Russian Language

RUS 101 Elementary Russian I:  An introduction to Russian pronunciation and grammar. Offered fall semester. (4 credits)

RUS 102 Elementary Russian II: Continuation of RUS 101. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in RUS 101, or credit. (4 credits)

RUS 201 Intermediate Russian I: Continued study of grammar and vocabulary aimed at the mastery of more difficult reading and conversation. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in RUS 102, or credit. (4 credits)

RUS 202 Intermediate Russian II: Continuation of RUS 201. Fulfills Cultures - World Perspectives. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: C (not C-) or better in RUS 201, or credit. (4 credits)

RUS 280 Special Topics in Russian: Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 200-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content differs. No more than four credits can be applied to the minor or major. Offered on sufficient demand. (3-4 credits)

RUS 301 Advanced Russian Grammar I: Continued study of grammar and vocabulary. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: RUS 202 or equivalent. (3 credits)

RUS 302 Advanced Russian Grammar II: Continuation of RUS 301. Offered winter semester. (3 credits)

RUS 304 Russian Conversation and Composition I: Practice in oral and written Russian; development of listening and reading skills. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: Successful completion of RUS 302 (C or better) or permission of instructor. (3 credits)

RUS 306 Russian Conversation and Composition II: Continuation of RUS 304. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: Successful completion of RUS 304 (C or better) or permission of instructor.

RUS 380 Special Topics in Russian: Offered on sufficient demand. (1-6 credits)

RUS 401 Introduction to Russian Literature I: A brief survey of nineteenth-century Russian literature. Course taught in Russian. Offered fall semester. Prerequisites: RUS 302 or equivalent.

RUS 402 Introduction to Russian Literature II: A brief survey of Russian literature of the twentieth century. Course taught in Russian. Offered winter semester. Prerequisites: RUS 401.

RUS 480 Special Topics in Russian: Course content varies. Expectations of students approximate those in other 400-level courses. May be repeated for credit when content varies. Offered on sufficient demand. (1-4 credits)

History

HST 389 Russian History: From the ninth through the nineteenth century. Topics include the origins of Russian expansion, the development of Russian civilization, and the origins of Revolution. Offered fall semester, even-numbered years. Prerequisites: HST 203 and HST 204 or junior standing. (3 credits)

HST 390 Soviet History: From the ninth through the nineteenth century. Topics include the origins of Russian expansion, the development of Russian civilization, and the origins of Revolution. Offered fall semester, even-numbered years. Prerequisites: HST 203 and HST 204 or junior standing. (3 credits)

HST 391 Russian Thought -- Ninth to Twentieth Centuries: History of Russian thought from the ninth to the twentieth century, including Byzantine, Mongol, and Western influences. Offered fall semester, odd-numbered years. Prerequisites: HST 203 and HST 204, or junior standing. (3 credits)

Russian Studies

RST 225 Introduction to Russian Culture: Concentrates on Russian culture as the Russian way of life and as the contribution Russia has made to civilization in general. Students should gain an understanding of Russia through an investigation of its past, its present, and its contrasts with the United States and the West. Fulfills Cultures - World Perspectives. Offered spring semester in even-numbered years or on demand.

RST 380 Special Topics in Russian Studies: Offered on demand. (1-3 credits)

RST 399 Independent Reading: (1-3 credits)

Economics, Geography, and Political Science

ECO 365 Comparative Economic Systems: Relative to such economic goals as economic freedom, full employment, growth, efficiency, consumer welfare, equitable distribution of income and security, how well do alternative economic systems perform? This course studies contemporary, evolving capitalist, socialist, and mixed systems in different countries. Offered every other year. Prerequisites: ECO 210 or ECO 200. Part of the Globalization Issue. (3 credits)

GPY 350 Geography of Russia and its Neighbors: Introduces trends in physical, cultural, economic and environmental geography of Russia and fourteen Eurasian republics of the former Soviet Union. Cross-listed with RST 350. Fulfills one of the Issues/Themes requirements and fulfills Cultures - World Perspectives. Offered winter semester. (3 credits)

PLS 385 Russian and Post-Soviet Politics: A comparative empirical and theoretical analysis of government and politics in post-Soviet Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, and the Central Asian republics. Topics include the collapse of communism, patterns of regime change, parties, elections, political economy, nationalism and ethnic conflict, social welfare policy, and foreign relations. Fulfills Cultures - World Perspectives. Offered winter semester. Prerequisite: PLS 103 or junior standing. (3 credits)

 

 

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