Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Russian Spring 2018

Undergraduate

100-Level Courses in RUSS

RUSS 110: Elementary Russian (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for RUSS 110 and RUSS 101, 102. Equivalent to RUSS 101, RUSS 102, RUSS 109.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 09:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — Robinson A349
  • Section 002 — Elena Guglielmi — 07:20 PM to 10:00 PM TR — Thompson Hall 2022

200-Level Courses in RUSS

RUSS 210: Intermediate Russian (3 Credits)

Continuation of the development of basic components of the language, with focus on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Introduces students to the cultures and histories of Russian-speaking regions. Lab work required. Notes: Students may not receive credit for RUSS 210 and RUSS 101, 102. Equivalent to RUSS 201, RUSS 202, RUSS 209.
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 110, or appropriate placement score.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

  • Section 002 — Elena Guglielmi — 05:55 PM to 07:10 PM TR — Thompson Hall 2022
  • Section 001 — James S. Levine — 09:30 AM to 10:20 AM MWF — Robinson A205

RUSS 250: Gateway to Advanced Russian (3 Credits)

Integration of advanced intermediate-level Russian grammar, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills with the development of research skills and critical thinking about authentic texts from contemporary media. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 210.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 12:30 PM to 01:20 PM MWF — Robinson B205

300-Level Courses in RUSS

RUSS 311: Contemporary Russian Short Fiction (3 Credits)

Reading and discussion of recent short stories by best-known Russian writers of today.Notes: Readings in original language. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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RUSS 353: Russian Civilization (3 Credits)

Civilization and culture of Russia and former Soviet Union. Includes films, slides, and music in addition to readings and lectures. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Specialized Designation: Taught in English, Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits and completion or concurrent enrollment in all other required Mason Core courses.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — 01:30 PM to 04:10 PM T — Robinson B103

RUSS 381: Advanced Russian II (3 Credits)

Comprehensive study of the more difficult characteristics of contemporary standard Russian in areas of grammar, style, and vocabulary usage. Emphasizes developing fluency in oral and written expression. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 202, 250 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — James S. Levine — 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM MWF — Robinson A205

400-Level Courses in RUSS

RUSS 470: Topics in (Post) Soviet Film (3 Credits)

Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet films selected by type, period, or director with emphasis varying from year to year. Required viewings, student discussion, and written critiques. Notes: May be repeated once with permission of department or film studies adviser. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

Topics in RUSS

RUSS 470: Topics in (Post) Soviet Film (3 Credits)

Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet films selected by type, period, or director with emphasis varying from year to year. Required viewings, student discussion, and written critiques. Notes: May be repeated once with permission of department or film studies adviser. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled