Minor Concentration Russian (18 credits)

Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration in Russian will give students a basic working knowledge of Russian and the tools with which to explore Russian life and culture in the original. Students who can demonstrate to the Department that they have acquired the equivalent competence elsewhere may waive prerequisites for 300-level courses and above.

The Minor Concentration in Russian may be expanded to the Major Concentration in Russian.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits to be chosen from:

  • RUSS 210 Elementary Russian Language 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Reading, grammar, translation, oral practice.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Francisco Goire, Maria Ivanova, Zora Kadyrbekova (Fall)

    • Fall

  • RUSS 211 Elementary Russian Language 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Russian Language; continuation of RUSS 210.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Gleb Vinokurov, Maria Ivanova, Nikolai Choubine (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 210 or equivalent

  • RUSS 213 Introduction to Soviet Film (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : This course aims to familiarize undergraduates with the topics, figures, and concerns of Soviet film history. Students will watch and analyze films by Soviet directors including Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, Andrei Tarkovsky, Sergei Parajanov, Kira Muratova, Larisa Shepitko, and many others in the context of their historical periods, movements, and writings. Students will learn to analyze images and cinematic techniques, as well as assess their historical, ideological, and cultural significance.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Offered in English.

  • RUSS 215 Elementary Russian Language Intensive 1 (6 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : An intensive introduction to the Russian language which covers the first year of the normal level, i.e. RUSS 210/RUSS 211 in one semester. The basic grammatical structures are covered.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Maria Ivanova (Winter)

    • Fall

    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken RUSS 210, RUSS 211 or equivalent

  • RUSS 300 Russian for Heritage Speakers 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : For native speakers of Russian who have not had full academic instruction in the language. Focus on grammatical structure and syntax, the formalities of written Russian and appreciation of the language's stylistic diversity. Multi- media approach including excerpts from literary works, current newspapers, television news broadcasts, films and cartoons.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • RUSS 301 Russian for Heritage Speakers 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : For native speakers of Russian who have not had full academic instruction in the language. Focus on complex grammatical structures, syntax, and stylistically differentiated uses of vocabulary in written and spoken Russian. Multi-media approach including excerpts from literary works, current newspapers, Internet sources, and films.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Given in Russian

    • Prerequisites: RUSS 300 or permission of the instructor

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken Russ 210,211,215,310,311 and 316

  • RUSS 310 Intermediate Russian Language 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Reading, translation, conversation.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Izabela Zdun, Maria Ivanova (Fall)

  • RUSS 311 Intermediate Russian Language 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Reading, translation, conversation.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Maria Ivanova (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 310 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken RUSS 316

  • RUSS 316 Intermediate Russian Language Intensive 2 (6 credits) **

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Continuing the Intensive program of RUSS 215 this course covers the second year of the normal level, i.e. RUSS 310/RUSS 311, in one semester. The basic grammatical structures are covered.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Maria Ivanova (Fall)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 215 or equivalent

    • Restriction: Requires departmental approval

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RUSS 310, RUSS 311 or are taking RUSS 311

  • RUSS 327 Reading Russian Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Introduction to Russia's major poets and bards of the 19th and 20th centuries. Selected works from Pushkin to Brodsky and 20th century bards will be read in Russian.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 316 or equivalent, or permission of the department.

    • Texts to be read in the original Russian, analysis and discussion to be conducted in English and/or Russian.

  • RUSS 328 Readings in Russian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : A general introduction to Russian prose, poetry and drama in the 19th Century. Selected texts will be read in the original and discussed.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Lyudmila Parts (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 316 or equivalent, or permission of the Department.

    • Texts to be read in the original Russian; analysis and discussion to be conducted in English and/or Russian.

  • RUSS 365 Supernatural and Absurd in Russian Literature (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Themes of absurd, bizarre, surreal, supernatural, and fantastic in works by Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Kharms, Bulgakov, Petrushevskaia, Pelevin, and others. Focus on the Russian literary imagination and the historical and political conflicts which haunt it. Theories of the gothic, fantastic, and absurd.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Lyudmila Parts (Winter)

  • RUSS 381 Russia's Utopia Complex (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : From Zamiatin's We (1921), and Dostoevskii's "Grand Inquisitor" (1880), an examination of the Russian creation of and imprint on the dystopian genre. From prototypes in Russian romanticism and folklore, to dissident masterpieces of the Stalinist era, to sci-fi as rediscovered in the post-Soviet experience. Literature, film, and beyond.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Offered in English.

    • Prerequisite(s): A 200-level course in literature or culture, in Russian or in the European or Asian traditions.

  • RUSS 400 Advanced Russian Language 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Advanced practical Russian grammar and composition. May include reading a variety of texts and media from classical to contemporary (literature, newspapers, TV, film, etc.).

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Maria Ivanova (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 310 and RUSS 311 or equivalent or permission of the Department

    • Given in Russian

  • RUSS 401 Advanced Russian Language 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Advanced practical Russian grammar and composition. May include reading a variety of texts and media from classical to contemporary (literature, newspapers, TV, film, etc.).

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Maria Ivanova (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 400 or equivalent

    • Given in Russian

  • RUSS 415 Advanced Russian Language Intensive 1 (6 credits) ***

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Continuing the Intensive program of RUSS 215 and RUSS 316, students will complete their study of the fundamental structure of modern literary Russian, including the morphology and syntax of the nominal and verbal systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

  • RUSS 416 Advanced Russian Language Intensive 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Continuing the Intensive program of RUSS 215/RUSS 316, students will complete their study of the fundamental structure of modern literary Russian, including the morphology and syntax of the nominal and verbal systems. Besides developing an oral facility in the language, this course introduces the student to the study of literature by analysing literary texts of prerevolutionary and Soviet Russia to see the use and verbal systems, syntax, stylistic levels, historical changes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 415

    • Requires departmental approval

  • RUSS 452 Advanced Russian Language and Syntax 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Prose composition, translation, essay writing. An introduction to Russian stylistics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2017-2018 academic year.

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 415 and RUSS 416 or equivalent or permission of the department

  • RUSS 453 Advanced Russian Language and Syntax 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages,Literatures,Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Prose composition, translation, essay writing. An introduction to Russian stylistics.

    Terms: Fall 2017

    Instructors: Daniel Schwartz (Fall)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 452 or equivalent

* RUSS 215 is not open to students who have taken RUSS 210 and RUSS 211.
** RUSS 316 is not open to students who have taken RUSS 310 and RUSS 311.
*** RUSS 415 is not open to students who have taken RUSS 400 and RUSS 401.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)