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RUSS 1000 - Introductory Russian

An introductory language course that presents the fundamentals in all skill areas and assists students in developing basic skills necessary for understanding, speaking, reading, and writing the target language. This course is specifically designed for students with very little or no previous experience in the target language or languages. The class prepares students to enter a foreign language class at the 1001 level. RUSS 1000 will not count toward fulfilling CPC deficiencies. Note: Lab required.

Hours:
3



Notes:
Lab required.

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RUSS 1001 - Elementary Russian I

Introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Russian and to the culture of Russian-speaking regions. This course meets three (3) hours per week in the classroom and requires at least one (1) additional hour per week of online and/or language laboratory instruction.

Hours:
4



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RUSS 1002 - Elementary Russian II

Continued listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Russian and to the culture of Russian-speaking regions. This course meets three (3) hours per week in the classroom and requires at least one (1) additional hour per week of online and/or language laboratory instruction.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 1001 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
4



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RUSS 1120 - Elementary Russian I & II

RUSS 1120 is equivalent to RUSS 1001 and 1002 combined. Introduction to and continuation of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Russian and the culture of Russian-speaking regions. This course meets six (6) hours per week in the classroom and requires at least two (2) additional hours per week of online and/or language laboratory instruction.

Hours:
8



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RUSS 2001 - Intermediate Russian I

Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from Russian-speaking regions. Language laboratory and online assignments. Class conducted in Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 1002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 2002 - Intermediate Russian II

Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from Russian-speaking regions. Language laboratory and online assignments. Class conducted in Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2001 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 2003 - Intermediate Russian III

Russian 2003 is the continuation of Russian 2002. It is designed to help students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing Russian, with focus on expanding vocabulary, learning new characters, mastering grammatical structures, improving pronunciation, and increasing oral fluency. Idiomatic expressions are introduced. Language lab work is required. Class is conducted mostly in Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 2004 - Intermediate Russian IV

Russian 2004 is the continuation of Russian 2003. It is designed to help students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Russian, with focus on expanding vocabulary, learning new characters, mastering grammatical structures, improving pronunciation, and increasing oral fluency. More idiomatic expressions are introduced. Language lab work is required. Class is conducted mostly in Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2003 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 2120 - Intermediate Russian I & II

RUSS 2120 is the continuation of RUSS 1002 or 1120 and is equivalent to RUSS 2001 and 2002 combined. Continued development and reinforcement of the fundamentals of grammar, vocabulary acquisition, pronunciation, speaking, reading and writing. Designed to increase linguistic and cultural proficiency through the situational use of the language and the study of authentic materials from Russian-speaking regions. Language laboratory and online assignments. Class conducted in Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 1002, RUSS 1120, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
6



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RUSS 2340 - Intermediate Russian III & IV

Russian 2340 is the continuation of Russian 2002 or 2120, and is equivalent to RUSS 2003 and 2004. It is designed to help students develop skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing Russian, with focus on expanding vocabulary, learning new characters, mastering grammatical structures, improving pronunciation, and increasing oral fluency. Idiomatic expressions are introduced. Language lab work is required. Class is conducted mostly in Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisites: RUSS 2002 and RUSS 2120, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
6



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RUSS 2950 - Study Abroad

The study of the Russian language and Russian culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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RUSS 2960 - Study Abroad

The study of the Russian language and Russian culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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RUSS 2970 - Study Abroad

The study of the Russian language and Russian culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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RUSS 2990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and announced in advance. May be repeated for 1-3 credit hours for a maximum of six credits if topic is different.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
1-3



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RUSS 3001 - Russian Conversation and Composition I

Continued skill development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with focus on expanding vocabulary, learning new characters, mastering grammatical structures, improving pronunciation, and increasing oral fluency. Idiomatic expressions introduced. Language lab work required. Class conducted in Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 3002 - Russian Conversation and Composition II

Continued skill development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with focus on expanding vocabulary, learning new characters, mastering grammatical structures, improving pronunciation, and increasing oral fluency. More idiomatic expressions introduced. Language lab work required. Class conducted in Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3001 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 3003 - Intermediate to Advanced Russian: Conversation and Composition III

