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Joseph Krafczik

Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Joseph Krafczik

Senior Lecturer EMERITUS

B.A. University of Wyoming 1983
M.A. University of Michigan 1986
Senior Professional Lecturer in Russian 2005, 1988

Instructor of Russian language, folklore, and literature courses; former coordinator for Russian language section. From 1991 Mr. Krafczik served as Russia study-abroad organizer, and from 1993 served as Coordinator for the Saratov Study Abroad Program, working as UW administrator and faculty chaperone under this program in Saratov, Russia. 1988 Golden Apple Teaching Award; 1995 A&S Extraordinary Merit in Teaching Award; 1998 recipient of Ellbogen Award for Meritorious Classroom Teaching; 2008 recipient of UW Mortar Board's "Top Prof" Award; 2009 Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award; 2010 Promoting Intellectual Engagement (PIE) Award; 2014 College of Arts & Sciences Thumbs-up Award. 2017 Emeritus Senior Lecturer.

Research Interests

Russian folklore and pre-Christian Slavic mythology.


RUSS 1005: Intro to Russian Sound System; RUSS 1010: First-yr Russian I; RUSS 1020: First-yr Russian II; RUSS 2005: Intermediate Phonetics and Pronunciation; RUSS 2030: Second-yr Russian I; RUSS 2040: Second-yr Russian II; RUSS 2140: Intro to Reading in Russian; RUSS 3150: Intro to Russian Literature; RUSS 3205: Russian Folklore and Folk Life; RUSS 3990: Intermediate Independent Study; RUSS 4200: Senior Seminar; RUSS 4990: Advanced Independent Study

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Joseph Krafczik

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