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Russian (RUS)

College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature

All courses are conducted in Russian. A grade of C- or better in the prerequisite courses is required for continuation.

RUS 101 Elementary Russian (3) Conversation, reading, writing, grammar. HSL

RUS 102 Elementary Russian (3) Continuation of 101. Pre: 101 or consent. HSL

RUS 201 Intermediate Russian (3) Reading, conversation, grammar, composition. Pre: 102 or consent. HSL

RUS 202 Intermediate Russian (4) Continuation of 201. Pre: 201 or consent. HSL

RUS 209 Russian Phonetics (3) Basic theory of Russian sound system; practice in pronunciation, intonation, and fluency. Pre: 102 or 201 (or concurrent).

RUS 260 Intensive Intermediate Russian Abroad (V) Intensive course of formal instruction on the second-year level in Russian language and culture in Russia. Pre: 102. HSL

RUS 303 Advanced Russian (3) Systematic practice for control of spoken and written Russian, vocabulary building, fluency in various subjects, accuracy in sentence structure, phrasing stylistic appropriateness. Pre: 202.

RUS 304 Advanced Russian (3) Continuation of 303.

RUS 306 Russian Structure (3) Advanced grammar; complexities of standard contemporary Russian; word formation and verb system. Pre: 202 or consent.

RUS 311 Readings in Russian Civilization and Literature (3) Mid-level readings in Russian civilization and literature of edited and adapted texts. Pre: 202. DL

RUS 312 Readings in Russian Civilization and Literature (3) Continuation of 311. Pre: 311. DL

RUS 360 Intensive Third-Level Russian Abroad (V) Intensive course of formal instruction on the third-year level in Russian language and culture in Russia. Pre: 202 or 260.

RUS 399 Directed Reading (V) Independent study of approved reading with faculty supervision. Repeatable two times or up to six credits. A-F only. Pre: 202 and consent and departmental approval.

RUS 403 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3) Systematic practice on selected topics; vocabulary building and development of fluency; writing short reports, narratives. Pre: 304 or consent.

RUS 404 Advanced Conversation and Composition (3) Continuation of 403. Pre: 403.

RUS 418 Advanced Reading and Translation: Modern Prose (3) Readings in various fields, emphasizing idiomatic usage. Pre: 312 or consent.

RUS 419 Advanced Reading of Russian Press (3) Materials from Soviet/Russian newspapers and magazines. Pre: 311 or consent.

RUS 431 Russian Folklore (3) Selected Russian folk narratives, bylinas, songs, and proverbs. Influence of folklore on major Russian authors. Pre: 312 or consent. DL

RUS 441 Russian Short Story (3) Origin and development (19th and 20th century); the major writers. Pre: three years of Russian or consent. DL

RUS 442 Russian Novel (3) Origin and development from 18th century to present. Pre: three years of Russian language or consent. DL

RUS 451 Topics in 19th- and 20th-Century Russian Literature (3) Focus upon the selected writings of one major Russian writer of the 19th century (e.g., Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Dostoevsky, or Tolstoy) or 20th century (e.g., Bely, Blok, Bulgakov, Chekhov, Pasternak, Sholokhov, or Solzhenitsyn). Repeatable unlimited times with consent. Pre: 312, LLEA 351; or consent. DL

RUS 452 Topics in 19th- and 20th-Century Russian Literature (3) Continuation of 451. Pre: 312, LLEA 352, or consent. DL

RUS 460 Intensive Fourth-Level Russian Abroad (V) Intensive advanced courses of formal instruction on the fourth-year level in Russian language and culture in Russia. Pre: 360 or equivalent.

RUS 495 Seminar (3) Literary or linguistic topics, movements, genres, or their representatives. Repeatable unlimited times with consent. Pre: consent of chair.

RUS 499 Directed Reading/Research (V) Independent study of approved reading with faculty supervision. Repeatable up to six credits. A-F only. Pre: 303 (or equivalent), consent or departmental approval.