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Russian Courses • Fall 2013

Listed below are the course numbers and descriptions for course being offered in Spring 2013.

For detailed listings of course sections please see the full course schedule at external link

Your course syllabus should be posted on your instructor's Research Profile page which may be found here. external link

RUSS 1441 • Beginning Russian I

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 1442 • Beginning Russian II

Continuation of beginning Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 1441 with a grade of C or better.

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, ENGL2350; 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

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 • Localization And Translation I

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 3391 • Conference Course

Independent study; consultation with instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission.

RUSS 4334 • The Culture Of Business

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.