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Basic Courses

RUSS 111. Elementary Russian I. 4 hr.; 4 cr.
For students with no previous training in Russian. Designed to introduce basic grammar, correct pronunciation, and reading and writing (LANG).

RUSS 112. Elementary Russian II. 4 hr.; 4 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 111 or equivalent. A continuation of Russian 111(LANG).

RUSS 203. Intermediate Russian I. 4 hr.; 4 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 112 or equivalent. Intermediate training in listening, speaking, reading, writing. Based on both oral-aural practice and the coordinated study of grammar, including morphology and syntax (LANG).

RUSS 204. Intermediate Russian II. 4 hr.; 4 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 203 or equivalent. A continuation of Russian 203 (LANG).

RUSS 214. Intermediate Russian Conversation: 214.1-214.3 1-3 hr.; 1-3 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 203. Intensive practice in spoken Russian (LANG).

RUSS 215. Advanced Intermediate Russian I. 4 hr.; 4 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 204 or equivalent. A continuation of Russian 204 (LANG).

RUSS 225. Advanced Intermediate Russian II. 4 hr.; 4 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 204 or equivalent. An introduction to reading Russian (LANG).

 

Advanced Courses

RUSS 301. Advanced Grammar and Composition I. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 215 or permission of department. Intensive practical study of advanced problems in Russian grammar, syntax, and idiom. Normally to be taken simultaneously with the student's first electives in literature.

RUSS 302. Advanced Grammar and Composition II. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 301 or permission of department. A continuation of Russian 301.

RUSS 311. Advanced Oral Practice I. 3 hr.; 1 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 215 or permission of department. Normally taken by majors at the same time as Russian 301.

RUSS 321. Translation. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 215 and English 120 or permission of department. A practical study in the problems and skills of translation of Russian and English. May be repeated for credit.

RUSS 325. Stylistics. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 302 and 331 or permission of department. A theoretical and practical study of problems of stylistics in literary and non-literary Russian.

RUSS 327. Contrastive Grammar. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 302 or permission of department. A theoretical analysis of modern Russian contrasted with English.

 

Courses in Russian Literature and Thought (in English)

RUSS 150, 150W. Russian Culture and Thought. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
A survey of the institutions and cultural developments of Russia and the former Soviet Union.

RUSS 155, 155W. Keys to Russian Literature. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
A study of key works by the greatest Russian writers of the nineteenth century. Readings will include: Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky. Lectures and readings in English (LIT).

RUSS 233. Survey of Russian Literature: The Beginnings. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
The development of Russian literature from the beginnings to the end of the eighteenth century.

RUSS 234. Survey of Russian Literature: The Nineteenth Century. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
The development of Russian literature from Pushkin to the 1890s.

RUSS 235. Survey of Russian Literature: The Twentieth Century. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
The development of Russian literature from the end of the tsarist monarchy through Socialist Realism and perestroika to the present day.

RUSS 243. Russian Drama. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
The principal trends of Russian drama from the eighteenth century to the present. Lectures and readings in English.

RUSS 244, 244W. Russian and East European Film and Media. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
This course will treat various aspects of Russian and East European film and media: aesthetic, cultural, political, and historical. In particular semesters the course may deal with specific topics, periods, or directors. Lectures in English. Films will be shown in the original languages with English subtitles. May be repeated once for credit provided the topic is different. (AP, ET).

RUSS 245. Russian Short Story. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
The Russian short story in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lectures and readings in English.

RUSS 275 Pushkin. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: ENGL 110. A critical study of Pushkin’s major works (in translation), with lectures on his life, times, and literary influence.

RUSS 276. Gogol. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: ENGL 110. A critical study of the author’s life and principal writings (in translation), and their influence on Russian literature.

RUSS 280. Dostoevsky. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
A close study of the author's life, major works, and their influence on Russian literature. Lectures and readings in English.

RUSS 281. Tolstoy. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
A close study of the author's life, major novels, selected short stories, and essays, and their influence on Russian and world literature. Lectures and readings in English.

RUSS 282. Chekhov. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
A close study of the author's principal stories and plays and his place in the history of Russian and world drama. Lectures and readings in English.

RUSS 285. The Russian Silver Age and Avant-Garde. 3 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: ENGL 110. An introduction to some of the works of the most important Russian writers, poets, artists, and cultural activists of the beginning of the twentieth century. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of literary and cultural trends, such as Symbolism, Acmeism, Formalism, Futurism, and Avant-Garde.

 

Courses in Russian Literature and Thought (in Russian)

RUSS 331. Introduction to Russian Literature I. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 225 or equivalent. A critical reading and analysis of Russian prose and poetry to introduce the student to the concepts, methods, and terminology of literary analysis.

RUSS 350. Nineteenth-Century Russian Poetry. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 331 or permission of department. A critical study of the major poets of the nineteenth century. The classic, romantic, and realist trends of Russian poetry are studied and analyzed. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation and discussion of the works of Zhukovsky, Pushkin, Lermontov, Nekrasov, Tyutchev, and Fet.

RUSS 351. Nineteenth-Century Russian Prose. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 331 or permission of department. A critical study of the major prose texts of the nineteenth century. Emphasis is placed on those writers whose works are not considered in separate courses, including Lermontov, Gogol, Goncharov, Turgenev.

RUSS 362. Twentieth-Century Russian Poetry. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: Russian 331 or permission of department. A critical study of the major poets of the twentieth century from the Symbolists to the present.

RUSS 391, 392. Seminar. 3 hr.; 3 cr.
Prereq.: Upper junior or senior standing; an average of Bin elective courses taken in Russian; and permission of department. Designed especially to give qualified students experience in scholarly investigation. Those admitted explore a field of Russian literature. Each student examines intensively a special phase of the field, reporting his or her findings orally to the group as well as in a term paper.

 

Elective Courses

Students considering a major must consult with the Undergraduate Advisor for Russian before filling out appropriate concentration forms. Russian 301 is required of all majors unless specifically waived by the department because of special competence in the field. Students may choose a program that emphasizes either language or literature; however, a language concentration requires at least one literature elective. A literature major must also submit a substantial term paper -- the topic to be determined in consultation with the Undergraduate Advisor -- for a literature course chosen from either the 200 or 300 series. Majors should consult with the Undergraduate Adviser for Russian before registering for the next semester.

 

Elective Courses in Slavic and East European Languages:

SLAV 250. Studies in Slavic and East European Literatures. 250.1-250.3, 1-3 hr.; 1-3 cr.
From time to time, various special literary topics not covered by other courses will be assigned, such as Russian Women Writers, Russian Fairy Tales, The Prose of Russian Poets, etc.

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 Office Information

 

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus, there are currently no regular in-person office hours. For all matters, please send an email to the department chair or language advisor listed below. Faculty can be reached by email and are holding office hours by phone or videoconference. See faculty contact information.

Department Chair:
Gerasimus Katsan
Queens
Hall 200
718-997-5980 (phone)
718-997-5072 (fax)
gerasimus.katsan@qc.cuny.edu

Russian Undergraduate Advisor:
Svetlana Cheloukhina
Queens Hall 330B
718-997-5992

svetlana.cheloukhina@qc.cuny.edu

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