Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (2017/2018)
14.28 Russian Language and Literature

In accordance with Senate's Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, the course descriptions for courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

The Department offers several courses in Russian during the Spring/Summer semester. See the Departmental web page at www.mun.ca/german/russian/course_descriptions.php for details on the Russian Summer Program.

Russian courses are designated by RUSS.

1000

Elementary Russian I

provides an introduction to Russian grammar and a basic knowledge of the spoken and written language. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

1001

Elementary Russian II

is a continuation of Elementary Russian I. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

PR: RUSS 1000 or equivalent

2010

Intermediate Russian I

continues RUSS 1000/1001 including more complex concepts of basic grammar and introducing Russian texts from literature and newspapers. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

PR: RUSS 1000 and 1001 or equivalent

2011

Intermediate Russian II

is a continuation of Intermediate Russian I. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

PR: RUSS 1000 and 1001 or equivalent

2030

Russian for Reading I

is designed to foster a reading knowledge of Russian relevant to professional, business or academic disciplines. It is intended for senior undergraduate or graduate students, as well as professional and business people. No previous knowledge of Russian is required. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

2031

Russian for Reading II

is a continuation of Russian for Reading I. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

PR: RUSS 2030 or 1001, or permission of the Head of the Department

2440

The Russian Utopian Imagination

is a survey of Russia's unique contribution to the utopian tradition, nationally and internationally, and in revolutionary moments past, present and future. While literature is the focus of the course, other media including architecture, film, and other forms of print will also be considered.

2510

Intermediate Composition and Conversation I

is an intensive course which focuses on improving vocabulary and fluency in speaking and writing Russian. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

2511

Intermediate Composition and Conversation II

is a continuation of RUSS 2510 including more complex concepts. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

2600

Russian Literature in Translation: Nineteenth Century

is a study of selected works of Russian authors including Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing course.

2601

Russian Literature in Translation: Twentieth Century

is a study of selected works of Russian authors of the pre-revolutionary, Soviet and post- Soviet periods. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing course.

2900

Russian Culture I

is a study of the evolution of Russian culture and Russian intellectual history up to 1917. Lectures include discussions of Russian art, music and film. Lectures are given in English. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing course.

2901

Russian Culture II

is a study of the evolution of Russian culture in the USSR and the post-Soviet period. Lectures include discussions of Soviet Russian art, music and film. Lectures are given in English. This course qualifies as a Research/Writing course.

3000-3009 (Excluding 3003 and 3005)

Special Topics in Russian Studies

will deal with topics as announced by the Department.

3003

Russian and Soviet Film Until 1948

begins with the origins of film in Russia in the late imperial era, and then proceeds to follow the development of film in Russia and the Soviet Union until the death of Sergei Eisenstein following World War II. Our focus is on a selection of artistically, culturally, and politically important films from this period.

UL: may not be used as part of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences requirement of 6 credit hours in a second language

3005

West to East: Aspects of the German Intellectual Influence on Russia

(same German 3005 and History 3005) examines the fluidity of ideas across geo-political borders, languages and cultures, by exploring how the German intellectual discourse was received and reinterpreted by Russians in their literary, artistic and cultural dialogue. Ideas about the Romantic Hero become conflated with theories involving the Will, the Nietzschean Superman and the Proletarian Revolutionary, personified and embodied in what some scholars characterize as political/cultural Gods (Lenin, Stalin, Hitler).

CR: German 3005, History 3005

3010

Advanced Russian I

is an advanced study of literary texts, grammar, composition and translation with practice in the spoken language. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

PR: RUSS 2010 and 2011

3011

Advanced Russian II

is a continuation of Advanced Russian I; emphasis is placed on advanced grammar and reading of selected texts from Russian short stories, magazines and newspapers. All sections of this course follow the Language Study Course Guidelines available at www.mun.ca/hss/ls.

PR: RUSS 2010 and 2011

3023

Post-Stalin Russia: Media and Film

is an examination of contemporary Russian visual media with attention to the cultural discourse concerning Russian history and cultural identity.

3440

Mushrooming & Mushroom Clouds: The Russian Ecological imagination

addresses ecological concerns past, present, and future through the lens of imaginative production. A wide range of Russian novels, short stories, science writing and film will be used to explore how narrative not only represents nature but also produces it.

3900

Survey of Russian Literature I

is a study of masterpieces by representative Russian authors of poetry and prose with particular emphasis on stylistic characteristics of the authors studied and the evolution of the Russian literary language.

PR: one of RUSS 2011, 2511, 3011, or permission of the Head of the Department

3901

Survey of Russian Literature II

is a continuation of RUSS 3900.

PR: one of RUSS 2011, 2511, 3011, or permission of the Head of the Department

3910

Post Perestroika Russia

explores contemporary issues concerning the changes (artistic, political, cultural, economic) and sense of rediscovery in modern Russia in the context of works by present-day writers.

4001-4010 (Excluding 4002)

Special Topics in Russian

will deal with topics as announced by the Department.

4002

Giants of Soviet Cinema

focuses on the oeuvres of one or two directors, or a movement or era within Soviet Cinema. Students will examine films closely according to their artistic structures and historical contexts, applying a broad range of classic readings on film theory to help inform analysis.

4100

Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century I

is a study of major Russian authors, including Pushkin, Lermontov, and Gogol.

PR: one of RUSS 2011, 2511, 3011, or permission of the Head of the Department

4101

Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century II

- inactive course.

4200

Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century I

- inactive course.

4201

Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century II

is a study and analysis of texts by modern Russian writers.

PR: one of RUSS 2011, 2511, 3011, or permission of the Head of the Department

4800

Special Topics in Russian Studies I

will deal with topics as announced by the Department.

4801

Special Topics in Russian Studies II

will deal with topics as announced by the Department.

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).