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Courses - Fall 2024
RUSS
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Open Seats as of
07/19/2024 at 10:30 PM
RUSS101
Intensive Elementary Russian I
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian.
Credit only granted for: RUSS101 or (RUSS111 and RUSS112).
This intensive first-year course is intended to develop the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking with an emphasis on communicative competence.
This course has been put on a timed release system. Seats will be opended gradually by the registrar's office, to a total of 15 seats per section. If the course is full, please put yourself on the waitlist and contact Dr. Cynthia Martin (cmartin@umd.edu) for permission to enroll.
RUSS201
Intermediate Russian I
Credits: 5
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: RUSS102 or RUSS114; or must have appropriate World Language Placement Test (WLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian.
Continued activation and expansion of skills and knowledge acquired in an elementary Russian course with the goal of communicative competence.
If the course is full, please put yourself on the waitlist and contact Dr. Cynthia Martin (cmartin@umd.edu) for permission to enroll.
RUSS301
Advanced Russian I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: RUSS202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian.
Advanced training in written Russian communicative structures.
RUSS334
Soviet Film: Propaganda, Myth, Modernism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: CINE334.
Credit only granted for: RUSS334, CINE334, or FILM334.
Formerly: FILM334.
A Survey of Soviet film from the 1920s to 1991, focusing on important directors, genres, themes, and styles. Taught in English.
RUSS386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Contact the department to obtain section numbers.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
RUSS398M
Selected Topics in Russian Language and Literature; Linguistic Analysis of Russian to Improve Reading and Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Analyzes the linguistic structure of Russian, including roots, word structure, grammar, syntax, word order and is intended to improve reading and writing skills. The course is open to students who have completed Russ202 or higher or who have equivalent proficiency in the Intermediate range.
RUSS401
Advanced Russian Composition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: RUSS302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Not open to native speakers of Russian.
Approaches to argumentation, organization of information, contextualized grammar, appropriateness of lexical choice, genre, and register.
RUSS439W
Selected Topics in Russian Literature; From Poem to Popular Song: Russian through Verse
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite- RUSS202 The course explores the important tradition of Russian "verse" broadly conceived to include a historical perspective of important poets and poetic traditions and extends to an exploration of the modern manifestations of the use of "verse" in contemporary cultural products that include songs, memes, and various new media. Taught in Russian.
RUSS499
(Perm Req)
Independent Study in Russian
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.