RUSS 1001. Elementary Russian I. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN.
Fundamentals of Russian grammar, conversation, pronunciation, and reading, with an emphasis on oral proficiency and comprehension.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

RUSS 1002. Elementary Russian II. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN.
Prerequisite: RUSS 1001.
A continuation of Elementary Russian I.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

RUSS 2001. Intermediate Russian I. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTERMED RUSSIAN I.
Prerequisite: RUSS 1002.
Review of basic grammar and study of more advanced grammatical topics. Oral proficiency, comprehension, and vocabulary building are emphasized. Includes reading and discussion of various Russian texts.
Offered every year.

RUSS 2002. Intermediate Russian II. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTERMED RUSSIAN II.
Prerequisite: RUSS 2001.
A continuation of Intermediate Russian I.
Offered every year.

RUSS 2050. Modern Russian Culture. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: MOD RUSSIAN CULTURE.
Russian culture in the twentieth century. Examines both high culture (literature, art, architecture, classical music) and low or popular culture (film, popular music, various aspects of daily life) within the framework of the historical and political development of the period. No knowledge of Russian required.

RUSS 3000. Business Russian. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: BUSINESS RUSSIAN.
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002.
Further development of communicative competence and cultural knowledge with a focus on practical application in business contexts. Study of various aspects of Russian business, including business correspondence and other types of documents.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RUSS 3001. Russian Conversation and Composition I. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RUS CONV COMP I.
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002.
Development of students' abilities to express themselves accurately in spoken and written Russian and to comprehend normal Russian speech.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.

RUSS 3002. Russian Conversation and Composition II. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RUSS CONV COMP II.
Prerequisite: RUSS 3001.
A continuation of Russian Conversation and Composition I.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.

RUSS 3200. Russian Culture. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RUSSIAN CULTURE.
Prerequisite: RUSS 2002.
Russian culture from the period of Kievan Rus' to the 1917 Revolution. Designed to increase the student's proficiency in all language skills and to build vocabulary. Conducted in Russian.
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.

RUSS 3300. Introduction to Russian Cinema. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO RUSS CINEMA.
A survey of the major periods, genres, and directors of the extensive Russian and Soviet cinematographic heritage, with particular attention to the immediate influence of historical, political, and cultural developments. The class is conducted in English and all films will be shown with English subtitles.

RUSS 3990. Directed Study in Russian. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DIR STUDY RUS.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Independent study and research under the direction of individual faculty members.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

RUSS 4001. Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ADV RUS CONV COMP.
Prerequisite: RUSS 3002.
Advanced language study, combining instruction in grammar, composition, and stylistics with practice in spoken Russian.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RUSS 4050. Nineteenth-Century Russian Prose in English Translation. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: 19C RUS PROSE TRAN.
Representative works of nineteenth-century Russian literature. The class is conducted in English and all readings are in English translation.
Offered fall semester every year.

RUSS 4060. Twentieth-Century Russian Prose in English Translation. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: 20C RUS PROSE TRAN.
Representative works, including authors from the Silver Age, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods. The class is conducted in English and all readings are in translation.
Offered spring semester every year.

RUSS 4070. Russian Emigre Writers. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RUSS EMIGRE WRITERS.
Survey of Russian emigre writing with a focus on twentieth-century authors, including Nabokov, Bunin, Brodsky, Solzhenitsyn, and others. The challenges of assimilation, the immigrant's dual cultural identity, the mediation between past/present and loss/gain in texts, and the effects of displacement on the creative process. Taught in English.

RUSS 4080. Nabokov. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: NABOKOV.
A discussion-oriented survey of Vladimir Nabokov's life and works, with particular attention to questions of cross-cultural literary identity. In-depth consideration of the author's creative responses to the nineteenth-century Russian literary tradition. All readings and discussion in English.

RUSS 4250. Pushkin. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PUSHKIN.
Prerequisite: RUSS 3001 or RUSS 3200.
Alexander Pushkin's major works in poetry and prose, and his role in the development of the Russian literary language. Conducted in Russian.

RUSS 4260. Introduction to Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO 19C RUS LIT.
Prerequisite: RUSS 3001 or RUSS 3200.
Representative works in the original language. Conducted in Russian.

RUSS 4270. Introduction to Twentieth-Century Russian Literature. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO 20C RUS LIT.
Prerequisite: RUSS 3001 or RUSS 3200.
Representative works in the original language. Conducted in Russian.

RUSS 4280. Chekhov. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CHEKHOV.
Prerequisite: RUSS 3001 or RUSS 3200.
Representative works from all periods of Chekhov's career. Chekhov's influence on modern literature and drama. Taught in Russian.

RUSS 4510. Special Topics. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: SPECIAL TOPICS.
Prerequisite: RUSS 3001 or RUSS 3200 or permission of department.
Seminar focusing on specific topics in Russian literature and culture or Russian and Slavic linguistics.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RUSS 4960H. Directed Reading and\or Projects (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: DIR READING.
Prerequisite: RUSS 3001 and permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Offered every year.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RUSS 4970H. Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: DIR READING.
Prerequisite: RUSS 3001 and permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

RUSS 4990H. Honors Thesis. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HONORS THESIS.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Thesis for Honors students.
Non-traditional format: Thesis course.
Offered fall and spring semesters every year.

RUSS 6980. Directed Study in Russian Literature. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DIRECTED STUDY LIT.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian literature under the supervision of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RUSS 6990. Directed Study in Russian and Slavic Linguistics. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DIRECTED STUDY LING.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian and Slavic linguistics under the supervision of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Offered every year.