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Slavic Graduate Courses

SLAV 418: Language & Minorities in Europe

Credit:  3 or 4 hours.

Same as FR 418, GER 418, LING 418, and PS 418.

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 CINE 419, and COMM 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 420: Jewish Life-Writing

Credit:  3 or 4 hours.

Same as CWL 421, HIST 436, RLST 420, and YDSH 420.

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 482: Computer Foreign Lang Tchg

Credit:  4 hours.

Same as CLCV 482, EIL 482, FR 482, GER 482, HUM 482, ITAL 482, LING 486, PORT 482, and SPAN 482.

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 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 591: Individual Topics

Credit:  1 to 8 hours.

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

SLAV 599: Thesis Research

Credit:  0 to 16 hours.

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