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Honours Russian (60 credits)

Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Honours Russian program is for students intending to pursue graduate studies or advanced careers in the field. Students must complete 60 credits in the program, and according to Faculty regulations, Honours students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and maintain a minimum program GPA of 3.00.

By arrangement with the Department and subject to University approval, transfer credits will be accepted from Department-approved exchange/immersion programs.

Students who have acquired language competency elsewhere will replace lower-level courses with upper-level courses. A total of 6 credits may be taken in courses offered by other departments in the Faculty; these are listed at the end of this section. Students are particularly encouraged to select from LLC course offerings.

For admission into the Honours program and approval of all course selections, students must regularly consult with an academic adviser in the Department.

Honours students, according to Faculty regulations, also must complete at least a minor concentration (18 credits) in another academic unit.

Group A: Required Courses (12 credits)

  • RUSS 452 Advanced Russian Language and Syntax 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Prose composition, translation, essay writing. An introduction to Russian stylistics.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Liudmila Klimanova (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 415 and RUSS 416 or equivalent or permission of the department
  • RUSS 453 Advanced Russian Language and Syntax 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Prose composition, translation, essay writing. An introduction to Russian stylistics.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 452 or equivalent
  • RUSS 490 Honours Seminar 01 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : This course is intended to allow students to bring together their knowledge of the general area of Russian & Slavic Studies and produce a synthesis appropriate to their level of development. The major exercise will consist of the writing of a research paper displaying their competence.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Anna Berman (Fall) Anna Berman (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
    • Prerequisite: Permission of the Department
    • Restriction: Honours or Joint Honours in Russian and Slavic Studies
  • RUSS 491 Honours Seminar 02 (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : This course is intended to allow students to bring together their knowledge of the general area of Russian & Slavic Studies and produce a synthesis appropriate to their level of development. The major exercise will consist of the writing of a research paper displaying their competence.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: Lyudmila Parts (Fall) Laura A Beraha (Winter)

    • Fall or Winter
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 490

* Note: Students must submit project proposals to their departmental adviser by March 15th or November 15th of the preceding term for individual reading and independent research courses.

Complementary Courses (48 credits)

Group B: Russian Language

0 - 24 credits to be chosen from:

  • RUSS 210 Elementary Russian Language 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Reading, grammar, translation, oral practice.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Izabela Zdun (Fall)

    • Fall
  • RUSS 211 Elementary Russian Language 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Russian Language; continuation of RUSS 210.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Zaure Kadyrbekova (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 210 or equivalent
  • RUSS 215 Elementary Russian Language Intensive 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : An intensive introduction to the Russian language which covers the first year of the normal level, i.e. RUSS 210/RUSS 211 in one semester. The basic grammatical structures are covered.

    Terms: Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Liudmila Klimanova (Winter) Liudmila Klimanova, Izabela Zdun (Summer)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken RUSS 210, RUSS 211 or equivalent
  • RUSS 310 Intermediate Russian Language 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Reading, translation, conversation.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Vladimir Ivantsov (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 210 and RUSS 211 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking RUSS 316
  • RUSS 311 Intermediate Russian Language 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Reading, translation, conversation.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Vladimir Ivantsov (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 310 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken RUSS 316
  • RUSS 316 Intermediate Russian Language Intensive 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Continuing the Intensive program of RUSS 215 this course covers the second year of the normal level, i.e. RUSS 310/RUSS 311, in one semester. The basic grammatical structures are covered.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Liudmila Klimanova (Fall)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 215 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Requires departmental approval
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RUSS 310, RUSS 311 or are taking RUSS 311
  • RUSS 400 Advanced Russian Language 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Advanced practical Russian grammar and composition. May include reading a variety of texts and media from classical to contemporary (literature, newspapers, TV, film, etc.).

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Liudmila Klimanova (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 310 and RUSS 311 or equivalent or permission of the Department
    • Given in Russian
  • RUSS 401 Advanced Russian Language 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Advanced practical Russian grammar and composition. May include reading a variety of texts and media from classical to contemporary (literature, newspapers, TV, film, etc.).

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Liudmila Klimanova (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 400 or equivalent
    • Given in Russian
  • RUSS 415 Advanced Russian Language Intensive 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Continuing the Intensive program of RUSS 215 and RUSS 316, students will complete their study of the fundamental structure of modern literary Russian, including the morphology and syntax of the nominal and verbal systems.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 215/RUSS 316 or RUSS 310/RUSS 311
    • Requires departmental approval
  • RUSS 416 Advanced Russian Language Intensive 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Continuing the Intensive program of RUSS 215/RUSS 316, students will complete their study of the fundamental structure of modern literary Russian, including the morphology and syntax of the nominal and verbal systems. Besides developing an oral facility in the language, this course introduces the student to the study of literature by analysing literary texts of prerevolutionary and Soviet Russia to see the use and verbal systems, syntax, stylistic levels, historical changes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: RUSS 415
    • Requires departmental approval

Note: Students entering this program with previous knowledge of or exposure to Russian may, with permission of the Department, replace this group with selections from Group C or D.

