Courses

RUSS 1003. Elementary Russian I. 3 Hours.

First semester of Russian intended for students who have not studied the language before. Students learn how to read and write in the Cyrillic alphabet, as well as communicate on basic topics and gain cultural awareness about the modern Russian-speaking world. (Typically offered: Fall)

RUSS 1013. Elementary Russian II. 3 Hours.

A continuation of RUSS 1003. Continues developing basic listening, communicative, cultural, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Prerequisite: RUSS 1003. (Typically offered: Spring)

RUSS 2003. Intermediate Russian I. 3 Hours.

Focuses on mastering speaking, writing, reading, listening skills and cultural awareness using a variety of different texts and cultural material. Prerequisite: RUSS 1013. (Typically offered: Fall)

RUSS 2013. Intermediate Russian II. 3 Hours.

Continues expanding students' writing, reading, listening, and communicative skills by leading them to intermediate advanced level. Prerequisite: RUSS 2003. (Typically offered: Spring)

RUSS 3003. Advanced Russian I. 3 Hours.

Through reading and discussing contemporary political and historical events students advance their speaking, listening, and writing skills. The course builds on and advances the language skills acquired in RUSS 2013 Intermediate Russian II. Prerequisite: RUSS 2013, or equivalent language skills that will be equal to four semesters of language instruction. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

RUSS 4113. Special Themes in Russian. 3 Hours.

Covers topics not normally dealt with in period courses. Sample topics include gender and sexuality, war and memory, Holocaust, art and protest, modernism/post-modernism, Jewish writers, and cinema. Topics announced one semester in advance. This course is taught in English. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.
This course is cross-listed with WLIT 4113.

RUSS 4123. Survey of Russian Literature from Its Beginning to the 1917 Revolution. 3 Hours.

The instructor will discuss the historical and cultural backgrounds while focusing on major writers and will deal with literature as an outlet for social criticism. There will be textual analysis. It will be taught in English. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with WLIT 4123.

RUSS 4133. Survey of Russian Literature Since the 1917 Revolution. 3 Hours.

The instructor will discuss the historical and cultural backgrounds while focusing on major writers and will deal with literature as an outlet for social criticism. There will be textual analysis. It will be taught in English with readings in English. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with WLIT 4133.

RUSS 475V. Special Investigations. 1-6 Hour.

Special investigations. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

RUSS 5113. Special Themes in Russian. 3 Hours.

Covers topics not normally dealt with in period courses. Sample topics include gender and sexuality, war and memory, Holocaust, art and protest, modernism/post-modernism, Jewish writers, and cinema. Topics announced one semester in advance. This course is taught in English. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 9 hours of degree credit.
This course is cross-listed with WLIT 5113.

RUSS 5123. Survey of Russian Literature from Its Beginning to the 1917 Revolution. 3 Hours.

(Formerly RUSS 4123.) The instructor will discuss the historical and cultural backgrounds while focusing on major writers and will deal with literature as an outlet for social criticism. There will be textual analysis. It will be taught in English. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both RUSS 4123 and RUSS 5123. (Typically offered: Irregular)

RUSS 5133. Survey of Russian Literature Since the 1917 Revolution. 3 Hours.

(Formerly RUSS 4133.) The instructor will discuss the historical and cultural backgrounds while focusing on major writers and will deal with literature as an outlet for social criticism. There will be textual analysis. It will be taught in English with readings in English. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both RUSS 4133 and RUSS 5133. (Typically offered: Irregular)
This course is cross-listed with WLIT 5133.

RUSS 575V. Special Investigations. 1-6 Hour.

Special investigations. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.