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German, Russian, and East Asian Languages

German, Russian, and East Asian Languages Website

Professors ERICSON (Chair- fall semester), JIANG; Associate Professor DAVIS, PAVLENKO (Chair- spring semester); Assistant Professor STECKENBILLER; Lecturer ZHANG; Visiting Assistant Professor LIM.

Major Requirements

German

A student majoring in German may choose one of three options: a.) the German language and literature track requires nine units above GR202, the intermediate level, including GR305, 315, and 316, and six additional 300-level courses (though GR210, 211, 220, or 229 may also be substituted for one of those six courses), as well as successful completion of the German Area Studies Test (generally taken in the final semester); b.) the German combination track allows students to combine their study of German with another discipline such as economics, music, history, philosophy, etc.; c.) the German studies track is an interdisciplinary major under the liberal arts and sciences program. Those students wishing to qualify for graduation “with distinction” will, after consultation with the German faculty, additionally be required to write a senior thesis. For details of requirements for the three German major options, see the German Department.

German majors are encouraged to apply for one of the two annual stipends for a year of study at the Universities of Regensburg or Göttingen. The college’s own spring semester at the University of Lüneburg, Germany, is open to all students who have completed 102 or the equivalent. A student may also minor in German (details below); for students who participate in the Lüneburg semester, two additional 300-level German courses after their return will fulfill the requirements for the German minor. In addition, a German studies thematic minor is available. (See Catalog section on Thematic Minors for details.)

Minor Requirements

German

THE MINOR (6 UNITS BEYOND 102):

  1. The prerequisite for admission to the minor is 102 (1 unit) or the equivalent;
  2. Students must complete a minimum of six courses, including the following: 201, 202, 305 and three 300-level courses, for a total of 6 units;
  3. Students may count up to two units of German AP credit (i.e., the equivalent of 201 or 202) toward the minor. Students who initially place at the 300 level as a result of previous experience with German, must complete four CC German courses at the 300 level. College transfer credit will be accepted, but at least three German courses at the 300 level must be completed at Colorado College.

The Chinese Language Minor (6 units)

  • A minimum of 5 units of Chinese language, including 2 units of Advanced Chinese
    • One (1) relevant literature course approved by the department.

The Japanese Language Minor (6 units)

  • A minimum of 5 units of Japanese language, including 2 units of Advanced Japanese
    • One (1) relevant literature course approved by the department.

Courses

Chinese Language

CN101 Elementary Chinese

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese; emphasis on basic grammar, speaking, and listening comprehension, as well as mastery of some 500 characters for reading and writing. Language laboratory required.

Also listed as Asian Studies 101.

1 or 2 units — Jiang, Zhang

CN103 Chinese Skill Maintenance

Conversation and limited reading and writing practice in Chinese language.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

Also listed as Asian Studies 113.

.25 unit — Zhang

CN104 Chinese Skill Maintenance

Conversation and limited reading and writing practice in Chinese language.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

Also listed as Asian Studies 114.

.25 unit — Zhang

CN201 Intermediate Chinese I

Emphasis on continued development of speaking and listening skills and the use of basic structures through reading, writing and films with a view to building proficiency in using the language.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 101.

Also listed as Asian Studies 201.

1 unit — Jiang

CN202 Advanced Intermediate Chinese II

The course builds on the language progress made in Chinese 201. Extensive use of films and increased application of the written and spoken language in order to build proficiency.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 201.

Also listed as Asian Studies 202.

1 unit — Jiang

CN205 Chinese Skill Maintenance

Advanced conversation, reading and writing practice in Chinese language. This course will be offered once a week, three times per block through blocks 1 to 4 in the fall semester and will be offered again from blocks 5 to 8 in the spring semester.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 201.

Also listed as Asian Studies 205.

.25 unit — Zhang

CN206 Chinese Skill Maintenance (Upper Level)

Advanced conversation, reading and writing practice in Chinese language. This course will be offered once a week, three times per block through blocks 1 to 4 in the fall semester and will be offered again from blocks 5 to 8 in the spring semester.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 201.