Group C: 200 level

9 - 12 credits to be chosen from:

  • RUSS 217 Russia's Eternal Questions (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Exploration of cultural archetypes defining continuity and change from Peter the Great to the present; the Russian national identity, double-faith, Western and Slovophile influences, Mother Russia, superfluous men and the Eternal Feminine, anarchism, the avant-garde, Stalinism. Recurring themes traced in literature, art, film, music, pop culture and the applied arts.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Laura A Beraha (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Given in English
    • Restriction: Permission of the instructor
  • RUSS 218 Russian Literature in Revolution (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : The Russian twentieth-century literary dynamic up to the watershed of Stalin's death (1953). Carving out cultural territory against ideological polemics, revolutionary versus traditional values, the explosion of avant-garde experimentation under mounting critical conformism as reflected in major works and authors (Mayakovsky, Babel, Bulgakov, Platonov and others).

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Laura A Beraha (Fall)

    • Fall or Winter
    • Prerequisite: None, but some background in Russian 20C history is helpful
    • Given in English
  • RUSS 223 Russian 19th Century: Literary Giants 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : The Golden Age of Russian literature: from Pushkin, Lermontov, and Gogol to the first works of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. This course traces the rise of a coherent literary tradition in Russia, exploring authors’ relationships to the burgeoning tradition and to their historical and cultural context.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Anna Berman (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Given in English
  • RUSS 224 Russian 19th Century: Literary Giants 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : This course explores the masterpieces of late nineteenth-century Russian literature. From psychological realism and the novel of ideas to the rise of the great short story; Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Leskov, and Chekhov.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Anna Berman (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Given in English
  • RUSS 229 Introduction to Russian Folklore (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : An introduction to Russian folklore and folk belief: "dual-faith," traditional mentality, fairy tales, calendar rituals, folk songs, witches, healers and house spirits. The course will explore classic approaches to folklore studies as well as the influence of folk culture on Russian "high art."

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Taught in English

Group D: 300 and 400 level

12 - 33 credits to be chosen from:

  • RUSS 327 Reading Russian Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Introduction to Russia's major poets and bards of the 19th and 20th centuries. Selected works from Pushkin to Brodsky and 20th century bards will be read in Russian.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Laura A Beraha (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 316 or equivalent, or permission of the department.
    • Texts to be read in the original Russian, analysis and discussion to be conducted in English and/or Russian.
  • RUSS 328 Readings in Russian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : A general introduction to Russian prose, poetry and drama in the 19th Century. Selected texts will be read in the original and discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: RUSS 316 or equivalent, or permission of the Department.
    • Texts to be read in the original Russian; analysis and discussion to be conducted in English and/or Russian.
  • RUSS 330 Chekhov without Borders (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Chekhov’s short stories and plays. The genre of the short story and its relationship to realist, modernist, and postmodernist aesthetics. Chekhov’s influence in Russia and abroad.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Course will be given in English.
  • RUSS 337 Vladimir Nabokov (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Cross sampling of short stories and major novels by Vladimir Nabokov; his life-long love affair with language and "aesthetic bliss"; his flouting of convention from Russia's Silver Age to post-McCarthy America. Lolita in and beyond the Russian context.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Given in English.
  • RUSS 340 Russian Short Story (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Russian stories that encompass the major aesthetic and thematic concerns of the short story genre. Recurrent themes of language's power and limits, of childhood and old age, of art and sexuality, and of cultural, individual, and artistic memory.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Lyudmila Parts (Winter)

  • RUSS 357 Leo Tolstoy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : An in-depth exploration of the literature and thought of Leo Tolstoy. This course will cover his major works of fiction as well as non-fiction essays, diary entries, and letters, with the majority of the semester devoted to his great masterpiece, War and Peace.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • RUSS 358 Fyodor Dostoevsky (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : An in-depth study of the writing and thought of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Through reading Dostoevsky's major novels as well as some of his short fiction and journalism in the context of his times, this course will explore Dostoevsky's contributions to literature and philosophy.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Lyudmila Parts (Fall)

    • Taught in English
  • RUSS 385 Topics in Russian Performance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Masterpieces of the Russian stage in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the emergence of a uniquely Russian dramatic sensitivity against prevailing European trends; the literary word in a public, political and/or avant-garde forum.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Lyudmila Parts (Winter)

    • Fall
    • At least 2 courses in literature and/or cultural studies.
  • RUSS 390 Special Topics in Russian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Exploration of a significant author, trend, theme or theory in modern Russian culture, including but not limited to the interface between literary works, the graphic and performing arts, ideology and national identity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
  • RUSS 427 Russian Fin de Siècle (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Russian poetry, prose, drama, book design and the visual arts from the Silver Age to WWI, from Chekhov to Blok and Belyi. The crisis of realism, decadence, symbolism, and its waning traced through the eternal feminine, the devil, the city, poetry as pure creation, and millennial crisis. Not open to students who have taken or are taking RUSS 465.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Course offered in English.
    • Prerequisite(s): At least 2 courses (6 credits) in literature and/or cultural studies.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken RUSS 465.
  • RUSS 428 Russian Avantgarde (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Russian poetry, prose, drama, the manifesto, street festivals and the explosion of experiment in the visual arts from WW1 to 1930. The avant-garde anticipates, transcends, responds and then succumbs to revolution.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): At least 2 courses (6 credits) in literature and/or cultural studies.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken RUSS 466.
  • RUSS 430 High Stalinist Culture 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Novels, films, art, architecture, pageantry, rhetoric and routine of the Stalinist 1930s-40s, including socialist realism as an aesthetic doctrine, utopian blueprint, target of parody, amalgam of a submerged avant-garde and state-controlled pop culture, precursor of the postmodernist simulacrum, self-proclaimed international style and/or uniquely Russian 20th-century project.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RUSS 510
    • Given in English
  • RUSS 440 Russia and Its Others (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : In-depth historical approach to cultural construction of Russian national identity and to the concept of the Other as a condition of self-representation: East, West, America, class enemies, dissidents, ethnic and sexual minorities, etc. Introduction to theoretical tools for approaching issues of national identity, alterity, (post)colonialism, exoticism, and orientalism. Not open to students who have taken RUSS 475 in 201301.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): At least 2 literature/cultural studies courses at the 200 or 300 level; or permission of the Department.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken RUSS 475 in 201301.
  • RUSS 454 Narratives of Desire (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : An exploration of desire as it was narrativized in Russian literature 1860-1900. The course draws on comparative examples from European literature as well as various theoretical approaches for conceptualizing love and desire.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Anna Berman (Winter)

    • Prerequisite(s): At least two literature courses at the 200 or 300 level or permission of the department.
  • RUSS 470 Individual Reading Course (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Supervised reading under the direction of a member of staff.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
  • RUSS 475 Special Topics in Russ Culture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Examination of a significant author, trend, theme or theory in modern Russian culture, including but not limited to the interface between literary works, the graphic and performing arts, ideology and national identity.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
  • RUSS 500 Special Topics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : Focus on a critical theme, author or work, as determined by the current research interests of faculty and visiting faculty.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Given in English
    • Prerequisite: Permission of Department

* Note: Students must submit project proposals to their departmental adviser by March 15th or November 15th of the preceding term for individual reading and independent research courses.

Group E: LLC and Faculty of Arts

0 - 6 credits to be chosen from the following or their equivalent:

  • ANTH 303 Ethnographies of Post-socialism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Anthropology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Anthropology : Understanding postsocialism through engagement with ethnography that explores how markets interact with political rule, social forms, and the production of cultural values across different geographies and histories. This course focuses primarily on the former Soviet Union, East Germany, and China.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: ANTH 202 and one other 200-level anthropology course, U2 standing or above, or permission of instructor.
  • ECON 331 Economic Development: Russia and USSR (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Introduction to Russian and former Soviet economic development, structure, planning, management and performance. The former Soviet economy, attempted reforms, and the collapse of the U.S.S.R.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: ECON 208 and ECON 209 or those listed under Prerequisites above
  • HIST 216 History of Russia to 1801 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A survey of Russian history, from the origin of the Slavs to the establishment of the Kievan State, the coming of the Mongols, the emergence of Muscovy, and the rise of the Russian Empire.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • HIST 226 East Central and Southeastern Europe in 20th Century (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Introductory survey of east central and southeastern European history from the twilight of nineteenth-century imperialism to the most recent expansion of the European Union. Consideration will be given to the two world wars and their consequences; nationalism, fascism, and socialism; and the revolutions of 1989.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: James Krapfl (Fall)

