Russian Electives

Course Descriptions

RUS 101 - Elementary Russian I

The course is topically organized and designed to encourage communication and to offer insight into the culture of the speakers of Russian. Information is provided on the geo-political areas in which Russian is spoken and the cultural habits and orientation of its speakers.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: Little or no previous study or experience in Russian.

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

RUS 102 - Elementary Russian II

The course is topically organized and designed to encourage communication and to offer insight into the culture of the speakers of Russian. Information is provided on the geo-political areas in which Russian is spoken and the cultural habits and orientation of its speakers.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: RUS 101, equivalent, or by departmental placement.

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

RUS 201 - Intermediate Russian I

This course promotes communication through a knowledge of Russian and Russian culture. It involves further study of the structural and lexical features of Russian, based upon topical subjects. It enhances understanding of the in-depth culture of Russia through presentations on its traditions of art, music, and literature.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: RUS 102, equivalent, or by departmental placement.

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

RUS 202 - Intermediate Russian II

This course promotes communication through a knowledge of Russian and Russian culture. It involves further study of the structural and lexical features of Russian, based upon topical subjects. It enhances understanding of the in-depth culture of Russia through presentations on its traditions of art, music, and literature.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: RUS 201, equivalent, or by departmental placement

ILO Met: ILO 11.1 - Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

RUS 241-242 - Russian Literature of the 19th Century

These courses focus on Romanticism and Realism in Russian literature. Readings from Pushkin, Griboedov, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Ostrovsky, Dostoevsky, L. Tolstoy, Saltykov-Shchedrin, Leskov, Chekhov, Kuprin, Bunin, and Andreev.

Number of Credits: 3-6

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: RUS 202 or permission of the instructor

RUS 245-246 - Soviet Literature

These courses examine socialist realism as a doctrine of art and literature in the Soviet Union. Readings from Gorky, Mayakovsky, Babel, Olesha, Leonov, Zamyatin, Zoshchenko, Sholokhov, Ilf and Petrov, Simonov, Pasternak, Yevtushenko, Solzhenitsyn, and others.

Number of Credits: 3-6

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: RUS 202 or permission of the instructor