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 101A. Advanced Russian.
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 130D. Russian Art.
Introduction to Russian art and aesthetic theory from the beginning to the present.
Readings and lectures in English. Same course as Art History 144D.
Slavic 152A. Slavic and Eastern European Folklore
Introduction to the calendar cycle, rituals, dance, music, and folklore of the Slavs and other East European peoples.