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RUSSIAN (RUS)

Professor Andrew M. Drozd, Adviser
Office: 210 B. B. Comer Hall

Course titles repeated with two different course numbers indicate two-semester sequences. Usually, the lower-numbered course in these sequences is offered in the fall semester and the higher-numbered course in the spring semester.

RUS 101 Elementary Russian I. Four hours.

RUS 105 Elementary Conversation is recommended, but not required, as a supplement to this course.

The class meets five times per week.

RUS 102 Elementary Russian II. Four hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 101 with a grade of "C" or higher, or language department placement.

RUS 106 Elementary Conversation is recommended, but not required, as a supplement to this course.

The class meets five times per week.

RUS 105 Elementary Conversation I. One hour.

Corequisite: RUS 101.

The course provides additional practice in speaking Russian for students enrolled in RUS 101.

RUS 106 Elementary Conversation II. One hour.

Corequisite: RUS 102.

The course provides additional practice in speaking Russian for students enrolled in RUS 102.

RUS 111 Accelerated Elementary Russian. Six hours.

This accelerated course meets nine hours a week, five hours with the master teacher and four hours with the drill instructor. Classes are conducted largely in Russian, with an emphasis on lively, spontaneous oral activity and listening comprehension. Reading and translation are also introduced.

RUS 112 Accelerated Intermediate Russian. Six hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 111 or RUS 102.

This accelerated course meets nine hours a week, five hours with the master teacher and four hours with the drill instructor. Classes are conducted largely in Russian, with an emphasis on lively, spontaneous oral activity and listening comprehension. Reading and translation are also introduced.

RUS 201 Intermediate Russian I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 102.

Includes conversation practice.

RUS 202 Intermediate Russian II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 201.

Includes conversation practice.

RUS 205 Living in the Russian House I. Two hours.

Students reside in the Russian House, which simulates a Russian linguistic and cultural environment. The goal is to increase fluency and broaden vocabulary and knowledge of Russian culture. Two hours of seminar per week are required.

RUS 206 Living in the Russian House II. Two hours.

Students reside in the Russian House, which simulates a Russian linguistic and cultural environment. The goal is to increase fluency and broaden vocabulary and knowledge of Russian culture. Two hours of seminar per week are required.

RUS 211 Study Tour of Russia. Three hours.

A tour of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other cities of the former Soviet Union. Focus is on Russia's art and architecture and on the diverse peoples of the former U.S.S.R. and their way of life. Students who have studied Russian have an opportunity to use it.

RUS 223 Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in Translation (same as WL 223). Three hours.

Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and other authors. No knowledge of Russian is required. Offered every other year, usually in the fall semester.

RUS 224 Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation (same as WL 224). Three hours.

Nabokov, Gorky, Babel, Solzhenitsyn, Shukshin, and other authors. No knowledge of Russian is required. Offered every other year, usually in the spring semester.

RUS 251 Russian Culture. Three hours.

Topics may include geography, law, science, agriculture, literature, sports, cinema, peasants, icons, the Russian Orthodox Church, Ukrainian Easter egg art and other folk art and crafts, foreign policy, food and cooking, entertainment, etc. No knowledge of Russian is required. Usually offered in the fall semester.

RUS 252 Russian Folklore. Three hours.

Introduction to the epic heroes, water nymphs, wood demons, house spirits, witches, vampires, etc., of Russian folklore that still form a key part of modern Russian culture. No knowledge of Russian is required.

RUS 270 Special Topics. Three hours.

Topics will vary. No knowledge of Russian is required.

RUS 309 Advanced Russian Conversation I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 202 or RUS 112.

Practice in speaking modern Russian. Emphasis is on active response based on aural comprehension of the language.

RUS 310 Advanced Russian Conversation II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 309.

Practice in speaking modern Russian. Emphasis is on active response based on aural comprehension of the language.

RUS 327 Business Russian. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 202 or RUS 112.

Acquisition of business Russian used in commercial transactions. Emphasis is on business letters and business conversation.

RUS 351 Russia to 1894 (same as HY 361). Three hours.

RUS 352 Russia and the Soviet Union since 1894 (same as HY 362). Three hours.

Crisis in Russian society and the coming of the Revolution; the emergence of Stalinism, and political developments since World War II, including the disintegration of the Soviet system.

RUS 361 Advanced Russian Grammar and Composition I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 202 or RUS 112.

The study of new grammatical concepts reinforced by translation from English to Russian and by the composition of short essays in Russian on a variety of topics.

RUS 362 Advanced Russian Grammar and Composition II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 361.

The study of new grammatical concepts reinforced by translation from English to Russian and by the composition of short essays in Russian on a variety of topics.

RUS 401 Directed Readings. Three hours.

Prerequisites: RUS 309 and RUS 310, RUS 361 and RUS 362, or permission of the instructor.

RUS 402 Directed Readings. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 309 and RUS 310, RUS 361 and RUS 362, or permission of the instructor.

RUS 425 Readings in the Russian Press. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 310 or RUS 362.

Topics of current interest, such as the social sciences, the economy, the environment, medicine and health, and the arts. Development of passive vocabulary.

RUS 433 Special Topics in Russian Literature. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 310 or RUS 362.

Topics will vary; readings are in Russian and English.

RUS 434 Special Topics in Russian Culture and Civilization. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 310 or RUS 362.

Topics will vary; readings are in Russian and English. A thorough examination of one or more areas.

RUS 435 Russian Film. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 310, RUS 362, or permission of the instructor.

Analysis of the works of major Russian directors; lectures, screenings, and discussions.

RUS 440 Russian Phonetics. Three hours.

Prerequisite: RUS 310, RUS 362, or permission of the instructor.

Linguistic analysis of the Russian sound system in conjunction with practice in Russian pronunciation.

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