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.

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 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 - 11238 Bojan Belić MTWThF 12:30-13:20
CDH 128

Polish (POLSH) Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut POLSH 404: Second-Year Polish

Reinforces basic grasp of the language and enlarges vocabulary and command of grammatical patterns beyond the sentence level. Pays special attention to oral communication, listening comprehension, and writing. Helps enable students to move from Novice High to Intermediate Mid/High-level on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale. First in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in POLSH 403. Offered: A.

VLPA
B - 20192 Katarzyna Dziwirek M W F 12:30-14:20
SAV 139

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 - 20616 Mary Childs MTWThF 10:30-11:20
DEN 256
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 - 20617 James E. Augerot MTWThF 11:30-12:20
MGH 284
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 - 20618 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 12:30-13:20
CDH 711A
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 - 20619 Barbara Henry MTWTh 12:30-13:20
THO 125
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 - 20620 Barbara Henry MTWTh 12:30-13:20
THO 125
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 - 20621 Valentina Zaitseva F 13:30-14:20
MGH 278
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 - 20622 Valentina Zaitseva MTWThF 11:30-12:20
CHL 105
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 - 20623 Zoya Polack MTWThF 11:30-12:20
PAR 313
aut RUSS 316: Extended Russian Through Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math

For students already relatively proficient in spoken and written Russian to extend their language skills to the topics of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Designed for heritage learners, students of Russian as a second language, and students working in either technical fields or the humanities. Prerequisite: either RUSS 301 or permission of instructor for heritage speaker.

VLPA
A - 20624 Svetlana Abramova T Th 15:30-17:20
SAV 158
aut RUSS 340: Russia's Big Books: Lev Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina"

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.

One of the greatest "romances" ever written, Anne Karenina is judged by many to be an unprecedented masterpiece of not only Russian but world literature.  We will explore the historical times during which it appeared and read, among other criticism, Vladiimir Nabokov's delightful take...

VLPA
A - 20626 Galya Diment M W 13:30-15:20
SMI 211
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 - 20627 Zoya Polack MTWThF 09:30-10:20
PAR 306
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 - 20630 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 - 20632 Zoya Polack M Th 10:30-11:20
PAR 306
aut RUSS 543: Seminar In Contemporary Russian Prose

Analysis of Russian prose fiction. Selected authors and topics.

A - 20633 Galya Diment M W 13:30-15:20
SMI 211
aut RUSS 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 20634 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 - 20704 Bojan Belić M W 13:30-15:20
LOW 112
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 - 20705 Gordana Crnković T Th 12:30-14:20
GWN 201
aut SLAVIC 490: Studies In Slavic Literatures

Topics vary.

VLPA
A - 20706 Gordana Crnković T Th 15:30-17:20
THO 331
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 - 20707 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 - 20708 Th 13:30-15:20
SAV 155
aut SLAVIC 519: Slavic Language Pedagogy

Introduction to current issues of foreign language pedagogy. Concentrates on the practical classroom application of methodological theory through lectures and micro-teaching presentation. Topics discussed and practiced include testing, proficiency teaching, teaching listening and reading skills, writing, teaching grammar, and computers. Offered: A.

A - 20709 Bojan Belić T 13:30-16:20
MGH 282
aut SLAVIC 600: Independent Study Or Research A - 20710 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 - 20711 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. Instructors: Biggins

A - 20712 Michael E. Biggins M Th 14:30-16:20
MGH 286