Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Before enrolling for the first time in any language offered by the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, all students with any knowledge of the language, however acquired, must take a placement test to determine the course for which they should register. Information on placement tests for Polish and Russian is available from the Testing and Evaluation Services, 512-475-9276. Information about testing in other languages is available from the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies office, Calhoun Hall 415, 512-471-3607.

The information in parentheses after a course number is the Texas Common Course Numbering (TCCN) designation. Only TCCN designations that are exact semester-hour equivalents of University courses are listed here. Additional TCCN information is given in Appendix A.

Czech: CZ

Lower-Division Courses

CZ 601C. Intensive Czech I.

Not open to native or heritage speakers of Czech. Emphasis on developing oral proficiency in Czech using intensive methods of instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Czech 601C and 506 may not both be counted. Czech 601C and 507 may not both be counted.

CZ 506 (TCCN: CZEC 1511). First-Year Czech I.

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Czech 601C and 506 may not both be counted.

CZ 507 (TCCN: CZEC 1512). First-Year Czech II.

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Czech 601C and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Czech 506.

CZ 611C. Intensive Czech II.

Not open to native or heritage speakers of Czech. Continuing intensive development of proficiency in Czech, with a focus on speaking and the reading of authentic texts. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Czech 611C and 312K, 412K may not both be counted. Czech 611C and 312L, 412L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Czech 601C or 507.

CZ 312K, 412K. Second-Year Czech I.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the second-year level. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Czech 611C and 312K, 412K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Czech 601C or 507.

CZ 312L, 412L. Second-Year Czech II.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the advanced, second-year level. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Czech 611C and 312L, 412L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Czech 312K or 412K.

CZ 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Czech.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

CZ 325. Third-Year Czech I.

Oral expression, reading, and composition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Czech 611C or 312L.

CZ 326. Third-Year Czech II.

Continuation of Czech 325: Oral expression, reading, and composition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Czech 325.

CZ 328. Topics in Advanced Czech.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Czech 312L or 412L; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

CZ 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Czech.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

CZ 379. Conference Course in Czech Language or Literature.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Czech, or upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

CZ 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual research on a literary honors paper of some length. Conference course for two semesters. Must be taken for special honors in addition to the major requirement. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing, a University grade point average of at least 3.00, and a grade point average in Czech of at least 3.50; for 679HB, Czech 679HA.

Polish: POL

Lower-Division Courses

POL 601C. Intensive Polish I.

Not open to native or heritage speakers of Polish. Emphasis on developing oral proficiency in Polish using intensive methods of instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Polish 601C and 506 may not both be counted. Polish 601C and 507 may not both be counted.

POL 506. First-Year Polish I.

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Polish 601C and 506 may not both be counted.

POL 507. First-Year Polish II.

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Polish 601C and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Polish 506.

POL 611C. Intensive Polish II.

Not open to native or heritage speakers of Polish. Continuing intensive development of proficiency in Polish, with a focus on speaking and the reading of authentic texts. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Polish 611C and 312K may not both be counted. Polish 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Polish 601C or 507.

POL 312K. Second-Year Polish I.

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Polish 611C and 312K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Polish 601C or 507.

POL 312L. Second-Year Polish II.

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Polish 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Polish 312K.

Upper-Division Courses

POL 325. Third-Year Polish I.

Oral expression, reading, and composition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Polish 325 and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Third-Year Polish I) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Polish 611C or 312L.

POL 326. Third-Year Polish II.

Continuation of Polish 325: Oral expression, reading, and composition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Polish 326 and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic: Third-Year Polish II) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Polish 325.

POL 379. Conference Course in Polish Language or Literature.

Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Polish or consent of instructor.

Russian: RUS

Lower-Division Courses

RUS 601C. Intensive Russian I.

Not open to native or heritage speakers of Russian. Emphasis on developing oral proficiency in Russian using intensive methods of instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be counted by students with credit for Russian 804, 506, 506T, 507, or 507T.

RUS 506 (TCCN: RUSS 1511). First-Year Russian I.

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Russian 601C and 506 may not both be counted.

