavic Linguistics: Slavs And Their Tongues

Introduces the basic concepts of Slavic linguistics. Addresses the origin of the Slavs and major stages of their linguistic history. Considers Slavic languages and their peculiarities in detail. Taught in English.

VLPA
A - 20392 Bojan Belić MTWTh 10:30-11:20
SMI 115
SLAV 110: Introduction To Slavic Linguistics: Slavs And Their Tongues

Introduces the basic concepts of Slavic linguistics. Addresses the origin of the Slavs and major stages of their linguistic history. Considers Slavic languages and their peculiarities in detail. Taught in English.

VLPA
B - 20393 Bojan Belić MTWTh 10:30-11:20
SMI 115
SLAV 223: East European Cinema
The Cinema of Roman Polanski

Emphasizes international cultural, artistic, and historical diversity by introducing select contemporary Eastern European film directors. Focuses on a single filmmaker and studies his/her opus in depth, both in his/her Eastern European country of origin and abroad. Special attention paid to Eastern European filmmakers in Hollywood.

From the early experimental films of the 1950s that are still being studied in film schools all over the world, such as a famous Two Men and a Wardrobe (1958)--which Roman Polanski directed as a second-year student--to the 2002 The Pianist, a winner of the...

VLPA
A - 20394 Gordana Crnković T Th 14:30-16:20
MUE 153
SLAV 425: Ways Of Meaning: Universal And Culture Specific Aspects Of Language

Focuses on the diversity of human experience and the social and cultural conditioning of language use. Language as a mirror of culture and national character. Universal and culture/language specific components in linguistic expression of emotions, courtesy/politeness and rudeness, prejudice and (in)sensitivities, linguistic expression of gender differences in different cultures.

I&S, VLPA
A - 20396 Katarzyna Dziwirek M W 12:30-14:20
SMI 102
SLAV 499: Directed Study Or Research

Individual study of topics to meet specific needs. By arrangement with the instructor and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures office. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and undergraduate adviser. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 20398 to be arranged -
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SLAV 518: Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

Current foreign language teaching methods and approaches. Learning and teaching strategies and techniques for the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) including cultural notions. Current and future trends in pedagogy and technology. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 518/NEAR E 518/SCAND 518.

A - 20400 Brandl, Klaus K Th 13:30-15:20
DEN 316