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  • RUSS 101  Elementary Russian I

    Description:
    Intensive practice in reading and speaking for students who have no creditable training in Russian. Weekly laboratory attendance and assignments required.   More Info

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  • RUSS 102  Elementary Russian II

    Description:
    This course is for students with some previous study of Russian. It has a strong cultural component and will focus on intercultural communication an on practice in the four language skills with special attention to reading and writing. Weekly language laboratory attendance and assignments are requires.   More Info

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  • RUSS 250  Dostoevsky

    Description:
    An introduction to the life and works of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Emphasis on reading and analysis of selected texts, including two of his major novels. No knowledge of Russian required.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • RUSS 255L  Women in Russia

    Description:
    The history and culture of Russian women of different classes, backgrounds, and affectional/sexual orientations with emphasis on how their past and present experience differs from women in Europe and America. Topics for reading and discussion include myths of Amazons and mothers; "rule of women;" peasant women; the Woman Question: poetesses, prostitutes, populists, "perverts," working women/women's work; women today. No knowledge of Russian required. RUSS 255L and WOST 255L are the same course.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • RUSS 264  Soviet Life and Culture

    Description:
    An interdisciplinary introduction in English to Soviet and Russian culture from the Revolution to the present day. Focus on literature, music, and the arts. Topics include: the avant-garde culture of the 1920's; socialist realism and the Stalinist legacy in cultural life; the "Thaws" of the 1950's and the 1960"s; the dissident movement; and contemporary life and culture. No knowledge of Russian required. Of special interest to students in international relations and management, political science, and economics.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • RUSS 268G  Russian Short Masterpieces

    Description:
    An introduction to Russian literature through close readings of short works by Russia's greatest writers. The course explores the writers' artistic worlds, examines the profound moral and social questions they raise, and provides insights into Russian culture and society. Particular attention is given to interpreting and writing about literature. This course may count toward the Russian Studies major. Please note: Students may receive credit either for this course or for RUSS 269 (Short Masterpieces of Russian Literature), but not for both. The course is taught in English. Capabilities addressed: Critical reading, critical thinking, clear writing, collaborative learning, oral presentation.   More Info

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  • RUSS 290  Special Topics

    Description:
    Special Topics in Russian.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • RUSS 378  Independent Study

    Description:
    For those students wishing to pursue the study of Russian language, literature or culture beyond the intermediate level. A course of study is jointly designed by supervising instructor and student.   More Info

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  • RUSS 478  Readings & Research

    Description:
    Primarily for seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 in their major who wish to pursue a research topic in depth, one ordinarily not available in standard course offerings. A written prospectus detailing the plan of study must be submitted to supervising instructor and department.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • RUSS 479  Readings & Research

    Description:
    Primarily for seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0 in their major who wish to pursue a research topic in depth, one ordinarily not available in standard course offerings. A written prospectus detailing the plan of study must be submitted to supervising instructor and department.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • RUSS 498  Honors Research Project

    Description:
    Independent and original investigation of a specific aspect of Russian studies of interest to the student, under the supervision of a departmental advisor. Student read primary and secondary texts and determine a critical methodology in preparation for the writing of the thesis. Completion of a thesis prospectus and acceptance by the student's proposed thesis supervisor are prerequisites for admission to 499.   More Info

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