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RUS 301 Russian Composition and Conversation

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Russian or equivalent.

Course Description: A course designed to enhance practice in composition and conversation with emphasis on the writing process and the improvement of the student's oral and writing skills; development of idiomatic usage and expression. A special attention is paid to literary reading and creative writing, which will continually integrate grammatical applications and newly learned linguistic concepts. Conducted in Russian.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring.

3 credits

RUS 304 Russian Translation and Interpretation

Course Description: The main objective of the course is to familiarize the student with techniques and standard practices in translation and interpretation as particular forms of cross-cultural interaction. The course is designed to help students acquire a broad array of language skills along with knowledge about problem areas in oral and written translation from English into Russian and vice versa. A special attention will be paid to the development of idiomatic usage and expression, with an emphasis on differences in grammar and vocabulary of the two languages. Conducted in Russian.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall, even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

RUS 281 Minimum Grade of D and RUS 282 Minimum Grade of D

RUS 305 Russian for Professional Communication

Prerequisite: 6 credits of intermediate Russian or permission of Instructor.

Course Description: A course designed to develop the skills of professional communication in Russian. Students will be introduced to commercial terms involved in correspondence and will have practice in writing and speaking. Business and journalism abilities are stressed.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite for RUS 305 ( Course : RUS 300 to 399. Minimum Grade of D. ) or ( Test: Russian Placement 50 to 51) or ( Test: Language Placement Override 98 to 99)

RUS 316 Masterpieces of Russian Literature I

Prerequisites: 6 credits of intermediate Russian or equivalent.

Course Description: A survey of major Russian writers and their works through the centuries. A selection of readings from the novel, short story, drama and poetry will be included. Oral/written reports in Russian will be required.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Odd years. PLV: Spring - Even years.

3 credits

RUS 317 Masterpieces of Russian Literature II

Prerequisites: 6 credits of intermediate Russian or the equivalent.

Course Description: A survey of major Russian writers and their works through the centuries. A selection of readings from the novel, short story, drama, and poetry will be included. Oral/written reports in Russian will be required.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall - Odd years. PLV: Spring - Even years.

3 credits

RUS 318 Leo Tolstoy and Beyond: Literatures in Eastern Europe

Prerequisite: Six credits of intermediate Russian or instructor's permission.

Course Description: A survey of works from Russian literature of the second half of the 19th century (Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chekhov) and the 20th century, as well as works of other East European literature (Shevchenko, Sienkiewicz, Hasek). Students will examine shared literary features and the roles of literature(s) in Eastern Europe in shaping national myths and identities, especially in the post-totalitarian society. The class is taught in Russian.

Course Rotation: NYC: Spring, even years.

3 credits

Prerequisites

RUS 317 Minimum Grade of D

RUS 320 Comparative Study of Russian and Slavic Languages

Prerequisite: 3 credits of advanced Russian or the Instructor's permission.

Course Description: Comparative study of the historical background and linguistic structures of the Slavic languages, leading advanced students of any Slavic language to a reading knowledge of Russian, Czech, Polish, Croatian, Bulgarian, and Ukrainian.

Course Rotation: NYC: TBA.

3 credits

RUS 324 Culture: Literary Readings in Russian and Slavic Languages

Prerequisites: RUS 320 or instructor's permission.

Course Description: Comparative study of Slavic cultures through the literatures of Eastern Europe, with further readings in Russian, Czech, Polish, Croatian, Bulgarian, and Ukrainian.

Course Rotation: NYC: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

RUS 320 Minimum Grade of D

RUS 380A Seminar: Mixail Bulgakov

Course Description: The course is devoted to the major novel by Mixail Bulgakov, Master and Margarita. Reading and discussion will be built on Russian language skills with an eye of developing a more sophisticated set of abilities in Russian. Students will read Bulgakov’s text in its entirety, as well as a series of critical works about the novel, accompanied by screening the recent series of the novel. Students will do research on the novel and its references. Oral/written reports in Russian will be required.

3 credits

RUS 395 Independent Study in Russian

With the approval of the appropriate faculty member, the department chairperson and the academic dean, students may select a topic for guided research that is not included in the regular course offerings. The student meets regularly with the faculty member to review progress. A research project or paper must also be submitted.

1 - 9 credits