Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 1110  ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I (5 credits)

Elementary Russian I emphasizes the mastery of all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing, as well as introduces cultural issues in Russia..

Distribution: Global Diversity General Education course and Humanities and Fine Arts General Education course

RUSS 1120  ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II (5 credits)

Pronunciation, listening, comprehension, speaking, and reading.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): RUSS 1110 or three years of high school Russian. Department permission is needed for transfer credit.

RUSS 2110  INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I (3 credits)

Grammar review, more advanced readings.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): RUSS 1120 or four years of high school Russian. Department permission is needed for transfer credit.

RUSS 2120  INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II (3 credits)

Grammar review, more advanced readings.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): RUSS 2110. Department permission is needed for transfer credit.

RUSS 3030  RUSSIAN CONVERSATION (3 credits)

Practice in a variety of conversational situations and levels.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): RUSS 2120 or permission.

RUSS 3040  RUSSIAN GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION (3 credits)

Review of grammatical principles, practice in written composition.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): RUSS 2120 or permission.

RUSS 3050  WOMEN IN RUSSIAN SOCIETY & CULTURE: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE (3 credits)

This course discusses the history of women in Russia beginning from early Russia (10th century) to the present. It includes the study of feminist activists, female educational, professional, and employment opportunities, historical and current status of women, and their social, cultural, and intellectual influences on Russian society. Course offered in English. (Cross-listed with WGST 3050)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior or permission.

RUSS 3150  INTRODUCTION TO RUSSIAN LITERATURE I (3 credits)

Introduction to the principal authors and works of 19th century Russian literature.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): RUSS 3030 and RUSS 3040, or permission.

RUSS 3370  RUSSIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (3 credits)

A historical view of Russia through its political, literary, musical, religious and philosophical development from the 10th to the 20th centuries.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior standing or permission.

RUSS 4900  INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3 credits)

Specially planned readings in a well-defined field of literature or linguistics carried out under the supervision of a member of the foreign language faculty. As independent study courses are intended to enrich a student's regular academic program, they may not be taken as substitutes for scheduled classroom courses of the same nature, nor should they be taken by majors or minors in the department prior to fulfilling required course work

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Senior status, no incompletes outstanding, and departmental permission. Not open to non-degree graduate students.

RUSS 4940  RUSSIAN MASTERPIECES (3 credits)

Russian literature in translation. Critical study of artistic achievements, thought, and values of modern Russian culture through analysis of representative literary texts by major Russian 19th and 20th century writers. (Cross-listed with RUSS 8946)

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior or permission.