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Courses in the KU Slavic Department

The Slavic Department regularly offers instruction in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian.  The department offers a large number of courses taught in English about the cultures, literature, and film of these nations. It also offers courses about the linguistic structures of Slavic languages. 

Not all the courses listed here are taught regularly, so students are advised to check the current listing of courses online.  Students who do not find courses currently offered should contact the Department to find out when they will be offered in the future.

Slavic courses discuss broad themes in the literatures and cultures of Russia and Eastern Europe. At the 100-500 level they are generally taught in English. Many courses at that level fulfill the Learning Outcomes of the KU CORE. Many of the courses at the 500 level do not have specific Slavic Department prerequisites, and can be taken by Juniors and Seniors from a variety of departments.

At the 600 level, courses may be taught in English or the target language, and students with the prerequisite reading skills are generally expected to complete the reading assignments in the target language.

SLAV 104 Elementary Slavic Language I: _____
First semester. Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking and writing a Slavic language. Simple readings from selected texts. Course may be used to teach the fundamentals of any Slavic language, for example, Slovenian, Macedonian, Slovak, etc. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 108 Elementary Slavic Language II: _____
Second semester. Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking and writing a Slavic language. A continuation of SLAV 104 in those languages whose fundamentals were being taught in SLAV 104. Prerequisite: SLAV 104 or equivalent (in same language). LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 110 Introduction to the Peoples and Cultures of Kazakhstan Through Russian
This 8-week course prepares students of all majors with little or no knowledge of Russian to function effectively in the experiential internship program in Almaty, Kazakhstan, with appropriate cultural sensitivity and survival Russian-language skills. The focus is basic grammar and key vocabulary terms of Russian (e.g., reading signs, menus; understanding key conversational phrases). Weekly readings treat the history, business culture, and language politics of Kazakhstan. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 140 Introduction to Russian Culture
An introduction to the principal achievements of Russian cultural history, with particular emphasis on literature, folklore, spirituality, and the visual arts. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kokobobo, Ani
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
3 65802
SLAV 141 Introduction to Russian Culture, Honors
An introduction to the principal achievements of Russian cultural history, with particular emphasis on literature, folklore, spirituality, and the visual arts. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kokobobo, Ani
TuTh 01:00-02:15 PM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
3 65801
SLAV 144 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation
A survey of the principal works of Russian literature including such authors as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and others. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 145 Survey of Russian Literature in Translation, Honors
A survey of the principal works of Russian literature including such authors as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and others. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 148 Introduction to Slavic Folklore
An introduction to the various forms of folklore among the Slavic peoples, with particular emphasis on the folk literature, customs, and artifacts of Russia, Poland, and the South Slavic countries. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 149 Introduction to Slavic Folklore, Honors
An introduction to the various forms of folklore among the Slavic peoples, with particular emphasis on the folk literature, customs, and artifacts of Russia, Poland, and the South Slavic countries. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 152 Robots, Rockets, Radios: Progress and Technology in 20th-Century Slavic Literatures
This course introduces students to masterworks of literature written in response to the technological advances of the 20th century by some of the best authors in Czech, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, and formerly Yugoslav literatures. The writers covered include Karel Capek, Yuri Olesha, Valerian Pidmohylny, Ivo Andric, Stanislav Lem, Vaclav Havel, and Oksana Zabuzhko. Literary readings are supplemented with screenings of several films from the region. The course analyzes the ideological contexts in which these texts appeared, such as Soviet communism's dependence on technology and industrialization, post-World War II disillusionment with ideas of progress, and the Space Race. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Slavic. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 204 Intermediate Slavic Language I: _____
Second-year level course in a Slavic language, for example, Slovenian, Macedonian, Slovak, with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: SLAV 108 (in same language). LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 208 Intermediate Slavic Language II: _____
Second-year level course in a Slavic language, for example, Slovenian, Macedonian, Slovak, with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: SLAV 204 or equivalent (in same language). LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 230 The Vampire in Literature, Film, and Television
The vampire has been a fascinating and terrifying imagined other in human society for centuries. This course begins with the historical development of the vampire legend in Eastern Europe leading up to its contemporary Russian and English literary and cinematic variations. We will contextualize the myriad incarnations of the vampire and endeavor to answer questions such as: Why is the vampire so fascinating? What particular qualities do vampires embody? Do vampires become attractive during particular times? LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 316 The Peoples and Cultures of Southeastern Europe Through Film
This course presents an introduction to the study of the culture of the South Slavs and other peoples of Southeastern Europe, combining background modules in geography, linguistic culture, history, folklore and contemporary cultural criticism with critical viewings of artistic films. The course serves as an introduction to humanistic inquiry about the peoples and cultures of Southeastern Europe. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 317 The Peoples and Cultures of Southeastern Europe Through Film, Honors
This course is similar in content to SLAV 316, but with an additional honors project. Prerequisite: Eligibility for or admission to the university Honors Program. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 318 Jews and Slavs in Eastern Europe
Jews and Slavs have shared territory from the Middle Ages to the present day. The contact between these culturally and linguistically distinct groups have shaped many centuries of Eastern European history - from the extreme violence of the pogroms to long periods of peaceful coexistence and cooperation. "Jews and Slavs" examines the history and cultural geography of Slavic-Jewish contact from the perspectives of both groups. Through literature, film, journalism, and folklore, students learn about the profound influence Jews and Slavs have had on each other, the uneasy feelings that accompanied their interactions, and the creative and fascinating impact their interaction had on both cultures. (Same as JWSH 318.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 322 Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
A comprehensive introduction to Soviet cinema and its legacies in post-Soviet Russia. The course will examine what distinguished Soviet film industry from those in other countries and the ways in which it impacted the development of cinema worldwide. Films are analyzed both as artistic works (with attention to formal qualities, cinematic styles, and influences) and as documents that provide insight into the socio-political contexts of the times when they were made. We will also discuss influential contributions by Soviet filmmakers to our understanding of what makes film unique as an art form. The course is offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, with additional assignments at the graduate level. (Same as FMS 322.) LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chernetsky, Vitaly
