ARCHIVE: Spring 2002
Russian (RUS)

RUS 101 Elementary Russian. (4)
fall, spring, summer
Structural grammar and basic vocabulary. Introduces and reinforces aural/oral reading and writing skills. 4 hours lecture, 1 hour lab. Fee.

RUS 102 Elementary Russian. (4)
spring and summer
See RUS 101. Fee. Prerequisite: RUS 101 (or its equivalent).

RUS 201 Intermediate Russian. (4)
fall and summer
Systematic review of grammar. Develops vocabulary through reading and writing. Drill in aural/oral skills. 4 hours lecture, 1 hour lab. Fee. Prerequisite: RUS 102 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: G

RUS 202 Intermediate Russian. (4)
spring and summer
See RUS 201. Fee. Prerequisite: RUS 201 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: G

RUS 211 Basic Russian Conversation. (3)
fall
Intensive aural/oral drill to supplement reading and grammatical skills acquired in RUS 101, 102, 201, and 202. Required of Russian majors. Fee. Prerequisite: RUS 102.
General Studies: G

RUS 212 Basic Russian Conversation. (3)
spring
See RUS 211. Fee. Prerequisite: RUS 102.
General Studies: G

RUS 303 Scientific Russian. (3)
fall
Acquisition of scientific vocabulary through reading from current Russian scientific publications. Does not satisfy the Liberal Arts and Sciences language requirement for B.A. degree. Prerequisite: RUS 102.

RUS 304 Scientific Russian. (3)
spring
See RUS 303. Prerequisite: RUS 102.

RUS 311 Russian Composition and Conversation. (3)
fall
Develops writing ability and oral expression. Prerequisite: RUS 202.
General Studies: G

RUS 312 Russian Composition and Conversation. (3)
spring
See RUS 311. Prerequisite: RUS 202.
General Studies: G

RUS 321 Survey of Russian Literature. (3)
once a year
Main literary movements, authors, and significant works of prose, poetry, and drama from the beginning to the mid-19th century in translation. Prerequisite: RUS 202 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: HU, H

RUS 322 Survey of Russian Literature. (3)
once a year
Insight into the 19th- and early 20th-century Russian thought, life, and culture by reading translations of works of major writers. Prerequisite: RUS 202 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: L/HU

RUS 323 Survey of Literature of the Soviet Era. (3)
once a year
Main literary movements, prominent authors, and the most significant works of prose, poetry, and drama of the Soviet period from 1917 – 1991. Prerequisite: RUS 202 (or its equivalent).
General Studies: L/HU, G

RUS 411 Advanced Composition and Conversation I. (3)
fall
Improves aural discrimination and self-expression in oral and written skills, emphasizing vocabulary building. Subject materials drawn from current post-Soviet-Russian publications. Prerequisite: RUS 312.
General Studies: G

RUS 412 Advanced Composition and Conversation II. (3)
spring
See RUS 411. Prerequisite: RUS 312.
General Studies: G

RUS 417 Applied Russian Phonetics. (2)
not regularly offered
General improvement in language skills through aural/oral training in Russian phonology and an analysis of Russian orthography. Prerequisite: RUS 102.

RUS 420 Russian Poetry. (3)
not regularly offered
Development of Russian poetry from its beginnings to the present, including both native and émigré poets. Topics in criticism and the study of poetics. Prerequisite: RUS 312 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/HU

RUS 421 Pushkin. (3)
not regularly offered
Pushkin’s poetry, plays, and prose fiction, including Eugene Onegin, The Little Tragedies, Tales of Belkin, Queen of Spades, and The Captain’s Daughter. Taught in English. Does not satisfy the Liberal Arts and Sciences language requirement for B.A. degree.
General Studies: L/HU

RUS 423 Dostoyevsky. (3)
not regularly offered
Dostoyevsky’s major works of fiction, including Crime and Punishment and Brothers Karamazov. Taught in English. Does not satisfy the Liberal Arts and Sciences language requirement for B.A. degree.
General Studies: L/HU

RUS 424 Tolstoy. (3)
not regularly offered
Tolstoy’s major works, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina.Taught in English. Does not satisfy the Liberal Arts and Sciences language requirement for B.A. degree.
General Studies: L/HU

RUS 425 Chekhov. (3)
not regularly offered
Chekhov’s major works, representative short stories and major plays, including The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters. Taught in English. Does not satisfy the Liberal Arts and Sciences language requirement for B.A. degree.
General Studies: L/HU

RUS 426 Literatures of the Nationalities of the Former Soviet Union. (3)
not regularly offered
Includes such authors as Belsevica, Kross, Venclova, Kupala, Khvylovy, Sevak, Nasri, Aitmatov, Charents, Cholpan. Prerequisite: RUS 312 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/HU, G

RUS 430 Russian Short Story. (3)
not regularly offered
Detailed study of representative works of the Russian short story genre. Includes authors from both Imperial and Soviet Russia. Prerequisite: RUS 312 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/HU

RUS 440 History of the Russian Language. (3)
not regularly offered
Principles of historical linguistics presented through the evolution of the Russian language from Proto-Indo-European to the present. Readings of historical documents in Old Russian and Old Church Slavic. Prerequisite: RUS 312 or instructor approval.

RUS 441 Survey of Russian Culture. (3)
not regularly offered
Interplay of artistic, social, and political forces in the development of Russian culture from the Kievan period to the present. Exclusive use of Russian language source materials. Prerequisite: RUS 312 or instructor approval.
General Studies: L/HU, G, H

RUS 494 Special Topics. (1 – 4)
not regularly offered

RUS 499 Individualized Instruction. (1 – 3)
not regularly offered

RUS 591 Seminar. (3)
not regularly offered
Topics in literary, linguistic, or other cultural studies.

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