Russian (RUSS)

Although a complete graduate program is not currently available in Russian, the following courses may apply toward a master’s degree.

Courses numbered 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate. (Individual courses may be limited to undergraduate students only.); 800 to 999 = graduate.

RUSS 505.  Russian Phonology   2 credit hours

Cross-listed as LING 505B. Corrective pronunciation and auditory perception for non-native speakers of Russian. Includes articulatory phonetics, phonemics and morphophonemics, as well as the study and production of intonation contours (intonatsionnye konstruktsii). Prerequisite: any 200-level course or instructor's consent.

RUSS 515.  Special Studies In Russian   1-3 credit hours

Advanced reading and translation in Russian social sciences, literature and civilization. Repeatable for credit. Prerequisite: departmental consent.

RUSS 540.  Russian Literature in English   3 credit hours

General education advanced issues and perspectives course. Survey course in representative Russian literature (prose) of the 19th century, of the Soviet (socialist realism) or post-Soviet period, or of a particular author. The survey of 19th century Russian literature typically includes major prose works of Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Goncharov, Turgenev, minor prose works of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, and the more popular plays of Chekhov. Emphasis on Russian and European history, historiography and intellectual movements, as well as fundamental concepts of general literary analysis and criticism. No knowledge of Russian is required, although some is desirable. Prerequisite: departmental consent.