W 03:00-06:30 PM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
3 65899
SLAV 330 Russian Business Culture
The course examines how geography, history, and traditions of Russia impact its contemporary business practices. It addresses influence of Russian culture on business communication (verbal and nonverbal), relationship building, the role of manager, the functioning of teams, negotiation, and decision making. Topics also include cultural aspects of relationship between businesses and the state, entrepreneurialism, advertising, and consumerism. Students examine business practices that foreign businessmen encounter in Russia. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Six, Irina
APPT- ONLNE KULC - LAWRENCE
3 65624
SLAV 340 Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe
An overview of the languages and peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe, including the Slavic and Baltic languages, Romanian, and Albanian. Topics addressed include language prehistory, writing systems, and the relationship between language and national identity. Emphasis on language issues as a background to current events in order to impart an appreciation of the area, its uniqueness and complexity. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Greenberg, Marc
TuTh 02:30-05:10 PM WES 4062 - LAWRENCE
3 66102
SLAV 341 Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe, Honors
An overview of the languages and peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe, including the Slavic and Baltic languages, Romanian, and Albanian. Topics addressed include language prehistory, writing systems, and the relationship between language and national identity. Emphasis on language issues as a background to current events in order to impart an appreciation of the area, its uniqueness and complexity. Prerequisite: Membership in the College Honors Program or consent of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Greenberg, Marc
TuTh 02:30-05:10 PM WES 4062 - LAWRENCE
3 66103
SLAV 370 War and Violence Russian Literature and Film
This course focuses on artistic representations of violence resulting from historical events such as World War II, Soviet collectivization, the Gulag, and political purges. We consider Soviet literature and film, including works by Isaac Babel, Andrei Platonov, Anna Akhmatova, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Readings in English. The course is offered at the 300 and 500 levels, with additional assignments at the 500 level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 379 Topics in: _____
Exploration of Slavic cultural forms such as literature, film, linguistics, arts, and press. Topics vary, and course may address topics across a narrow or broad time frame. May be repeated if content varies. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kokobobo, Ani
TuTh 04:00-05:15 PM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
3 68019
LEC Grumbles, Kayla
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM WES 1016 - LAWRENCE
3 69428
SLAV 390 Slavic Folk Culture: _____
A broad exposure, both theoretical and practical, to various aspects of the traditional native culture of a particular Slavic country or ethnic group, including folk dance, song and musicianship, as well as forms of the material culture such as folk architecture, costumes and art in everyday life. Taught in the pertinent Slavic country in conjunction with the appropriate language course. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 494 Research Internship
Practical research experience in Slavic Studies gained by assisting a faculty member on a faculty research, editorial, pedagogical, or digital project. Credit hours are graded by faculty on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Declaration of a Slavic Languages and Literatures major and permission of instructor. INT.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 495 Senior Capstone Seminar
The Senior Capstone Seminar offers undergraduate majors an opportunity to define, design and execute a substantial research/creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. The project integrates the knowledge and skills gained in the coursework for the major and across the undergraduate curriculum, and demonstrates the students competence in the field of Slavic studies. Prerequisite: Slavic major status, senior standing. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Dickey, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 65143
LEC Perelmutter, Renee
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 69384
SLAV 499 Honors Thesis
Independent study and preparation of honors thesis. Required of all students working for a degree with honors in Slavic languages and literatures. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Chernetsky, Vitaly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60158
IND Dickey, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 60159
IND Greenberg, Marc
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 55339
SLAV 500 Russia Today
Study and discussion of contemporary problems in Russia and the former Soviet Union; readings in Russian, based on articles in newspapers, journals, etc. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 208 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 502 Introduction to Russian Culture and Society: _____
An interdisciplinary course introducing the student to the principal features of Russian cultural and societal development in the modern era. Readings in English, no prerequisite for non-Russian majors. Majors and graduate students in Slavic languages and literatures will be required to do readings in Russian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 503 Post-Soviet Communication
The course is designed to acquaint students with the shifting manner of public discourse in Post-Soviet Russia and help them to explore in some depth cross-cultural communication between America and Russia. In addition to contemporary and historical background on Russian communicative practices, students examine discourse in business development, mass media, marketing, and advertising. All readings in English. (Same as COMS 503). LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 504 Introduction to East-Central European Culture and Society: _____
An interdisciplinary course introducing the student to the principal features of East-Central European cultural and societal development in the modern era. Countries that may be considered are: Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the South Slavic countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belorussia, and Ukraine. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 505 Introduction to Czech Culture
This study-abroad trip offers a survey of Czech art, architecture, literature, theater, and film from the medieval period to the present with emphasis on the late 19th and 20th centuries. Combines 18 hours of lectures on campus and a ten-day trip to Prague. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 506 Masterworks of Polish and Czech Literature
A survey of West Slavic Literature and Civilization (Polish and Czech) from its beginnings to the present with emphasis on the most important trends: Renaissance, Romanticism, Positivism/Realism, Modernism and Avant-guard; Socialist realism, and Post-modernism. The course combines lecture, discussion and small group activities. Movie clips, recordings, and slides are used to reflect various cultural dimensions of West Slavic Civilization. No knowledge of Polish or Czech is required. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Vassileva-Karagyozova, Svetlana
WF 12:30-01:45 PM WES 4022 - LAWRENCE
3 68095
SLAV 508 South Slavic Literature and Civilization
An introductory survey of the literature and culture of the South Slavic peoples: the Slovenes, Croats, Bosniacs, Serbs, Montenegrins, Macedonians and Bulgarians. No language required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 510 The Russian Literary Genius
Topics and problems in Russian cultural history as treated in the masterworks of Russian literature. Readings selected from the works of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pasternak, Bulgakov, Solzhenitsyn, and other great Russian writers. Readings in English, no prerequisite for non-Russian majors. Russian majors will do some of the readings in Russian. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Kokobobo, Ani
TuTh 04:00-05:15 PM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
