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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "RUSS-Russian"

RUSS - Russian

RUSS 101 Intensive Elementary Russian I (6) Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian. Credit only granted for: RUSS101 or (RUSS111 and RUSS112). This intensive first-year course is intended to develop the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking with an emphasis on communicative competence.

RUSS 102 Intensive Elementary Russian II (6) Prerequisite: RUSS101 or RUSS102; and must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian. Credit only granted for: RUSS102 or (RUSS113 and RUSS114). A continuation of RUSS101 which will further develop the four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking with an emphasis on communicative competence.

RUSS 111 Elementary Russian I (Non-Intensive) (3) Credit only granted for: RUSS101 or (RUSS111 and RUSS112). Begins the development of the basic skills required for communicative competence in Russian: speaking, listening, writing and reading. RUSS111 and RUSS112 are equivalent to RUSS101: Intensive Elementary Russian I.

RUSS 112 Elementary Russian II (Non-intensive) (3) Prerequisite: RUSS111; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Credit only granted for: RUSS101 or (RUSS111 and RUSS112). A continuation of RUSS111 which is designed to further the development of the basic skills required for communicative competence in Russian: speaking, listening, writing and reading. RUSS111 and RUSS112 are equivalent to RUSS101: Intensive Elementary Russian I.

RUSS 113 Elementary Russian III (Non-Intensive) (3) Prerequisite: RUSS112; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Credit only granted for: RUSS102 or (RUSS113 and RUSS114). A continuation of RUSS112 which is designed to further the development of the basic skills required for communicative competence in Russian: speaking, listening, writing and reading. RUSS113 and RUSS114 are equivalent to RUSS102: Intensive Elementary Russian II.

RUSS 114 Elementary Russian IV (Non-Intensive) (3) Prerequisite: RUSS113; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Credit only granted for: RUSS102 or (RUSS113 and RUSS114). A continuation of RUSS113 which is designed to further the development of the basic skills required for communicative competence in Russian: speaking, listening, writing and reading. RUSS113 and RUSS114 are equivalent to RUSS102: Intensive Elementary Russian II.

RUSS 201 Intermediate Russian I (5) Prerequisite: RUSS102 or RUSS114; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian. Continued activation and expansion of skills and knowledge acquired in an elementary Russian course with the goal of communicative competence.

RUSS 202 Intermediate Russian II (5) Prerequisite: RUSS201; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian. Continued activation and expansion of skills and knowledge acquired in RUSS201 with the goal of communicative competence.

RUSS 203 Intermediate Russian for Heritage Speakers I (3) Prerequisite: Heritage knowledge of Russian equal to or higher than minimum one year of Russian UMD language classes or appropriate Foreign Language Placement Testing (FLPT) score. Restriction: For heritage speakers only, i.e., Russian speakers who grew up outside of Russia with different levels of Russian, wanting to gain literacy and improve their Russian overall. Credit only granted for: RUSS201 or RUSS203. Designed for heritage speakers of Russian, with the goal of attaining competency in written Russian while improving speaking and reading skills.

RUSS 204 Russian for Heritage Speakers II (3) Prerequisite: RUSS203; or heritage knowledge of Russian equal to or higher than minimum one year of Russian UMD language classes or appropriate Foreign Language Placement Testing (FLPT) score. Restriction: For heritage speakers only, i.e., Russian speakers who grew up outside of Russia with different levels of Russian, wanting to gain literacy and improve their Russian overall. Credit only granted for: RUSS202 or RUSS204. For Russian heritage speakers (Russian speakers who grew up outside of Russia) with different levels of Russian, wanting to gain literacy and improve their Russian overall.

RUSS 210 Structural Description of Russian (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in RUSS201; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. An introductory linguistic course designed to order and supplement students' knowledge of the sound system and the inflectional system of the verb. A practical component on reading skills also focuses on the verb and methods of developing vocabulary.

RUSS 211 Applied Russian Phonetics (3) Prerequisite: RUSS102. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian. Pronunciation; the sounds and intonational patterns of Russian in contrast with those of English.

RUSS 221 Masterworks of Russian Literature I (3) Introduction to the classics of Russian literature in translation, beginning with Pushkin in the early 19th century and concluding with works of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy in the latter part of the century. Taught in English.

RUSS 222 Masterworks of Russian Literature II (3) Introduction to the classics of Russian literature in translation, beginning with the end of the nineteenth century and concluding with contemporary works. Taught in English.

RUSS 223 Dostoevsky and The Russian Soul (3) Credit only granted for: RUSS223 or RUSS298P. Dostoevsky's exploration of the dark side of the psyche shaped a mythological image of the Russian soul. An examination of his selected works in light of development of psychoanalysis and Russian and European intellectual history. Taught in English.

RUSS 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

RUSS 281 Russian Language and Pre-Revolutionary Culture (3) Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian. Introduction to the Russian language and a study of Russian nationalism; artistic and social concepts in the development of Russian art, dance, geography, history and literature from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Lectures in English, with third hour devoted to basic language instruction (alphabet, vocabulary, pronunciation and minimal conversational skills).

RUSS 282 Contemporary Russian Culture (3) Russia of the post-Communist era. An exploration of the cultural implications of the disintegration of the former Soviet Union. Also included is a brief introduction to the Russian language: alphabet, elementary reading and survival skills for the first time traveler. Course format includes a combination of lectures, group discussions, videos, and optional field trips. Taught in English.

RUSS 298 Special Topics in Russian Language and Literature (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

RUSS 301 Advanced Russian I (3) Prerequisite: RUSS202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Must not be a native/fluent speaker of Russian. Advanced training in written Russian communicative structures.

