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Russian

College of Liberal Arts

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Russian - RUSS Courses

LOWER DIVISION

101A. Fundamentals of Russian (4)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Introduction to fundamenal skills of speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing. For those who are beginning the study of Russian or who have had one year of high school Russian or equivalent.
For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Russian.

101B. Fundamentals of Russian (4)

Prerequisite or corequisite: RUSS 101A or two years of high school Russian or equivalent. Any Foundation course.
Fundamental skills of speaking, oral comprehension, reading and writing.
For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Russian.

201A. Intermediate Russian (4)

Prerequisite: RUSS101B or three years of high school Russian or equivalent.
Prequisite or corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Continued development in speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing skills.
For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Russian.

201B. Intermediate Russian (4)

Prerequisite: RUSS 201A or four years of high school Russian or equivalent.
Prerequisite or corequisite: Any Foundation course.
Continued development in speaking, oral comprehension, reading, and writing skills. For non-native speakers only. Not open to heritage speakers or native speakers of Russian.

UPPER DIVISION

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

310. Russian Literature in English (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, and any course in literature or European history.
Taught in English, this course examines the major themes of Russian life as seen through the literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

312. Advanced Russian (3)

Required background or experience. Ability to read general material in Russian and to translate non-technical material into the language. Extensive reading of Russian writings, review of grammatical principles, and a general consolidation of the four language skills: reading, oral comprehension, composition, and conversation.

314. Russian Conversation (3)

Prerequisite:Upper-division standing in Russian or consent of instructor.
Intended to meet specific, everyday situations and to provide help to those who intend to use Russian for travel, work, or classroom instruction.

399. Directed Studies in Russian Language (1-3)

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Independent study undertaken under the supervision of a faculty member.
A Directed Studies course designed to meet the individual needs of students.
Letter grade only (A-F).

410I. Introduction to Russian Civilization (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
Examination of the characteristic features of Russian culture with special attention to the study of art, architecture, folklore, music, poetry and religion.

428. Russian Cinema (3)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
Focuses on the Socio-political and aesthetic aspects of Russian Cinema, delineating the following periods: Soviet Silent Cinema, Stalinist Cinema, Cinema under the Thaw, Cinema under Brezhnev, and Contemporary Cinema.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as FEA 458. Not open for credit to students with credit in FEA 458.

499. Directed Studies in Russian (1-3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing, consent of instructor.
Readings in areas of mutual interest to student and instructor that are not a part of any regular course. Written report or project may be required.