Courses for Fall 2017

CZCH

  • Introductory Czech

    Introduces the performance of basic tasks in Standard Czech, highlights of Czech culture, and a worldview of a nation uniquely located on the threshold of western and eastern Europe. Emphasis on oral communication. Five meetings per week and use of audio/visual materials. Enrollment limited to 18.
    CZCH 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler
  • Czechs and the Big Brother: Czech Lands in the 1980s

    Events in Czechoslovakia in the late 1980's as represented in the Oscar-winning film Kolja. The Velvet Revolution and the Czech perspective on Russia. Readings from different genres. Equal emphasis on language acquisition, including Colloquial Czech. Separate language tasks for two proficiency levels (2nd-3rd year). Conducted in Czech. For students who have completed CZCH 0200 or the equivalent. Enrollment limited to 18.
    CZCH 0410D S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler

PLSH

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RUSS

  • Introductory Russian

    Introduction to Russian language and culture. Oral and written communication in Russian; emphasis on the literary and everyday culture of Russia and the former U.S.S.R., including the changes that have reshaped everyday life for citizens of Russia. Five meetings per week, plus use of audio, video, and web materials. Enrollment limited to 18.
    RUSS 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
    RUSS 0100 S02
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
    RUSS 0100 S03
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
  • Intermediate Russian

    Continues development of language proficiency while broadening understanding of contemporary Russian culture via readings in literature and history. Expansion of vocabulary for dealing with conversational topics and review of Russian grammar. Features literary and nonliterary readings in Russian, as well as video and computer resources. Five class meetings per week. Prerequisite: RUSS 0110 or RUSS 0200 or RUSS 0250 or placement by exam. Enrollment limited to 18.
    RUSS 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Fenghi
    RUSS 0300 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Fenghi
    Schedule Code
    C: Conference
  • Crime and Punishment through Literature

    The seminar will explore how texts of different epochs and cultures, ranging from Ancient to Modern and from drama to poem, novel, and film treat the issues of transgression, punishment, justice, and forgiveness. We will examine each text both in terms of its artistic merit and its place within its cultural and historical milieu. Enrollment limited to 20 first-year students. FYS WRIT
    RUSS 0320E S01
    Primary Instructor
    Golstein
  • Advanced Russian

    Examines selected topics in Russian culture and history as depicted in readings, the media, and Russian and Soviet films. Language work emphasizes increasing facility with spoken Russian and developing writing skills. Includes work on advanced grammar and syntax. Five class meetings per week. Prerequisites: RUSS 0350 or RUSS 0400 or placement. Enrollment limited to 18.
    RUSS 0500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
  • Special Topics in Russian Studies I: Advanced Reading and Conversation

    An advanced course recommended for students who are either planning to go or are returning from abroad. Focus on Russian culture as seen through the prism of Russian poetry. Extensive classroom discussion and frequent writing assignments. Prerequisite: RUSS 0600 or written permission. May be repeated once with permission from the instructor. Enrollment limited to 18.
    RUSS 1110 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Simankov
  • Russian Literature in Translation I: Pushkin to Dostoevsky

    Survey of major works of Russian literature of the early and mid-19th century. Authors to be studied include Karamzin, Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Leskov, and Dostoevsky. Lectures and discussion. No knowledge of Russian required. Discussion sections to be arranged. WRIT
    RUSS 1290 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Levitsky
  • The Russian Novel

    When one considers the impact of Russian literature on world literature, one thinks first of all of the novel. And indeed, since the late nineteenth century its readers all over the world could not resist its artistic powers. The course explores selected Russian novels form the nineteenth- to the twenty-first century. Our in-depth (slow) reading and discussions will be guided by the questions concerning the stylistic peculiarities of the novel, and its development in changing historical and cultural contexts. The course includes: Gogol’s Dead Souls, Goncharov’s Oblomov, Dostoevsky’s Idiot, Bely’s Petersburg, Nabokov’s Mary, Platonov’s Chevengur, among others. WRIT
    RUSS 1340 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Oklot
  • Imagining Moscow: Utopia and Urban Spaces in 20th-Century Russian Culture

    The course explores the role of Moscow in the Russian collective imagery throughout the 20th century. We will study how different utopian visions of the city in art, literature, film, and architecture affected the radical transformations of its urban landscape from the October Revolution to the present. We will start with the 1920s and 1930s, when the image of a new Moscow became closely associated with the creation of new socialist ways of life, and conclude with the neoliberal and neoimperialist facelift of the city in the post-Soviet period, retracing a history of 20th-century Russian culture through its urban imagination. WRIT
    RUSS 1440 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fenghi
  • Chekhov

    Commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the death of the great Russian playwright and short-story writer, this course will examine Chekhov's innovations in the genre of the short story and in modern theater, as well as his ongoing influences in world literature. Themes include the nature of the Chekhovian comic, subversion of the dominant literary and cultural paradigms and myths, representations of gender and sexuality. In English. One of the tasks is to improve students' writing skills. WRIT
    RUSS 1860 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Evdokimova
  • Literature and Art of the Russian Avant-Garde