3 68020
SLAV 512 The Russian Novel and Digital Humanities: _____
The Russian literary canon has often been used to center meaning around the two capitals (Moscow and St. Petersburg). In this class we rely on several DH visualization tools to challenge conventional views of the canon and foreground Russia's regions. This course follows the lead of scholarly endeavors in the field and is the first in a series of attempts to reconceptualize Russia in a decentering way through the Digital Humanities. Prerequisite: Two years of Russian language at the university level or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 514 Totalitarianism and Literature in Central Europe
This course asks how fiction written in Central Europe engaged and grappled with the totalitarian experience imposed by Nazi and Soviet forms of government. The course focuses on the works by 20th-century Polish, Czech, and Hungarian writers that deal with totalitarianism. (Same as HWC 514.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 516 Love, Lust and Liberty: Polish and Czech Film Adapations
A comparative study of several most representative and best works of 19th- and 20th-century Polish and Czech fiction and drama and their film adaptations. By providing a broad cultural and historical background of the works, the course offers a thorough introduction to modern culture of Poland and the Czech Republic. Readings and discussions are in English, and no knowledge of Polish or Czech is required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 520 Russian Phonetics, Phonology, and Inflectional Morphology
An analysis of the phonological and morphological systems of contemporary standard Russian, including normative and dialectal pronunciation of speech sounds, phonemics, morphophonemic alterations, and nominal and verbal inflections. Graduate students enrolled in this course will be held to a more stringent curriculum and grading system. Prerequisite: Two years of Russian language study or the equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 522 The Grammatical Categories of Russian: Linguistic Units, Functions and Meanings
This course covers the main grammatical categories of Russian, including word formation, case, animacy, voice and reflexive verbs, imperatives, aspect, and word order. It is intended not only for linguists but anyone seeking a better understanding of the grammatical systems of Russian. Designed as a continuation of SLAV 520. Prerequisite: Two years of Russian language study or the equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 524 Russian Since the Revolution
An examination of changes in the Russian language during the course of this century. Topics covered include changes in pronunciation, morphological and syntactic variation, and the impact of foreign borrowings, particularly from English. Graduate students enrolled in this course will be held to a more stringent curriculum and grading system. Prerequisite: Two years of Russian language study or the equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 526 The Pragmatics of Slavic Languages
This course introduces students to the study pragmatics: the relationship between utterances, the contexts in which these utterances were produced, and their reception and interpretation by the speakers. It investigates how grammatical choices on the sentence level (such as case, aspect, impersonalization, and more) affect and are influenced by the context in which utterances are produced, and how social variables such as gender, age, peer pressure, institutional power, and other factors are influential in production and interpretation of meaning. Other topics include extra-linguistic elements such as gesture and prosody, (im)politeness expressions, the pragmatics of narratives, and cross-cultural differences in contexts and reception of specific speech genres. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 528 Comparative Study of Slavic Literatures
The course is intended as an introduction to the most significant writers and works in Slavic literatures. The emphasis will be on some of the themes and ideological concepts that have shaped the literatures of the Slavic world. Representative works of Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Mrozek, Rozewicz, Capek, Hasek, Djilas, Havel, Ivo Andric and others, will be studied. The diversity of expression and, at the same time, homogeneity of spirit in the works of these writers will be stressed. No knowledge of Slavic languages is required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 530 Introduction to Russian Poetry
An introduction to the principles of Russian versification and to masterpieces of Russian poetry selected from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Students will learn to read, translate, and analyze poems in terms of rhyme, meter, euphony, metaphor, and other prosodic features. Emphasis will be placed upon preparing students for independent study and appreciation of Russian poetry in the original. Prerequisite: Language proficiency. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 532 Dostoevsky
A study of the life and works of Fyodor Dostoevsky. In translation. No prerequisite. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 534 Tolstoy
A study of the life and works of Leo Tolstoy. In translation. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 536 Turgenev
A study of the life and works of Ivan Turgenev. In translation; however, note that Russian majors will be required to read selected works in Russian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 538 The Modern Polish Short Story
A study of the development of the Polish short story from Positivism to the present. Readings of major Polish writers including Prus, Sienkiewicz, Schulz, Borowski, Andrzejewski, and others. Emphasis on trends in the Polish short story within the context of West European literatures. No prerequisites. Readings in English. Students with knowledge of Polish will read some works in Polish. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 540 Language and Identity in East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union
The course treats the formation of modern nation states as defined by language, where the history of the linguistic community played a central, if mythic role. Focus is on sociolinguistic case studies of the connection between language and identity in the former USSR and Yugoslavia, as well as transnational groups defined by common language and culture. The impact of global English, EU membership, and migration on language and identity issues are also discussed. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Greenberg, Marc
TuTh 02:30-05:10 PM WES 4062 - LAWRENCE
3 66104
SLAV 558 Readings in Slovene
Individually tailored coursework in Slovene, from beginning to advanced level. Can include development of all four skills depending on the needs of the student. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Pirnat-Greenberg, Marta
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 62087
SLAV 560 Introduction to Slavic Language: _____
Basic introduction to the language, with emphasis on grammar and reading skills. Prerequisite: Two years of a different Slavic language at the college level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 561 Readings in Slavic Language: _____
A course of readings and discussion of grammar in a Slavic language as a continuation of SLAV 560, for example, in Bulgarian, Macedonian, etc. Prerequisite: SLAV 560 or the equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 562 Russian Theatre and Drama from Stanislavski and Chekhov to the Present
A study of the development of Russian theatre and dramatic literature from 1898 to the present. Lectures and readings in English. (Same as THR 725.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 564 The "Woman Question" in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature
An exploration of the "woman question" in nineteenth-century Russia as treated in literary texts. Authors to be included are: Tolstoy, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, as well as women writers such as Karolina Pavlova and Evgeniia Tur, and prominent literary and social critics. Readings in English. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 566 The Devil in Russian Literature
This course traces the various manifestations of the Devil through Russian and European folklore, myth, theology, culture, and literature. Although the focus is on Russian literature, classic European works are discussed, as they had a powerful impact on the modern Russian Conception of the Evil One. Readings in English. (Same as HWC 566.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 568 Biblical Themes in Modern Russian Literature
