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University of Calgary Calendar 2013-2014 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions R Russian RUSS
Russian RUSS

Instruction offered by members of the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts. Students are encouraged to consult the Department website (http://gsea.ucalgary.ca) for more details on course descriptions and titles of decimalized courses.

Department Head – F. Strzelczyk

Note: Russian 317355 and 451 are given in English and no knowledge of Russian is required. These courses do not count as prerequisites to other senior Russian courses.

Note: Consent of the Department can be received in lieu of a stated prerequisite when equivalent knowledge can be demonstrated.

Note: All university level prerequisites for Russian language courses must be met with a grade of "C-" or better.

Junior Courses
Russian 201       Introductory Russian
Introductory course to Russian in its cultural context. The basic phenomena of Russian, the principles of language learning, strategies for observing and interpreting cultural phenomena.
Course Hours:
H(1-1T-1)
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Russian 209       Russian I
First semester of a three-semester sequence of four-skills language learning, covering the principal elements of modern Russian
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 201 or 205.
Antirequisite(s):
Not open to students with credit in Russian 203.
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Senior Courses
Russian 301       Russian II
The second semester of a three-semester sequence of four-skills language learning, covering the principal elements of modern Russian.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 30, 30-3Y, 207 or 209.
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Russian 303       Russian III
The third semester of a three-semester sequence of four-skills language learning, covering the principal elements of modern Russian.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 301.
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Russian 317       Topics in Russian Civilization and Thought

Distinctive features in the development of Russian civilization and thought.

317.01. Multiculturalism, Russian Style

317.02. The Creation of National Images

317.03. Russian Cultural History Through Film


Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is given in English; no knowledge of Russian is required. This course does not count as a prerequisite to other senior Russian courses. This course may be repeated for credit where the course content is different, as indicated by a different decimal number for the course. May be repeated for a maximum credit of 1.0 full-course equivalent.
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Russian 331       Intermediate Russian I
Strategies for accelerated proficiencies in the areas of vocabulary, the deciphering of written and oral texts and the relating of learned linguistic patterns to communi­cative contexts, with attention to appropriate discourse level in a variety of situations.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303 or consent of the Department.
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Russian 333       Intermediate Russian II
A continuation of Russian 331.
Course Hours:
H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 331.
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Russian 355       Russian Literature in Translation
Selected texts by author, genre or period designed to explore issues of significance in the context of Russian culture.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Notes:
This course is given in English and no knowledge of Russian is required.  May be repeated for credit to a maximum of two half-course equivalents.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 361       Russian Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Overview of Russian literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in a historical perspective, with attention to issues of particular significance in Russian literary culture. Initial experience of literary analysis on the basis of diverse Russian texts.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303 and 355 or 317.
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Russian 363       Current Issues in Russian Culture
Selected significant issues in Russian culture, as manifested in written and/or oral texts, with particular attention to language function and usage.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 397       Inter-Cultural Immersion Experience I
Independent study course. Project with inter-cultural theme, derived from an immersion experience, most likely abroad. Permission MUST be obtained before embarking on the immersion experience or enrolling in this course.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department. Departmental permission to enrol in this course depends on a faculty member's agreement to sponsor the course of study. To obtain that agreement, a student must first discuss the project with a faculty member orally, then present in written form a coherent and well-formulated project which will demonstrate learning (guidelines are available).
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Russian 401       Advanced Russian I: The Consolidating Year
An advanced course in the use of Russian, including experiential learning in the form of a practicum, leading to supervised "teaching" in a suitable lower-level language class.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 333 or consent of the Department.
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Russian 403       Advanced Russian II: The Consolidating Year
A continuation of Russian 401.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 401 or consent of the Department.
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Russian 451        Cross-Cultural Explorations
Cross-cultural comparison of events, cultural patterns, historical periods, or social movements which find a parallel in more than one of the cultural traditions represented in the Department. The language of instruction is English.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 361.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 461       Topics in Russian Literature
Development of a topic, issue, period or author introduced in Russian 361. Topic for current year is listed in the Schedule of Classes.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 361.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 463       Topics in Russian Language and Culture from a Historical Perspective
Concentration on a linguistic and/or cultural topic in its historical development.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 361 or 363.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 497       Inter-Cultural Immersion Experience II
Independent study course. Project with inter-cultural theme, derived from an immersion experience at an advanced level, most likely abroad. Permission MUST be obtained before embarking on the immersion experience or enrolling in this course.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 397 and consent of the Department. Departmental permission to enrol in this course depends on a faculty member's agreement to sponsor the course of study. To obtain that agreement, a student must first discuss the project with a faculty member orally, then present in written form a coherent and well-formulated project which will demonstrate learning (guidelines are available).
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Russian 551       Independent Study
An independent research project on a topic that is not normally a part of the program's course offerings.
Course Hours:
H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department. Departmental permission to enrol in this course depends on a faculty member's agreement to sponsor the project.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 561       Research Seminar
Centred on a professor's current research project, the course will engage senior students as members of a collaborative research team. Independent research, discussion, group presentations, dissemination of results in an appropriate venue, e.g. G.S.E.A. "Work-in-Progress" series.
Course Hours:
H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
Notes:
May not be offered every year.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 591       Honours Project
The Honours project for Honours students in their final year.
Course Hours:
H(0-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Department.
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