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Russian (RUSS)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).

1000. Practical Russian. 1-3 (Max. 3). Studies fundamentals of Russian grammar for reading comprehension in professional fields. Credit granted cannot be substituted for credit in RUSS 1010, 1020 or 2030. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

1005. Introduction to the Russian Sound System. 1 (Max. 2). Introduces phonetics, alphabet and intonation. Fifteen 50-minute lab sessions. Offered S/U only. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

1010. First Year Russian I. 4. Studies fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading. (Offered fall semester)

1020. First Year Russian II. 4. Studies fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading. Prerequisite: RUSS 1010 or two years of high school Russian. (Offered spring semester)

2005. Russian Intonation, Phonetics and Pronunciation. 1 (Max. 2). Reviews phonetics and intonation. For second year Russian students.  Fifteen 50-minute lab sessions. Offered S/U only.  Prerequisite: RUSS 1000 or 1010/ 1020. (Offered fall and spring semesters)

2030. Second Year Russian I. 4. Grammar completion and conversation. Prerequisite: RUSS 1020 or three years of high school Russian. (Offered fall semester)

2040. Second Year Russian II. 3. Reviews grammar and conversation. Prerequisite: RUSS 2030. (Offered spring semester)

2140. Introduction to Reading. 3. Introduction to reading Russian. Analyzes major media. Prerequisite: RUSS 2030 or three years of high school Russian. (Offered spring)

3050. Third Year Russian I. 3. [C1, G1, W2<>(none)] Stresses usage of the language through composition, conversation, oral presentation and grammar review. Prerequisite: RUSS 2040 or three or four years of high school Russian. (Offered fall semester)

3060. Third Year Russian II. 3. Stresses usage of the language through composition, conversation, oral presentations and grammar review. Prerequisite: RUSS 3050. (Offered spring semester)

3065. Topics in Russian Language. 3. Encompasses special topics on aspects of Russian language. Prerequisite: RUSS 2030. (Offered either semester)

3105. Twentieth Century Russian Literature in English. 3. [C1, G1, W2<>(none)] Studies classics of Soviet and Pre-Soviet eras. In English. Prerequisite: ENGL 1020. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

3150. Introduction to Literature. 3. Examines literature of Russia. Analyzes major literary types and elements of criticism. Prerequisites: RUSS 2040 and 2140. (Offered fall semester)

3205. Russian Folklore and Folk Life. 3. [C1, G1<>CH, G] Devoted to the study of Russian Folklore and Folk Life, with an emphasis on verbal art. Students read primary sources in English translations, as well as critical and theoretical works in order to identify differences and commonalities reflected in the multiform interactions recounted in the folktales globally. Prerequisite: WA.

3990. Independent Study. 1-4 (Max. 4). Encompasses books or periodicals of special interest to the student, selected in consultation with staff member. Includes independent reading and reports. Prerequisite: RUSS 2040. (Offered both semesters)

4070. Fourth Year Russian I. 3. Advanced work in Russian syntax and phonetics. Introduces linguistic basis of the language with practical and literary composition and conversation. Prerequisite: RUSS 3060 or equivalent. (Offered fall semester)

4080. Fourth Year Russian II. 3. Advanced work in Russian syntax and phonetics. Introduces linguistic basis of the language with practical and literary composition and conversation. Prerequisite: RUSS 4070. (Offered spring semester)

4090. Topics in Russian Linguistics. 3. Covers topics in Russian grammar from historical perspectives. Prerequisite: RUSS 3050 or 3065. (Offered either semester)

4105. Nineteenth Century Russian Culture and Literature in English. 3. [C1, W3<>(none)] Explores classics of Russian fiction of 19th century. In English. Dual listed with RUSS 5105. Prerequisite: W2<>WBcourse. (Offered either semester)

4200. Senior Seminar. 3 (Max. 6). Discusses topic which varies from semester to semester. Minimum of 3 hours recommended for majors. Prerequisite: 12 hours of 3000-and 4000-level courses in the subject or instructor's consent. (Offered every other year)

4990. Advanced Independent Study. 1-3 (Max. 9). Students develop program of independent study in conjunction with instructor. Prerequisite: RUSS 3060 or equivalent. (Offered both semesters)

5105. Nineteenth Century Russian Culture and Literature in Translation. 3. Presents the classics of Russian fiction of the nineteenth century (read in English). Dual listed with RUSS 4105. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010, 1020.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3 (Max. 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate status.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

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