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.

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.

History of Poland from its beginning to the present. The medieval Polish Kingdom, growth and decline of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The
phenomenon of noble democracy, religious tolerance. Partitions, 19th century uprisings. Poland in the 20th century: regaining independence,...

I&S, VLPA
A - 19929 Jakub Tyszkiewicz 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 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.

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

Winter 2015

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
BCS 402: First Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Comprehensive introduction to spoken and written literary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: BCS 401, which may be taken concurrently during summer quarter. Offered: W.

A - 11122 Bojan Belić MTWThF 11:30-12:20
LOW 117

Polish Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
POLSH 420: Modern Polish Literature In English
History of Poland in Polish Films

Representative prose works by leading twentieth-century Polish writers. Polish literature's critique of modern European civilization. The relation of historical memory, collective victimization, and the utopian imagination in Polish literature to political power and national survival.

The course will cover the war between Poland and the Teutonic Order, the turbulent era of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth, the fight of Poles to regain independence in the nineteenth century, and the dark twentieth century.  Those most important episodes of the rich Polish history will be...

VLPA
A - 18933 Jakub Tyszkiewicz T Th 09:30-11:20
SAV 158

Russian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
RUSS 102: First-Year Russian

Introduction to Russian. Emphasis on oral communication with limited vocabulary. Short readings and writing exercises. Basic grammar. Conducted mostly in Russian. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in RUSS 101. Offered: W.

A - 19292 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 09:30-10:20
DEN 212
RUSS 102: First-Year Russian

Introduction to Russian. Emphasis on oral communication with limited vocabulary. Short readings and writing exercises. Basic grammar. Conducted mostly in Russian. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in RUSS 101. Offered: W.

B - 19293 Abramova, Svetlana MTWThF 10:30-11:20
CDH 128
RUSS 102: First-Year Russian

Introduction to Russian. Emphasis on oral communication with limited vocabulary. Short readings and writing exercises. Basic grammar. Conducted mostly in Russian. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in RUSS 101. Offered: W.

C - 19294 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 12:30-13:20
DEN 311
RUSS 120: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History
Banned in the USSR

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

This course is an introduction to major works of Russian literature (in translation) that were banned in the Soviet Union. It will explore the ideological developments that shaped the social norms of the Soviet Union and created the need for restrictions on artistic expression. The course will...

VLPA
A - 19295 Cyrus Rodgers T Th 13:30-15:20
JHN 022
RUSS 202: Second-Year Russian

Comprehensive review of Russian grammar with continuing oral practice and elementary composition. Conducted mostly in Russian. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: RUSS 201. Offered: W.

VLPA
A - 19296 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 11:30-12:20
DEN 307
RUSS 210: From Paganism To Christianity: Medieval Russian Mythology, Literature, And Culture
Underworlds

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.

Underworlds are both real and metaphoric: subways and coalmines, Hades and Hell, criminal subcultures, political undergrounds, horror-movie basements and windowless office cubicles. Stories of these underworlds address the most profound questions of our lives: what happens after we die?  Where...

I&S, VLPA
A - 19297 Barbara Henry MTWTh 10:30-11:20
SMI 304
RUSS 223: Russian Cinema
Russian, Polish, and Soviet Jewish/Yiddish Film, 1912-1948

Covers Russian cinema from its beginnings to the present day. Directors include Yevgenii Bauer, Sergei Eisenstein, Vsevoldo Pudovkin, Dziga Vertov, Mikhail Kalatozov, Andrei Tarkosvsky, Alexkei Balabanov, and Aleksandr Sokurov. Also "Russians in Hollywood." Covers the relevant sociopolitical context. Also features documentaries and animation. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 19298 Galya Diment M W 13:30-15:20
DEN 209
RUSS 230: Masterpieces Of Russian Literature
Comedy!

Examines the greatest authors and masterpieces of Russian literature, including Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov. All readings, discussions, and assignments in English.

This course looks at the nature and functions of comic forms like satire, parody, farce, jokes and anecdotes, and the absurd.  Discussion of how comic literature relates to comic theory (Plato, Freud, Bergson, and others) will attempt to answer the burning question, “But is it funny?” 

VLPA
A - 19299 Barbara Henry MTWTh 12:30-13:20
JHN 026
RUSS 302: 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. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: RUSS 301. Offered: W.

VLPA
A - 19300 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 - 19301 James West W 12:30-13:20
MGH 286
RUSS 322: The Golden Age: Nineteenth Century Russian Literature And Culture

Explores Russian literature and culture during the "Golden Age" of the nineteenth century. Authors include some of the best-known and most influential Russian writers, including Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Turgenev, Chekhov, and Goncharov. Students gain a comprehensive knowledge of major literary themes, ideas, and developments of nineteenth century Russian literature. Offered: W.

I&S, VLPA
A - 19302 Galya Diment MTWTh 11:30-12:20
CMU 326
RUSS 402: 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. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: RUSS 401. Offered: W.

