Courses for Fall 2019

CZCH

  • Coming of Age in Postwar Czechoslovakia

    Examines political and cultural changes in the post-WWII Czechoslovakia through the eyes of a child. Centerpiece of the course is a film on elementary school in post-war Prague as a symbolic representation of the society that is about to emerge. Other materials such as literary and journalistic texts are used. Places equal emphasis on the acquisition of language, including exposure to Colloquial Czech. Separate language tasks are given to students of two proficiency levels (2nd and 3rd year). Conducted in Czech. For students who completed CZCH 0200 or equivalent. Four meetings per week and use of audio/visual materials. Enrollment limited to 18.
    CZCH 0410B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler

PLSH

No courses were found in this department.

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 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Dukhanova
    RUSS 0300 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Dukhanova
  • 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 19 first-year students.
    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
    deBenedette
  • 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.
    RUSS 1290 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Dukhanova
  • 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.
    RUSS 1340 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Oklot
  • Beyond the Kremlin: Russian Culture and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

    This course explores the radical transformations of Russian cultural and political life after the end of the Soviet Union, with a specific focus on the Putin era. By combining the approaches of literary analysis and cultural anthropology, the course studies representations of social change, and attempts at producing social change, in Russian everyday life and language, as well as in contemporary art and literature. All readings and discussions in English, with Russian originals available for interested students.
    RUSS 1550 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fenghi
  • Sexuality and Revolution in 20th-Century Russian Culture

    The course explores the role of the body and sexuality in 20th-century Russian literature, art, film, and everyday life, covering the sexual revolution of the 1920s, the mass spectacles of the Stalinist period, and the prominent role of sexuality and the body in post-Soviet literature, film, and mass culture. We will focus in particular on the question of how artistic representations of, and reflections on, the body and sexuality, affected social and political revolutions throughout contemporary Russian history.
    RUSS 1660 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.
    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.
    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
  • Russian Romanticism

    This course will examine the works of Zhukovsky, Batiushkov, Pushkin, Lermontov, Tiutchev, Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Odoevsky, and Gogol in the context of Romanticist literary culture. Students will also read works by other European authors associated with Romanticism to elucidate the extent of the adherence of Russian writers to Romanticist aesthetics and philosophy.
    RUSS 2610C S01
    Primary Instructor
    Evdokimova
  • 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 residency requirement and are continuing research on a full time basis.
    RUSS 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep

SLAV

  • 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 residency requirement and are continuing research on a full time basis.
    SLAV 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep