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Minor Concentration Russian (18 credits)

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

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration in Russian will give students a basic working knowledge of Russian and the tools with which to explore Russian life and culture in the original. Students who can demonstrate to the Department that they have acquired the equivalent competence elsewhere may waive prerequisites for 300-level courses and above.

The Minor Concentration in Russian may be expanded to the Major Concentration in Russian.

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 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 300 Russian for Heritage Speakers 1 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : For native speakers of Russian who have not had full academic instruction in the language. Focus on grammatical structure and syntax, the formalities of written Russian and appreciation of the language's stylistic diversity. Multi- media approach including excerpts from literary works, current newspapers, television news broadcasts, films and cartoons.

    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: Permission of the Department
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken RUSS 210, RUSS 211, RUSS 215, RUSS 310, RUSS 311 and RUSS 316.
    • Given in Russian
  • RUSS 301 Russian for Heritage Speakers 2 (3 credits)

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

    Overview

    Russian (Arts) : For native speakers of Russian who have not had full academic instruction in the language. Focus on complex grammatical structures, syntax, and stylistically differentiated uses of vocabulary in written and spoken Russian. Multi-media approach including excerpts from literary works, current newspapers, Internet sources, and films.

    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
    • Given in Russian
    • Prerequisites: RUSS 300 or permission of the instructor
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken Russ 210,211,215,310,311 and 316
  • 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 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 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
  • 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 215 is not open to students who have taken RUSS 210 and RUSS 211.
** RUSS 316 is not open to students who have taken RUSS 310 and RUSS 311.
*** RUSS 415 is not open to students who have taken RUSS 400 and RUSS 401.

Bachelor of Arts & Science—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)