Slavic and Baltic Languages and Literatures - SLAV


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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101 Elementary Serbian 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 Serbian.

102 Elementary Serbian II
4 hours. Continues SLAV 101. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): SLAV 101 or the equivalent.

103 Intermediate Serbian I
4 hours. Continues SLAV 102. Prerequisite(s): SLAV 102 or the equivalent.

104 Intermediate Serbian II
4 hours. Continues SLAV 103. Prerequisite(s): SLAV 103 or the equivalent.

111 Elementary Ukrainian 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 Ukrainian.

112 Elementary Ukrainian II
4 hours. Continues SLAV 111. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): SLAV 111 or the equivalent.

113 Intermediate Ukrainian I
4 hours. Continues SLAV 112. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): SLAV 112 or the equivalent.

114 Intermediate Ukrainian II
4 hours. Continues SLAV 113. Four additional half hours each week in the language laboratory. Prerequisite(s): SLAV 113 or the equivalent.

115 Serbian Culture
3 hours. Development of Serbian culture and thought from earliest times to the present: intellectual currents, art, architecture, literary landmarks, traditional ethics, and society. World Cultures course.

116 Old Slavic and Ukrainian Folklore and Mythology
3 hours. The mythology and folklore of the Ukrainian culture and its close interrelationship with other Old Slavic mythologies and folklores. World Cultures course.

219 Serbian Folklore and Folk Mythology
3 hours. Serbian folk tales, epic and lyric poetry and related traditional beliefs, customs and ethical norms. Taught in English. World Cultures course.

222 Modern Serbian Literature
3 hours. Serbian literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or consent of the instructor. Creative Arts, and World Cultures course.

224 Introduction to Literary Analysis of Slavic Texts
3 hours. Interpretation of Slavic literary texts from different theoretical points of view and various methodological perspectives. Previously listed as SLAV 324. Prerequisite(s): POL 104 or RUSS 104 or the equivalent, or consent of the instructor.

301 Serbian Composition and Conversation I
3 hours. Composition and conversation, systematic grammar, vocabulary development and aural comprehension. Prerequisite(s): SLAV 104 or the equivalent.

302 Serbian Composition and Conversation II
3 hours. Continues SLAV 301. Prerequisite(s): SLAV 301 or the equivalent.

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.

460 Topics in Central and Eastern European Literature and Culture
3 OR 4 hours. Study of a time period, movement, genre, or special topic. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Same as CEES 460. May be repeated up to 2 time(s), with consent of the instructor, and if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

470 Educational Practice with Seminar I
6 hours. The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the department.

471 Educational Practice with Seminar II
6 hours. The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, credit or concurrent registration in SLAV 470, and approval of the department.

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.

515 Topics in Contemporary Serbian Linguistics
4 hours. Variable content. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): SLAV 410.

535 Topics in Comparative Slavic Linguistics
4 hours. Comparative study of various linguistic aspects of the Slavic languages. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

536 Topics in Comparative Slavic Literatures
4 hours. Comparative study of a literary topic or movement. Content varies. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

542 Studies in Serbian Poetry
4 hours. Specific topics are announced each semester. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

545 Studies in Serbian Prose I
4 hours. Specific topics of the Serbian short story and novel are announced each term. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

550 Studies in Yugoslav Literary Historiography and Criticism
4 hours. Major concepts and movements in the South Slavic literary history. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

560 Studies in Ukrainian Renaissance and Baroque Literature
4 hours. Ukrainian prose, poetry and drama of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.

562 Studies in Ukrainian Romantic and Post-Romantic Poetry
4 hours. Study of a period or movement in the nineteenth and early twentieth-century Ukrainian poetry. Content varies. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

565 Studies in Nineteenth Century Ukrainian Prose
4 hours. Study of a genre, topic, period, movement or author. Content varies. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

575 Studies in Slavic Literary Theory
4 hours. Russian, Czech, Polish and Serbian contributions to literary theory: Formalism, structuralism, semiotics, phenomenology. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. Taught in English.

576 Methods and Principles of Translation
4 hours. Introduction to theory and methods of literary translation. Extensive practice translating expository prose, literary prose, and poetry from Slavic languages into English. Taught in English.

596 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Investigation of special problems under the general direction of a faculty member. May be repeated up to 8 time(s). Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor and the head of the department.

599 Ph.D. Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. The writing of a Ph.D. thesis based on original research in the area of the candidate's major specialization (literature or culture). Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Students may apply a maximum of 26 credit hours toward the degree. Prerequisite(s): Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the Director of Graduate Studies.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.