An exploration of the creative process of modern Russian literature (1700 to present) through the ways in which Russian writers have responded to the Bible, the cornerstone of both Western and Eastern Christianity. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 570 War and Violence Russian Literature and Film
This course focuses on artistic representations of violence resulting from historical events such as World War II, Soviet collectivization, the Gulag, and political purges. We consider Soviet literature and film, including works by Isaac Babel, Andrei Platonov, Anna Akhmatova, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Readings in English. The course is offered at the 300 and 500 levels, with additional assignments at the 500 level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 572 Russian and East European Science Fiction
A comprehensive introduction to Russian, Soviet, and East European science fiction as it emerged in dialogue with utopian thinking, fantasy writing, and other cultural trends, and to how it responded to wider social contexts. Particular emphasis will be placed on the unique features of the Slavic science fiction tradition and its relationship the dominant Western forms of the genre. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 600 Biography of a City: _____
Examination in depth of the historical, social, intellectual, and artistic development of one or more major Slavic urban centers. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 612 Introduction to Russian Literature of the Nineteenth Century
Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and others with an introduction to Russian culture. Lectures and readings in Russian. Prerequisite: Three years of Russian language study or its equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 614 Russian Literature in Translation: _____
A survey of the principal Russian authors and literary works of the 19th and/or 20th century. Readings in English, no prerequisites for non-Russian majors. Students with a sound knowledge of Russian will be expected to do some of the readings in Russian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 616 Introduction to Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century
A survey of recent Russian and Soviet literature. Lectures and readings in Russian. Prerequisite: Three years of Russian language study or its equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 622 Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Cinema
A comprehensive introduction to Soviet cinema and its legacies in post-Soviet Russia. The course will examine what distinguished Soviet film industry from those in other countries and the ways in which it impacted the development of cinema worldwide. Films are analyzed both as artistic works (with attention to formal qualities, cinematic styles, and influences) and as documents that provide insight into the socio-political contexts of the times when they were made. We will also discuss influential contributions by Soviet filmmakers to our understanding of what makes film unique as an art form. The course is offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, with additional assignments at the graduate level. Not open to students with credit in SLAV 322/FMS 322. (Same as FMS 722.) Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Chernetsky, Vitaly
W 03:00-06:30 PM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
3 65900
SLAV 626 The Cultural Impact of Ottoman Empire on the South Slavs
An examination of the cultural development of the South Slavs in the context of the Ottoman invasions and subsequent rule (14th-19th century), focusing on the frontier aspects of the Balkans, military culture, religion, economics and banditry, as well as other aspects of material and folk culture. No language requirement. Prerequisite: SLAV 316 or SLAV 508; or consent of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 630 Slavic Folklore
Introduction to the phenomena and problems of Slavic folklore. Prerequisite: Two years of Russian on the college level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 635 Language, Culture and Ethnicity in Prehistoric Eastern Europe
The course is for students who wish to understand the prehistory of Eastern Europe with special attention to the Slavs. The interdisciplinary course examines East European prehistory from the perspectives of archaeology and linguistics, considering also how ideologies have influenced the interpretation of results. No language prerequisite. (Same as ANTH 696) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 642 Pushkin and Evgenij Onegin
Lectures, reading, and analysis of Pushkin's "novel in verse." Prerequisite: Three years of Russian language courses or the equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 650 The Russian Short Story
Readings from the short stories of major Russian writers of the 19th and/or 20th centuries, e.g., Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Chekhov; readings and discussion in English for non-Russian majors, Russian majors will be expected to read most stories in Russian. Prerequisite: None for non-majors in the department; two years of college-level Russian for majors. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 656 Russian Literature of the Eighteenth Century
Readings from Kantemir, Trediakovsky, Lomonosov, Derzhavin, Karamzin, and others in their literary and intellectual contexts. Readings in Russian. Prerequisite: Three years of Russian language study or its equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 660 The Russian Novel in the Age of Realism
This course traces the evolution of the Russian novel from its beginnings with Pushkin and through the novels of Turgenev, Goncharov, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and others. In translation. Russian majors will read most works in Russian. Prerequisite: Two years of Russian language or consent of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 662 Russian Literary Modernism: 1880-1930
Readings from late Tolstoy through the period of the 1920's. In translation; no prerequisites for non-Russian majors. Russian majors will be required to have achieved senior standing and will read most works in Russian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 664 Soviet Russian Literature: 1930-1990
Readings in the period, in all genres. In translation; no prerequisite for non-Russian majors. Russian majors are required to have senior standing and read most works in Russian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 667 Post-Soviet Literature
A survey of post-Soviet literary art, from approximately 1985 to the present, dealing with a range of subjects including the emergence of literature from the strictures of socialist realism and its relationship to concepts of postmodernism and postcolonialism. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 668 Nabokov
A study of the life and works of Vladimir Nabokov. In translation. No prerequisite. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 675 Readings in Slavic Studies (English)
Directed readings on Slavic culture in English. For non-majors. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Greenberg, Marc
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 68577
LEC Chernetsky, Vitaly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 61794
LEC Kokobobo, Ani
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 65437
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 63494
SLAV 678 Readings in Slavic Linguistics
Directed individual readings on various topics concerning Slavic linguistics. Prerequisite: Proficiency in at least one Slavic language, and consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Greenberg, Marc
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 62565
IND Dickey, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 64834
SLAV 679 Topics in: _____
Intensive study of a selected topic from Slavic languages, literatures, linguistics, or pedagogy. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Vassileva-Karagyozova, Svetlana
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 69494
IND Dickey, Stephen
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 69421
SLAV 684 Main Currents of Russian Thought I
A study of philosophical, theological, and literary monuments designed to acquaint the student with main cultural forces that have shaped Russian thought and manners. From the origins to Peter the Great. (Same as PHIL 684.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