This 3 credit hour course continues developing students' listening, reading, speaking and writing skills with an emphasis on speaking and writing. Students are expected to work on mastering new grammatical structures and further practicing already familiar ones. Other objectives include expanding vocabulary, improving pronunciation and increasing oral fluency. A significant portion of the course is devoted to the improvement of students' writing skills. Students continue analyzing different genres and styles of the written texts and use this knowledge to produce their own pieces of writing. The main goal of the class is to significantly improve the quality of the students' oral and written speech, i.e. the main focus is on the productive skills.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 with a grade of C or higher, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 3004 - Intermediate to Advanced Russian: Conversation and Composition IV

This 3 hour course continues developing students' listening, reading, speaking and writing skills with an emphasis on speaking and writing. Students are expected to work on mastering new grammatical structures and further practicing already familiar ones. Other objectives include expanding vocabulary, improving pronunciation and increasing oral fluency. A significant portion of the course is devoted to the improvement of students' writing skills. Students continue analyzing different genres and styles of the written texts and use this knowledge to produce their own pieces of writing. This course in the final course in the Conversation and Composition series of courses and is aimed at preparing students for effective functioning at the advanced level course of Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 with a grade of C or higher, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 3010 - Russian Culture and Society

This course is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of Russian culture. The main subject of this course is the key ideas, beliefs, and values that have shaped the worldviews and cultural identities of Russians. Through intensive reading about various aspects of Russian culture both in English and Russian, students will enlarge their knowledge about Russian history, traditions, and contemporary ways of life. Apart from the readings assigned, the course will utilize various media and sources for discussion and instruction: popular music, films, newspapers, magazines, TV, and other materials. Taught in Russian, the course is meant to enhance the Russian-learning experience through active discussions in Russian. The course concentrates heavily on conversation, necessitating active participation by all students.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002 with a grade of C or higher, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 3110 - Russian Short Stories of the 19th Century

The course covers some of the most popular short stories from nineteenth century Russian literature including those of authors like A. Pushkin, N. Gogol, and A. Chekhov. Students will read stories in both Russian and English and work to comprehend both the social behavior and psychology of the relationships within them. The course also examines the political and social concerns of the revolutionary time period implicit within this literature. Students will study the advanced language structures used in these stories to acquire a deeper understanding of how the Russian language functions.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002 with a grade of C or higher or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 3120 - Short Stories of Post-Revolutionary Russia

This course is devoted to reading short stories from the period of 1917 to the present including authors such as M. Zoshchenko, A. Solzhenitsyn, and V. Pelevin. Students will read stories in both Russian and English and work to comprehend both the social behavior and psychology of the relationships within them. The course also examines the political and social concerns of the revolutionary time period implicit within this literature. Students will study the advanced language structures used in these stories to acquire a deeper understanding of how the Russian language functions.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002 with a grade of C or higher or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 3121 - Intermediate-Advanced Russian I & II

RUSS 3120 is the continuation of RUSS 2004 or 2340 and is equivalent to RUSS 3001 and 3002. Continued skill development in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with focus on expanding vocabulary, learning new characters, mastering grammatical structures, improving pronunciation, and increasing oral fluency. More idiomatic expressions introduced. Language lab work required. Class conducted in Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002, RUSS 2004, RUSS 2340, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
6



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RUSS 3340 - Intermediate-Advanced Russian Conversation & Conversation III & IV

RUSS 3340 is the continuation of RUSS 3002 or 3120 and is equivalent to RUSS 3003 and 3004 combined. This 6-hour course continues developing students' listening, reading, speaking and writing skills with an emphasis on speaking and writing. Students are expected to work on mastering new grammatical structures and further practicing already familiar ones. The main goal of the class is to significantly improve the quality of the students' oral and written speech, i.e. the main focus is on the productive skills. This course comprises the final 2 courses in the Conversation and Composition series of courses and is aimed at preparing students for effective functioning at the advanced level courses in Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 or RUSS 3120 with a grade of C or higher, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
6



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RUSS 3610 - Introduction to Translation

This 3 credit hour course introduces students to the art and craft of translation. Students will get acquainted with the main translation strategies, learn about basic principles of translation from Russian into English, familiarize themselves with the main challenges of translating from Russian into English. The course focuses on the translation process and translator's decisions, pre-translation analysis of the text and proofreading techniques. The course is aimed at deepening the students' understanding of the Russian morphology and syntax. Expanding students' vocabulary is among other course objectives, which also include development of critical thinking, analytical skills, and the ability to compare and contrast both languages.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: Upper intermediate level of Russian or RUSS 3002 with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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RUSS 3950 - Study Abroad

The study of the Russian language and Russian culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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RUSS 3960 - Study Abroad

The study of the Russian language and Russian culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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RUSS 3970 - Study Abroad

The study of the Russian language and Russian culture in a native environment. Designed especially for students in a Study Abroad Program of the University System of Georgia.

