Slavic Fall Courses

 
Slavic 1. Elementary Russian.
Comprehensive introduction to Russian. Focus on developing basic communicative skills (speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing) within the framework of contemporary Russian culture. Students acquire a basic grammatical framework for further language study. Audio, visual, and web-based materials included.
 
Slavic 4. Intermediate Russian.
Focuses on developing fluency, expanding vocabulary, and acquiring basic reading and writing skills. Comprehensive review of basic Russian grammar; introduction to participles and verbal adverbs. Audio, video, and web-based materials are an integral part of the course. 
 
Slavic 101D. Advanced Russian.
Larry McLellan
Continued development of oral and written fluency. Special attention to development of reading skills through a variety of texts related to Russian culture. Systematic review of advanced grammar. Compositions, translations, and oral presentations required. Periodic screenings of Russian films.
 
Slavic 152C. Ideology and Representation.
Katia McClain
How does the representation of the "enemy" during a conflict influence our attitudes toward that conflict? An examination of the images of the opponent in literature, film and journalism. Special emphasis on Eastern Europe.
Taught in English.
 
Slavic 164B (same course as Comparative Literature 154). Science Fiction in Eastern Europe.
Katia McClain
The genre of science fiction and its development in literature and film in the various cultures of eastern Europe. Topics include utopia, dystopia,technology, the "mad" scientist, etc.
Taught in English.