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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions R Russian RUSS
Russian RUSS

Instruction offered by the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures in the Faculty of Arts.

Note: Russian 317, 355 and 451 are taught in English and no knowledge of Russian is required.

Junior Courses
Russian 201       Introductory Russian I
Introduction to Russian in its cultural context. Four-skills language learning (reading, listening, speaking, writing) covering the principal elements of modern Russian. Focuses on Russian pronunciation and intonation, the Cyrillic alphabet, the foundations of Russian grammar, as well as basic vocabulary.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Russian 209       Introductory Russian II
A further introduction to the basics of the Russian language, including its differences from and similarities to English, within the cultural and historical context. Structured according to various aspects of everyday life, such as family, university, professions, etc.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 201 or 205.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Russian 209 and 203 will not be allowed.
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Senior Courses
Russian 301       Continuing Russian I
Furthers acquisition of the basic level of the language, enabling function in a variety of everyday situations by building comprehensive knowledge of grammar, expanding active vocabulary, and providing cultural information.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 30, 30-3Y, 209.
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Russian 303       Continuing Russian II
Further strengthens knowledge of the basics of the language enabling advancement to a more advanced stage of language mastery.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 301.
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Russian 309       Russian Urban Culture in Immersion Setting
Introduction to contemporary urban Russian culture through research projects and life experience. 
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303.
Notes:
This course is offered during a group study program in Russia. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Russian 311       Russian Rural Culture in Immersion Setting
Introduction to contemporary rural Russian culture through research projects and life experience.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(1-2)
Corequisite(s):
Russian 309 and 313.
Notes:
This course is offered during a group study program in Russia. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Russian 313       Russian Language in Immersion Setting
Further development of oral skills and writing proficiency.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(1-2)
Corequisite(s):
Russian 309 and 311.
Notes:
This course is offered during a group study program in Russia. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Russian 317       Topics in Russian Civilization and Thought
Distinctive features in the development of Russian civilization and thought.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English. May be repeated for a maximum credit of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent).
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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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:
3 units; H(3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303.
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Russian 333       Intermediate Russian II
A continuation of Russian 331.
Course Hours:
3 units; 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:
3 units; H(3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent).
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 360       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:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303 and one of 355 or 317.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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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:
3 units; 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.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
Notes:
Permission to enrol requires a faculty member's agreement to sponsor the course of study.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Russian 400       Topics in Advanced Russian
Provides diverse contexts and relies on various media and techniques to generate active and sophisticated usage of the language. Equips students with skills and strategies for independent language learning.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 333.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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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 School.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 360 or 361.
Notes:
Taught in English.
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 360.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 360 or 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:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
One of Russian 360, 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.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 397 and consent of the School.
Notes:
Permission to enrol requires a faculty member's agreement to sponsor the course of study.
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:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School. 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.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
Notes:
May not be offered every year.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 591       Honours Project
A research paper or creative project for honours students in their final year on a topic chosen in consultation with their supervisor.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-3T)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
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