Hours:
1-6



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RUSS 3990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and announced in advance. May be repeated for 1-3 credit hours for a maximum of six credits if topic is different.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
1-3



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RUSS 4010 - Understanding the Language of Media

This fourth year 3 credit hour course focuses on teaching the language through media materials. Students are introduced to different kinds of media, are expected to critically analyze the media materials, understand the author's voice and intention, and become more proficient in Russian culture through exposure to different types of media. The texts come in different form (print, audio, video) and are mostly devoted to social, political and economic issues.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 with a grade of C or higher, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 4020 - Russian Cinema for Conversation

This course will cover some aspects of Russian culture and history through the medium of film. The films selected for viewing and class discussions demonstrate cultural and socio-political conditions unique to Russia. We will screen, discuss, and analyze selected Russian films from different historical periods to reveal their cultural significance. We will also explore the films' historical, social, and cultural contexts. Most importantly, we will learn how to recognize and interpret cultural codes and gain an insight into the way Russians perceive the world and their place in it. Assigned readings and class discussions will be conducted in Russian. This is an upper division Russian course that requires at least four semesters of Russian prior to the course. All the movies that are screened have English subtitles, but you will be expected to use mostly Russian in class.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 with a grade of C or higher, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 4310 - Advanced Russian I for International Relations, National Security, and Socio-Economics

Taught in Russian, this course is the first part of a two-semester upper level Russian course which may be taken out of order (the second part is RUSS 4320). The course is meant to enhance students' abilities in Russian through learning to communicate on political and business related topics. The course focuses on improving students' reading, speaking, listening and grammar skills in Russian. Students are assumed to have had at least four continuous semesters of Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 with a grade of C or higher or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 4320 - Advanced Russian II for International Relations, National Security, and Socio-Economics

Taught in Russian, this course is the second part of a two-semester upper level Russian course which may be taken out of order (the first part is RUSS 4310). The course is meant to enhance students' abilities in Russian through learning to communicate on political and business related topics. The course focuses on improving students' reading, speaking, listening and grammar skills in Russian. Students are assumed to have had at least four continuous semesters of Russian.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 with a grade of C or higher or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 4510 - Advanced Russian Grammar, Conversation & Composition

This 3 hour practical course is for the students who have solid Upper-Intermediate level of Russian. The course is focused on developing students' productive language skills such as writing and speaking at the advanced level. Students' knowledge of vocabulary and grammar structures is activated through the use of authentic materials (audio, video, print). An integral component of the course is grammar practice aimed at refining, deepening and consolidating students' knowledge of the Russian grammar.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 with a grade of C or higher, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 4610 - Advanced Russian I for International Relations, National Security, and Socio-Economics

Taught in Russian, this course is the first part of the two-semester upper level Russian course which can be taken out of order. The course is meant to enhance Russian-learning experience through learning to communicate on the politics and business related topics. Students are assumed to have had at least four continuous semesters of Russian, as the prerequisite for the course is RUSS 3002 with a grade not lower than C. The course goal is improving students' reading, speaking, listening and grammatical skills. The present course focuses on the discussion of such directly applicable topics as Meetings and Negotiations, World Economy, Economic Development, Business and Finance, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Military Operations, and Elections.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 with a grade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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RUSS 4620 - Advanced Russian II for International Relations, National Security, and Socio-Economics

Taught in Russian, this course is the second part of the two-semester upper level Russian course which can be taken out of order. RUSS 4620 has a similar structure as RUSS 4610. The present course focuses on the discussion of such directly applicable topics as Governmental Crises, State of Emergency, Recession and Depression, Terrorism and Wars, Demographics and Immigration, Independent Russian Mass Media. The course is meant to enhance Russian-learning experience through learning to communicate on the politics and business related topics. Students are assumed to have had at least four continuous semesters of Russian, as the prerequisite for the course is RUSS 3002 with a grade not lower than C. The course goal is improving students' reading, speaking, listening and grammatical skills.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 with agrade of C or higher

Hours:
3



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RUSS 4990 - Special Topics

Study of an area of language, literature or culture not fully covered in other regular courses. Topics vary and are announced in advance. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Prerequisite/Corequisite:
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern Languages

Hours:
1-3



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