SLAV 686 Main Currents of Russian Thought II
A continuation of SLAV 684. From the age of Peter the Great to revolutions of 1917. (Same as PHIL 686.) LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of three closely related languages: Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents.

BCRS 104 Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I
Beginning language course. Development of basic communicative and cultural competencies with interactive approach. Students acquire communicative skills for elementary personal and social needs. They are introduced to the basic Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language rules and to the cultural context in which Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian discourse occurs. Through regular engagement with authentic multimedia materials they learn to recognize differing aspects of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and American life, culture, and values. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

BCRS 105 Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, Honors
Similar to BCRS 104 but with additional work aimed at accelerating the student's progress to proficiency and widening understanding of cultural context. Prerequisite: Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

BCRS 108 Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II
Second-semester language course, continuation of BCRS 104. Further development of basic communicative and cultural competencies with interactive approach. Students continue the acquisition of communicative skills for elementary personal and social needs and their introduction to the basic Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language rules and cultural context in which Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian discourse occurs. Through regular engagement with authentic multimedia materials they learn to recognize differing aspects of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and American life, culture, and values. Prerequisite: BCRS 104 or BCRS 105, or placement by examination. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pirnat-Greenberg, Marta
MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 1016 - LAWRENCE
5 51202
BCRS 109 Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II, Honors
Continues BCRS 105. Similar to BCRS 108 but with additional work aimed at accelerating the student's progress to proficiency and widening understanding of cultural context. Prerequisite: BCRS 104 or 105. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pirnat-Greenberg, Marta
MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 1016 - LAWRENCE
5 54829
BCRS 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

BCRS 204 Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I
Second-year language course. Further development of communicative and cultural competencies with a content-based, interactive approach. Students develop the ability to understand and produce short written and spoken texts in BCS through engagement with a variety of authentic materials representative of cultural diversity of the studied area. They contrast and compare features of individual BCS-speaking countries and their cultures as well as differing aspects of B/C/S and American life, culture, and values. Prerequisite: BCRS 108 or permission of the instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

BCRS 205 Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, Honors
Similar to BCRS 204 but with additional work aimed at accelerating the student's progress to proficiency and widening understanding of cultural context. Prerequisite: Open only to students who have received an A in BCRS 108 or an A or B in BCRS 109, and who are admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

BCRS 208 Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II
A continuation of BCRS 204. Prerequisite: BCRS 204. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pirnat-Greenberg, Marta
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 1016 - LAWRENCE
3 51203
BCRS 209 Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II, Honors
Similar to BCRS 208 but with additional work aimed at accelerating the student's progress to proficiency and widening understanding of cultural context. Prerequisite: BCRS 204 or 205. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Pirnat-Greenberg, Marta
MWF 01:00-01:50 PM WES 1016 - LAWRENCE
3 55053
BCRS 380 Intensive Croatian
This program consists of a six-week intensive language course in intermediate and advanced Croatian phonetics, conversation, and grammar, and is offered each summer in Croatia. In addition to the practical language work, there is a program of lectures on modern Croatian history, literature, and other cultural topics. Various excursions and tours bring the students into first-hand contact with the people, natural beauty and culture of Croatia. This program is a cooperative effort between the University of Kansas and faculty of the University of Zadar. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

BCRS 504 Advanced Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I
A practical Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian course involving the advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation and composition. Taught in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Designed for students who have had two or more years of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language. Prerequisite: BCRS 208, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

BCRS 508 Advanced Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II
A practical Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian course involving the advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation and composition. Taught in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Designed for students who have had two and one-half or or more years of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language. Prerequisite: BCRS 504, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Czech. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents. Czech courses are offered on occasion. Contact the Department about availability.

CZCH 104 Elementary Czech I
First semester. Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking and writing Czech. Simple readings from selected texts. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CZCH 108 Elementary Czech II
Second semester. A continuation of CZCH 104. Prerequisite: CZCH 104. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CZCH 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Czech. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CZCH 204 Intermediate Czech I
Second-year course in the language with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: CZCH 108. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

CZCH 208 Intermediate Czech II
A continuation of CZCH 204. Prerequisite: CZCH 204. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Polish. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents.