VLPA
A - 19303 Zoya Polack MT ThF
DEN
RUSS 423: Russian Film
Russian, Polish, and Soviet Jewish/Yiddish Film, 1912-1948

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.

VLPA
A - 19304 Galya Diment M W 13:30-15:20
DEN 209
RUSS 451: Structure Of Russian

Descriptive analysis of contemporary standard Russian. Includes detailed phonetic transcription, discussion of major Great Russian dialects, as well as variations in popular speech, examination of common roots, and productive derivational elements in Russian words, and elementary principles of syntax. Prerequisite: either RUSS 303 or RUSS 350; either LING 200 or LING 400. Offered: W.

VLPA
A - 19305 James E. Augerot MTWThF 12:30-13:20
PAR 106
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 - 19306 to be arranged -
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RUSS 502: Russian Translation

Introduction to the theory of translation; translation to and from Russian of selected prose passages in a variety of styles, with emphasis on idiomatic accuracy and stylistic compatibility. Prerequisite: two quarters of RUSS 501 or permission of instructor.

A - 19307 James West T Th 09:00-10:20
SWS 036
RUSS 522: Russian Literature Of The Nineteenth Century

Survey of nineteenth-century Russian poetry and prose. Representative works of Russia's major and minor authors, literary trends, and genres.

A - 19308 Galya Diment MTWTh 11:30-12:20
CMU 326
RUSS 543: Seminar In Contemporary Russian Prose
Major Writers of Russian Romanticism

Analysis of Russian prose fiction. Selected authors and topics.

The major writers of Russian Romanticism: Russian literature, and in many respects the Russian nation, came of age in the Romantic period. This course looks at the sources and achievements of Russian literature between the 1790s and the 1840s, when some of the most imitative and some of the most...

A - 19309 James West T Th 14:30-16:20
ART 006
RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 19310 to be arranged -
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Slavic Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SLAV 101: Introduction To Slavdom: Who Are The Slavs?

Introduces students to basic concepts regarding the whole body of present-day Slavs as well as the area inhabited by or under the influence of present-day Slavs. Uses latest achievements in technology and in social media advancements to retrieve relevant information from present-day Slavs themselves. Taught in English.

I&S
A - 20897 Bojan Belić W F 09:30-11:20
LOW 117
SLAV 130: Introduction To Slavic Culture And Civilization

Examines the culture of the Slavs, an ethno-linguistic group of peoples living primarily in Central/Eastern Europe. Among nations investigated: the Czech Republic, Russia, Poland, and Ukraine. Student gain a fundamental grasp of major issues and historical events of this region, expressed through culture.

VLPA
A - 20898 José Alaniz MTWTh 10:30-11:20
CMU 326
SLAV 200: Introduction To Slavic Literature

Introduces major Slavic literary works of different types (stories, novels, poetry), mostly from the 20th and 21st century, focusing on the intense "close reading" of these texts that identifies their main literary features. Excellent beginning training for the informed reading of any kind of literature. Taught in English.

Slavic 200 is an introduction to the ways in which great literature works and creates its magic.  The readings - fiction and poetry from various times and places, selections from several of the world's most famous novels, and one whole novel - give a small "taste" of the incredible wealth and...

VLPA
A - 19360 Gordana Crnković T Th 09:30-11:20
DEN 206
SLAV 210: Introduction To Bilingualism

A multidisciplinary examination of bilingualism as a societal and individual phenomenon. Considers language versus dialect, diglossia, state language policies, language rights, indigenous languages, and linguistic minorities. Explores bilingualism and biculturalism as human experience and as indexes of identity and diversity. Includes a fieldwork project focused on linguistic diversity in the Pacific Northwest. Offered: W.

I&S, VLPA
A - 19361 Katarzyna Dziwirek T Th 14:30-16:20
THO 125
SLAV 423: East European Film

Studies major East European film makers who left their countries at some point in their careers. Compares East European and Western production of those directors who worked partially in the West. Offered: jointly with C LIT 423.

VLPA
A - 19362 Gordana Crnković T Th 12:30-14:20
MGH 231
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 - 19363 to be arranged -
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SLAV 550: Synchronic Slavic Linguistics

Linguistic analysis of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Russian and other Slavic languages. Investigation of current theoretical work in these areas.

A - 19365 James E. Augerot MTWThF 12:30-13:20
PAR 106

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 Honors
A - 19367 to be arranged -
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SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 19368 to be arranged -
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SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research B - 19369 T Th 09:30-11:20
MGH 253
SLAVIC 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 19370 to be arranged -
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Spring 2015

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
BCS 403: First Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Comprehensive introduction to spoken and written literary Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: BCS 402, which may be taken concurrently during summer quarter. Offered: Sp.

A - 00000 Bojan Belić MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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Russian Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
RUSS 103: First-Year Russian

Introduction to Russian. Emphasis on oral communication with limited vocabulary. Short readings and writing exercises. Basic grammar. Conducted mostly in Russian. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in RUSS 102. Offered: Sp.

