Graduate Courses

The following courses are offered by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Courses in some languages of the area are offered by the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies.

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Czech: CZ

CZ 395. Conference Course.

Survey of Czech literature, language, culture, linguistics, history, and politics. Individual instruction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Polish: POL

POL 395. Conference Course.

Study of individual problems in Polish language, literature, and culture. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies: REE

REE 380. International Business Fellows Seminar.

Same as Asian Studies 391 (Topic 6), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 8), and Middle Eastern Studies 380. Multidisciplinary seminar for students in area studies, business administration, law, and public policy. The faculty includes both academics and business leaders. Only one of the following may be counted: Asian Studies 391 (Topic 6), International Business 395 (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Latin American Studies 381 (Topic 8), Middle Eastern Studies 380, Public Affairs 388K (Topic: International Business Fellows Seminar), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 380.

REE 381. Seminar in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Civilizations and Cultures.

Core course. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

REE 382. Conference Course in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Individual instruction on some aspect of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

REE 385. Topics in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

REE 386. Topics in Literature and Culture.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Chechnya: Politics, Power, and People. The history, culture, religions, and recent upheaval of Chechnya. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 385 (Topic: Chechnya: Politics, Power, and People) and 386 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 385 (Topic: Bulgakov's Master and Margarita), 385 (Topic 2), 386 (Topic 2).
Topic 3: Russian Literature and the Devil. Examines Russian literature's extensive reflection on the nature and place of evil in human existence. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 385 (Topic: Russian Literature and the Devil), 385 (Topic 3), 386 (Topic 3).
Topic 4: Madness and Madmen in Russian Literature. Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 385 (Topic: Madness and Madmen in Russian Literature) and 386 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.

REE 387. Topics in Economics, History, and Government.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

REE 388. Topics in Anthropology, Sociology, and Geography.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

REE 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies; for 698B, Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 698A.

REE 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies.

Russian: RUS

RUS 380E. Topics in Advanced Russian.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topic 1: Cultural Geography of Russia. Culture, history, and traditions of diverse people and ethnic groups of Russia from a geographical perspective. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian 380E (Topic 1), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 385 (Topic: Cultural Geography of Russia), 385 (Topic 7).

RUS 385. Topics in Russian Linguistics.

Sample topics include Old Russian and the history of the Russian literary language, as well as more specialized topics in synchronic, historical, or applied perspective. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

RUS 395. Conference Course.

Study of individual problems in Slavic languages. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

RUS 397P. Topics in Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy.

Study of topics in applied linguistics related to the teaching of Russian and other Slavic languages. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

RUS 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Russian 698A.

RUS 398R. Master's Report.

Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and consent of the graduate adviser.

RUS 398T. Supervised Teaching in Russian.

Principles and methods of teaching Russian. Analysis of relevant foreign language teaching theories and methodologies, curriculum and curricular materials development for university and secondary school teachers of Russian. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.

RUS 399R, 699R, 999R. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

RUS 399W, 699W, 999W. Dissertation.

Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Russian 399R, 699R, or 999R.

Serbian/Croatian: S C

S C 395. Conference Course.

Study of individual problems in Serbian and Croatian languages, literature, and culture. Conference course. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, or graduate standing and consent of instructor.