Courses for Spring 2018

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. CZCH 0200 includes readings of annotated literary texts on the Web. Five meetings per week and use of audio/visual materials. Enrollment limited to 18.
    CZCH 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler
  • Czech Animation: Cross-cultural Dialogs

    Czech animation has a long tradition and international reputation. Jiří Trnka beat Walt Disney at the post-war Cannes Film Festival. Karel Zeman is a pioneer in creating fantasy films with animation. Surrealist films by Jan Švankmajer continue to shock the audience. Younger animators such as Barta, Klimt, and Pospíšilová have been developing new modes of expression after the fall of socialism. This course explores a variety of Czech animated films from the 1960’s to the 21st century and its cross-cultural dialog, especially with the Japanese anime. Readings in English and films with English subtitles. DPLL FYS WRIT
    CZCH 0320A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler
  • Psychosis of Occupation in the Czech Lands

    Discussion of the Occupation period during WWII. The course is built around a Czech New Wave classic film about an eccentric director of a crematorium in Prague, who turns into a fanatic collaborator under the terror and demagogy of the regime. We will also read excerpts from the original literary text on which the film was based, and work with the Czech National Corpus. Separate language tasks given to students of two proficiency levels (2nd, 3rd year). Conducted in Czech. The course is for students who completed CZCH0410 or the equivalent. Enrollment limited to 18.
    CZCH 0610B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fidler

PLSH

  • Introductory Polish

    Introduction to Polish language and culture. Oral and written communication in Polish; emphasis on the literary and everyday culture of Poland. Five meetings per week, plus use of audio, video, and web materials.
  • Intermediate Polish

    This course is designed for students who have completed the Introductory Polish language sequence (PLSH 0150/0100, 0200 and 0300) or have otherwise acquired basic proficiency required for the second year sequence. In this course you will continue to develop and refine your speaking skills and will be able to carry on conversation on many topics from your daily life. You will continue developing reading and writing skills by reading increasingly more elaborate authentic texts and writing essays, and your listening skills will be cultivated by in-class interactions and listening to authentic Polish audio and video recordings.
  • Advanced Polish

    In this course students will further develop their skills in speaking, reading, writing and understanding Polish. They will continue developing reading and writing skills by reading increasingly more elaborate authentic texts, writing essays, and learning about Polish stylistics, syntax, and grammar at the advanced level. Their listening skills will be cultivated by in-class interactions and listening to authentic Polish audio and video recordings. Emphasis in this course will be on mastering oral expression and vocabulary building, as well as comprehension of fiction and non-fiction texts of a moderate level of difficulty. The course will be conducted almost exclusively in Polish.

RUSS

  • Intensive Russian

    Intensively-paced introduction to Russian culture and language; completes one year of study in one semester (RUSS 0110 = RUSS 0100-0200). Comprehension and use of contemporary Russian; fundamentals of Russian grammar; vocabulary acquisition; focus on oral communication. Introduces aspects of everyday culture of Russia and the former U.S.S.R. Ten to fifteen hours weekly work outside the classroom. Enrollment limited to 18.
    RUSS 0110 S01
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
  • Introductory Russian

    Introduction to Russian language and culture. Oral and written communication in Russian; emphasis on the 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. Prerequisite: RUSS 0100 or RUSS 0250. Enrollment limited to 18.
    RUSS 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
    RUSS 0200 S02
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
  • Intermediate Russian

    Continues development of language proficiency while broadening understanding of Russian culture via readings in literature and history. Includes 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 0300 or placement by exam. Enrollment limited to 18.
    RUSS 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
  • 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. Four class meetings per week. Prerequisites: RUSS 0500 or placement. Enrollment limited to 18.
    RUSS 0600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    deBenedette
  • Special Topics in Russian Studies II: Advanced Reading and Conversation

    A continuation of Russian 1110. Examines aspects of Russian culture as manifested in Russian literature. Readings range from fairy tales to contemporary works. Extensive classroom discussion and frequent writing assignments. Prerequisite: RUSS 1110, 1700, or written permission. May be repeated once with permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 18.
    RUSS 1120 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Simankov
  • Russian Fantasy and Science Fiction

    Survey of Russian literature, from fairy tales, utopias, and dream sequences to science fiction, which depict altered states of reality. Readings in English, supplemented with films in March and April. Seminar with emphasis on discussion. Russian concentrators and graduate students expected to cover most of the readings in Russian. Familiarity with Russian literary history is not required.
    RUSS 1200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Levitsky
  • Russian Literature in Translation II: Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn

    Survey of major works of Russian literature of the late 19th and 20th centuries. Traces the development of Russian literature from realism to symbolism and decadence, from revolutionary experiments to socialist realism and dissent. Authors to be studied include Tolstoy, Chekhov, Sologub, Blok, Mayakovsky, Babel, Olesha, Zamiatin, Bulgakov, and Solzhenitsyn. Lectures and discussion. No knowledge of Russian required. WRIT
    RUSS 1300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Mihailovic
  • Approaches to Russian Literature

    Reading in Russian of selected poetry and prose by important authors, among them Lomonosov, Karamzin, Derzhavin, Pushkin, Lermontov, Tiutchev, Gogol, Fet, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Briusov, Akhmatova, Sologub, Remizov, Blok, Bely, Zamiatin, Pilnyak, and Mandelshtam. Lectures in Russian on literary problems, literary terms, and important aspects of literary history. Prerequisites: RUSS 0600 plus RUSS 0290 or 0310 or written permission.
    RUSS 1500 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Levitsky
  • 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. WRIT
    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
  • Tolstoy

    Close readings of Tolstoy's major novels (War and Peace and Anna Karenina, in particular) and shorter narratives with special emphasis on his iconoclastic ideas about art, religion, and society. Considers Tolstoy's formal innovation in a broader historical and cultural context. Lectures and discussion. No knowledge of Russian required.
    RUSS 1810 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Evdokimova
  • Central Europe: An Idea and its Literature

    Today’s Central Europe has been defined by historical events from the collapse of the Habsburg Monarchy (1918) to the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), to the recent war in Ukraine and the crisis of European identity. Focusing on literately works from this multicultural and multilingual world—not neglecting their artistic qualities—we will address the question: How does the Central European experience help us to understand the current European cultural, social and political tensions, as well as its aspirations and the perennial question of its unity? Authors included: J.Roth, Musil, Schulz, Canetti, Gombrowicz, Cioran, Hrabal, Kiš, Kundera, H.Müller. WRIT
    RUSS 1848 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
    Primary Instructor
    Oklot
    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.
    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

  • 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
  • Polish for Reading and Research

    An intensive course designed for students who wish to receive concise and systematic language instruction to read Polish for their research projects and/or to prepare for advanced language study in the study abroad context. The course does not require any previous knowledge of Polish. Students will develop functional reading and comprehension strategy in Polish through extensive activities focusing on grammar and reading of selected texts.
    SLAV 1970G S01
    Primary Instructor
    Oklot
  • 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
    Primary Instructor
    Oklot
    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