Russian

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

RUS 101-102. Elementary Russian (4, 1). 4 credits each semester.

The fundamentals of Russian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hourís work a week in the language laboratory.

RUS 111-212. Intensive Russian (6, 1). 6 credits each semester.

The fundamentals of Russian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. The first semester is the equivalent of RUS 101-102 and the second of RUS 231-232.

RUS 231-232. Intermediate Russian. 3 credits each semester.

A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: One year of college  Russian or equivalent.

RUS 265-266. Russian Literature in Translation. 3 credits each semester.

First semester: Russian literature to 1880; second semester: 1880 to the present. All lectures and readings are in English.

RUS 300. Russian Conversation and Composition. 3 credits.

Intensive training in the use and comprehension of modern, everyday Russian with emphasis on conversation and composition to give students confidence in expressing themselves in idiomatic Russian. Instruction is in Russian. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement for the major. Prerequisite: RUS 232 or equivalent.

RUS 308. Introduction to Russian Civilization. 3 credits.

A study of Russian life and culture and the outstanding contributions  of Russian-speaking peoples. Instruction is in Russian.  Prerequisite: RUS 300.

RUS 315. Russian Phonetics. 3 credits.

Intensive drill in Russian sounds and intonation patterns. Continued emphasis on conversation. Instruction is in Russian. Prerequisite: RUS 232 or equivalent.

RUS 320. Advanced Russian Grammar. 3 credits.

Advanced course in morphology and syntax with extensive practice in composition. Instruction is in Russian. Prerequisite: RUS 300 or equivalent.

RUS 400. Advanced Conversation. 3 credits.

Discussions deal with topics of current interest. Instruction is in Russian. Prerequisite: RUS 300 or equivalent.

RUS 405. Russian Literature of the 19th Century. 3 credits.

Readings and analyses of poetry, prose and drama by such writers as Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Chekhov. Instruction is in Russian. Prerequisite: Three years of college Russian or equivalent.

RUS 426. Russian Literature of the 20th Century. 3 credits.

A study of the works of major Russian writers of the 20th  century. Instruction is in Russian. Prerequisite: Three years of college Russian or equivalent.

RUS/ENG 438. Studies in Russian Literature. 3 credits.

A study of selected works of Russian literature. Instruction is in English. May be repeated for credit when course content changes.



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