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Russian Courses

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 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 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 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 3200 - 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, it 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:
Prerequisites: RUSS 2002 or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages

Hours:
3



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RUSS 3300 - Cinema for Russian 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.

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

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 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 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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