Russian and Russian Studies 298. Experimental Courses
Review of Russian
Review of basic grammatical and lexical structures of the Russian language, as well as vocabulary building. Designed for students who need to strengthen and sharpen their language skills before going on to the 300-levels. Permission of instructor required.
Literature and Culture of Russia’s “East”
Much of Russia and the former Soviet Union sits right at the crossroads of Europe, Asia and the Islamic world. Russia once absorbed large territories with indigenous peoples, among them Mongols, Koreans, Persians, Chechens, Uzbeks, Yakuts, Buryats. To this day, these cultures maintain much of what makes them distinctive. This course will examine the mix of cultures that makes “Russia’s East” so special.
This course is taught entirely in English, and is designated BW.