Russian Area Studies Minor - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog


RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES MINOR

Complete 18 semester hours, including the following 3 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES

    Complete 1 of the following requirements:

    1. Complete the following 2 courses:

      RUSS 101 Beginning Russian I (3 hours lecture) 3
      RUSS 112 Beginning Russian II (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete the following 2 courses:

      RUSS 112 Beginning Russian II (3 hours lecture) 3
      RUSS 121 Intermediate Russian I (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. Complete the following 2 courses:

      RUSS 121 Intermediate Russian I (3 hours lecture) 3
      RUSS 132 Intermediate Russian II (3 hours lecture) 3
    4. Complete the following 2 courses:

      RUSS 132 Intermediate Russian II (3 hours lecture) 3
      RUSS 201 Advanced Russian I (3 hours lecture) 3
    5. Complete the following 2 courses:

      RUSS 201 Advanced Russian I (3 hours lecture) 3
      RUSS 202 Advanced Russian II (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. SOVIET HIST/SOC SCI RUSS AREA STU MINOR

    Complete 6 semester hours from the following:

    ECON 403 Comparative Economic Systems (3 hours lecture) 3
    HIST 323 History of Russia to 1917 (3 hours lecture) 3
    HIST 324 Russia Since 1917 (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 343 Government and Politics in the Post-Soviet States (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 344 Government and Politics in the East European States (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. ELECTIVES FOR RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES MINOR

    Complete 6 semester hours from the following:

    ECON 403 Comparative Economic Systems (3 hours lecture) 3
    HIST 323 History of Russia to 1917 (3 hours lecture) 3
    HIST 324 Russia Since 1917 (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 343 Government and Politics in the Post-Soviet States (3 hours lecture) 3
    POLS 344 Government and Politics in the East European States (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUIN 293 Russian Culture & Civilization (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUIN 294 Russian Prose & Drama (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUIN 297 Women in Russian Literature 3
    RUSS 101 Beginning Russian I (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUSS 112 Beginning Russian II (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUSS 121 Intermediate Russian I (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUSS 132 Intermediate Russian II (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUSS 201 Advanced Russian I (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUSS 202 Advanced Russian II (3 hours lecture) 3
    RUSS 478 Independent Study in Russian 1-3

Course Descriptions:

ECON403: Comparative Economic Systems (3 hours lecture)

The economic systems of planned and mixed economies with special emphasis on the Soviet Union, China, the United Kingdom, the Scandinavian countries and the United States. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 101 and ECON 102. Major within School of Business, Russian Area Studies Minor.

HIST323: History of Russia to 1917 (3 hours lecture)

Factors shaping the Russian people: Byzantium and Greek Orthodox faith, Tartar state organization, the Mir, Westernization from Peter to Lenin, intellectual and radical movements. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

HIST324: Russia Since 1917 (3 hours lecture)

Political, social, economic and intellectual developments in the Soviet Union and Russia; the relationship of ideology and national goals. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

POLS343: Government and Politics in the Post-Soviet States (3 hours lecture)

The political and institutional organizations of the countries of the former Soviet Union; contemporary political issues; party and governmental structures. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

POLS344: Government and Politics in the East European States (3 hours lecture)

The political and governmental organizations of the Communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe (exclusive of the former U.S.S.R.);institutions, processes and problems, including inter-regional relations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: POLS 201 or departmental approval.

RUIN293: Russian Culture & Civilization (3 hours lecture)

The history of Russian culture from the early stages of Slavic civilization to the contemporary post-Soviet Russian Federation. Special emphasis is placed on the role of the arts, especially literature, as a reflection of philosophical, political, and cultural change. No knowledge of Russian is required. Cross listed with Classics and General Humanities, GNHU 293. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Non-Western Cultural Perspectives. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

RUIN294: Russian Prose & Drama (3 hours lecture)

Russian prose and drama from the 18th century to the present day. Representative works: Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevski, Tolstoi and Gorki. No knowledge of Russian is required. Taught in English. Cross listed with Classics and General Humanities, GNHU 294. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, World Literature or General Humanities. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Starting Winter 2016: GNHU 115 or GNHU 151 or ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

RUIN297: Women in Russian Literature

This course will examine the roles, status, identity and problems of female characters in representative works of Russian literature from the medieval period to the present. It will trace the development of mythic images about "Mother Russia," study the cultural messages of classic nineteenth century Russian heroines and explore adaptations in the traditional appreciation of Russian women in the early Soviet period as well as contemporary works. Meets World Cultures Requirement. 3 sh.

RUSS101: Beginning Russian I (3 hours lecture)

Fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation. Lab work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

RUSS112: Beginning Russian II (3 hours lecture)

The fundamentals of grammar and pronunciation. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: RUSS 101.

RUSS121: Intermediate Russian I (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of Russian 101 and 112; open to students who have acquired an elementary knowledge of Russian elsewhere. Detailed review of Russian grammar and pronunciation; more advanced conversation. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

RUSS132: Intermediate Russian II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of Russian 101 and 121. Open to students who have acquired an elementary knowledge of Russian elsewhere. Detailed review of Russian grammar and pronunciation; more advanced conversation. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. 3 sh.

RUSS201: Advanced Russian I (3 hours lecture)

Intensive study of Russian grammar, composition and translation, with assigned research in areas of special interest to individual students. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course RUSS 141 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: RUSS 132.

RUSS202: Advanced Russian II (3 hours lecture)

Intensive study of Russian grammar, composition and translation, with assigned research in areas of special interest to individual students. Laboratory work. Meets World Languages Requirement. Previous course RUSS 152 effective through Winter 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: RUSS 201.

RUSS478: Independent Study in Russian

Directed individual study and research in Russian for special students. May be repeated without limit as long as the topic is different. 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.