PLSH 104 Elementary Polish I
First Semester. Essentials of grammar, practice in reading, writing, and speaking Polish. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PLSH 105 Elementary Polish, Honors
Honors version of PLSH 104, with additional work aimed at accelerating students progress to proficiency and expanding their cultural competence. Prerequisite: Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PLSH 108 Elementary Polish II
Second semester. A continuation of PLSH 104. Prerequisite: PLSH 104. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Borowski, Krzysztof
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 4050 - LAWRENCE
5 68052
PLSH 109 Elementary Polish II, Honors
A continuation of PLSH 105. Honors version of PLSH 108, with additional work aimed at accelerating students progress to proficiency and expanding their cultural competence. Prerequisite: PLSH 104 or PLSH 105. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PLSH 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Polish. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PLSH 204 Intermediate Polish I
Second-year course in the language with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: PLSH 108. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PLSH 205 Intermediate Polish I, Honors
Honors version of PLSH 204, with additional work aimed at accelerating students' progress to proficiency and expanding their cultural competence. Prerequisite: Open only to students who have received an A in PLSH 108 or an A or B in PLSH 109, and who are admitted to the University Honors Program; or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PLSH 208 Intermediate Polish II
A continuation of PLSH 204. Prerequisite: PLSH 204. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PLSH 209 Intermediate Polish II, Honors
Honors version of PLSH 208, with additional work aimed at accelerating students progress to proficiency and expanding their cultural competence. Prerequisite: PLSH 204 or PLSH 205. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PLSH 312 Polish Language and Civilization in Poland: Summer Program
Polish grammar, conversation, and composition with select aspects of Polish civilization. Available only to participants in Polonicum, Warsaw University. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PLSH 504 Advanced Polish I
A practical Polish language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in Polish. Designed for students who have had two or more years of Polish language. Prerequisite: PLSH 208 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

PLSH 508 Advanced Polish II
A practical Polish language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in Polish. Designed for students who have had two and one-half or more years of Polish. Prerequisite: PLSH 504 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Vassileva-Karagyozova, Svetlana
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 2131 - LAWRENCE
3 68053

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Russian. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents.

The typical sequence of courses for a prospective Russian major is: Russ 104, 108, 204 and 208.

