Slavic Fall Courses

Fall 2021 Tentative Russian & Slavic Course Offering Descriptions 

RUSS 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.

RUSS 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. 

SLAV 35. The Making of the Modern World

Sara Pankenier Weld

Description and analysis of decisive events contributing to the world we are inhabiting. Various themes presented: City planning, war and industrial warfare, technology and media- technology, ideologies of modernity, and modern master theories.

RUSS 101A. 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.

SLAV 152A: Slavic and East European Folklore 

Katia McClain

Introduction to the calendar cycle, rituals, dance, music, and folkcraft of the Slavs and other East European peoples.

SLAV 182: On The Margins, Romani Communities

Katia McClain

An analysis of the representation of marginalized population in Europe and the United States. How do the stereotypes in literature, film, and journalism help to create and maintain marginalized status?