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RUS 101 Elementary Russian I

Course Description: This course introduces students to the basic Russian language. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of the fundamental skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing. The classroom periods are supplemented by intensive practice in the language laboratory.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.

3 credits

RUS 102 Elementary Russian II

Prerequisite: RUS 101 or 2 years of high school Russian and the ability to read the Cyrillic Alphabet.

Course Description: A continuation of RUS 101.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for RUS 102 ( Course : RUS 101 . Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Russian Placement 20 to 21) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

RUS 154A Topic in Translation: Slavic Cultures

Course is conducted in English.

Course Description: This course is based on a variety of literary sources providing vastly different perspectives on Slavic cultures of Central and Eastern Europe. The main focus of this course is on their ethnic and cultural narratives.

3 credits

RUS 154F Topic: Masterpieces of Russian Literature

Prerequisite: Course is conducted in English. Lubin, CSIS or Lienhard students may use this course to meet core requirements. Education and Dyson students may use this course for enhancement credit or Dyson Overlay.

Course Description: This course covers subjects selected from the literature and culture of Russia and the other countries of Eastern Europe. Knowledge of Russian or other East European language is not required.

3 credits

RUS 154G Con Artists and Shady Ladies in Russian Literature

Course Description: Strange figures have populated the Russian literary landscape from the time of Gogol, Dostoevksy, and Bulgakov. The main focus of this course is on their literary creations, from the late 19th through early 20th centuries.

3 credits

RUS 154H Topics of Eastern Culture in Translation: "The Russian Soul" through film

Course Description: The course will investigate Russian culture through the most significant trends and periods in the development of Russian cinema. Screening award-winning films by major Russian directors such as Eisenstein, Tarkovskii, Mikhalkov and others will examine the impact cinema continues to have on Russian society and culture today. The presentation of films (in Russian with English subtitles) will be thematic and supplemented by a variety of texts.

3 credits

RUS 154J Topic: Saints and Fools in Russian Literature

Old Core: Lubin, CSIS or Lienhard students may use this course to meet core requirements. Education and Dyson students may use this course for Enhancement credit or Dyson overlay. This course is conducted in English.

Course Description: Strange figures have populated the Russian literature landscape from the time of Gogol, Dostoevsky and Bulgakov. The main focus of this course is on their literary creations, from the late 19th through early 20th century.

3 credits

RUS 154K Topics: Tsar, Cossacks, and the Good Soldier Svejk: Slavic Cultures

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge II or Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: Comparative study of Slavic cultures through the literatures of East Europe. The main focus of this course is on a variety of literary readings that will provide vastly different perspectives on the culture(s) of Slavic peoples from antiquity to the late 19th century. Taught in English.

Course Rotation: NY: Spring, odd years.

3 credits

RUS 196A Slavs: Austrian-Hungarian Empire: Culture and Ethnicity

Note: Students registered in RUS 305 may sign up for the trip without registering for this course. Course Description: This culture course is designed to prepare students for an 8 day cultural excursion to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, and Vienna. The class will for weekly one-hour sessions thorughout the semester. The students will be introduced to the history of the multicultural and polilingual society of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The itinerary will include guided tours to historical sites in the capitals of Bohemia, Moravia, and Austria.

1 credits

RUS 196B Slavs in the Balkans

Students enrolled in INT 197 "Slavic Civilizations" may sign-up for the trip to satisfy the cultural activities requirement.

Course Description: This is a 9-day cultural excursion to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, Dubrovnik, an ancient Mediterranean city, and Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. The class will meet for weekly one-hour sessions. The students will be introduced to the history of the multicultural and multilingual societies of Catholic Croatia and Slovenia, with the strong Protestant tradition. The itinerary will include guided tours to historical sites in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, the rival of the Republic of Venice, and Ljubljana, a city formerly under Austrian Habsburg rule.

1 credits

RUS 196C St. Petersburg: Treasures of Imperial Russia

Course Descripiton:The class will meet for weekly one-hour sessions throughout the semester, including orientation sessions. The students will be introduced to the culture and literary history of St. Petersburg. Students will be required to write an 8-9 page research paper dealing with the history, culture, literature (Fedor Dostoevsky) and sights of the Imperial capital founded by Peter the Great. The itinerary will include guided tours to the Russian Museum and Famous Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral (100 kilos of gold went into the gilding of the dome), The Winter Palace and The Summer Gardens-The Emperor’s Summer Palace.

1 credits