RUSS 100 Russian Reading Course I
A special reading course for candidates for advanced degrees, faculty members, and graduate or undergraduate students from other schools or departments, designed to aid them in obtaining a reading knowledge for purposes of research. An intensive study of the fundamentals of grammar proceeding to the reading of material of medium difficulty. The course does not satisfy any part of the undergraduate language requirement. Presupposes no previous study of Russian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 101 Russian Reading Course II
A continuation of RUSS 100. Completion and review of the fundamentals of grammar, with emphasis on reading and translation of learned, scientific, or technical writing and other material of an advanced nature. Each student will also have special assignments in his or her particular field. This course does not satisfy any part of the undergraduate language requirement. Prerequisite: RUSS 100. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 104 Elementary Russian I
First semester. Five hours of basic language acquisition and oral practice per week. Essentials of grammar, practice in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 105 Elementary Russian I, Honors
Honors version of RUSS 104, with additional work aimed at accelerating students progress to proficiency and expanding their cultural competence. Prerequisite: Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 108 Elementary Russian II
Second semester. Five hours of basic language acquisition and oral practice per week. Essentials of grammar, practice in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. A continuation of RUSS 104. Prerequisite: RUSS 104. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Six, Irina
Hwang, Chul Hyun
MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
5 63116
LEC Six, Irina
Karabatic, Frane
MTuWThF 12:00-12:50 PM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
5 63117
LEC Six, Irina
Grumbles, Kayla
MTuWThF 08:00-08:50 AM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
5 68003
RUSS 109 Elementary Russian II, Honors
A continuation of RUSS 105. Honors version of RUSS 108, with additional work aimed at accelerating students progress to proficiency and expanding their cultural competence. Prerequisite: RUSS 104 or RUSS 105. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 110 Intensive Elementary Russian
Intensive course in elementary Russian providing the student with a complete survey of Russian grammar, and proficiency in understanding, reading, and speaking basic Russian. Twenty contact hours per week. Same content as RUSS 104 and RUSS 108 combined. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
Lysenko, Irina
APPT- CO-ST FTCR - OFF CAMPUS
10 65277
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
Lakhmitko, Katerina
APPT- CO-ST FTCR - OFF CAMPUS
10 65278
RUSS 150 Beginning Russian I
Fundamentals of Russian grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Course designed to accommodate the needs of students regardless of age, educational background, or occupation. No previous knowledge of Russian or other foreign languages required. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 152 Beginning Russian II
Continuation of RUSS 150. Does not fulfill BA foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: RUSS 150 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Russian. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 204 Intermediate Russian I
This course is designed to develop speaking, reading, and listening proficiency within the context of a review of grammar. Prerequisite: RUSS 108, RUSS 110, or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 205 Intermediate Russian I, Honors
Honors version of RUSS 204 with additional work aimed at accelerating students progress to proficiency and expanding their cultural competence. Prerequisite: Open only to students who have received an A in RUSS 108 or an A or B in RUSS 109, and who are admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 208 Intermediate Russian II
Continuation of RUSS 204. Completes the undergraduate foreign language requirement. The course is designed to develop speaking, reading, and listening proficiency within the context of detailed grammatical review. Prerequisite: RUSS 204 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Six, Irina
Savchenko, Olga
MTuWThF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
5 53352
LEC Six, Irina
Godwin-Jones, Margaret
MTuWThF 09:00-09:50 AM WES 1005 - LAWRENCE
5 62155
RUSS 209 Intermediate Russian II, Honors
Honors version of RUSS 208, with additional work aimed at accelerating students progress to proficiency and expanding their cultural competence. Prerequisite: RUSS 204 or 205. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 212 Second Year Russian I
A review of Russian and further development of all four language skills. This course is intended for non-specialists and for students fulfilling the language requirement. Prerequisite: RUSS 108 or RUSS 110. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
Lakhmitko, Katerina
APPT- CO-ST FTCR - OFF CAMPUS
3 69490
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
Lysenko, Irina
APPT- CO-ST FTCR - OFF CAMPUS
3 69491
RUSS 216 Second Year Russian II
Continuation of RUSS 212. More focused development of students' oral skills and reading abilities. This course fulfills the college foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: RUSS 204 or RUSS 212. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
Lakhmitko, Katerina
APPT- CO-ST FTCR - OFF CAMPUS
3 69492
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
Lysenko, Irina
APPT- CO-ST FTCR - OFF CAMPUS
3 69493
RUSS 250 Continuing Russian I
Fundamentals of Russian grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Course designed to accommodate the needs of students regardless of age, educational background, or occupation. Does not count towards the fulfillment of the undergraduate language requirement. Does not count towards the undergraduate major in Slavic. Prerequisite: RUSS 152 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
Lysenko, Irina
APPT- CO-ST FTCR - OFF CAMPUS
3 65279
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
Lakhmitko, Katerina
APPT- CO-ST FTCR - OFF CAMPUS
3 65280
RUSS 252 Continuing Russian II
A continuation of RUSS 250. Does not count towards the fulfillment of the undergraduate language requirement. Does not count towards the undergraduate major in Slavic. Prerequisite: RUSS 250 or equivalent. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
Lysenko, Irina
M APPT- CO-ST FTCR - OFF CAMPUS
3 65281
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
Lakhmitko, Katerina
M APPT- CO-ST FTCR - OFF CAMPUS
3 65282
RUSS 504 Advanced Russian I
A practical Russian language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in Russian. Designed for students who have had four semesters of Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 208 or RUSS 216. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 508 Advanced Russian II
A practical Russian language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in Russian. Designed for students who have had two and one-half or more years of Russian language. Prerequisite: RUSS 504. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Six, Irina
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM WES 4014 - LAWRENCE
3 53353
RUSS 512 Russian for the Professions I
This course focuses on the active mastery of language structures and vocabulary needed for people using Russian in professional capacities, particularly such as business and journalism. Materials will be drawn from the current Russian press and electronic media. Designed for students who have had basic language training and want to develop specialized language skills. Prerequisite: RUSS 208 or RUSS 216. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 516 Russian for the Professions II
A continuation of RUSS 512. Prerequisite: RUSS 504, RUSS 512, or RUSS 522. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Six, Irina
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM WES 4010 - LAWRENCE
3 53354
RUSS 522 Problems in Translating Russian into English I
Preparation of hitherto untranslated works, possibly with the intention of submitting for publication. Training and practice in the skills of oral interpretation. Prerequisite: Two years minimum of Russian language courses. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 526 Problems in Translating Russian into English II
A continuation of RUSS 522. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 550 Advanced Conversation, Composition, and Grammar in Russia: Summer Program
Held in Russia. Twenty-four hours of class work weekly, plus lectures and excursions, for six weeks at St. Petersburg University. Prerequisite: RUSS 208 or the equivalent of twenty-two hours of Russian language courses. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 552 Advanced Russian Language at Saint Petersburg University: Semester Program
Sixteen weeks of intensive Russian language and literature classes held at Saint Petersburg University, Russia. Classes in advanced phonetics, conversation, and grammar as well as lectures on literary and other cultural topics. Prerequisite: Minimum of five semesters of Russian language study at the college level or its equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 600 Classics of Russian Culture
This advanced Russian language class explores the monuments of Russian culture (1700-1980) in the context of the country's history, customs, artistic traditions and literary trends. It is designed to develop reading, writing, and speaking skills of advanced language students and includes the preparation of written and oral reports in Russian. Discussion format; conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 604 Contemporary Russian Culture
This advanced Russian language class explores issues in contemporary Russian culture (literature and the arts, societal trends and issues, politics, and national life) based on Russian film, television, and print materials. It is designed to develop reading, writing, and speaking skills of advanced language students who wish to develop high levels of fluency, accuracy, and idiomatic expressiveness. Includes the preparation of both written and oral reports. Discussion format; conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 608 Russian Phonetics and Grammar
A survey of fundamental issues in Russian phonetics, morphology, and syntax. The course will develop reading, writing, and speaking skills necessary for discussing and analyzing the major linguistic categories of Russian. Includes the preparation of both written and oral reports. Discussion format; conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 612 Introduction to Russian Literature
Readings for this advanced Russian language class will be drawn from representative prose, poetry, and drama of 19th or 20th century authors. The course will develop reading, writing, and speaking skills necessary for discussing and analyzing the major texts and literary trends of the Russian tradition. Includes the preparation of both written and oral reports. Discussion format; conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 616 Stylistics
Practical examination of the features of stylistic registers available in contemporary Russian, ranging from slang to colloquial speech to educated journalistic, scientific, and literary styles. The course will develop reading, writing, and speaking skills necessary for discussing and analyzing stylistic registers. Includes the preparation of both written and oral reports. Discussion format; conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

RUSS 675 Readings in Russian
Prerequisite: Two years of Russian, and consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Six, Irina
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53355
IND Chernetsky, Vitaly
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 61859
IND Greenberg, Marc
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 53356

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Slovene. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents. Slovene courses are offered on occasion. Contact the Department about availability.