  • HIST 236 Russia from 1801 to 1991 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : A history of Russia from 1801 to 1991.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • HIST 306 East Central Europe, 1944-2004 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : An examination of important problems in the postwar history of east central Europe. Topics include: the establishment of Communist regimes; Stalinism and de-Stalinization; everyday life under Communism; the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, the Prague Spring, and Solidarity; political opposition; culture; and the revolutions of 1989.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: James Krapfl (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: HIST 215 or HIST 226 or permission of instructor
  • HIST 312 Hist of Consumption in Canada (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : History of consumption in Canada since 1600 in relation to subsistence and the early market; modern class and gender relationships; conceptions of citizenship.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): HIST 202 or HIST 203 or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 313 Habsburg Monarchy, 1618-1918 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : History of the central European Habsburg Monarchy from its consolidation in the Thirty Years' War to its demise in the Great War. Topics include: counter-Reformation and the baroque, enlightened absolutism, the partitions of Poland, the revolutions of 1848, the rise of nationalism, and fin-de-siècle society and culture.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A course in European history or permission of instructor.
  • HIST 316 Russia: Revolutions 1905 and 1917 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Reform and Revolutions: a comparison of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and of the Tsarist Empire and Provisional Government in 1917, with some discussion of the reforms that anticipated each cataclysm.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A course in Russian, Soviet or European history
  • HIST 326 Russia from 1905 to Present (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : 20th Century Russia, with particular attention to the rise and fall of the Soviet regime, Gorbachev's Perestroika, and the problems and accomplishments of post-Soviet society under Yeltsin and Putin.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Katrin Bozeva-Abazi (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: one 200-level course in History or political theory
  • HIST 406 Petrine and Catherinian Russia (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : The transformation of Russian society by Peter the Great and the problems and achievements of Russia's Golden Age under the enlightened despotism of Catherine II and of her son.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: A prior course in Russian or European history
  • HIST 446 Russian Thought to 1825 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : From the schism in the Orthodox Church to the year of the Decembrist insurrection, this course aims to acquaint those unable to read Russian with the writings and ideas that have helped to shape the social and political consciousness of modern Russia. Emphasis on thinkers whose attitudes defined Russia's perception of the West, with some discussion of the broader impact of major European luminaries on the Russian culture. the sequel to this course is HIST 456.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 216, or a course in European intellectual history, or consent of instructor
  • HIST 456 Russian Intellectual History 1825-1917 (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Sequel to HIST 446, from the year of the Decembrist insurrection to the Bolshevik Revolution. Discussion of the Russian influence on European and American intellectuals in the 19th century.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 236 or a course in European intellectual history, or consent of instructor
  • HIST 476D1 Seminar: Topics in Russian History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : Topics in Russian history. Topic varies by year.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Students must register for both HIST 476D1 and HIST 476D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 476D1 and HIST 476D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • HIST 476D2 Seminar: Topics in Russian History (3 credits)

    Offered by: History and Classical Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    History : See HISP 476D1 for course description.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: HIST 476D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both HIST 476D1 and HIST 476D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • JWST 303 The Soviet Jewish Experience (3 credits)

    Offered by: Jewish Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Jewish Studies : Sovietization both fueled the modernization of Russian Jewry and contributed to its eventual suppression. This experience will be examined from two perspectives: history and literature. The interrelationship between culture and politics and the effects of ideology and censorship on literature will be discussed.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Readings in English
  • POLI 329 Russian and Soviet Politics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : This course explores the institutions of the Soviet system and pressures to reform this system. Examines specific changes made to the system through democratization and market reform. Compares these changes to similar transitions in other countries to assess possible twists in Russian's political future.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: POLI 211, POLI 212, or written consent of instructor; Soviet history helpful but not required
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • POLI 331 Politics in East Central Europe (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Analysis of recent dramatic changes in East Central Europe in light of the historical development and current structure of these states, their relationship to their societies, with emphasis on diversity and its sources.

    Terms: Winter 2014, Summer 2014

    Instructors: Maria Popova (Winter) Vincent Post (Summer)

    • Prerequisite: Some prior related course i.e. Comparative Politics or East European History or written consent of the instructor. Recommended POLI 329.
  • POLI 419 Transitions from Communism (3 credits)

    Offered by: Political Science (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Political Science : Selected problems facing the Post-Soviet world. Themes include: new political institutions, parties, and groups; economic reform; social problems; ideological changes; the rise of ethnonationalism; linkages with the West.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Maria Popova (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: One 200- or 300-level course in Comparative Politics required or written permission of the instructor; a Political Science, History or Sociology course on the USSR or Eastern Europe after WW II strongly recommended.
    • Note: The area in the field of Comparative Politics is Developed Areas.
  • SOCI 455 Post-Socialist Societies (3 credits)

    Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Sociology (Arts) : The demise of Communist Party rule between 1989 - 1991 throughout Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. The societal implications (e.g. class formation, gender relations, nationalism, corruption, religious freedom) of these dramatic economic and political changes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: SOCI 210.

Note: For pre/corequisites and availability of Anthropology (ANTH), Economics (ECON), History (HIST), Jewish Studies (JWST), Political Science (POLI), and Sociology (SOCI) courses, students should consult the offering department and Class Schedule.

Students are particularly encouraged to select from the growing options available under the LLC course offerings; these are subject to Departmental approval.

Faculty of Arts—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)