Slavic Winter Courses

Winter 2020 Tentative Russian & Slavic Course Offering Descriptions 

RUSS 2. Elementary Russian.
RUSS 5. Intermediate Russian.
RUSS 101B: Advanced Russian
Larry McLellan
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 123B: Nineteenth Century Russian Literature II
Introduction to Russian literary culture from 1850 to 1900. Readings by Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Goncharov, Turgenev, Leskov, Saltykov-Shchedrin, Chekhov. Taught in English.
Slavic 130D (same course as Art History 144D). The Avantgarde in Russia.
Sven Spieker
Introduction to Russian art and aesthetic theory from the beginning to the present. Readings and lectures in English.
Slavic 168: Russian Philosophy and Political Thought
Sven Spieker
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.