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Courses in Russian (RUSS)

1301 Russian I (3-0). Introduction to basic structures and usage of modern Russian. The emphasis is on development of basic Russian vocabulary and grammar, accuracy of pronunciation, the acquisition of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, and the introduction of cultural elements.

1302 Russian II (3-0). A sequel to Russian 1301.
Prerequisite: Russian 1301 or equivalent.

2311/RUSS 2311 Russian III (3-0). An expansion of the language skills acquired in Russian 1301 and 1302. Strengthening of basic structures and introduction of more complex structures. The course will increase accuracy in listening, speaking, reading and writing Russian, and promote knowledge of cultural background.
Prerequisite: Russian 1302 or equivalent.

2312/RUSS 2312 Russian IV (3-0). Fourth-semester capstone course organized around grammatical topics and cultural issues. Review and expansion of structural aspects, reading and discussion of selected Russian texts, and continued practice in composition and conversation.
Prerequisite: Russian 2311 or equivalent.

3338 Comparative Cultural Studies: Germany and Russia in the 20th Century (3-0). A comparative cultural study of Germany and Russia in the long 20th century, from Imperial Germany and Russia to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the advent of Perestroika. (Credit may not be earned for this course and German 3338.) Russian minors should take Russian 3338 and Russian 3339 simultaneously.

3339 French, German and Russian Film in 1920’s (3-0). An overview of the different film genres that emerged in France, Germany and Russia during the 1920’s with particular emphasis on Russian documentary, German expressionist, and French impressionist and surrealist film. (Credit may not be earned for this course and French 3339 or German 3339.) Russian minors should take Russian 3338 and Russian 3339 simultaneously.

4071 Internship in Russian: Credit 1 to 6. An internship experience with advanced assignments in Russian. (Russian 4071 may be repeated with a limit of 6 hours total.)
Prerequisite: 60 hours - including current semester credit hours, a 2.50 or higher cumulative GPA at the time of application, and department permission.

4381 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in Russian. May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.
Prerequisite: Russian 2312 or equivalent, or consent of department chair.

4391 Research. A specialized course providing advanced study for superior students in Russian. (May be repeated once for credit.)