Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses and Syllabi

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Russian Fall 2017

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 — James S. Levine — 09:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — East Building 134
  • Section 002 — Elena Guglielmi — 12:30 PM to 02:20 PM MWF — Aquia Building 219

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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1 Section Currently Scheduled

  • Section 001 — Gregory Xanthos — 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM MWF — Innovation Hall 131

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 — Gregory Xanthos — 10:30 AM to 11:20 AM MWF — Nguyen Engineering Building 1110

300-Level Courses in RUSS

RUSS 302: Russian Conversation and Composition (3 Credits)

Develops in students ability to express themselves orally on topics of current interest and everyday situations. Provides practice in more difficult forms of written expression. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Taught in Russian, Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 250, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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RUSS 327: A Survey of Russian Literature (3 Credits)

Surveys Russian literature of late 19th and 20th centuries. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Taught in English
Schedule Type: Lecture

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RUSS 380: Advanced Russian I (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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400-Level Courses in RUSS

RUSS 480: Fourth-Year Russian (3 Credits)

Advanced work in major grammatical and lexical topics of Russian. Application of theoretical principles in guided written and oral exercises. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: RUSS 380 and 381 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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