The Russian Program
Plans are underway to develop a track in Russian and East European Studies.
Current Offerings in Russian
RUSSIAN 101 Russian I (Fall) (3) - Develops the four language skills and studies elements of Russian culture. Requires practice in the language laboratory. Three hours lecture per week. Also offered in spring on demand.RUSSIAN 102 Russian II (Spring) (3) - Develops further the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing to a proficiency level regarded as basic communication in Russian. RUSSIAN 102 is for students who have completed RUSSIAN 101 or the equivalent. Students earn two General Education Points for Basic Communication in a Second Language and one General Education Point for Cultures and Diversity. Russian language study is taught in its cultural context, including history, culture, diversity, and comparison with students’ native culture. Practice in language laboratory and / or use of electronic language-learning media is required. Students must have passed RUSSIAN 101 or the equivalent in order to enroll in RUSSIAN 102. RUSSIAN 102 is offered every semester. This course satisfies 2 GEPs for Goal 8: Basic Communication in a Second Language and 1 GEP for Goal 4: Culture and Diversity.
RUSSIAN 103 Russian III (3) - Continued development of four skills. Emphasis on reading and culture. Three hours lecture per week. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 102.
RUSSIAN 104 Russian IV (3) - Continuation of RUSSIAN 103. Three hours lecture per week. Not offered every semester. Prerequisite: RUSSIAN 103.
RUSSIAN 211 Russian Language and Culture (3) Introduces students to Russian culture through a general survey of Russian history, through readings in Russian literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, through exposure to Russian music and art, and through rudimentary aspects of the Russian language. This course is open to all students.
RUSSIAN 212 Russian Film, Literature, and Culture (3) Will examine the trends in cinema, literature and music of the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet Russian Republic; the course will also focus on popular entertainment media and elements of the folk traditions in modern Russia.
RUSSIAN 290 Independent Study in Russian (1-9) - Individual study of a particular aspect of Russian civilization, language or literature under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor and the chairperson.