Courses - 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 2015 Full-term

Russian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
sum 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 - 13383 Zoya Polack MTWThF
MOR
sum 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.

AA - 13384 Zoya Polack MTWThF 09:40-11:50
MOR 234
sum 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 - 13385 MTWThF 09:40-11:50
MUS 212
sum 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 - 13387 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 08:30-11:50
THO 134
sum 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 - 13390 to be arranged -
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sum RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 13392 to be arranged -
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Autumn 2015

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut BCS 404: Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

Continuation of BCS 401, BCS 402, BCS 403; reinforces basic grasp of language and enlarges both vocabulary and command of grammatical patterns through the reading of contemporary short stories in Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BCS 403. Offered: A.

VLPA
A - 11131 Bojan Belić M W F 12:30-14:20
ART 004

Polish Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut POLSH 401: First-Year Polish

Focuses on oral communication in basic everyday life situations, sentence level grammar, reading simple connected tests, and writing simple letters and notes. Conducted mostly in Polish, to help enable students to move from novice to intermediate low/mid- level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale. First in a sequence of three. Offered: A.

A - 19717 Katarzyna Dziwirek MTWThF 12:30-13:20
PAR 213

Russian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut 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 - 20088 Valentina Zaitseva M W F
MGH
aut 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 - 20089 James E. Augerot MTWThF 10:30-11:20
MEB 246
aut 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 - 20090 Bojan Belić MTWThF 11:30-12:20
ART 004
aut 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 - 20091 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 12:30-13:20
SIG 230
aut 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 - 20093 Barbara Henry MTWTh 12:30-13:20
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aut RUSS 110: Introduction To Russian Culture And Civilization: Freshman Interest Group section

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 - 20094 Barbara Henry MTWTh 12:30-13:20
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aut RUSS 111: First-Year Medical Russian

Intended as a 1-credit add-on to the regular first-year Russian sequence. Exposes students to a variety of medical terminology, providing opportunities for practicing medical communication, and reading and analyzing written texts. Prerequisite: RUSS 101, which must be taken concurrently. Offered: A.

A - 21830 F 13:30-14:20
SAV 157
aut RUSS 120: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History: Food in Russia

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

VLPA
A - 20095 José Alaniz T Th 13:30-15:20
BAG 154
aut RUSS 120: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History: Food in Russia - Freshman Interest Group section

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

VLPA
C - 20096 José Alaniz T Th 13:30-15:20
BAG 154
aut 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 - 20097 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 11:30-12:20
FTR 106
aut 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 - 20098 Zoya Polack MTWThF 11:30-12:20
SMI 115
aut 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 - 20099 James West W 12:30-13:20
MGH 253
aut RUSS 316: Extended Russian Through Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math

Intended for students in technical fields or humanities already relatively proficient in spoken and written Russian (both heritage learners and students of Russian as a foreign language) to extend their language skills to the topics of STEM and develop academic language skills and social stylistic registers. Prerequisite: either RUSS 301 or permission of instructor for heritage speaker.

VLPA
A - 20100 Svetlana Abramova Th 16:00-17:50
SAV 136
aut RUSS 320: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History: Food in Russia

Important trends and issues in Russian literacy and cultural history. Topics and instructors vary. In English.

VLPA
A - 21832 José Alaniz T Th 13:30-15:20
BAG 154
aut RUSS 321: Eighteenth Century Russian Literature And Culture

Introduction, in English translation, to the literature and culture of Russia from 1700 to the 1830s, starting with two important examples from earlier periods. Works of literature, art, and music studied in relation to the development of Russian thought, both secular and religious.

VLPA
A - 21829 James West MTWTh 10:30-11:20
BNS 117
aut RUSS 340: Russia's Big Books: Tolstoy's "War and Peace"

Studies one big/epic novel by the titans of Russian literature per quarter. Includes such novels as Tolstoy's War and Peace and Anna Karentina, Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov, Goncharov's Oblomov, Bulgakov's Master and Margarita, Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, and Nobokov's Ada. All readings are English. Offered: AWSp.

There is no "bigger" book than Tolstoy's War and Peace, which we will be reading and analyzing in Autumn Quarter 2015.  We will explore the historical times during which it was written as well as the Napoleonic Wars within which Tolstoy places his novel.  The course will also examine the...

VLPA
A - 21831 Galya Diment M W 13:30-15:20
CMU 120
aut 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 - 20101 Zoya Polack MTWThF 09:30-10:20
SMI 115
aut 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 - 20104 to be arranged -
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aut 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 - 20108 Zoya Polack M Th 10:30-11:20
SMI 115
aut RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 20110 to be arranged -
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Slavic Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut SLAV 101: Slavic Lands And Peoples

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 - 20176 Bojan Belić MTWTh 10:30-11:20
CDH 139
aut 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.

VLPA
A - 20177 Gordana Crnković T Th 12:30-14:20
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aut SLAV 490: Studies In Slavic Literatures: The Novel

Topics vary.

VLPA
A - 20178 Gordana Crnković T Th 15:30-17:20
CMU 243
aut 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 - 20180 to be arranged -
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aut 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/SCAND 518; A.

A - 20181 Th 13:30-15:20
RAI 116

Slavic Languages and Literatures Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut 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 - 20182 to be arranged -
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aut SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 20183 to be arranged -
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aut SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research B - 20184 Basic, Denis M W 09:30-11:20
MGH 282
aut SLAVIC 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 20185 to be arranged -
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Slovenian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut SLVN 401: Introductory Slovene Language

Introduction to spoken and written Slovene language. First in a two course sequence. Prerequisite: either BCS 403, BULGR 403, CZECH 403, GERMAN 103, ITAL 103, POLISH 403, ROMN 403, RUSS 103, RUSS 150, UKR 403, or status as a heritage speaker of Slovene.

A - 20186 Michael E. Biggins T Th 14:30-16:20
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