SLAV - Slavic

SLAV Class Schedule


SLAV 117   Russ & E Euro Science Fiction   credit: 3 Hours.

Survey of the science fiction writing of Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe since 1750, with particular emphasis on the post-World War II period. The role of the Science Fiction tradition in the respective national cultures. The influence on Russian and East European Science Fiction of Anglo-American Science Fiction. All readings are in English. Same as CWL 117.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts

SLAV 120   Russian & E Euro Folktales   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to Russian and East European folktales, focusing on folk beliefs, fairy tales, and folk narratives in Slavic languages from a comparative perspective, with an emphasis on methods of analysis and the role of gender.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Lit & Arts
Cultural Studies - Western

SLAV 277   Slavic Literature Survey   credit: 3 Hours.

Examines masterpieces of Czech, Polish, and Yugoslav literatures from medieval times to the present in English translation. Representative works are by Capek, Kundera, Mickiewicz, Milosz, Andric and others. Attention given to the European context and national traditions. Same as CWL 277. Prerequisite: One course in Slavic literature.

SLAV 300   Languages and Literatures Career Preparation   credit: 1 Hour.

Explores career and educational opportunities for foreign language and literature majors; the skills gained in the major; long-term career planning and preparation; researching jobs and organizations, graduate school options; resume preparation and interviewing skills. Career fair participation. Same as SLCL 300. Students may not receive credit for both SLAV 300 and HUM 275.

SLAV 399   Advanced Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

Topics will vary. May be repeated, if topics vary.

SLAV 417   11th-17thC Russ Lit & Lang   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Historical grammar, origin, and development of the East Slavic/Russian literary language, survey of literary genres of Old Russian Literature. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for both SLAV 417 and RUSS 517. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; for undergraduates, completion of or placement beyond RUSS 301-RUSS 302; or, consent of instructor.

SLAV 419   Russian & East European Film   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Study and analysis of major film makers, genres, trends, and theories, including the 1920's Soviet avant garde and the Polish and Czech "New Wave" since 1953; lectures, discussions, screenings, term paper. No reading knowledge of Russian required, except for majors in Slavic Languages and Literatures. Same as MACS 419. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: RUSS 219; or a college level course REES or in CINE; or consent of instructor.

SLAV 430   History of Translation   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Study of the historical development of translation ideas and practices in Europe and in particular cases across major global regions. Reading and analysis of key texts in the development of translation theory and case studies of practices and roles played by translation in different periods and geographical regions. Instruction in English. Same as CLCV 430, CWL 430, ENGL 486, GER 405, SPAN 436, and TRST 431. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

SLAV 452   Slavic Cultural Studies   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Selected topics in the literatures of Russia and Eastern Europe. Topics covered will range from in-depth studies of specific authors, time periods, and thematic discussions of specific genre and literary traditions. Readings in English unless specified. Same as CWL 453. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours in same term; or 9 undergraduate hours or 12 graduate hours in separate terms. Prerequisite: Two years of literature, preferably Russian or East European; or consent of instructor.

SLAV 477   Post-Communist Fiction   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Survey of the central and east European novel in the postcommunist period. Explores how fiction has responded to and creatively figured the period of the so-called "transition" to capitalism and the continuities and discontinuities in literary traditions in these societies, as well as the relevance of theories of postmodernism and postmodern literary analysis to these literatures. Same as CWL 477 and REES 477. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Two courses in Slavic literature including one at the 300-level or consent of the instructor.

SLAV 480   Intro to Slavic Linguistics   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

The development of Common Slavic from Indo-European and its relationship to contemporary Slavic languages. Same as LING 480. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Knowledge of a Slavic language.

SLAV 505   Old Church Slavonic   credit: 4 Hours.

Analysis of grammar and reading of texts. Prerequisite: Knowledge of a Slavic language.

SLAV 525   Problems in Slavic Literature   credit: 4 Hours.

Selected subjects in Russian and Slavic prose, poetry, drama, and literary criticism. Topics vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

SLAV 575   Professionalization Workshop   credit: 2 Hours.

Prepares students to compete for academic jobs by introducing important aspects of professional behavior and genres of professional writing (grant proposal, CV, cover letter) not otherwise practiced in the graduate curriculum. Provides starting points and resources for non-academic job searches. Students will become savvy scholars prepared to succeed in the profession. 2 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Advanced graduate students in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

SLAV 576   Methods in Slavic Grad Study   credit: 4 Hours.

Comparative, interdisciplinary methods and theoretical issues crucial to studies in Slavic literature, history, and culture. Theoretical bookshelf followed by specific case studies from Slavic. Same as CWL 576. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours as topics vary.

SLAV 577   Slavic Languages Pedagogy Seminar   credit: 2 Hours.

Seminar for graduate students who are currently teaching (or preparing to teach) languages in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures. The seminar will help participants develop expertise in language pedagogy by discussing both theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning and by adopting a hands-on approach to communicative language teaching through micro-teaching, classroom presentations, discussion, self-reflection, and peer-reviewing. 2 graduate hours. No professional credit. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 graduate hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Enrollment restricted to Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures Graduate Students.

SLAV 591   Individual Topics   credit: 1 to 8 Hours.

May be repeated. Prerequisite: Graduate standing with a major or minor in Russian; consent of department.

SLAV 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 16 Hours.

Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.