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Courses - Fall 2017
RUSS
Russian Department Site
RUSS101
Intensive Elementary Russian I
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian.
Credit only granted for: RUSS101 or (RUSS111 and RUSS112).
This intensive first-year course is intended to develop the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking with an emphasis on communicative competence.
This course has been put on a timed release system. Seats will be opended gradually by the registrar's office, to a total of 15 seats per section.
RUSS201
Intermediate Russian I
Credits: 5
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: RUSS102 or RUSS114; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian.
Continued activation and expansion of skills and knowledge acquired in an elementary Russian course with the goal of communicative competence.
RUSS203
Intermediate Russian for Heritage Speakers I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Heritage knowledge of Russian equal to or higher than minimum one year of Russian UMD language classes or appropriate Foreign Language Placement Testing (FLPT) score.
Restriction: For heritage speakers only, i.e., Russian speakers who grew up outside of Russia with different levels of Russian, wanting to gain literacy and improve their Russian overall.
Credit only granted for: RUSS201 or RUSS203.
Designed for heritage speakers of Russian, with the goal of attaining competency in written Russian while improving speaking and reading skills.
RUSS222
Masterworks of Russian Literature II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Introduction to the classics of Russian literature in translation, beginning with the end of the nineteenth century and concluding with contemporary works. Taught in English.
RUSS301
Advanced Russian I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: RUSS202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian.
Advanced training in written Russian communicative structures.
RUSS303
Russian Conversation: Functional Skills
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: RUSS202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Intended for students who do not anticipate having the opportunity to study in Russia. Skills for daily life (both function and etiquette) and argumentation (rhetoric).
RUSS361
Dostoevsky's Life and Works
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Credit only granted for: RUSS361 or RUSS298P.
Formerly: RUSS298P.
A study of Dostoevsky's major works with reference to related developments in Russian and European culture, literary criticism, and intellectual history. Interdisciplinary investigation of Dostoevsky's contemporary relevance and tremendous international popularity.
RUSS386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Contact the department to obtain section numbers.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
RUSS401
Advanced Russian Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: RUSS302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Not open to native speakers of Russian.
Approaches to argumentation, organization of information, contextualize grammar, appropriateness of lexical choice, genre, and register.
RUSS403
Russian Conversation: Advanced Skills
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: RUSS303; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Advanced spoken production of high-level, abstract language.
RUSS499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Russian
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
RUSS798
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
RUSS799
Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.