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The Department of European Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers the following
courses in Slavic Languages. These courses are not only for Russian minors, but
also for students in other disciplines interested in language, literature and culture.
All courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise stated.
RUS 111 Elementary Russian I (4
An introduction to Russian. Class work will be
supplemented by practice in the language laboratory. No student who has had two
or more years of Russian in high school (or who has acquired an equivalent
proficiency) may receive credit for RUS 111 without written permission from the
supervisor of the course.
TuTh: 1:00-2:20 / Tu: 2:30-3:25
RUS 211-S3 Intermediate Russian I
An intermediate course in Russian stressing an
active command of the language.
Prerequisite: RUS 112.
RUS 213 - S3: Intermediate
Russian for Students of Russian-Speaking Background
A course intended for students who already speak Russian and
who need training in writing, reading, and grammar.
May not be taken for credit in addition to RUS 211 or 212.
The course is not intended for students who have the equivalent of a Russian
high school education.
Native-speaking proficiency in Russian
- HUR 241-B The
Age of Empire
- A survey in English of major Russian writers of the 19th
century, including Pushkin, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. A brief history of
Russian literary masterpieces in the context of world literature and of
major cultural movements such as the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, and
- MW: 2:30-3:50
— I. Kalinowska
- HUR 231-I: Saints and Fools
- An introduction to literature about the
lives of saints and the holy fool tradition in major texts from Russian and
English literature. Emphasis is placed on the ways authors have used
fundamental religious values of humility, the transcendent irrational, and
kenosis -- Jesus's humbling himself by taking the form of a man -- to
comfort their own times. Authors considered include Charles Dickens,
Chaucer, Nikolai Gogol, and Aleksandr Pushkin; films include Murder in
the Cathedral and Forrest Gump.
- Remark: Crosslisted with EGL 231.
- TuTh: 4:00-5:20 — t. Grenkov
- HUR 235-G: Crime and Punishment in World Literature
- An exploration of crime and its punishment focusing Dostoevsky's
response to intellectual history and to literary depiction of criminals,
villains, detectives, acts of violence, and prevalent moral codes.
Prerequisite: Fulfillment of D.E.C.
- TuTh:: 4:00-5:20 — N. Rzhesvky
For further information on courses in Russian and
Polish, please contact the department office at 632-7440,
Library N4004, or send an e-mail to Prof. Tim Westphalen, coordinator for the