18571

RUS 107

BEGINNING  Russian II

Oleg Minin

M T W Th 1:30 pm-2:30 pm

OLIN 307

FL

FLLC

This course is designed for students who completed Russian Intensive in the Fall semester and for those at the Beginner High level of language proficiency. The focus continues to be on the acquisition of the fundamental skills of spoken and written Russian and familiarity with the Russian culture. Students will continue to enhance their speaking, reading, and written skills as well as the acquisition of new vocabulary and advance grammatical constructions introduced in an integrated communicative context. Audio-visual materials will be an integral part of the learning process. In addition to regular class meetings, students will be required to attend a one-hour-per-week tutorial. Upon successful completion of this 4-credit course, students will be able to apply for a 4-credit summer language and culture program in St. Petersburg, Russia. Class size: 18

 

18183

RUS 207

 Continuing Russian II

Marina Kostalevsky

 T W Th   11:50 am-12:50 pm

OLIN 303

FL

FLLC

This course is designed to continue refining students’ practice of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Russian. The focus is on the continuing acquisition of advanced grammar, pertinent vocabulary as well as reading and conversational skills enabling students to communicate effectively within the topics of everyday importance. Accuracy in using basic grammar constructions in speaking and writing in Russian is pursued and encouraged. Advanced grammar constructions are introduced through a wide variety of adapted texts and contexts. In addition to textbook material, students will be assigned readings of authentic and adapted Russian literary and journalistic texts: pertinent discussions, assignments as well as written and oral responses will entail elements of literary analysis and critique.  Class size: 15

 

18184

RUS 330

 Russia and Its Theater

Marina Kostalevsky

 T  Th    3:10 pm-4:30 pm

OLINLC 210

FL

FLLC

Cross-listed: Theater and Performance  This course will examine the evolution of Russian dramaturgy in connection with parallel developments in both literature and theater. It will offer students an opportunity to explore various aspects of Russian culture by discussing the specifics of Russian Drama. Special attention with be given to issues of genre and style, tradition and innovation, criticism and theory. Readings include plays by Fonvizin, Griboedov, Gogol, Pushkin, Ostrovsky, Chekhov, Bulgakov, Mayakovsky, Erdman, and Petrushevskaia, as well as theoretical texts by Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, and Mikhail Chekhov. Also, the students will have a chance to see some productions of Russian plays on screen and on stage. Conducted in English. 

Class size: 15

 

18136

RUS 418

 kino po-russki: Advanced Russian through Film

Olga Voronina

M  W    10:10 am-11:30 am

OLINLC 206

FL

FLLC

This course is geared towards the students of Russian who have already completed the first and second level’s requirements or ventured into the language beyond the intermediate point. A creative exploration of the Soviet cinematic canon, it offers an in-depth study of the Russian idiom, grammar, and syntax. We will watch and discuss Grigoriy Aleksandrov’s Circus, Nadezhda Kosheverova and Mikhail Shapiro’s Cinderella, Vladimir Men’shov’s Moscow Does not Believe in Tears, Eldar Ryazanov’s The Irony of Fate, and Tarkovsky’s The Mirror. Listening comprehension, reading and writing assignments alternate with discussions, role-play, and reenactment exercises. Taught in Russian.  Class size: 15

 

 

Cross-listed courses:

 

 

18866

ECON 213

 ECONOMIC TRANSITION FROM SOCIALISM TO A MARKET-BASED SYSTEM

Liudmila Malyshava

M W    11:50 am-1:10 pm

OLIN 301

HA

HIST

Cross-listed: Global & International Studies, Russian and Eurasian Studies 

 

18407

HIST 2118

 Soviet Russia, 1917-1991

Sean McMeekin

M  W    11:50 am-1:10 pm

RKC 102

HA

HIST

Cross-listed: Global & International Studies; Political Studies; Russian

 

18533

HR 227

dissent, ethics & politics

Helena Gibbs

 M  W   3:10 pm-4:30 pm

OLIN 304

SA

D+J

SSCI

Cross-listed:  Literature; Russian Studies 

 

18313

LIT 2159

 Literary Greatness and Gambles

Jonathan Brent

    F      3:00 pm-5:20 pm

OLIN 201

LA

ELIT

Cross-listed: Russian

 

18314

LIT 2203

 Balkan Voices:Writng SE Europe

Elizabeth Frank

  W Th 1:30 pm-2:50 pm

ASP 302

FL

D+J

FLLC

DIFF

Cross-listed: Human Rights; Russian

 

18275

MUS 224

 Socialist Musical Imaginaries

Maria Sonevytsky

 T  Th 3:10 pm-4:30 pm

BLM N210

SA

D+J

SSCI

DIFF

Cross-listed: Anthropology; Global & International Studies; Russian