Russian (RUSS)

RUSS F100A      Elementary Russian 1A      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

An introductory course in the Russian language and culture with an emphasis on the spoken and written language. Does not meet Perspectives on the Human Condition requirements, or Foreign Language major or minor requirements.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F100B      Elementary Russian 1B      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

An introductory course in the Russian language and culture with an emphasis on the spoken and written language. Does not meet Perspectives on the Human Condition requirements, or Foreign Language major or minor requirements.

Prerequisites: RUSS F100A; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F101X      Elementary Russian I      (h)
5 Credits

Offered Fall

Introduction to language and culture: development of competence and performance in the language through understanding, recognition and use of linguistic structures; increasing emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking; basic vocabulary of approximately 750 words; exploration of the cultural dimension, implicitly through language, and explicitly through texts and audiovisual materials.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 5 + 0 + 0

RUSS F102X      Elementary Russian II      (h)
5 Credits

Offered Spring

Introduction to language and culture: development of competence and performance in the language through understanding, recognition and use of linguistic structures; increasing emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking; basic vocabulary of approximately 750 words; exploration of the cultural dimension, implicitly through language, and explicitly through texts and audiovisual materials.

Prerequisites: RUSS F101X or equivalent.

Attributes: UAF GER Humanities Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 5 + 0 + 0

RUSS F103      Conversational Russian I      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Verbal skills improvement. Vocabulary is presented to improve speaking on specific topics. Note: Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements.

Prerequisites: RUSS F101X; RUSS F102 or above; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F201      Intermediate Russian I      (h)
4 Credits

Offered Fall

Continuation of RUSS F102X. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural materials. Conducted in Russian.

Prerequisites: RUSS F102X or equivalent.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 4 + 0 + 0

RUSS F202      Intermediate Russian II      (h)
4 Credits

Offered Spring

Continuation of RUSS F102X. Increasing emphasis on reading ability and cultural materials. Conducted in Russian.

Prerequisites: RUSS F201 or equivalent.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 4 + 0 + 0

RUSS F203      Conversational Russian II      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring Odd-numbered Years

Oral skills improvement. Vocabulary is presented to improve speaking on specific topics. Does not satisfy core curriculum or foreign language major requirements.

Prerequisites: RUSS F102X or above; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F292      Russian Seminar
1-8 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-8 + 0 + 0

RUSS F301      Advanced Russian      (O, W, h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall

Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in Russian.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; RUSS F202; or instructor permission.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F302      Advanced Russian      (O, W, h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Discussions and essays on more difficult subjects or texts. Translations, stylistic exercises and special grammatical problems. Conducted in Russian.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; RUSS F301 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F392      Russian Seminar
1-8 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-8 + 0 + 0

RUSS F431      Studies in Russian Culture      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Study of the cultures of the Russian-speaking world. May be repeated for credit if topic varies.

Prerequisites: RUSS F301 or equivalent; junior standing or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F432      Studies of Russian Literature      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Intensive study of authors, literary texts, movements, genres, themes and/or critical approaches. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Prerequisites: RUSS F302 or equivalent, and at least junior standing, or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F476      Russian Culture and Society in the 21st Century      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Spring Even-numbered Years

Study of contemporary Russian culture and society through selected literary texts and media representations; examination of the idea of the "Russian North" and its place in Russian culture; consideration of Russian politics and current events. Students will gain knowledge about present-day Russia and its peoples from a variety of perspectives, sources and media. Russian Studies majors must complete RUSS F202 and Northern Studies majors must complete 2 NORS courses.

Prerequisite: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; COMM F131X or COMM F141X; junior standing or permission of the instructor.

Cross-listed with NORS F476.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F482      Selected Topics in Russian Literature      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Even-numbered Years

Intensive course in literature focusing on nineteenth-century writers. Conducted in English.Note: Course may be repeated for credit if topic varies.

Prerequisites: Junior standing, or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F484      Russian and Soviet Cinema      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall Odd-numbered Years

Study of Russian culture and society through the medium of film, focusing on the history of Russian cinema and genres. Films by award-winning directors. Designed to familiarize students with Russian history and culture from 1900s to the present, and present topics in film theory. Readings and topics discussed reflect issues of current interest.

Prerequisites: Junior standing, or permission of instructor.

Cross-listed with FLPA F484.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

RUSS F488      Individual Study: Senior Project      (h)
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Analysis and presentation, in the language, of a problem chosen by the student in consultation with the department. The student must apply for senior project and submit a project outline by the end of the sixth week of the semester preceding the semester of graduation. Conducted in Russian.

Prerequisites: At least 10 credits in upper division Russian or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0