Fall 2020 Tentative Russian & Slavic Course Offering Descriptions
RUSS 1. Elementary Russian.
Comprehensive introduction to Russian. Focus on developing basic communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing) within the framework of contemporary Russian culture. Students acquire a basic grammatical framework for further language study. Audio, visual, and web-based materials included.
RUSS 4. Intermediate Russian.
Focuses on developing fluency, expanding vocabulary, and acquiring basic reading and writing skills. Comprehensive review of basic Russian grammar; introduction to participles and verbal adverbs. Audio, video, and web-based materials are an integral part of the course.
RUSS 101D. Advanced Russian.
Continued development of oral and written fluency. Special attention to development of reading skills through a variety of texts related to Russian culture. Systematic review of advanced grammar. Compositions, translations, and oral presentations required. Periodic screenings of Russian films.
SLAV 145: Introduction to Slavic Language & Linguistics
Introduction to the history and development of the Slavic languages. Topicsinclude dialects, language contact, sociolinguistics, gender issues, and language policy. Taught in English.
SLAV 164B/ C LIT 154. Science Fiction in Eastern Europe
The genre of science fiction and its development in literature and film in the various cultures of eastern europe. Topics include utopia, dystopia,technology, the "mad" scientist, etc. Taught in English.