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Listed below are the course numbers and descriptions for courses being offered in Fall 2014 & Spring 2015

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Russian Courses • Fall 2014


RUSS 1441/1442 • Russian Immersion I & II

Multimedia immersion in the culture and language of Russian-speaking countries. Designed to enable students to understand and communicate effectively in Russian at the beginning level. No prerequisites.


RUSS 3301 • Russian Literature In Translation

The works of major Russian authors during the period from the beginning of Russian literature until the 1917 Revolution. The interrelationship of various literary movements and philosophies. Students receiving Russian credit will be required to compare selected translations with the original works and must complete a research or translation project. Prerequisites: for English majors, 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A. Offered as ENGL 3301 and RUSS 3301; credit will be granted in only one department.


RUSS 3304 • Topics In Russian Language Study

Featuring virtual lectures from faculty at Omsk State University Study of Modern Russian with a focus on pronunciation, word formation, and syntax. Students develop advanced listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills through cultural analysis. Cultural topics come from literature, music, film, visual and performing arts, sports, and science. Repeatable for credit when the topic changes. Prerequisite: RUSS 2314 with a grade of C or better, or permission of the instructor.


RUSS 3310 • Translation and Localization

Introduction to cultural and linguistic issues in the translation of Russian language texts. Students will explore current technologies used in various real-world translation contexts and how to adapt texts, products, and services to the locale for which they are intended. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: RUSS 2314 with a grade of B or better.


RUSS 4334 • The Culture Of Business I

The relationship of culture, language, and meaning to issues affecting business and e-commerce in the Russian-speaking world, with emphasis on intercultural communication in an international business environment. Web-based media segments about international business in Russia, Europe, and North America are used as an aid in the acquisition of pertinent cultural knowledge, as well as vocabulary and other linguistic knowledge. Prerequisite: RUSS 2314 with a grade of C or better.


RUSS 4338 • Intercultural Commmunication and Collaboration

This fully online course is devoted to intercultural communication and collaboration. Through tele collaboration with native speakers of Russian, students will gain active practice in listening comprehension and spoken and written Russian. Active learning tasks employing multimedia in collaboration with language partners will contribute to a broadening of knowledge in the social and historical contexts of Russian culture and media, increased ability to express ideas in everyday contexts in spoken and written Russian, and advancement of strategies for autonomous learning. May be repeated for credit as topic changes. Prerequisite: RUSS 2314 or equivalent.


RUSS4361 • The Political Environment of Russia and the Successor States

The domestic political systems of Russia and the other former Soviet republics. The communist state in retrospect. Development of political actors, institutions, and parties. Offered as POLS 4361 and RUSS 4361; credit will be given in only one department. Taught in English; for Russian language credit, research will be done in Russian.



Russian Courses • Spring 2015


RUSS 2313/2314 • Russian Immersion III & IV

Continued immersion in the culture and language of Russian-speaking countries. Application of strategies and technology in mastering listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the intermediate level. Prerequisite: RUSS 1442 with a grade of C or better.


RUSS 3306 • 20th-century Russian Literature in Translation

The works of major Soviet and post-Soviet authors from 1917 to the present against the background of unfolding social and political development in the USSR and post-USSR. May be repeated for credit as topics and periods vary. Prerequisites: for English majors, ENGL 2350; for non-majors, 6 hours sophomore literature or 3 hours sophomore literature with a grade of A. Students receiving credit in Russian will complete a translation or research project using the Russian language. Offered as ENGL 3306 and RUSS 3306; credit will be given in only one department.


RUSS 3311 • Localization and Translation II

Continued study of cultural and linguistic issues in the translation of Russian and English language texts. Systematic development of advanced skills in localization and computer-aided translation and in using TMX/TBX (international standards for translation memory and terminology exchange) tools. Translation practice, individually and in translation teams, with increasingly longer and more specialized texts. Prepares localization and translation specialists for real-world careers in the language-services industry. May be repeated once. Prerequisite: RUSS 3310 with a grade of B or better.


RUSS 4335 • The Culture of Business II

Featuring virtual lectures from faculty at Russian Financial University in Moscow, Russia. Students will learn to function in business environments, with emphasis on the skills needed for conducting e-commerce. Web-based media segments from Russia, Europe, and North America are used to reinforce vocabulary and other linguistic knowledge. Prerequisite: RUSS 4334 with a grade of C or better.


RUSS 4362 • Russia and the Successor States Today

The metamorphosis of the Communist Party and the current political philosophies of the post-Soviet states. Examination of attitudes and self-perceptions of citizens of these states in the post-period. Emphasis is on area studies and culture. The course will be taught in English, but for Russian language credit; research will be done in the Russian language. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Offered as HIST 4362, POLS 4362, &RUSS 4362. Credit will be granted in only one department.