Also listed as Asian Studies 206.

.25 unit — Zhang

CN212 Masterpieces of Chinese Literature in Translation

The course will acquaint students with Chinese poetry and major forms of Chinese fiction - pi-chi, ch'uan-ch'i, pien-wen, hua-pen, kung-an, and the novel, as well as modern Chinese vernacular literature. Students are expected to develop a critical Interest In placing literary works In broader social, political and cultural contexts. No prerequisite. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

CN221 Chinese Women Writers and Their Works

This course will focus on a comparative study of the voice of Chinese women writers in the 1920s and 1980s, examine women writers' works in a social-historical context, and discuss the difference of women's places and problems in traditional Chinese culture and modern Chinese society. The course will also try to define the similar and different expressions of 'feminism' as a term in the West and the East. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

CN250 Topics:

Also listed as Asian Studies 250.

.25 or 1 unit — Jiang, Tu

CN301 Advanced Chinese Language I

Intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending modern Chinese. Taught as an extended format course over the Fall semester or as one block.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 202 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Asian Studies 302.

1 unit — Zhang

CN302 Advanced Chinese Language II

Intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending modern Chinese. Taught as an extended format course over the Spring semester.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 301 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Asian Studies 304.

1 unit — Zhang

CN311 Independent Study in Chinese:

Supervised projects in Chinese language, literature and culture for advanced students. Consent of department required. Offered as a block course (1 unit) or semester extended format (1/2 unit).

Prerequisite: consent of department.

1 unit — Jiang

CN350 Advanced Topics in Chinese Literature and Culture

Study of a selected topic in Chinese literature and culture. The course will cover subjects not listed in the regular curriculum and may vary from year to year. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

CN401 Chinese Culture and Language

Application of Chinese language skills in the study of Chinese culture, including literature, history, or business. Taught as an extended format course over the full academic year.

Prerequisite: Chinese Language 302 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

Japanese

JA101 Elementary Japanese

Introduction to Japanese language. Students will be introduced to basic spoken and written structures of 'standard' Japanese, the two Kana alphabets, and the development of basic aural/oral skills with attention to the cultural context. A video program supplements the course. Language laboratory required.

Also listed as Film and New Media Studies 200 and Asian Studies 102.

1 or 2 units — Ericson

JA103 Japanese Skill Maintenance

Conversation and limited reading and writing practice in Japanese language.

Prerequisite: Japanese 101.

Also listed as Asian Studies 105.

.25 unit — Yamaguchi

JA104 Japanese Skill Maintenance

Conversation and limited reading and writing practice in Japanese language.

Prerequisite: Japanese 101.

Also listed as Asian Studies 106.

.25 unit — Yamaguchi

JA130 Japanese Culture

This course presents a critical appreciation of popular Japanese Icons (haiku poetry, tea ceremony, kabuki theatre, samurai, Shinto rituals, and rice) that scrutinizes how cultural practices and institutions have evolved and been adapted to symbolize Japan, both by Japanese and foreign observers. All readings, discussion, and writing will be in English. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement.

Also listed as Asian Studies 130.

1 unit — Ericson

JA201 Intermediate Japanese I

The course emphasizes the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills after the elementary level. Video materials supplement the course and place the language in a cultural context.

Prerequisite: Japanese 101.

Also listed as Asian Studies 221.

1 unit

JA202 Advanced Intermediate Japanese II

The course builds on the language proficiency gained in 201. Increased use of the written and spoken language designed to build proficiency.

Prerequisite: Japanese 201.

Also listed as Asian Studies 222.

1 unit

JA205 Japanese Skill Maintenance

Advanced conversation, reading and writing practice in Japanese language.

Prerequisite: Japanese 201.

Also listed as Asian Studies 215.

.25 unit — Yamaguchi

JA206 Japanese Skill Maintenance

Advanced conversation, reading and writing practice in Japanese language.

Prerequisite: Japanese 201.

Also listed as Asian Studies 216.

