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Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Serbian and Croatian Undergraduate Courses

BCS 101: Basic Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

Credit:  4 hours.

Oral and written work on pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. For students with no previous study of Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian.

BCS 102: Basic Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II

Credit:  4 hours.

Continuation of BCS 101. Prerequisite: BCS 101 or equivalent proficiency.

BCS 115: South Slavic Culture

Credit: 3 hours.

This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for a Non-Western Cultures, UIUC Social Sciences, and Western Compartv Cult course.

Exploration of South Slavic cultures in the historically rich and complex region sometimes referred to as "the Balkans," focusing particularly on those groups found within the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. Critical look at the traditional view of the region as the crossroads or the bridge between East and West, and at the term Balkanization which has become a pejorative term used to characterize fragmented, and self-defeating social systems.

BCS 199: Undergraduate Open Seminar

Credit:  1 to 5 hours.

May be repeated.

BCS 201: 2nd Year Bosnian/Croation/Serbian I

Credit:  4 hours.

Completion of grammar; written and oral exercises aimed at active command of the language. Prerequisite: BCS 102 or equivalent proficiency.

BCS 202: 2nd Year Bosnian/Croation/Serbian II

Credit:  4 hours.

Selected readings in Serbian or Croatian literature and culture. Prerequisite: BCS 201 or equivalent proficiency.

BCS 301: Third-Year Bosnian/Croation/Serbian I

Credit:  3 hours.

Analysis of the sound system and grammar of the contemporary Serbian or Croatian language. Prerequisite: Knowledge of another Slavic language or consent of instructor.

BCS 302: Third-Year Bosnian/Croation/Serbian II

Credit:  3 hours.

Reading and analysis of selected texts. Prerequisite: BCS 301 or consent of instructor.