RUSS 302 Advanced Russian II (3) Prerequisite: RUSS301. Advanced training in written Russian communicative structures.

RUSS 303 Russian Conversation: Functional Skills (3) Prerequisite: RUSS202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Intended for students who do not anticipate having the opportunity to study in Russia. Skills for daily life (both function and etiquette) and argumentation (rhetoric).

RUSS 307 Commercial Russian I (3) Prerequisite: RUSS202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Designed to give introductory knowledge of correct commercial Russian including letters, business forms, contracts, and agreements.

RUSS 321 Survey of Russian Literature I (3) Prerequisite: RUSS202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. The first half of a survey of Russian literature.

RUSS 322 Survey of Russian Literature II (3) Prerequisite: RUSS321; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. The second half of a survey of Russian literature.

RUSS 328 19th Century Russian Literature in Translation (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Development of Russian literary thought in the Russian novel and short prose of the 19th century. Influence of western literatures and philosophies.

RUSS 329 Soviet Literature in Translation (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Russian literature between 1917 and the fall of the Soviet Union, both as a continuation of pre-revolutionary traditions and as a reflection of Soviet ideology.

RUSS 334 Soviet Film: Propaganda, Myth, Modernism (3) Also offered as: FILM334. Credit only granted for: RUSS334, FILM334, or RUSS298K. Formerly: RUSS298K. A Survey of Soviet film from the 1920s to 1991, focusing on important directors, genres, themes, and styles. Taught in English.

RUSS 336 Soviet Cinema and Empire (3) Also offered as: FILM336. Credit only granted for: RUSS336, FILM336, or RUSS398K. Formerly: RUSS398K. Examination of the concepts of "empire" and "nation" through their representation in Soviet cinema. Taught in English.

RUSS 361 Dostoevsky and the Russian Soul (3) Credit only granted for: RUSS361 or RUSS298P. Formerly: RUSS298P. A study of Dostoevsky's major works with reference to related developments in Russian and European culture, literary criticism, and intellectual history. Interdisciplinary investigation of Dostoevsky's contemporary relevance and tremendous international popularity.

RUSS 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

RUSS 381 Russian Civilization (in Russian) I (3) Prerequisite: RUSS202. A historical survey of Russian civilization emphasizing architecture, painting, sculpture, music, ballet and the theater to the beginning of the 19th century pointing out the interrelationship of all with literary movements. Taught in Russian.

RUSS 382 Russian Civilization (in Russian) II (3) Prerequisite: RUSS202. A historical survey of Russian civilization emphasizing architecture, painting, sculpture, music, ballet, and the theater, from the beginning of the 19th century to the present pointing out the interrelationships of all with literary movements. Taught in Russian.

RUSS 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.

RUSS 388 Language House Spring Colloquium (1) Restriction: Must be a resident of Language House. Repeatable to 8 credits. For students residing in the Language House Immersion Program. Focuses on the development of skills in the target language and acquiring the cultural knowledge of the countries that speak the target language.

RUSS 398 Selected Topics in Russian Language and Literature (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

RUSS 401 Advanced Russian Composition (3) Prerequisite: RUSS302; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Restriction: Not open to native speakers of Russian. Approaches to argumentation, organization of information, contextualized grammar, appropriateness of lexical choice, genre, and register.

RUSS 402 Practicum in Written Russian (3) Prerequisite: RUSS401; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Designed to improve comprehension of functional varieties of written Russian and develop ability to present in written form concise syntheses of source texts.

RUSS 403 Russian Conversation: Advanced Skills (3) Prerequisite: RUSS303; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. Advanced spoken production of high-level, abstract language.

RUSS 404 Practicum in Spoken Russian (3) Prerequisite: RUSS403; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. To improve comprehension of rapidly spoken Russian of various functional styles and to develop ability to synthesize orally the content of spoken material.

RUSS 405 Russian-English Translation I (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in RUSS302. Introduction to the principles of translation of a particular genre, and is typically diplomatic, business, or literary.

RUSS 406 Russian-English Translation II (3) Prerequisite: RUSS405. Continuation of RUSS405.

RUSS 407 Commercial Russian II (3) Prerequisite: RUSS307. Continuation of RUSS307 focusing in the more difficult and complex Russian business documents and Russian business ministries.

RUSS 409 Selected Topics in Russian Language Study (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Presentation of a topic in Russian language study.

RUSS 410 Applied Russian Linguistics (3) The nature of applied linguistics and its contributions to the effective teaching of foreign languages. Comparative study of English and Russian, with emphasis upon points of divergence. Analysis, evaluation and construction of related drills.

RUSS 411 Linguistic Analysis of Russian I (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in RUSS301. Elucidation of theoretical concepts of modern linguistics through the analysis of problematic concepts in the Russian linguistic system. Phonology and the syntax of the simple sentence.

RUSS 412 Linguistic Analysis of Russian II (3) Prerequisite: RUSS411. Continuation of RUSS411. The syntax of the complete sentence, semantics.

RUSS 431 Russian Literature of the 19th Century I (3)

RUSS 432 Russian Literature of the 19th Century II (3)

RUSS 433 Russian Literature of the 20th Century (3)

RUSS 434 Soviet Russian Literature (3)

RUSS 439 Selected Topics in Russian Literature (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Presentation of a topic in Russian literature.

RUSS 473 Recent History of the Russian Language (3) Linguistic interpretation of Russian texts from the late 18th century to the present.

RUSS 499 Independent Study in Russian (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Independent study under faculty supervision.

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