Russian courses

101-102-103. Beginning Russian I, II, and III
Development of basic languages skills (speaking, reading, listening, writing) and introduction to culture. Emphasis on practical vocabulary for everyday situations. (Language) 

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.

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 Notes from Underground, and Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Conducted in English. Prerequisite: Writing-designated course (W). Offered every third year. (Humanities)

351. Change and Revolution in Russian Literature (in English)
Examination of major works of pre- and post-revolutionary Russian fiction, poetry, and drama from the period 1880-1932, with a focus on the theme of society in transition. Writers include Chekhov, Gorky, and Mayakovsky. Conducted in English. Prerequisite: Writing-designated course (W). Offered every third year. (Humanities)

355. Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Literature and Film (in English)
Examination of major trends in literature and film during the Soviet and post-Soviet periods. Literary texts include Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, and Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago. Films include Ballad of a Soldier, The Cranes are Flying, and The Thief. Conducted in English. Prerequisite: Writing-designated course (W). Offered every third year. (Humanities)

384. Russia Today
The current scene in Russia. Registration, when the course is taught in Russia, entails additional costs. Offered subject to availability of faculty. Same course as RSS 384. (CR)

391. Tutorial in Russian
Supervised reading in Russian literature and/or civilization, with discussions and compositions based on the reading. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisites: RUS 205 and permission of instructor.

485. Senior Capstone 
Reading, research, and writing in Russian and in English on a topic developed in consultation with the program advisor. Prerequisites: senior standing and permission of instructor. Same course as RSS 485.

501. Theatre in Russian (1/4)
Group reading, discussion, and preparation of one or more Russian plays. Rehearsals and performances in Russian. Prerequisites: knowledge of Russian and permission of instructor. Same course as RSS 501. (CR)

511. Russian Reading and Conversation Group (1/4)
Maintenance of Russian language skills through reading and conversation. Same course as RSS 511. (CR)

Russian studies courses

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

281. Introduction to Russian Culture through Literature and Film
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 RUS 281. (Humanities, Writing Requirement)

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

384. Russia Today
The current scene in Russia. Registration, when the course is taught in Russia, entails additional costs. Offered subject to availability of faculty. Same course as RUS 384. (CR)

485. Senior Capstone
Reading, research, and writing in Russian and in English on a topic developed in consultation with the program advisor. Prerequisites: senior standing and permission of instructor. Same as RUS 485. 

501. Theatre in Russian (1/4)
Group reading, discussion, and preparation of one or more Russian plays. Rehearsals and performances in Russian. Prerequisites: knowledge of Russian and permission of instructor. Same course as RUS 501. (CR)

511. Russian Reading and Conversation Group (1/4)
Maintenance of Russian language skills through reading and conversation. Same course as RUS 511. (CR)