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Russian and Slavic Languages (RUSS)
Modern Languages Building, Room 340
(520) 621-7341

Professors John Garrard, George Gutsche, Joe Malik, Jr.
(Emeritus)

Associate Professors Margaret Gibson, Head, Alexander Dunkel,
Grace Fielder, Delbert Phillips, Boriss Roberts (Emeritus)

Assistant Professors Galina De Roeck, Teresa Polowy

The Department of Russian and Slavic Languages provides
instruction designed to develop competence in the Russian
language, awareness of cultural traditions, and an understanding
of literature and the arts. All Russian conversation courses are
oriented toward developing proficiency skills as defined by the
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign languages (ACTFL).
The basic training received by Russian majors prepares them for
government service, international business careers, teaching,
graduate study, and research. The Study Abroad Programs in Russia
provide an opportunity for Russian language study in St.
Petersburg and Moscow. In addition, the Study Abroad Programs in
Russia provide an intensive business Russian program with
internships in Russian and foreign firms that do business in
Moscow. Information regarding these semester and summer programs
may be obtained in the Russian department, Modern Languages 340.

The degrees available are Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts
with a major in Russian. Students in the College of Education may
earn a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a teaching major in
Russian. The Master of Arts in Education with a major in teaching
and teacher education provides an option for 15 hours of study in
Russian. For graduate admission and degree requirements, consult
the Graduate Catalog.

The major: 28 units beyond 200-level courses including 301a-301b,
305a-305b, 307a-307b, 310 (Writing-Emphasis course) and 9 units
from 405a-405b and 407a-407b. No more than 3-6 units of
independent study can apply to the major. It is recommended that
students contemplating graduate study in Russian take 330, 340,
350, Russian Literature in Translation, and/or 250a-250b, Russian
Humanities in Translation.

The supporting minor: 20 units selected from university-wide
disciplines with the assistance and approval of the major
advisor.

The Russian minor:
Concentration in Grammar/Reading: 201a-201b, 301a-301b, 305a-
305b.
Concentration in Reading/Conversation: 201a-201b, 207a-207b,
305a-305b, 307a.
310 is highly recommended for either concentration.

The teaching major: 22 units beyond the 200-level courses
including 301a-301b, 305a-305b, 307a-307b, 407a-407b. 310 is
highly recommended.

The teaching minor: 10 units beyond the 200-level courses
including 301a-301b, 307a-307b.

The department participates in the honors program. Prospective
honors students must consult with the departmental advisor.

101a-101b. Elementary Russian (4-4) Both 101a and 101b are
offered each semester. (The first year of work offered in a
foreign language shall not be counted toward a minor.) Phillips

120. Russia Today (3) I II Introduction to contemporary Russian
society.

201a-201b. Intermediate Russian (4-4) P, 101b.

205. Reading Scientific Russian (4) Alternate course for 201b for
students interested in reading and translating scientific
literature. P, 201a.

207a-207b. First Level Russian Conversation (2-2) P, 101b.

215. Phonetics (1) [Rpt./3 units] I General improvement of the
student's language skills through aural/oral training in Russian
phonetics. P, 101b.

217. Intonation (1) [Rpt./3 units] II General improvement of the
student's language skills through aural/oral training in Russian
intonation. P, 101b.

250a-250b. Russian Humanities in Translation (3-3) 250a: I II The
Quest for Identity: Russia's cultural heritage--literature, art,
music, architecture, religious tradition--from the earliest
beginnings through the 19th century. 250b: I II The Search for
Utopia: 20th century literature, art, music, architecture, film,
and theater in pre- and post- revolutionary Russia and the
emigration. 250a is not prerequisite to 250b.

285. Introduction to Humanities Computing (3) S (Identical with
GER 285)

292. Business Russian Level I (3) An introduction to modern
written and spoken Russian with an emphasis on business
terminology.

293. Internship
a. Business Internship Level I (3)

296. Seminar
a. Language Program in U.S.S.R. I (3) S Training in Russian
language, literature and culture at St. Petersburg State
University. Field trips.

301a-301b. Advanced Grammar and Composition (3-3) P, 201b or 205.

305a-305b. Readings in Russian Texts (3-3) Reading of original
texts, with emphasis on the development of reading skills and the
acquisition of passive vocabulary through the study of word
formation. P, 201b or 205.