.25 unit — Yamaguchi

JA212 Japanese Literature in Translation

This course examines the way in which post-war Japanese literature reflects the transformation and enduring tensions within Japanese society. Topics include gender roles, the family, individuality, and dissension. Of central concern is the capacity of literature to reflect massive social and economic changes within contemporary Japan and to assess the assumptions of continuity, consensus, and conformity. Works by the following writers will be included: Ibuse Masuji, Yasuoka Shotaro, Hayashi Fumiko, Kawabata Yasunari, Abe Kobo, Enchi Fumiko, and Oe Kenzaburo. Novels and shorts stories will be supplemented with film and other readings. All readings, discussion, and writing will be in English. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

JA250 Topics in Japanese Studies

Also listed as Comparative Literature 220 and Asian Studies 250.

1 unit — Ericson, Gardiner

JA251 Japanese Women Writers

Japanese women writers wrote the most heralded novels and poetic diaries in the classical literary canon; this celebration of women's literary contributions is an anomaly among world literatures. Yet for over five hundred years, women's literary voices were silenced before reemerging in the modern era, when a renaissance of 'women's literature' (joryu bungaku) captured popular imagination, even as it confronted critical disparagement. This course traces the rise, fall and return of writing by women and the influence of attitudes toward gender on what was written and read through a wide array of literary texts, historical documents, and cultural artifacts. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

JA252 Gender and Sexuality in Japanese Literature, Film, and Manga

tThis Course Explores how Japanese writers have dealt with issues of gender and sexuality from the Heian Period through the modern era. Drawing on literary sources such as The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu (11th c.), Five Women Who Loved Love by Ihara Saikaku (17th c.), and Kitchen by Yoshimoto Banana (20th c.), as well as films and manga. We will analyze how both male and female authors have portrayed gender and sexuality within an ever-changing landscape. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

JA301 Advanced Japanese Language I

Intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending modern Japanese. Taught as an extended format course over one semester or as one block course.

Prerequisite: Japanese 202 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Asian Studies 301.

1 unit — Yamaguchi

JA302 Advanced Japanese Language II

Intensive practice in reading, writing, speaking and comprehending modern Japanese. Taught as an extended format course over the Spring semester.

Prerequisite: Japanese 301 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Asian Studies 303.

1 unit — Yamaguchi

JA311 Independent Study in Japanese:

Supervised projects in Japanese language, literature and culture for advanced students. Offered as a block course (1 unit) or semester extended format (1/2 unit).

Prerequisite: consent of instructor and consent of department.

.5 to 1 unit

JA326 Japanese Politics through Literature

Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

JA350 Advanced Topics in Japanese Literature and Culture

Study of a selected topic in Japanese literature and culture. The course will cover subjects not listed in the regular curriculum and may vary from year to year. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

JA401 Japanese Culture and Language

Application of Japanese language skills in the study of Japanese culture, including literature, history, or business. Taught as an extended format course over the full academic year. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: Japanese 302 or consent of instructor.

1 unit

German

GR101 Elementary German (I)

An introductory German language course with emphasis on four basic skills--reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension.

1 unit — Davis, Lim, Steckenbiller

GR102 Elementary German (II)

An introductory German language course with emphasis on four basic skills--reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension.

Prerequisite: successful completion of German 101, or placement into German 102 by an adequate score on the German placement exam.

1 unit — Steckenbiller

GR103 German Skill Maintenance

Reading material and exercises maintain previously acquired skills until the student is able to continue with 201.

Prerequisite: German 101.

.25 unit — Laviolette

GR104 German Skill Maintenance

Reading material and exercises maintain previously acquired skills until the student is able to continue with 201.

Prerequisite: German 101.

.25 unit — Laviolette

GR120 Germany Cultural History 1

Explores major elements of the cultures of German-speaking countries from the Middle Ages through the 18th Century. Through the study of texts from literature, philosophy, art and music, examines key moments in German cultural history from the Age of Charlemagne and the “Holy Roman Empire,” to the Enlightenment. Taught in English. Can be taken as a single block course but must be taken with GR121 to fulfill the West in Time requiremen Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement.

