Russian (RUSS)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
RUSS 101 Elementary Russian I 4 hours. Phonetics, introductory grammar, and reading. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): For students who have had no formal work in Russian. 
RUSS 102 Elementary Russian II 4 hours. Continues RUSS 101. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): RUSS 101 or the equivalent. 
RUSS 103 Intermediate Russian I 4 hours. Continues RUSS 102. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): RUSS 102 or the equivalent. 
RUSS 104 Intermediate Russian II 4 hours. Continues RUSS 103. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): RUSS 103 or the equivalent. 
RUSS 115 Russian Culture before the Revolution 3 hours. The main trends of Russian thought and manners from the beginning to the Revolution: literature, philosophy, religion, art, architecture, intellectual life. Audio-visual emphasis.  World Cultures course.
RUSS 116 Russian Culture: The Soviet Period 3 hours. The transformation of Russian culture after 1917: literature, art, architecture, philosophy, intellectual trends; emphasis on the ideology of Socialist Realism. Audio-visual emphasis.  World Cultures course.
RUSS 120 The Russian Short Story in Translation 3 hours. Introduction to important Russian short stories of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the elements of fiction; close analysis of literary texts.  Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
RUSS 130 Masterpieces of Russian Literature in Translation 3 hours. Introduction to Russian novellas and novels of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
RUSS 150 Introduction to Russian Cinema 3 hours. Introduction to major themes, trends, and techniques of Russian/Soviet cinema. Explores film as an expression of social reality and political ideology. Comparisons drawn with American cinema. Taught in English. Films screened with English subtitles.  Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
RUSS 241 Dostoyevsky 3 hours. Selected short stories and novels. Taught in English.  Creative Arts course.
RUSS 242 Tolstoy 3 hours. Discussion of selected short stories and plays. Taught in English.  Creative Arts course.
RUSS 244 Women in Russian Literature 3 hours. Major works by and about women in Russian literature: experiences of women and societal attitudes toward them. Same as GWS 244. Taught in English.  Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.
RUSS 301 Russian Composition and Conversation I 3 hours. Composition and conversation, systematic grammar, vocabulary development, and aural comprehension. Prerequisite(s): RUSS 104 or the equivalent. 
RUSS 302 Russian Composition and Conversation II 3 hours. Continues RUSS 301. Prerequisite(s): RUSS 301 or the equivalent. 
RUSS 321 Introduction to Russian Literature I 3 hours. Literature of the nineteenth century. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of the instructor. 
RUSS 322 Introduction to Russian Literature II 3 hours. Literature of the twentieth century. Taught in English. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or RUSS 321 or consent of the instructor. 
RUSS 399 Independent Study 1 TO 3 hours. Investigation of special problems under the general direction of a staff member. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing, consent of the instructor and the head of the department. 
RUSS 401 Russian Composition and Conversation III 3 OR 4 hours. Oral presentations, compositions, conversation: daily life and current events. Problems of grammar and syntax. Improving pronunciation and intonation. Reading. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): RUSS 302 or the equivalent. 
RUSS 402 Russian Composition and Conversation IV 3 OR 4 hours. Continuation of RUSS 401. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): RUSS 401 or the equivalent. 
RUSS 410 Structure of Modern Russian 3 OR 4 hours. A synchronic linguistic analysis of Russian substantives, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, deverbal nouns, and minor parts of speech from a syntagmatic and paradigmatic point of view. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): At least 4 semester hours of Russian or the equivalent. 
RUSS 450 Studies in the Russian Novel 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a major novelist, movement, or special themes. Content varies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): 24 hours of Russian or consent of the instructor. 
RUSS 460 Studies in Russian Literature 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a major author, movement, genre, or special topic. Content varies. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 2 time(s). Prerequisite(s): 24 hours of Russian or consent of the instructor. 
RUSS 499 Independent Study 1 TO 4 hours. Investigation of special problems under the general direction of a staff member. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Graduate students may register for more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Senior or graduate standing, consent of the instructor and the head of the department.