A - 00000 Anatoliy Klots MTWThF 09:30-10:20
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RUSS 103: First-Year Russian

Introduction to Russian. Emphasis on oral communication with limited vocabulary. Short readings and writing exercises. Basic grammar. Conducted mostly in Russian. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in RUSS 102. Offered: Sp.

B - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 10:30-11:20
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RUSS 103: First-Year Russian

Introduction to Russian. Emphasis on oral communication with limited vocabulary. Short readings and writing exercises. Basic grammar. Conducted mostly in Russian. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in RUSS 102. Offered: Sp.

C - 00000 Cyrus Rodgers MTWThF 12:30-13:20
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RUSS 120: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History

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

VLPA
A - 00000 James West MTWTh 11:30-12:20
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RUSS 203: Second-Year Russian

Comprehensive review of Russian grammar with continuing oral practice and elementary composition. Conducted mostly in Russian. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: RUSS 202. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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RUSS 240: Vladimir Nabokov

Examines the works of Vladimir Nabokov, from his early novels written in Europe to his later masterpieces, including Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire, and Ada. Offered: AWSp.

VLPA
A - 00000 Galya Diment M W 12:30-14:20
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RUSS 303: 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. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: RUSS 302. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 00000 Zoya Polack MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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RUSS 313: Business Russian

Emphasizes the language and practice of business in Russia today. Prerequisite: either RUSS 203 or RUSS 250.

VLPA
A - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva T Th 14:00-15:50
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RUSS 323: Revolution: Twentieth Century Russian Literature And Culture

Explores Russian literature and culture during the twentieth century before perestroika, a period of "revolutions" and unprecedented change in political, cultural, and economic life. Authors include Babel, Bulgakov, Il'f and Petrov, and Nabokov. Periods include symbolism, revolution, Soviet, Stalinist, the "thaw", and post-Soviet. Offered: Sp.

I&S, VLPA
A - 00000 José Alaniz MTWTh 10:30-11:20
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RUSS 324: Russian Folk Literature In English

Explores the diversity of forms, themes, and functions of the Russian folktale, the literary art of the historically and culturally marginalized Russian peasantry. Discussion of theoretical frameworks for interpretation, resistance strategies, and with dominant literary models.

I&S, VLPA
A - 00000 Muskheli, Veronica M W 14:30-16:20
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RUSS 403: 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. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: RUSS 402. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 00000 Zoya Polack MT ThF
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RUSS 420: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History

A special topic in the literary and cultural history of Russia. Topics vary.

VLPA
A - 00000 Barbara Henry T Th 14:30-16:20
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RUSS 490: Studies In Russian Literature

In either Russian or English. Topics vary.

VLPA
A - 00000 José Alaniz T Th 12:30-14:20
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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 - 00000 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 - 00000 Zoya Polack M Th 10:30-11:20
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RUSS 523: Russian Literature Of The Twentieth Century

Survey of twentieth-century Russian poetry and prose. Pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and emigre authors, trends, and genres. Includes survey of twentieth-century literary criticism as well, in particular Russian formalists and Mikhail Bakhtin.

A - 00000 José Alaniz MTWTh 10:30-11:20
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RUSS 543: Seminar In Contemporary Russian Prose

Analysis of Russian prose fiction. Selected authors and topics.

A - 00000 Galya Diment M W 12:30-14:20
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RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 00000 to be arranged -
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Slavic Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SLAV 351: History Of The Slavic Languages

History of Slavic languages from Indo-European to present time, including development of writing systems and national languages. Principles of historical linguistics: sound change, analogy, semantic change, as well as relevance of historical linguistics to our knowledge of human development, ancestral culture, etc. Prerequisite: either SLAV 110, LING 200, or LING 400.

VLPA
A - 00000 Katarzyna Dziwirek T Th 12:30-14:20
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SLAV 370: What Is In A Language Name? The Case Of Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, And Serbian

Examines diverse phenomena related to the language known as Serbo-Croatian, and to the Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian languages. Explores concepts such as language death, birth, politics, standardization, and codification. The relation between dialect and language is observed in an ecology exhibiting ethnic and religious diversity.

VLPA
A - 00000 Bojan Belić M W 12:30-14:20
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SLAV 490: Studies In Slavic Literatures

Topics vary.

VLPA
A - 00000 Gordana Crnković T Th 14:30-16:20
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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 - 00000 to be arranged -
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SLAV 551: The Introduction To The Study Of Slavic Languages

History of Slavic languages from Indo-European to present time, including development of writing systems and national languages. Principles of historical linguistics: sound change, analogy, semantic change, as well as relevance of historical linguistics to our knowledge of human development, ancestral culture, etc. Prerequisite: either SLAV 110, LING 200, or LING 400.

A - 00000 Katarzyna Dziwirek T Th 12:30-14:20
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SLAV 570: Special Topics In Slavic Linguistics

Investigation and discussion of special topics in Slavic linguistics.

A - 00000 Bojan Belić M W 12:30-14:20
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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 Honors
A - 00000 to be arranged -
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SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 00000 to be arranged -
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SLAVIC 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 00000 to be arranged -
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