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RUSS 1002 is a continuation of RUSS 1001. By the end of this course you will have been exposed to all of the fundamental grammatical structures of Russian and you should have an active vocabulary of about 1000 words, which will allow you to communicate on a range of everyday topics. Satisfies Core…
In the Russian Flagship curriculum, RUSS 1011 is the first in a two-part intensive introductory course in modern Russian language and culture. This accelerated course covers the fundamentals of Russian grammar, conversation, pronunciation, and reading, with an emphasis on oral proficiency and…
In the Russian Flagship certificate curriculum, RUSS 1012  is the second in a two-part intensive introductory course in modern Russian language and culture. This course continues to further develop students’ competence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing, with a persistent focus on…
Designed to improve students’ proficiency in spoken Russian. This course will reinforce topics, grammatical structures, and vocabulary covered in Intermediate Russian I.
This course reviews and builds upon the basic grammar and vocabulary acquired in RUSS 1001-1002. It is designed to help students improve their comprehension of written and spoken Russian; acquire greater competence in communicating their ideas in Russian; achieve greater facility and accuracy in…
Designed to improve students' proficiency in spoken Russian. This course will reinforce topics, grammatical structures, and vocabulary covered in Intermediate Russian II.
This course is a continuation of RUSS 2001. It is designed to help students improve their comprehension of written and spoken Russian; acquire greater competence in communicating their ideas in Russian; achieve greater facility and accuracy in the use of common grammatical structures; and expand…
Part one of a two-part intensive intermediate course in Russian language and culture. This course continues to enhance students’ competence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Russian, with a persistent focus on proficiency-oriented instruction and assessment.
Part two of a two-part intensive intermediate course in modern Russian and Russian culture, with an introduction to the subfields of professional Russian. This course continues to further develop students’ competence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Russian, with a persistent focus on…
Russian culture in the twentieth century. Examines both high culture (literature, art, architecture, classical music) and low or popular culture (film, popular music, various aspects of daily life) within the framework of the historical and political development of the period. No knowledge of…
Explores themes of madness, desire, and death in Russian literature and the arts, focusing on the 19th century. Study of masterpieces by Russian writers (Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov), as well as non-fictional documents, such as Russian medical, judicial, and philosophical…
This course is designed to enhance and consolidate students' competence in the four language skill areas (speaking, reading, writing, and listening). The focus is on the comprehension of written texts and oral conversations, writing essays and learning more about contemporary Russian culture. On a…
This course is the continuation of RUSS 3001. It is designed to enhance and consolidate students' competence in the four language skill areas (speaking, reading, writing, and listening). The focus is on the comprehension of written texts and oral conversations, writing essays and learning more…
Part one of a two-part intensive advance course in Russian language and culture. This course is designed to advance and consolidate students' competence in the four language skill areas (speaking, reading, writing, and listening). Focus on proficiency-oriented instruction and assessment.  
Part two of an intensive course further developing students’ competence in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Focus on proficiency-oriented instruction and assessment. Engagement with texts from a variety of genres designed to enhance command of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax, including…
In this course you will analyze different genres of Russian texts and some of the cultural, sociolinguistic, grammatical, and stylistic issues involved in translation. You will improve your ability to understand and interpret a wide variety of Russian texts. You will learn about different stylistic…
A survey of the major periods, genres, and directors of the extensive Russian and Soviet cinematographic heritage, with particular attention to the immediate influence of historical, political, and cultural developments, questions of cultural identity, and the making of a national tradition.…
Fyodor Dostoevsky is a nationalistic, anti-Catholic, anti-Semitic, anti-Polish, anti-European (and certainly anti-American), fanatically religious, politically conservative 19th century Russian writer.  What is it about this man’s literature that forces itself mercilessly and inescapably on our…
Part one of an intensive course developing competence in Russian for specific purposes. Engagement with professional materials (lectures, texts, and videos) from a variety of academic subfields to enhance command of lexicon and discourse in a range of professions. Students read, discuss, and…
Part two of an intensive course developing competence in Russian for specific purposes. Engagement with professional materials (lectures, texts, and videos) from a variety of academic subfields to enhance command of lexicon and discourse in a range of professions. Students read, discuss, and…
Independent study and research under the direction of individual faculty members. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. In order to register for this course, students must devise a program of study in consultation with a faculty member and complete a form available in the Germanic &…
Advanced language study, combining instruction in grammar, composition, and stylistics with practice in spoken Russian. (Currently offered only on the UGA Study Abroad in Russia program.) Satisfies Core Area IV (World Languages and Culture).
Close reading of Leo Tolstoy's greatest novels, "War and Peace" and "Anna Karenina." Screening and discussion of film adaptations. All readings and discussions in English. All films in English or with English subtitles. No prerequisites. 
A discussion-oriented survey of the author's literary accomplishments and uniquely multicultural life, from aristocratic Russian childhood to the  impoverishment of European exile and eventual success as an American college professor, butterfly collector and Hollywood screenwriter.  Poems, chess…
An overview of Pushkin's life and oeuvre, with study of works from each major period of artistic creativity: the Lyceum, the period in St. Petersburg, exile in the South and in Mikhailovskoe, his marriage and last years. Readings include selected poetry from all periods, Eugene Onegin, and "The…
In the nineteenth century, Russia witnessed an unprecedented explosion of literary and intellectual activity, a renaissance which yielded some of the greatest masterpieces world literature has seen. In our course we will read short stories and poems that became part of Russian literary canon. Our…
Representative works in the original language. Conducted in Russian. Satisfies the Franklin College Literature requirement.
I n this course we will explore the relationship between Chekhov-the-prose-writer and Chekhov-the-drama-writer by reading a selection from his prose and dramatic works. Toward the end of the semester, students will choose a selection of Chekhov stories, writing scripts and performing them together…
A survey of representative works in contemporary Russian literature, art, and cinema. Discussion of key literary and artistic movements. The political significance of contemporary Russian literature, art, and cinema and the relationship between art and political institutions. Taught in Russian.…
Despite being relatively new compared to the rest of Europe, Russian theater occupies a special place in the rest of the world. The beginning of the 20th century marked the birth of Russian theater which served as the foundation for theater around the world as we know it now. During this period…
Part one of a seminar engaging students in content-based disciplinary study in field of major in Russian. Students work with academic lectures, texts, and videos on advanced topics. Under direction of the instructor, students deliver professional presentations, analyze and discuss texts…
Part two of a seminar engaging students in content-based disciplinary study in field of major in Russian. Students work with academic lectures, texts, and videos on advanced topics. Under direction of the instructor, students deliver professional presentations, analyze and discuss texts…
Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian literature under the supervision of a project director. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 hours of credit.
Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian and Slavic linguistics under the supervision of a project director.

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