Slavic Winter Courses

Winter 2021 Tentative Russian & Slavic Course Offering Descriptions 

RUSS 2. Elementary Russian.
Continuation of Russian 1. 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 5. Intermediate Russian.
Continuation of Russian 4. 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 101E. 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 117G/C LIT 186G. Dostoevsky.
Arpi Movsesian
Intensive study of one author. Readings supplemented by select criticism. Readings and lectures in English
SLAV 130C/ ARTHI 144C. Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe.
Sven Spieker
Study of central intellectual and aesthetic trends in the late Soviet period and in contemporary post-Soviet Russia and Eastern Europe. Analysis of literary texts and the visual arts. Taught in English. 
SLAV 151C/ C LIT 161. Literature in Central Europe.
Margarita Delcheva 
Investigation of the prolific literatures of central Europe, one of the culturally and linguistically most diverse regions of the European continent that has produced writers such as Italo Svevo, Franz Kafka, Robert Musil, Bruno Schultz, and others. Readings in English.