In Russian 1001 you will learn the Russian alphabet, cursive handwriting, and pronunciation. The course will introduce you to basic grammatical structures in Russian and will cover vocabulary that will enable you to communicate on a number of everyday topics.

Satisfies Core Area IV (World…

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.

Accelerated course covering the fundamentals of Russian grammar, conversation, pronunciation, and reading, with an emphasis on oral proficiency and comprehension.

This intensive Russian Language Course is part of the Russian Flagship Language Program at UGA.  Participants will be eligible…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.

A discussion-oriented survey of Vladimir Nabokov's life and works, with particular attention to questions of multicultural literary identity. In-depth consideration of the author's creative responses to two 19th-century Russian predecessors. All readings and discussions in English.

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,…

Representative works in the original language. Conducted in Russian.

Satisfies the Franklin College Literature requirement.

Representative works in the original language. Conducted in Russian.

Satisfies the Franklin College Literature requirement.

Representative works from all periods of Chekhov's career. Chekhov's influence on modern literature and drama. Conducted in Russian.

Satisfies Core Area IV (World Languages and Culture) and the Franklin College Literature requirement.

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…

Seminar focusing on specific topics in Russian literature and culture or Russian and Slavic linguistics. Repeatable for a maximum of 9 hours of credit.

Topic for Fall 2015: Tolstoy on Page and Screen (Taught in English; no prerequisite required. Contact german@uga.edu if…