Russian (RUSS)

Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 1010  Elementary Russian I  (4 Credit Hours)  

Introduction to Russian grammar. Development of basic language skills, with particular emphasis on the active use of present-day Russian. For students with little or no knowledge of Russian. Meets four times a week.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'RUSS 1010 Placement'.

RUSS 1020  Elementary Russian II  (4 Credit Hours)  

Continuation of the development of introductory language skills. Practice in reading, speaking, writing and understanding.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'RUSS 1020 Placement' or RUSS 1010.

RUSS 1190  Freshman Writing Sem  (4 Credit Hours)  

Freshman Writing Seminar on varying topics. Consult department for details.

RUSS 1290  Semester Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Semester Abroad.

RUSS 1940  Transfer Coursework  (0 Credit Hours)  

Transfer Coursework.

RUSS 2030  Intermediate Russian  (4 Credit Hours)  

Advancement of all language skills, including aural-oral, writing, and communicative fluency. Reading of literary texts.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'RUSS 2030 Placement' or RUSS 1020.

RUSS 2040  Intermediate Russian II  (4 Credit Hours)  

This course is a continuation of second-year Russian. Discussion of and essays on subjects related to Russian history, culture, and contemporary life. Advancement of all language skills.

Prerequisite(s): minimum score of PASS in 'RUSS 2040 Placement' or RUSS 2030.

RUSS 2390  Semester Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Semester Abroad.

RUSS 2910  Topics In Slavic Studies  (3 Credit Hours)  

Topics in Slavic Studies, including literature, culture, and film, that change from year to year. See current semester’s course schedule for details.

RUSS 2940  Transfer Coursework  (0 Credit Hours)  

Transfer Coursework.

RUSS 3030  Masterpieces Russ Lit I  (3 Credit Hours)  

Selected readings from among the most outstanding works of Russian literature from its beginnings through the 19th century. Advancement of all language skills through study and analysis of literary texts.

RUSS 3040  Masterpieces Russ Lit II  (3 Credit Hours)  

Selected readings from the most outstanding works of 20th-century Russian literature. Advancement of all language skills through study and analysis of literary texts.

RUSS 3250  Advanced Russian Grammar  (3 Credit Hours)  

Phonemic, grammatical, and syntactical patterns of standard literary Russian. Practice in composition and vocabulary building.

RUSS 3330  Oral Discussion  (3 Credit Hours)  

Discussion of topics from contemporary Russian politics and history. Students learn syntax and vocabulary aimed at building discourse competence. Hypothesization, narration, questioning, contradicting, speaking in paragraphs. Reading, listening, speaking.

RUSS 3450  Tolstoy/Dostoevsky-Trans  (3 Credit Hours)  

Readings and discussions of the major novels. Comparative study of literary method, theme and structure, modern critical approaches. No knowledge of Russian required. May be counted toward major.

RUSS 3530  Survey of Russian Art  (3 Credit Hours)  

An introduction to the art and architecture of Russia, from the 12th century to the present. The first part of the course deals with the medieval period (church architecture, icons, frescoes). The second part begins with the assimilation of western Europe.

RUSS 3700  Russian Poetry  (3 Credit Hours)  

Readings in Russian poetry, including Pushkin, Lermontov, Tyutchev, and the symbolists. Lectures, discussions, and compositions in Russian.

Prerequisite(s): RUSS 2040 or minimum score of PASS in 'RUSS 3000 Level Placement'.

RUSS 3780  Soviet Jewish Experience  (3,4 Credit Hours)  

The course examines major trends in Russian Jewish history, culture and identity as developed during the Soviet period. Taught in English.

RUSS 3880  Writing Intensive: RUSS 3450  (1 Credit Hour)  

Writing Intensive Component in conjunction with RUSS 3450.

RUSS 3940  Transfer Coursework  (3 Credit Hours)  

Transfer Coursework.

RUSS 4810  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

See Schedule of Classes for specific topic. May be repeated for credit under different topic up to 3 times.

RUSS 4811  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

See Schedule of Classes for specific topic. May be repeated for credit under different topic up to 3 times.

RUSS 4812  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

See Schedule of Classes for specific topic. May be repeated for credit under different topic up to 3 times.

RUSS 4813  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

Special Topics in Russian.

RUSS 4820  Special Topics  (3 Credit Hours)  

See Schedule of Classes for specific topic. May be repeated for credit under different topic up to 3 times.

RUSS 4880  Writning Intensive: RUSS 4810  (1 Credit Hour)  

Writing Intensive Component in conjunction with RUSS 4810.

RUSS 4910  Independent Study  (3 Credit Hours)  

An independent research project in any advanced area of Russian language, literature or culture. Open to superior students with the approval of the department.

RUSS 4920  Independent Study  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

An independent research project in any advanced area of Russian language, literature or culture. Open to superior students with the approval of the department.

RUSS 4990  Honors Thesis  (3 Credit Hours)  

Research and writing in conjunction with Honors Thesis (first semester).

RUSS 5000  Honors Thesis  (4 Credit Hours)  

Research and writing in conjunction with Honors Thesis (second semester).

RUSS 5110  Capstone Component: RUSS 4810  (0 Credit Hours)  

Capstone Component in conjunction with RUSS 4810.

RUSS 5190  Semester Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Semester Abroad.

RUSS 5380  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Junior Year Abroad.

RUSS 5390  Junior Year Abroad  (1-20 Credit Hours)  

Junior Year Abroad.

RUSS 5940  Tulane Non-Equvalent  (1-3 Credit Hours)  

Tulane Non-Equvalent.