    Examines the Russian avant-garde between 1912, the year of the first Russian futurist manifesto, and early 1930s when Social Realism became this only sanctioned style of art. This, arguably the most vibrant period in Russian art, permeated with unprecedented sense of creative and political urgency, coincided with the WWI and the Russian Revolution, which provide historical contexts for the analyzed works. Also stresses aesthetic and historic interconnections between the Russian and western avant-gardes. Includes the works of poetry, prose, literary manifestos, book design, painting, and film by such artists as Pasternak, Mayakovsky, Khlebnikov, Mandelshtam, Meyerhold, Malevich, Rodchenko, Eisenstein, among others. WRIT
    RUSS 1885 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Oklot
  • Independent Study

    Independent research project on topics related to Russian culture. Enrollment permitted only after the written proposal (instructions in the department office) is submitted to the Concentration Advisor and Chair of the department (deadline: the last day of Add a course without fee period during the semester when the project is undertaken). Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Each section limited to 10 students; instructor permission required.
    RUSS 1960 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fenghi
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 1960 S02
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 1960 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 1960 S04
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 1960 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Golstein
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 1960 S06
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 1960 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Levitsky
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 1960 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 1960 S09
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 1960 S10
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Eighteenth-Century Literature

    The most important literary currents from the Baroque to early romanticism. Study of style and genre and the development of the literary language.
    RUSS 2010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Levitsky
  • Russian Poetry: Silver Age

    Exploration of the writings of such Russian poets as Blok, Tsvetaeva, Pasternak, Mandelshtam – in the context of social and cultural changes that shook Russia in first decades of the twentieth century. The class will be conducted in English, but the poetry will be read in the original. Primary goal of the class is to teach students to analyze and discuss the complexities of poetic expression. The class is geared toward graduate students in Slavic but it is open to qualified upper level undergraduates, i.e. to those who can read poetry assignments in original. Instructor permission required.
    RUSS 2810 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Golstein
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    RUSS 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Advanced Reading and Research

    Only for graduate students. Independent research project on topics related to Russian culture. Enrollment permitted only after the written proposal (instructions in the department office) is submitted to the DGS and Chair of the department (deadline: the last day of Add a course without fee period during the semester when the project is undertaken). Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Each section limited to 10 students; instructor permission required.
    RUSS 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Golstein
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 2980 S02
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 2980 S03
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Levitsky
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    RUSS 2980 S05
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    RUSS 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep

SLAV

  • Sociolinguistics (with Case Studies on the Former USSR and Eastern Europe)

    This seminar course examines the relationship between language and society: e.g. gender and language, politeness, terms of address, conversational analysis, dialects and language, language variation and social class, language policies and their consequences, language and national/ethnic identity. Case-study readings cover (but are not limited to) linguistic situations in East Europe, Russia, and the former republics of the USSR. Knowledge of Slavic languages not required. Open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Freshmen and sophomores who demonstrate their knowledge of the basic notions in linguistics or their familiarity with the former USSR and East Europe may enroll with the instructor’s written permission. Enrollment limited to 20. DPLL WRIT
    SLAV 1300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler
  • Independent Study

    Independent research project on topics in Slavic Studies. Enrollment permitted only after the written proposal (instructions in the department office) is submitted to the Concentration Advisor and Chair of the department (deadline: the last day of Add a course without fee period during the semester when the project is undertaken). Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Each section limited to 10 students; instructor permission required.
    SLAV 1950 S01
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1950 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Golstein
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1950 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Evdokimova
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1950 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1950 S05
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1950 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Cook
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1950 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Levitsky
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1950 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1950 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Oklot
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Independent Research in the Slavic Language(s)

    Independent research on various topics in Slavic cultures. Reading, discussion, research must be done in the chosen Slavic language (Czech/Russian). Close work with faculty on project is expected. Prerequisites: minimum RUSS0600/CZCH 0610 (3rd year-level) or placement evaluation by Russian or Czech language coordinator. Enrollment permitted only after the written proposal (instructions in the department office) is submitted to the Concentration Advisor and Chair of the department (deadline: the last day of Add a course without fee period during the semester when the project is undertaken). Each section limited to 10 students; instructor permission required.
    SLAV 1981 S01
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1981 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1981 S03
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1981 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Golstein
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1981 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Pollock
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Senior Thesis

    Only for Slavic concentrators writing their senior theses. For requirements and schedule, contact the department. Each section limited to 10 senior Slavic Studies concentrators.
    SLAV 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1990 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Evdokimova
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Levitsky
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1990 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Golstein
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Oklot
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Cook
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Fenghi
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    SLAV 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Advanced Reading and Research

    Only for graduate students. Independent research project on topics in Slavic Studies. Enrollment permitted only after the written proposal (instructions in the department office) is submitted to the DGS and Chair of the department (deadline: the last day of Add a course without fee period during the semester when the project is undertaken). Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Each section limited to 10 students; instructor permission required.
    SLAV 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Oklot
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 2980 S02
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 2980 S04
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Levitsky
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 2980 S06
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    SLAV 2980 S07
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    SLAV 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep