Recommended Courses for First-Year Students

FALL 2017:

RUSS UN1101 FIRST-YEAR RUSSIAN I 5 pts.
Grammar, reading, composition, and conversation.
 
Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian UN1101 ELEM BOSNIAN/CROATIAN/SERBIAN 4 pts.
Essentials of the spoken and written language. Prepares students to read texts of moderate difficulty by the end of the first year.
 
Czech UN1101 ELEMENTARY CZECH I 4 pts.
Essentials of the spoken and written language. Prepare students to read texts of moderate difficulty by the end of the first year.
 
Polish UN1101 ELEMENTARY POLISH I 4 pts.
Essentials of the spoken and written language. Prepare students to read texts of moderate difficulty by the end of the first year.
 
Ukrainian UN1101 ELEMENTARY UKRAINIAN I 4pts.
Designed for students with little or no knowledge of Ukrainian. Basic grammar structures are introduced and reinforced, with equal emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills. Specific attention to acquisition of high-frequency vocabulary and its optimal use in real-life settings.
 
Slavic Cultures UN3001 SLAVIC CULTURES 3 pts.
The history of Slavic peoples - Russians, Czechs, Poles, Serbs, Croats, Ukrainians, Bulgarians - is rife with transformations, some voluntary, some imposed. Against the background of a schematic external history, this course examines how Slavic peoples have responded to and have represented these transformations in various modes: historical writing, hagiography, polemics, drama and fiction, folk poetry, music, visual art, and film. Activity ranges over lecture (for historical background) and discussion (of primary sources).
 
RUSS UN3220 LITERATURE & EMPIRE (19C LIT) 3 pts.
Explores the aesthetic and formal developments in Russian prose, especially the rise of the monumental 19th-century novel, as one manifestation of a complex array of national and cultural aspirations, humanistic and imperialist ones alike. Works by Pushkin, Lermonotov, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov. Knowledge of Russian not required.
 

RUSS UN3304 HOW TO READ VIOLENCE 3 pts.

 

SPRING 2018:

RUSS UN1102 FIRST-YEAR RUSSIAN II 5 pts.
Grammar, reading, composition, and conversation.
 
Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian UN1102 ELEM BOSNIAN/CROATIAN/SERBIAN 4 pts.
Essentials of the spoken and written language. Prepares students to read texts of moderate difficulty by the end of the first year.
 
Czech UN1102 ELEMENTARY CZECH II 4 pts.
Essentials of the spoken and written language. Prepares students to read texts of moderate difficulty by the end of the first year.
 
Polish UN1102 ELEMENTARY POLISH II 4 pts.
Essentials of the spoken and written language. Prepares students to read texts of moderate difficulty by the end of the first year.
 
Ukrainian UN1102 ELEMENTARY UKRAINIAN II 4 pts.
Designed for students with little or no knowledge of Ukrainian. Basic grammar structures are introduced and reinforced, with equal emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills. Specific attention to acquisition of high-frequency vocabulary and its optimal use in real-life settings.
 
RUSS UN3221 LIT & REVOLUTION (20TH C LIT) 3pts.
Survey of Russian literature from symbolism to the culture of high Stalinism and post-Socialist realism of the 1960-70s, including major works by Andrei Bely, Blok, Olesha, Babel, Bulgakov, Platonov, Zoshchenko, Kharms, Kataev, Pasternak, Venedikt Erofeev. Knowledge of Russian not required.