RUS 507 (TCCN: RUSS 1512). First-Year Russian II.

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Russian 601C and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Russian 506.

RUS 611C. Intensive Russian II.

Not open to native or heritage speakers of Russian. Continuing intensive development of proficiency in Russian, with a focus on speaking and the reading of authentic texts. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian 611C, 312L, 412L. Prerequisite: Russian 601C, 804, 507, or 507T.

RUS 312K, 412K. Second-Year Russian I.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the second-year level. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Russian 611C and 412K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Russian 601C or 507.

RUS 312L, 412L. Second-Year Russian II.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the advanced, second-year level. For 312L, three lecture hours a week for one semester; for 412L, four lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian 611C, 312L, 412L. Prerequisite: Russian 312K or 412K.

RUS 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Russian.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

RUS 324. Third-Year Russian I.

Oral expression, reading, and composition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Russian 611C or 412L.

RUS 325. Third-Year Russian II.

Oral expression, reading, and composition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Russian 324.

RUS 326. Topics in Advanced Russian.

Designed to enhance the student's skills in a variety of functional areas. Topics may include advanced oral communication, stylistics, Russian for business, literary translation of legal and business documents, scientific and technical translation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Russian 325.

Topic 1: Vysotsky: His Life and Works. An overview of the songs, films, and stage performances of Russia's premiere singer/song writer, Vladimir Vysotsky. Focus on his use of language and the cultural context of the times. Russian 326 (Topic: Vysotsky: His Life and Works) and 326 (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Additional prerequisite: Upper-division standing and Russian 325.
Topic 2: Russia at the Movies: 1936-1979. Development of listening, speaking, and reading in Russian, while addressing stylistic shifts in the spoken language. Material will be drawn from a series of popular films from early to late Soviet cinema. Russian 326 (Topic: Russia at the Movies) and 326 (Topic 2) may not both be counted.
Topic 3: Russian Media, Business, and Public Policy. Advanced writing and oral communication skills in the Russian language based on both tradition approach to grammatical and lexical studies of the language and innovative use of current Russian media, including newspaper and magazine articles, news programs, DVD clips, and short films. Development of ability to master both formal and informal knowledge of contemporary Russian and to discuss the most important issues of the Russian society. Russian 326 (Topic: Advanced Russian Composition and Conversation I) and 326 (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Russia at the Movies since 1980. Development of listening, speaking, and reading in Russian, while addressing stylistic shifts in the spoken language. Material will be drawn from a series of popular films from the late Soviet period to contemporary Russian cinema. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian 326 (Topic 4), 330 (Topic: Contemporary Russian Cinema), 330 (Topic 4), Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 325 (Topic 11).
Topic 5: The Russian Short Story. Introduction to short works of Russian literature by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Leskov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Babel, Bulgakov, Solzhenitsyn, Tolstaya, Pelevin, and others. All readings and discussions are in Russian. Only one of the following may be counted: Russian 326 (Topic 5), 329 (Topic: The Russian Short Story), and 329 (Topic 1).

RUS 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Russian.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

RUS 130D. Russian across Disciplines.

Read and discuss Russian language materials related to the subject matter of another designated course. One lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Russian 611C or 412L and consent of instructor.

RUS 365T. The Art of Russian to English Translation.

Introduction to the art of translation from Russian to English and English to Russian. The focus is on translation of a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, but instruction and practice in oral interpretation will also be available. Exposure to the variety of contemporary opportunities in the professional field of translation. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Russian 365T and 369 (Topic: The Art of Russian-English Translation) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Russian 325.

RUS 369. Topics in Russian Linguistics.

Introduction to selected topics in the structure or history of Russian. Conducted in English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be used to fulfill the foreign language requirement for any bachelor's degree. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

RUS 379. Conference Course in Russian Language or Literature.

Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Six semester hours of upper-division coursework in Russian or consent of instructor and the chair of the department.

RUS 679H. Honors Tutorial Course.

