Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 101 - Elementary Russian I. 4 Credits.

Offered autumn. Emphasis on oral communication, with development in all major skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

RUSS 102 - Elementary Russian II. 4 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., RUSS 101 or equiv. Continuation of 101.

Gen Ed Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

RUSS 105H - Intro to Russian Culture. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Fulfills both the Historical and Cultural (H) and American and European (Y) General Education Perspectives. A chronological survey of Russian culture from its beginnings to the contemporary period.

Gen Ed Attributes: Democracy and Citizenship (Y)

RUSS 191 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one?time offerings of current topics.

RUSS 192 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered intermittently. Course material appropriate to the needs and objectives of the individual student.

RUSS 193 - Study tours / Study abroad. 1-12 Credits.

(R-10) Offered intermittently. University omnibus option for independent work.

RUSS 201 - Intermediate Russian I. 4 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq., RUSS 102 or equiv. Continuation of active skills approach to Russian listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Gen Ed Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

RUSS 202 - Intermediate Russian II. 4 Credits.

Offered spring. Prereq., RUSS 201. Continuation of 201. Continuation of active skills approach to Russian listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Gen Ed Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

RUSS 292 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R-6) Offered autumn and spring. Course material appropriate to the needs and objectives of the individual student.

RUSS 293 - Study tours / Study abroad. 1-12 Credits.

(R-10) Offered intermittently. University omnibus option for independent work.

RUSS 301 - Russian: Oral & Written Expr I. 3 Credits.

Offered autumn. Prereq., RUSS 202 or consent of instr. Emphasis on active use of Russian. Intensive practice in conversation and writing.

Gen Ed Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

RUSS 302 - Russian: Oral and Writen Expr II. 3 Credits.

Prereq., RUSS 301 or consent of instr. A continued emphasis on active use of Russian. Intensive practice in conversation and writing. Continuation of 301.

Gen Ed Attributes: Foreign Language Requirement

RUSS 306L - Evil and the Supernatural in Russian Literature. 3 Credits.

Offered alternate years. A survey of 19th-and 20th century Russian literature in translation. This course will focus on texts exploring evil and the supernatural. May include the works of Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bulgakov and others. No knowledge of Russian is necessary.

Gen Ed Attributes: Lit & Artistic Studies (L)

RUSS 307L - Beauty, Power and Pride in Russian Literature. 3 Credits.

Offered alternate years. Survey of Russian literature up to the present day. Texts focus on the themes of beauty, power and pride as a lens for exploring elements of Russian identity.

Gen Ed Attributes: Lit & Artistic Studies (L)

RUSS 371 - SRAS: The New Great Game. 3 Credits.

Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instructor. Restricted to students in the SRAS program. Taught at The London School in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. This course offers an overview of the New Great Game as a renewed struggle for hegemony and control over natural resources in Central Asia between competing global powers, the Central Asian republics themselves, and neighboring states.

RUSS 372 - SRAS: Understnding Cent Asia. 3 Credits.

Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instructor. Restricted to students in the SRAS program. Taught at The London School in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The course offers a broad overview of the cultural and social, as well as the historical and religious, dimensions of Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan, in addition to Afghanistan and Xinjiang because of their influential role in greater Eurasia.

RUSS 391 - Special Topics. 1-9 Credits.

(R?9) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one?time offerings of current topics.

RUSS 392 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered autumn and spring. Course material appropriate to the needs and objectives of the individual student.

RUSS 393 - Study tours / Study abroad. 1-12 Credits.

Offered intermittently. University omnibus option for independent work.

RUSS 398 - Internship. 1-6 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of department. Extended classroom experience that provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus. Prior approval must be obtained from the faculty supervisor and the Internship Services office. A maximum of 6 credits of Internship (198, 298, 398, 498) may count toward graduation.

RUSS 411 - 19th-Century Russian Authors. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., RUSS 202 or consent of instructor. A study of various authors; may include Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, etc.

RUSS 412 - 20th-Century Russian Authors. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., RUSS 202 or consent of instructor. A study of various authors; may include Bulgakov, Nabokov, Solzhenitsyn, etc.

RUSS 424 - Russian Short Story. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., RUSS 202 or consent of instructor. A chronological study of the Russian short story, 19th and 20th centuries.

RUSS 440 - Russian Poetry. 3 Credits.

Offered intermittently. Prereq., RUSS 202 or consent of instructor. The evolution of Russian poetry from the end of the 18th century to the contemporary period.

RUSS 491 - Special Topics. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one?time offerings of current topics.

RUSS 492 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered autumn and spring. Course material appropriate to the needs and objectives of the individual student.

RUSS 493 - Study tours / Study abroad. 1-12 Credits.

(R-10) Offered intermittently. University omnibus option for independent work.

RUSS 494 - Seminar in Russian Studies. 1-3 Credits.

(R?9) Offered intermittently. Prereq., consent of instructor. Topics of the seminar include 1.) The Russian Novel and 2.) Dostoevsky and 3.) Women and Gender in Russian Culture. May be taken for honors credit through the Davidson Honors College. No knowledge of Russian is necessary, but Russian majors will be required to do selected readings in the original Russian. Fulfills the upper-division writing expectation for Russian majors. Topics announced in class schedules.

Gen Ed Attributes: Writing Course-Advanced

RUSS 594 - Seminar. 1-3 Credits.

RUSS 596 - Independent Study. 1-6 Credits.

(R?6) Offered intermittently. Level: Graduate