Russia & Origins Cont Eurasia, HIST-225 FA3
This course provides an overview and introduction to the history of empires, nations, and states in the Eurasian plain, from the origins of Rus' over a thousand years ago to the present day, as well as the various ethnic, national, and religious groups of the region.
Russian Studies: Russia and the U.S. in the 20th Century, HIST-445/645
This course examines the impact of Russia and the Soviet Union on American history and culture during the twentieth century. Students examine the influence of Russian literature on American writers, the Russian Jewish community's influence on Hollywood and jazz, Russian items in the Library of Congress and the National Gallery of Art, as well as the legacy of the Cold War, much of which was played out on the streets of Washington, DC. The course includes field trips.
Elementary Russian I, RUSS-144
Prepares students to function in everyday situations in the Russian-speaking world. Focuses on the acquisition of basic vocabulary and grammatical structures in culturally authentic contexts through speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Designed for students with no prior experience with Russian.
Intermediate Russian I, RUSS-244
Refinement of basic language skills in a cultural context. Expansion of vocabulary and grammatical structures and development of communicative skills. Content focuses on cultural patterns in the Russian-speaking world. Prerequisite: RUSS-145 or equivalent.
Russian Conversation and Composition I, RUSS-342
Promotes the advanced active use of Russian in culturally authentic contexts. Emphasis on the development of fluency and accuracy in oral and written communication. Review of grammatical structures and vocabulary expansion through extensive reading. Problems of style and creative use of language. Usually offered every fall. Prerequisite: RUSS-245 or equivalent. Note: students may not receive credit for both RUSS-342 and RUSS-344.
Russian Media & Political Translation, RUSS-441/641
May be repeated for credit. Reading and translating selected sociopolitical texts and current periodical publications. Vocabulary expansion through study of word formation. Study of idioms, terms, and syntactic patterns. Meets with RUSS-641. Usually offered every fall. Prerequisite: RUSS-343 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
A systematic grammar review course for those who have had at least three years of Russian. There is a written assignment for every class, either a translation or an essay. Weekly quizzes test knowledge of grammatical constructions, vocabulary, and idioms. Usually offered every fall. Prerequisite: three years of college Russian.
School of International Service
Russia/Central Eurasia Core Seminar, SIS-661
Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics cover key themes in comparative and regional studies including politics, economy, identity, regional security, civil society, governance, foreign policy, democratization, and globalization in Russia and Central Eurasian countries.
AU-St. Petersburg University, Russia, SIS-774
Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Students take courses at St. Petersburg University, Russia. Usually offered every term. Prerequisite: permission of SIS Program Development Office.
Contemporary Russia, SISU-216
Russia's contemporary political culture and its historical, economic, geographic, and social roots.