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  • Credits: 5Max Enrollment: 999
    Course Type: LectureSection Enrollment: 10
    Waitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: M W F 10:50 AM-12:05 PM / HATFLD 107

    The four-skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) introduction to the Russian language with the focus on communicative skills development. Major structural topics include pronunciation and intonation, all six cases, all tenses and verbal aspect. By the end of the course, students are able to sustain conversation on basic topics, write short compositions, read short authentic texts, as well as develop an understanding of Russian culture through watching, discussing and writing on movies, short stories, folk tales and poems. This is a full-year course. Yearlong courses cannot be divided at midyear with credit for the first semester. {F}
    Linked Course: No
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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 999
    Course Type: LectureSection Enrollment: 5
    Waitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: M W 2:45 PM-4:00 PM

    How does a culture conceptualize its natural environment in aesthetic, political, and even religious terms, and what does a landscape “mean” in this context? This interdisciplinary course explores how Russian writers, filmmakers, and artists have represented the vast territory comprising Imperial Russia, the USSR, and the Russian Federation, from the Enlightenment to present. In addition to considering how artistic production has reflected and shaped understanding of the Russian “anthropocene,” we will compare these works with cultural production of the Western tradition. The course also explores initiatives to legislate and transform the Russian environment, which often precipitated ecological and social disasters. {H}{L}{S}
    Linked Course: No
    ENV Crosslist
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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 999
    Course Type: LectureSection Enrollment: 4
    Waitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: M W F 9:25 AM-10:40 AM / HATFLD 107

    The second half of a two-semester sequence. Students continue to practice all four language modalities: reading, listening, writing and speaking. The course incorporates a variety of activities that are based on a range of topics, text types and different socio-cultural situations. Authentic texts (poems, short stories, TV programs, films, songs and articles) are used to create the context for reviewing and expanding on grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Prerequisite: RES 221 or equivalent. {F}
    Linked Course: No
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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 18
    Course Type: ColloqSection Enrollment: 6
    Waitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: T Th 1:20 PM-2:35 PM

    What can we learn about the Russian state and politics by looking at the Russian media? We examine the current state of Russia’s media landscape and the changes it underwent in the last decade. We will focus on different political forces in Russia and their relationship with the media. Who are the Russian “liberals”? How do Russian “liberal” media survive under Putin? Why did the Crimean annexation divide the Russian nationalists? We will look at examples of media texts and acquire skills in media analysis. Enrollment limited to 18. (E) {S}
    Linked Course: No
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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 20
    Course Type: LectureSection Enrollment: 7
    Waitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: M W 9:25 AM-10:40 AM

    Same as CLT 203. Chrétien de Troyes’s Yvain; Antony and Cleopatra; Cervantes’ Don Quixote; Lafayette’s The Princesse of Clèves; Goethe’s Faust; Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Lecture and discussion. {L}{WI}
    Linked Course: No
    RES Crosslist, WLT Crosslist
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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 16
    Course Type: FY SemSection Enrollment: 0
    Waitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: M W 2:45 PM-4:00 PM

    The FYS explores the social, cultural and political history of late imperial Russia through Leo Tolstoy's iconic novel Anna Karenina. Students will learn about the production of the novel but also focus on such themes as modernization and industrialization, gender and sexuality, social construction of family and marriage, empire and colonialism. They will also study the rise of realism in art and the ways in which the Russian educated classes used the new style as a form of social critique. Enrollment limited to 16 first-year students.  {H}{WI}
    Linked Course: NoRestriction(s): Limited to first-years
    ENG Crosslist, HST Crosslist, RES Crosslist
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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 40
    Course Type: LectureSection Enrollment: 14
    Waitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: M W 2:45 PM-4:00 PM

    An introduction to major developments and interactions among people in Europe and Asia before modernity. The Silk Roads, long distance networks that allowed people, goods, technology, religious beliefs and other ideas to travel between China, India and Rome/Mediterranean, and the many points in between, developed against the backdrop of the rise and fall of steppe nomadic empires in Inner Asia. We examine these as interrelated phenomena that shaped Eurasian encounters to the rise of the world-conquering Mongols and the journey of Marco Polo. Topics include: horses, Silk and Steppe routes, Scythians and Huns, Han China and Rome, Byzantium, Buddhism, Christianity and other universal religions, Arabs and the rise of Islam, Turks, Mongol Empire, and medieval European trade, geography and travel. {H}
    Linked Course: No
    ANS Crosslist, ARC Crosslist, RES Crosslist, SAS Crosslist
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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 20
    Course Type: LectureSection Enrollment: 7
    Waitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: M W 9:25 AM-10:40 AM

    Same as ENG 203. Chrétien de Troyes’s Yvain; Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra; Cervantes’ Don Quixote; Lafayette’s The Princesse of Clèves; Goethe’s Faust; Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Lecture and discussion. CLT 203/ENG 203, like CLT 202/ENG 202, is among the courses from which comparative literature majors choose two as the basis of the major. Students interested in comparative literature and/or the foundations of Western literature and wanting a writing-intensive course should take 202 or 203 or both. {L}{WI}
    Linked Course: No
    ENG Crosslist, RES Crosslist
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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 999
    Course Type: LectureSection Enrollment: 11
    Waitlist Count: 0
    Reserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: M W 1:20 PM-2:35 PM

    What is a Holocaust story? How does literature written in extremis in ghettos, death camps, or in hiding differ from the vast post-war literature about the Holocaust? How to balance competing claims of individual and collective experience, the rights of the imagination and the pressures for historical accuracy? Selections from a variety of genres (diary, reportage, poetry, novel, graphic novel, memoir, film, monuments, museums), and critical theories of representation. All readings in translation. No prerequisites. {H}{L}
    Linked Course: No
    GER Crosslist, JUD Crosslist, RES Crosslist
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  • Credits: 4Max Enrollment: 12
    Course Type: SeminarSection Enrollment: 3
    Waitlist Count: 0
    Approval: Instructor PermissionReserved Seats: No
    Time/Location: T 1:20 PM-4:00 PM

    In an age of increased movement and connectivity, how can we envision individuals, objects, and ideas as mobile units, circulating across space, time, and media? How might we reflect on the competing forces of cultural resistance and homogenization? This Calderwood seminar challenges upper-class students in an intimate workshop setting to develop critical skills in realtion to globalization, and to build upon knowledge derived from previous coursework and experiential learning (including study abroad and internships). Classes will include collaborative editing workshops and activities to build a writing foundation in public discourse (blog posts, editorials, abstracts, interviews, exhibition texts, and film reviews). {A}{L}{WI}
    Linked Course: NoRestriction(s): Not open to first-years and sophomores
    ITL Crosslist, RES Crosslist
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