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.

Spring 2016

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) 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 - 11135 Bojan Belić M W F 12:30-14:20
SAV 141

Polish (POLSH) 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 - 18685 Krystyna Untersteiner MTWThF 11:30-12:20
SAV 162

Russian (RUSS) 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 - 19033 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 09:30-10:20
PCAR 395
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 - 19034 Nathan Marks MTWThF 12:30-13:20
CMU 228
spr 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 - 19036 Valentina Zaitseva F 13:30-14:20
MGH 082A
spr RUSS 120: Topics In Russian Literary And Cultural History: Russia in Pictures: Exploring a Visual Culture

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

VLPA
A - 19037 James West MTWTh 11:30-12:20
EEB 003
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 - 19038 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 11:30-12:20
THO 235
spr RUSS 240: Vladimir Nabokov: Nabokov's American Years

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.

Nabokov's American Years: Speak, Memory, Pnin, Lolita, and Pale Fire plus short stories

VLPA
A - 19039 Galya Diment
Alison Knight
T Th 14:30-16:20
KNE 220
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 - 19040 Zoya Polack MTWThF 11:30-12:20
THO 334
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 - 19041 James West F 10:30-11:20
MGH 282
spr RUSS 314: Business Russian II

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

VLPA
A - 19042 Valentina Zaitseva T Th 13:30-15:20
CDH 128
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 - 19043 José Alaniz MTWTh 10:30-11:20
SIG 225
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.

Folktales, myths, legends and epics are the oldest stories we tell.  Discover Russia's tales of cannibal witches, flying carpets, warrior maidens, lazy heroes and sneaky vixens: they're as smart as they are entertaining.

I&S, VLPA
A - 19044 Barbara Henry M W 12:30-14:20
LOW 105
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 - 19045 Zoya Polack MT ThF
CMU
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 - 19046 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 - 19047 Zoya Polack M Th 10:30-11:20
PAR 310
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 - 19048 José Alaniz MTWTh 10:30-11:20
SIG 225
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 - 19049 James West M W 14:30-16:20
SAV 141
spr RUSS 543: Seminar In Contemporary Russian Prose

Analysis of Russian prose fiction. Selected authors and topics.

A - 19050 Galya Diment T Th 14:30-16:20
KNE 220
spr RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 19051 to be arranged -
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Slavic (SLAVIC) Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
spr SLAVIC 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 SLAVIC 110, LING 200, or LING 400. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 19103 Katarzyna Dziwirek T Th 12:30-14:20
MGH 074
spr SLAVIC 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 - 19104 Bojan Belić W F 10:30-12:20
EEB 045
spr SLAVIC 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 - 19105 Gordana Crnković M W 15:30-17:20
JHN 175
spr 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 - 19106 to be arranged -
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spr SLAVIC 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 - 19107 to be arranged -
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spr SLAVIC 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 SLAVIC 110, LING 200, or LING 400. Offered: Sp.

A - 19108 Katarzyna Dziwirek T Th 12:30-14:20
MGH 074
spr SLAVIC 570: Special Topics In Slavic Linguistics

Investigation and discussion of special topics in Slavic linguistics.

A - 19109 Bojan Belić W F 10:30-12:20
EEB 045
spr SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 19110 to be arranged -
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spr SLAVIC 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 19111 to be arranged -
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Summer 2016 Full-term

Russian (RUSS) 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 - 13345 Shakirova, Alsu A MTWThF
EEB
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 - 13346 MTWThF 09:40-11:50
PCAR 291
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 - 13347 MTWThF 09:40-11:50
PCAR 391
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 - 13349 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 08:30-11:50
MLR 301
sum RUSS 350: Intensive Third-Year Russian

Covers material of RUSS 301, RUSS 302, RUSS 303 in one quarter. Meets three hours daily. No credit of RUSS 301, RUSS 302, RUSS 303 previously taken. Prerequisite: either 2.0 in RUSS 203 or 2.0 in RUSS 250. Offered: S.

VLPA
A - 13350 Zoya Polack MTWThF 08:30-11:50
PAR 212
sum 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 - 13351 Zoya Polack MTWThF 08:30-11:50
SMI 111
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 - 13352 to be arranged -
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sum RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 13354 to be arranged -
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Slavic (SLAVIC) Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
sum 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 - 13385 to be arranged -
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sum SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 13386 to be arranged -
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sum SLAVIC 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 13387 to be arranged -
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Autumn 2016

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut 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 - 00000 Bojan Belić MTWThF 12:30-13:20
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Russian (RUSS) 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 - 00000 Mary Childs MTWThF 10:30-11:20
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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 - 00000 James E. Augerot MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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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 - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 12:30-13:20
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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 - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 12:30-13:20
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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 - 00000 Barbara Henry MTWTh 12:30-13:20
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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
B - 00000 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 - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva F 13:30-14:20
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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 - 00000 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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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 - 00000 Zoya Polack MTWThF 11:30-12:20
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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 - 00000 Svetlana Abramova T Th 15:30-17:20
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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 - 00000 James West MTWTh 10:30-11:20
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aut RUSS 340: Russia's Big Books

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.

VLPA
A - 00000 Galya Diment M W 13:30-15:20
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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 - 00000 Zoya Polack MTWThF 09:30-10:20
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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 - 00000 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 - 00000 Zoya Polack M Th 10:30-11:20
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aut RUSS 543: Seminar In Contemporary Russian Prose

Analysis of Russian prose fiction. Selected authors and topics.

A - 00000 Galya Diment M W 13:30-15:20
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aut RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 00000 to be arranged -
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Slavic (SLAVIC) Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut SLAVIC 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 - 00000 Bojan Belić M W 13:30-15:20
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aut SLAVIC 223: East European Cinema

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 - 00000 Gordana Crnković T Th 12:30-14:20
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aut SLAVIC 490: Studies In Slavic Literatures

Topics vary.

VLPA
A - 00000 Gordana Crnković T Th 15:30-17:20
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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 - 00000 to be arranged -
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aut SLAVIC 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 - 00000 to be arranged -
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aut SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 00000 to be arranged -
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aut SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research B - 00000 Basic, Denis M W 09:30-11:20
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aut SLAVIC 800: Doctoral Dissertation A - 00000 to be arranged -
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Slovenian (SLVN) 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 - 00000 Michael E. Biggins T Th 14:30-16:20
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