Winter 2020 Tentative Russian & Slavic Course Offering Descriptions
RUSS 2. Elementary Russian.
RUSS 5. Intermediate Russian.
RUSS 101B: 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 117I: Great Russian Writers (Nabokov)
Intensive study of one author. Readings supplemented by select criticism. Readings and lectures in English. Pushkin, Gogol, Leskov, Turgenev, Goncharov, Chekhov, Dostoevsky,Tolstoy, Nabokov, Bulgakov
SLAV 152C/ C LIT 186IR: Ideology & Representation
How does the representation of the "enemy" during a conflict influence our attitudes toward that conflict? An examination of the images of the opponent in literature, film and journalism. special emphasis on Eastern Europe.
Slavic 168: Russian Philosophy and Political Thought
Study of key thinkers and philosophers whose ideas have shaped Russian politics and cultural history, from early Russian civilization to the present day. Taught in English.