Prerequisite: First Year Experience Course. 1st Years only.

1 unit — Davis, Steckenbiller

GR121 German Cultural History 2

Through the examination of various forms of media such as writing, film and music, explores major elements of the cultures of German-speaking countries from Romanticism to the present. Taught in English. Can be taken as a single block course but must be taken with GR120 to fulfill the West in Time requirement.

1 unit — Lim, Schormann

GR200 German Language

1 or 2 units — Davis

GR201 Intermediate German I

Building language proficiency through a systematic review of German grammar and readings of selected texts. (Completion of this level is required for participation in the German semester in Luneburg.)

Prerequisite: 101 or equivalent.

1 unit — Lim

GR202 Intermediate German II

A continuation of German grammar review begun in German 201, with special emphasis on vocabulary building through readings, discussions and special projects.

Prerequisite: 201 or equivalent.

1 unit — Lim

GR205 German Skill Maintenance

Maintenance of language proficiency for students at the advanced intermediate level or higher.

Prerequisite: German 201.

.25 unit — Laviolette

GR206 German Skill Maintenance

Maintenance of language proficiency for students at the advanced intermediate level or higher.

Prerequisite: German 201.

.25 unit — Laviolette

GR209 German Theatre Workshop

Participation in performance and production aspects of a German play. Presented in the German language. Rehearsal time: 6-8 weeks.

.25 unit — Lim

GR210 German Film from its Beginnings to 1945

An introduction to the development of German cinema and its contribution to the history of film. Discussions will focus on prevalent themes, film aesthetics, genres and gender roles in a socio-political context. Viewed will be classics of the silent screen by such legendary filmmakers as Lubitsch, Murnau, and Pabst. Secondly, masterpieces of the early German sound-film by directors such as Sternberg, Lang and Sagan and finally the ambiguities of the Nazi propaganda and entertainment films by Riefenstahl and Harlan. Readings and discussions are in English. All films have English subtitles. (Offered alternate years.) No prerequisites. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

GR211 German Film since 1945

A study of German cinema of the post-war era, including more contemporary films. Discussions and films shown will reflect the concerns of a younger generation of filmmakers, including coming to terms with the legacy of the Third Reich in such films as 'The Murderers are Amongst Us,' 'The Tin Drum,' and 'The Nasty Girl,' the 'New German Cinema' of Fassbinder, Wenders and Herzog; and alternative points of view by women and gay filmmakers such as Dorrie, von Trotta and von Praunheim. Readings and discussions are in English. All films have English subtitles. (Offered alternate years.) No prerequisites.

Also listed as Film and New Media Studies 200.

1 unit — Steckenbiller

GR220 Topics in German Literature and Culture:

(Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: taught in English.

1 unit

GR229 The German Democratic Republic

An overview of historical, political and cultural developments from the end of World War II to the unification of the German states in 1990, with consideration of important works of literature and film in the context of Marxist cultural politics. No prerequisite. Readings and discussion in English. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

GR305 German Composition and Conversation

Extensive speaking and writing practice based on the reading of German cultural materials. (Taught in Luneburg.)

Prerequisite: 202 or equivalent.

1 unit — Davis

GR306 German Composition and Conversation II

Continued work toward proficiency in written and spoken German with attention to stylistic nuance and fluency of expression. (Offered in Luneburg only.) (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent.

1 unit

GR311 Independent Reading:

For students wishing to read literature not covered by courses they have taken or to bridge scheduling difficulties. (This course may also be taken in extended format, i.e. over 4 blocks for 0.5 unit or over 8 blocks for 1 unit.)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

.5 to 1 unit

GR312 Independent Reading:

For students wishing to read literature not covered by courses they have taken or to bridge scheduling difficulties. This course may also be taken in extended format, i.e. over 4 blocks for 0.5 unit or over 8 blocks for 1 unit.)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

.5 to 1 unit

GR314 German Culture & Institutions

The German-speaking countries. An introduction to the culture and institutions of the German states. (Offered in Luneburg only.) (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 306 or equivalent.

