Courses

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Welcome, Russian 10 Beginners!

Welcome, Russian 29!

To view the complete descriptions of the courses that satisfy the requirements for the Russian Studies major or minor, please visit the University Bulletin.

For course times, locations, and additional details, please visit the Schedule of Classes on the University Registrar's website.

Spring 2022 Courses

OFFERED IN ENGLISH

RECS 144B: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky - Confronting the Novel

Spring 2022 mode: Instruction for this course will be offered in-person.

Professor Robin Feuer Miller

Students will engage in close readings of two of the greatest novels of all time: Wawr and Peace and The Brothers Karamazov. We will explore the genesis of each work, its cultural backdrop and critical responses.


RECS 150A: Russian and Soviet Cinema

Spring 2022 mode: Instruction for this course will be offered in-person.

Professor David Powelstock

Examines the Russian/Soviet cinematic tradition from the silent era to today, with special attention to cultural context and visual elements.Film masterpieces directed by Bauer, Eisenstein, Vertov, Parajanov, Tarkovsky, Mikhalkov, and others. Weekly screenings.


OFFERED IN RUSSIAN

RUS 20B: Beginning Russian II

Spring 2022 mode: Instruction for this course will be offered in-person.

Professor Irina Dubinina

For students with some previous study of Russian. Continuing development of proficiency across all four skills with the goal of reaching the Intermediate-Low level (ACTFL scale). Student-centered classes emphasize conversation and structural accuracy.


RUS 39B: Russian Language for Russian Speakers II

Spring 2022 mode: Instruction for this course will be offered in-person.

Professor Irina Dubinina

Students learn the (re)acquisition of the Russian linguistic system focusing on the conceptual understanding of the language structure. A comprehensive instruction aims to enhance students' ability to express the intended meaning correctly and appropriately.


RUS 40B: Intermediate Russian II

Spring 2022 mode: Instruction for this course will be offered in-person.

Professor Valeriya Kozlovskaya

Focuses on expanding the range of contexts for language use and pushing for a greater ease and structural accuracy of language production. Authentic texts and films are used for creating context for reviewing and expanding grammar, syntax and vocabulary knowledge.


RUS 153B: Advanced Russian Language through 19th Century Literature

Spring 2022 mode: Instruction for this course will be offered in-person.

Professor Valeriya Kozlovskaya

For heritage and advanced students of Russian; an opportunity to engage with prose and poetry written by the great 19th century author in the original.


CROSSLISTED COURSES

COML 100A: Introduction to Global Literature

Spring 2022 Mode: Instruction for this course will be offered in-person. 

Professor David Powelstock


HIST 147B: Twentieth-Century Russia

Spring 2022 mode: Instruction for this course will be offered in-person.

Professor Gregory Freeze


POL 167B: Russian Foreign Policy

Spring 2022 mode: Instruction for this course will be offered in-person.

Professor Steven Wilson