Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Russian (RUSS)

RUSS 101 -  Russian Language and Culture I  

This course is the first in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the Russian language.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Transfer Thread Completion Course

RUSS 102 -  Russian Language and Culture II  

This course is the second in a three course series which will provide an introduction to the Russian language.

Prerequisite: RUSS 101D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Transfer Thread Completion Course

RUSS 103 -  Russian Language and Culture III  

This course is the third in three course series which will provide an introduction to the Russian language.

Prerequisite: RUSS 102D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Transfer Thread Completion Course

RUSS 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

RUSS 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

RUSS 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

RUSS 201 -  Third Crse Russian  

After a review of basic principles this course continues to develop understanding and skill in using more complex elements of the Russian language and in recognizing and mastering their use in both written and spoken form. Taught through distance education.

Credits: 3

RUSS 202 -  Intermediate Russian I  

Comprehensive review of Russian grammar with emphasis on developing the students' abilities for proficient oral and written accomplishments.

Prerequisite: RUSS 103D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

RUSS 210 -  Russian Literature in Translation  

A study of representative Russian literary works from its origins to 1917. Course is taught in English; no knowledge of Russian required.

Credits: 3

RUSS 270 -  Study in the Republic of Russia  

This course is designed for students who desire to study modern Russia first-hand. Students will study modern Russian economy, housing, the political system, history, and information on Russia while traveling in the Republic of Russia.

Prerequisite: ENGL 102C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 1-3

RUSS 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

RUSS 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

RUSS 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

RUSS 301 -  Advanced Russian 1  

A detailed course designed to give the student a valid structural knowledge of Russian. A study of the finer points of modern Russian usage.

Prerequisite: RUSS 202D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

RUSS 302 -  Advanced Russian 2  

An advanced course in the study of Russian grammar designed to improve vocabulary, idiomatic useage, reading skills, and individual style.

Prerequisite: RUSS 301D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

RUSS 305 -  Russian Civilization via Film  

A comprehensive analysis of Russian civilization through the media of Russian film. Russian films with subtitles present all major aspects of Russian civilization: the Tatar yoke, Russian expansion, the rise of Muscovy, the social-economic-political conflicts at various levels of tsarism, communication and post-communism. No prerequisite

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

RUSS 306 -  The Challenge of Russian Legacy  

A broad study of the social, political, historical, economic, and cultural situations of modern Russian from 1917 to the present. Course is offered in English and is open to all interested students.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

RUSS 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

RUSS 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

RUSS 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

RUSS 490 -  Independent Study  

Students have an opportunity to study selected areas in greater concentration. Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

RUSS 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

RUSS 498 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.