Courses - Upcoming

Course offerings at all levels in language, literature and culture, linguistics and language pedagogy (go here for Featured Courses). 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 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; A.

I&S, VLPA
A - 20093 Barbara Henry MTWTh 12:30-13:20
HCK 320
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 Valentina Zaitseva F 13:30-14:20
SIG 229
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.

This course examines food in Russian literature, cinema, art and memoir.  Relying on the critical writings of food studies scholars such as Michael Pollan and others, we will consider food in the Russian context, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet era, delving into such matters as table...

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
SIG 230
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 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 Karenina, Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov, Goncharov's Oblomov, Bulgakov's Master and Margarita, Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, and Nabokov's Ada. All readings are in 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 521: Russian Literature To 1800

Representative works of East Slavic, Muscovite, and Russian literature from the beginnings to 1800. Studies include a varied selection of primary texts. Intended as an introduction to the study of modern literature for beginning graduate students in Russian literature.

A - 22787 James West MTWTh 10:30-11:20
BNS 117
aut RUSS 543: Seminar In Contemporary Russian Prose

Analysis of Russian prose fiction. Selected authors and topics.

A - 20109 Galya Diment M W 13:30-15:20
CMU 120
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 M W 14:30-16:20
RAI 121
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
SIG 134
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 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
MGH 253

Winter 2016

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
win BCS 405: 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. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BCS 404. Offered: W.

VLPA
A - 00000 M W F 12:30-14:20
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Polish Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
win POLSH 402: 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. Second in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: POLSH 401. Offered: W.

A - 00000 Krystyna Untersteiner MTWThF 12:30-13:20
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Russian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
win 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 - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 09:30-10:20
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win 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 - 00000 MTWThF 10:30-11:20
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win 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 - 00000 MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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win RUSS 112: 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 111; RUSS 102, which must be taken concurrently. Offered: W.

A - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva F 12:30-13:20
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win RUSS 113: 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 112; RUSS 103, which must be taken concurrently.

A - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva F 13:30-14:20
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win 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 Galya Diment T Th 11:30-13:20
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win 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 - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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win RUSS 260: Underworlds

Examines real and metaphoric underworlds in literature and films about the afterlife, the heroic journey, guilt, grief, violence, and redemption. Students learn how the mythic underworld functions not only in art, but in their own lives.

VLPA
A - 00000 Barbara Henry MTWTh 12:30-13:20
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win 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 - 00000 Zoya Polack MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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win 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 - 00000 James West Th 12:30-13:20
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win RUSS 313: Business Russian

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

VLPA
A - 00000 M W 13:30-15:20
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win 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 - 00000 Barbara Henry MTWTh 10:30-11:20
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win 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 - 00000 Zoya Polack MT ThF
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win 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 José Alaniz W F 12:30-14:20
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win RUSS 420: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History

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

VLPA
B - 00000 James West M W 14:30-16:20
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win 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 - 00000 James E. Augerot MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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win 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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win 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 - 00000 James West T Th 09:00-10:20
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win 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 - 00000 Barbara Henry MTWTh 10:30-11:20
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win RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 00000 to be arranged -
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Slavic Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
win SLAV 110: The Slavic Languages

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 - 00000 Bojan Belić W F 10:30-12:20
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win SLAV 426: Ways Of Feeling: Expressions Of Emotions Across Languages And Cultures

Investigate the diversity of human experience by focusing on culture specific aspects of linguistic expression of emotion. Examination of the meaning and form of emotion words in different languages, facial expressions, cultural attitudes to emotion and emotional behavior, and gender-specific emotional expressions.

I&S, VLPA
A - 00000 Katarzyna Dziwirek T Th 14:30-16:20
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win 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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win 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 - 00000 James E. Augerot MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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Spring 2016

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr BCS 406: 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. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BCS 405. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 00000 Bojan Belić M W F 12:30-14:20
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Polish Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr POLSH 403: 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. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: POLSH 402. Offered: Sp.

A - 00000 Krystyna Untersteiner MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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Russian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr 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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spr 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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spr 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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spr 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
* *
spr 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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spr RUSS 230: Masterpieces Of Russian Literature

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

VLPA
A - 00000 Barbara Henry T Th 12:30-14:20
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spr 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: Sp.

VLPA
A - 00000 Galya Diment T Th 14:30-16:20
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spr 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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spr 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 - 00000 James West F 10:30-11:20
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spr RUSS 313: Business Russian

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

VLPA
A - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva T Th 14:00-15:50
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spr 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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spr 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 Veronica Muskheli M W 12:30-14:20
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spr 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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spr 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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spr 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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spr 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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spr RUSS 542: Seminar In Russian Poetry

One specific problem or theme in Russian poetry, seen in its widest possible dimensions. Students read, in Russian, the literary works involved and become familiar with the social, historical, and philosophical backgrounds that inspire them.

A - 00000 James West M W 14:30-16:20
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spr RUSS 543: Seminar In Contemporary Russian Prose

Analysis of Russian prose fiction. Selected authors and topics.

A - 00000 Galya Diment T Th 14:30-16:20
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spr RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 00000 to be arranged -
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Slavic Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr 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. Students gain a fundamental grasp of major issues and historical events of this region, expressed through culture. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 130.

VLPA
A - 00000 José Alaniz T Th 12:30-14:20
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spr 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. Students gain a fundamental grasp of major issues and historical events of this region, expressed through culture. Offered: jointly with JSIS A 130.

VLPA
A - 00000 José Alaniz T Th 12:30-14:20
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spr 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. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 00000 Katarzyna Dziwirek T Th 12:30-14:20
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spr 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. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 00000 Katarzyna Dziwirek T Th 12:30-14:20
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spr 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 W F 10:30-12:20
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spr 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 W F 10:30-12:20
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spr 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 - 00000 Gordana Crnković M W 14:30-16:20
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spr 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 - 00000 Gordana Crnković M W 14:30-16:20
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spr 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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spr 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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spr 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. Offered: Sp.

A - 00000 Katarzyna Dziwirek T Th 12:30-14:20
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spr 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. Offered: Sp.

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

Investigation and discussion of special topics in Slavic linguistics.

A - 00000 Bojan Belić W F 10:30-12:20
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spr SLAV 570: Special Topics In Slavic Linguistics

Investigation and discussion of special topics in Slavic linguistics.

A - 00000 Bojan Belić W F 10:30-12:20
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Slovenian Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr SLVN 404: Second-Year Slovene Language

Reinforces and expands foundational knowledge of Slovene language through grammatical topics and exercises, reading of authentic texts, composition, listening, oral presentations, and conversation. Prerequisite: SLVN 402.

A - 00000 Michael E. Biggins M W 14:30-16:20
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