The Department of Germanic & Slavic Studies is sometimes able to offer introductory courses in Slavic languages other than Russian. This course is a continuation of SLAV 1002 and will provide students with the fundamentals of grammar, conversation, pronunciation, reading, and writing of a…

In this course we will discuss Slavic folklore and belief systems in different historical periods and their representation in historical accounts, stories, novels, fairy tales, legends, customs, and films. No background knowledge is required. All readings and discussions are in English. This…

The representation of non-human and children’s lives in Russian and East European literatures. Articulation of the human through comparison with lives considered less than human. Philosophy and ethics of non-human subjectivity. Survey of a wide range of sources, including literature, visual art…

This course is a survey of the Slavic family of languages, aspects of their historical development, and characteristics of their modern linguistic systems. Selected topics in the phonology, morphology, syntax, and sociolinguistics of individual Slavic languages will be addressed. The goal of the…

This course explores the connection between ethics and literature and how narrative influences the formation of our ethical character, based on key theory, fiction, and non-fiction texts from East European literature. We will investigate the relationship between authors and readers and…

Seminar focusing on specific topics in Slavic languages, literatures, or cultures.

Repeatable for a maximum of 6 hours of credit.

An introduction to Old Church Slavic (OCS), the earliest written Slavic language. Students will learn to read and translate OCS texts. The grammar and phonology of OCS will also be used as a springboard for an introduction to the prehistory of the Slavic language family.

This course is…