SLAV 558 Readings in Slovene
Individually tailored coursework in Slovene, from beginning to advanced level. Can include development of all four skills depending on the needs of the student. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Pirnat-Greenberg, Marta
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-6 62087

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Turkish. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents.

TURK 104 Elementary Turkish I
Basic language acquisition, including essentials of grammar, speaking, and writing standard (Osmanli) Turkish. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

TURK 108 Elementary Turkish II
Continuation of TURK 104. Prerequisite: TURK 104. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Predolac, Esra
MTuWThF 09:00-09:50 AM WES 2106 - LAWRENCE
5 54075
TURK 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Turkish. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

TURK 204 Intermediate Turkish I
Second-year course in Turkish language with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: TURK 108. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

TURK 208 Intermediate Turkish II
Continuation of TURK 204. Prerequisite: TURK 204. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Predolac, Esra
MWF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 2120 - LAWRENCE
3 55264
TURK 314 Turkish Culture Through Film and Literature
This course introduces the student to Turkish culture, with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, mainly through films and literature. Among the topics are Turkey's geography, politics, history, religion, feminism, poetry, music and cuisine. This interdisciplinary course does not require any previous knowledge of Turkey or the Turkish Language; it is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Representative works of major authors and film directors will be discussed and analyzed in their historical, political and theoretical contexts. The course is offered at the 300 and 500 levels, with additional assignments at the 500-level. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

TURK 514 Turkish Culture Through Film and Literature
This course introduces the student to Turkish culture, with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, mainly through films and literature. Among the topics are Turkey's geography, politics, history, religion, feminism, poetry, music and cuisine. This interdisciplinary course does not require any previous knowledge of Turkey or the Turkish Language; it is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Representative works of major authors and film directors will be discussed and analyzed in their historical, political and theoretical contexts. The course is offered at the 300 and 500 levels, with additional assignments at the 500-level. Prerequisite: REES 550 or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

TURK 675 Readings in Turkish: _____
Prerequisite: Two years of college-level Turkish and consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit if content varies. IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Predolac, Esra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 54945

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Ukrainian. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents.

UKRA 104 Elementary Ukrainian I
First semester. Five hours per week of recitation and drill in the spoken language. Essentials of grammar, practice reading, writing and speaking Ukrainian. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UKRA 108 Elementary Ukrainian II
Second semester. Continuation of UKRA 104. Prerequisite: UKRA 104. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
MTuWThF 10:00-10:50 AM WES 2106 - LAWRENCE
5 55547
UKRA 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Ukrainian. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UKRA 204 Intermediate Ukrainian I
Second year course in Ukrainian language with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: UKRA 108. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UKRA 208 Intermediate Ukrainian II
Second semester. Continuation of UKRA 204. Prerequisite: UKRA 204. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Shchur, Oleksandra
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 62156
UKRA 512 Intensive Ukrainian Language and Culture I
A practical Ukrainian language course involving advanced study of the grammar, conversation, composition. Reading of texts on a variety of subjects (culture, literature, history, folklore etc.), taught in Ukrainian. Prerequisite: Three years of a Slavic language or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UKRA 516 Intensive Ukrainian Language and Culture II
A practical Ukrainian language course involving advanced study of the grammar, conversation, composition. Reading of texts on a variety of subjects (culture, literature, history, folklore etc.), taught in Ukrainian. Prerequisite: Three years of a Slavic language or permission of instructor. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

UKRA 675 Readings in Ukrainian Language
Directed individual readings on various topics concerning the Ukrainian language. Prerequisite: Two years of Ukrainian. IND.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

The courses listed here provide students with language and cultural study of Yiddish. These courses are offered in conjunction with KU's Jewish Studies Program. Click on course titles to see more information about the course contents. Yiddish courses are offered on occasion. Contact the Department about availability.

YDSH 104 Elementary Yiddish I
Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking, reading, and writing Yiddish. Not open to native speakers of Yiddish. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

YDSH 108 Elementary Yiddish II
Continuation of grammar, practice in conversation, composition, and reading. Not open to native speakers of Yiddish. Prerequisite: YDSH 104 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

YDSH 177 First Year Seminar: _____
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Yiddish. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

YDSH 212 Intermediate Yiddish I
Structured grammar review, composition, conversation, with readings of literary and cultural texts. Not open to native speakers of Yiddish. Prerequisite: YDSH 108 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

YDSH 216 Intermediate Yiddish II
A continuation of YDSH 212. Structured grammar review, composition, conversation, with readings of literary and cultural texts. Not open to native speakers of Yiddish. Prerequisite: YDSH 212 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

YDSH 300 Studies in Yiddish: ______
Examination of special topics in Yiddish. May be repeated if topic varies. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Perelmutter, Renee
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
3 61785
YDSH 395 Study Abroad Topics in Yiddish: _____
This course is designed for the study abroad of special topics in Yiddish at the junior/senior level. Coursework must be arranged through the Office of KU Study Abroad. May be repeated for credit if content varies. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

YDSH 410 Studies in Modern Yiddish Literature
An introduction to Yiddish literature from the nineteenth century to the present day. The course emphasizes the development of basic interpretive skills and the understanding of basic literary movements, genres, and concepts. Prerequisite: YDSH 216 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

YDSH 490 Independent Study
Intensive reading or research under faculty supervision IND.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
IND Perelmutter, Renee
APPT- KULC APPT - LAWRENCE
1-3 59939

Giving

KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad