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205. Intermediate Russian
Continued development of linguistic competence and cultural literacy. Students will use both
textbooks and materials from the Internet to improve their skills. Prerequisite: RUS 103.
(Language)

280/380. Internship: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study
Courses 280/380.

281. "The Other" in Russian Literature and Film (W)
Examination of works of literature and film that reveal historical and contemporary trends in
Russian culture, with an emphasis on Russia's relationship to its past and to other cultures.
Conducted in English. Alternate years. Same course as RSS 281. (Writing Requirement)

290/390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent
Study Courses 290/390.

301. Composition and Conversation
Practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and introduction to complex grammatical
structures. Compositions and discussions on a variety of topics using various materials.
Prerequisite: RUS 205. Alternate years.

302. Contemporary Currents
Practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Russian with an emphasis on the use of
complex grammatical structures. Course materials will focus on contemporary culture.
Prerequisite: RUS 205. Offered every third year.

303. Language in Context
Practice in reading, writing, listening, and speaking using a variety of authentic materials from
contemporary sources, such as on-line magazines and newspapers, films, interviews, and letters.
Emphasis on building vocabulary and comprehension of complex grammatical structures.
Alternate years. Prerequisite: RUS 205. (Language)

311. Nineteenth Century Russian Literature (in Russian)
Introduction to Russian literature of the nineteenth century, with readings of works by
representative writers. Conducted in Russian. Offered subject to availability of faculty.
Prerequisite: RUS 301 or 303. (Humanities)

312. Twentieth Century Russian Literature (in Russian)
Introduction to Russian literature of the twentieth century, with readings of works by
representative writers. Conducted in Russian. Offered subject to availability of faculty.
Prerequisite: RUS 301 or 303. (Humanities)

315-316. Topics in Russian Literature (in Russian)
Reading and analysis of selected works of Russian literature. Topics may focus on a particular
writer, theme, or genre. Conducted in Russian. Offered subject to availability of faculty.
Prerequisite: RUS 301 or 303. See Topics Courses. (Humanities)

341. Classics - 19th Century Russian Literature in English
Examination of major writers and trends from the period when Russia produced some of the
greatest works of literature in the world. Texts include Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin, Dostoevsky’s

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