307a-307b. Second Level Russian Conversation (2-2) P, 207b.

309. Reading Russian Newspapers (2) I II Reading Russian
newspapers in order to develop comprehension of the written word
and to build vocabulary.

310. Russian Civilization and Culture: Pre-Christian Era to the
Present (3) I Selected topics in Russian culture and
civilization: architecture, film, fine art, literature, music and
theater within their artistic, historical, ideological and
sociological contexts. Taught in English. Open to non-majors.
Writing-Emphasis Course. P, satisfaction of the upper-division
writing-proficiency requirement (see "Writing-Emphasis Courses"
in the Academic Policies and Graduation Requirements section of
this catalog).

316. Russian Phonetis and Intonation (1) I II Practice in Russian
language with emphasis on phonetics and intonation of spoken
Russian.

330. Russian Literature from Beginnings to 1850 (3) Readings and
discussion in English of representative Russian literary works
from earliest times to 1850.

340. Nineteenth Century Russian Literature (3) Readings and
discussion in English of representative Russian literary works of
the 19th century.

350. Twentieth Century Russian Literature (3) Readings and
discussion in English of representative Russian literary works
from the 20th century.

396H. Honors Proseminar (3) I

402. Grammar, Morphology and Syntax (5) I II Instruction in
grammatical, morphological and syntactic rules and structure of
the Russian language.

405a-405b. Survey of Russian Literature (3-3) Historical survey
of Russian literature from the earliest times to the Soviet
period; designed to acquaint students with literary terminology
and facilitate comprehension of lectures in Russian. P, 301b or
305b. May be convened with 505a-505b.

406. Survey of Russian Literature (2) I II An overview of Russian
literature with readings from selected authors; discussion in
Russian.

407a-407b. Third Level Russian Conversation (3-3) P, 307b.

408. Conversation and Composition (5) I II Development of oral
communication skills through various conversational tasks of
writing skill through composition.

485. Linguistic and Computer-assisted Approaches to Literature
(3) [Rpt./6 units] II (Identical with GER 485) May be convened
with 585.

492. Business Level Russian II (3) Modern written and spoken
Russian with an emphasis on business terminology and grammatical
structures commonly found in commercial documents. Intermediate
level.

493. Internship
a. Business Internship Level II (3) P, two years of college level
Russian or equivalent.

501a-501b. Russian Stylistics (3-3) Designed to improve the
student's practical mastery and understanding of Russian at a
higher and more sophisticated level. P, 301b.

505a-505b. Survey of Russian Literature (3-3) For a description
of course topics, see 405a-405b. Graduate-level requirements
include additional assignments. May be convened with 405a-405b.

507a-507b. Advanced Russian Conversation (3-3) Emphasis on
attaining proficiency at the advanced level in accordance with
the guidelines established by the American Council on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). P, 407b.

510. Theory and Methods (3) I II Provides broad theoretical,
critical and biographical introduction to the field of
Russian/Slavistics.

579a-579b. Problems of Teaching Russian (1-1) Survey of modern
methods of language teaching, with emphasis on the particular
problems presented by Russian. All GTAs must complete both a and
b.

581. Russian Phonology and Morphology (3) II Synchronic study of
the phonology and morphology of modern Russian. P, 301b or 305b.

583. History of the Russian Language (3) I Diachronic study of
the Russian language from Indo-European up to the modern period.
P, 301b or 305b.

585. Linguistic and Computer-assisted Approaches to Literature
(3) [Rpt./6 units] II (Identical with GER 585) May be convened
with 485.

587. Testing and Evaluation in Foreign/Second Language Programs
(3) (Identical with GER 587)

684. Poetry (3) Examination of 19th and 20th century Russian
poetry with emphasis on Pushkin and Lermontov. P, 405b.

686. Russian Drama (3) Examination of the major dramatic works of
nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian playwrights. P, 405b.

692. Business Level Russian III (3) Modern written and spoken
Russian with an emphasis on business terminology and grammatical
structures commonly found in commercial documents. Advanced
level. P, four years of college level Russian or equivalent.

693. Internship
a. Business Internship Level III (3) P, four years of college
level Russian or equivalent.

696. Seminar
b. Russian Literature: 18th Century (3) [Rpt./12 units]
c. Russian Literature: 19th Century (3) [Rpt./12 units]
d. Russian Literature: 20th Century (3) [Rpt./12 units]

 


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