Supervised individual research on a literary or linguistic problem, which culminates in an honors paper of some length. Conference course for two semesters. Must be taken for special honors in addition to the major requirement. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing, a University grade point average of at least 3.00, and a grade point average in Russian of at least 3.50; for 679HB, Russian 679HA.

Serbian/Croatian: S C

Lower-Division Courses

S C 601C. Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I.

Not open to native or heritage speakers of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Emphasis on developing oral proficiency in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian using intensive methods of instruction. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Serbian/Croatian 601C and 506 may not both be counted. Serbian/Croatian 601C and 507 may not both be counted.

S C 506. First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I.

Emphasis on proficiency in four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Serbian/Croatian 601C and 506 may not both be counted.

S C 507. First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II.

Emphasis on proficiency in four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Serbian/Croatian 601C and 507 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Serbian/Croatian 506.

S C 611C. Intensive Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II.

Not open to native or heritage speakers of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Continuing intensive development of proficiency in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, with a focus on speaking and the reading of authentic texts. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Serbian/Croatian 611C and 312K may not both be counted. Serbian/Croatian 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Serbian/Croatian 601C or 507.

S C 312K. Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the second-year level. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Serbian/Croatian 611C and 312K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Serbian/Croatian 601C or 507.

S C 312L. Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the advanced, second-year level. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Serbian/Croatian 611C and 312L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Serbian/Croatian 312K.

Upper-Division Courses

S C 324. Topics in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Studies.

Selected aspects of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian history and culture. Conducted in English. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic.

S C 325. Third-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I.

Oral expression, reading, and composition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Serbian/Croatian 611C or 312L.

S C 326. Third-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II.

Oral expression, reading, and composition. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Serbian/Croatian 325.

S C 379. Conference Course in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian.

Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Serbian/Croatian 312K and 312L and consent of instructor.

Slavic: SLA

Lower-Division Courses

Upper-Division Courses

Slavic and Eurasian Languages: SEL

Lower-Division Courses

SEL 601C. Intensive Slavic and Eurasian Languages I.

Emphasis on basic communication skills in Slavic and Eurasian languages: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes introduction to Slavic and Eurasian cultures. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Slavic and Eurasian Languages 601C and 506 may not both be counted unless the languages vary. Slavic and Eurasian Languages 601C and 507 may not both be counted unless the languages vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

SEL 506. First-Year Slavic and Eurasian Languages I.

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Slavic and Eurasian Studies 601C and 506 may not both be counted unless the languages vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

SEL 507. First-Year Slavic and Eurasian Languages II.

Emphasis on four-skills proficiency: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Five lecture hours a week for one semester. Slavic and Eurasian Languages 601C and 507 may not both be counted unless the languages vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Slavic and Eurasian Languages 506 in the same language.

SEL 611C. Intensive Slavic and Eurasian Languages II.

Continuing intensive development of communication abilities in Slavic and Eurasian languages with emphasis on the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Includes an introduction to Slavic and Eurasian cultures. Six lecture hours a week for one semester. Slavic and Eurasian Languages 611C and 312K may not both be counted unless the languages vary. Slavic and Eurasian Languages 611C and 312L may not both be counted unless the languages vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Slavic and Eurasian Languages 601C or 507 in the same language.

SEL 312K. Second-Year Slavic and Eurasian Languages I.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the second-year level. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Slavic and Eurasian Studies 611C and 312K may not both be counted unless the languages vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Slavic and Eurasian Languages 601C or 507 in the same language.

SEL 312L. Second-Year Slavic and Eurasian Languages II.

Listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the advanced, second-year level. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Slavic and Eurasian Languages 611C and 312L may not both be counted unless the languages vary. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Slavic and Eurasian Languages 312K in the same language.

Upper-Division Courses

SEL 330. Topics in Slavic and Eurasian Languages.

Intermediate or advanced language instruction in a range of individual Slavic and Eurasian languages. Slavic and Eurasian language texts in the original language, writing assignments, and conversation practice to improve language proficiency in all of these modes of communication. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Slavic and Eurasian Languages 611C or 412L; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

SEL 379. Conference Course in Slavic and Eurasian Languages.

Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Written consent of instructor.