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Russian

 

Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures

 

RUS 101. Elementary Russian I (4, 1).

3-4 credits.
The fundamentals of Russian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour's work a week in the language laboratory.

 

RUS 102. Elementary Russian II (4, 1).

3-4 credits.
The fundamentals of Russian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Practice in pronunciation and development of comprehension. One hour's work a week in the language laboratory. If student has had two or more years of the language in high school he/she will not receive credit for the course. Prerequisite: RUS 101.

 

RUS 111. Intensive Russian I (6, 1).

6 credits.
The fundamentals of Russian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. The four-week course is the equivalent of RUS 101-102.

 

RUS 212. Intensive Russian II (6, 1).

6 credits.
The fundamentals of Russian through listening, speaking, reading and writing. The four-week course is the equivalent of RUS 231-232. Prerequisite: RUS 102 or RUS 111 or sufficient score on the Foreign Language Placement Exam.

 

RUS 231. Intermediate Russian I.

3 credits.
A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: RUS 102 or RUS 111 or sufficient score on the Foreign Language Placement Exam.

 

RUS 232. Intermediate Russian II.

3 credits.
A thorough review of grammar, vocabulary building, conversation, composition and reading. Prerequisite: RUS 231 or sufficient score on the Foreign Language Placement Exam.

 

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. Grammar and Communication.

3 credits.
Intensive training in grammatical structures and their application to oral and written communication. Instruction is in Russian. Fulfills the College of Arts and Letters writing-intensive requirement. Prerequisite: RUS 212 or RUS 232 or sufficient score on the Foreign Language Placement Exam.

 

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 320. Russian Oral and Written Communication.

3 credits.
Intensive training in the use of modern, everyday Russian with emphasis on conversation and composition. Readings in Russian will provide a context for discussion and writing. Prerequisite: RUS 300.

 

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: RUS 300 or permission of the instructor.

 

RUS 406. 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: RUS 300 or permission of the instructor.

 

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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