1 unit

GR315 Survey of German Literature and Culture I

Major developments in German life and letters from the Middle Ages through Classicism, with special attention to antecedents in classical antiquity and significant parallel developments in other European literatures. Works from early periods read in English or New High German. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent. Must take 315 and 316 for CP:W credit.

1 unit

GR316 Survey of German Literature and Culture II

Major developments in life and letters of the German-speaking countries from Romanticism to the present. Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent. Must take 315 & 316 for CP:W credit.

1 unit

GR320 Topics in German Literature and Culture

Studies of a selected topic in the literature and culture of the German speaking countries. The course will cover topics not listed in the regular curriculum and may vary from year to year. Taught in German. Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent. 1 unit - Department (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent.

1 unit

GR327 German Literature from 1918 to 1945

Literature of the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich and works by writers in exile. Selections from Brecht, Thomas and Heinrich Mann, Hesse, Kafka, et. al. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent.

1 unit

GR328 German Literature since 1945

Literature from the Federal Republic, Austria and Switzerland with focus on topics such as the Nazi past and problems associated with economic and political growth in the post-war period. (Offered alternate years.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 200 and Race and Ethnic Studies 200.

1 unit — Steckenbiller

GR334 German Literature at the Turn of the Century

A discussion of the fin de siecle. The literature of Naturalism, Impressionism and early Expressionism as the basis for an investigation of society in the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires. (Offered alternate years.)

Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 220.

1 unit — Davis

GR335 Realism

German literature in the mid- to late-19th century. Reading selections from Buchner, Kleist, Storm, Fontane and other major writers. (Offered alternate years.) (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent.

1 unit

GR336 German Romanticism

Representative German writers of the Romantic movement such as Tieck, Novalis and Hoffmann, with attention to underlying philosophical and social trends. (Offered alternate years.)

Prerequisite: 305 or equivalent.

Also listed as Comparative Literature 220 and Philosophy 203.

1 unit — Davis

GR347 The Age of Goethe

Readings selected from the dramas, prose fiction, poetry and critical writings of Goethe, Schiller, Lessing, et al., from the late 18th century into the early 19th century. Reflections on developments in German literature in the periods generally designated as Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, and Classicism. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: German 305 or equivalent.

1 unit

GR416 Senior Thesis

Required only of those students wishing to qualify for graduation 'with distinction. ' An independent research project dealing with an aspect of German life and letters chosen by the student with the approval of the department.

Prerequisite: Completion of requirements for major, arranged any block & consent of instructor.

1 unit

Russian

RU101 Elementary Russian

Introduction to Russian life and culture through the study of language. This course focuses on the development of functional socio-cultural competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing. No prerequisite.

Also listed as Russian & Eurasian Studies 200.

1 or 2 units — Khan, Nikolskaya

RU102 Elementary Russian

(Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

RU103 Elementary Russian Skill Maintenance

Review and maintenance of existing skills through readings and conversation until the student is able to progress to Russian 201.

Prerequisite: Russian 101.

.25 unit — Khan

RU104 Elementary Russian Skill Maintenance

Review and maintenance of existing skills through readings and conversation until the student is able to progress to Russian 201.

Prerequisite: Russian 101.

.25 unit — Khan

RU201 Intermediate Russian I: Language through Film I

Focus on development of four communicative skills (speaking, aural comprehension, reading comprehension, writing) through interactive activities and integrated use of popular Russian films. (Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement.) (This course is also offered during the CC program in Russia.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement.

Prerequisite: Russian 101 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Nikolskaya

RU202 Intermediate Russian II: Language through Film

Emphasis on active control of basic grammatical structures, readings, short essays, and discussions based on popular Russian films. (Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement.) (This course is also offered during the CC program in Russia.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement.

Prerequisite: Russian 201 or consent of instructor.

1 unit — Pavlenko

RU205 Intermediate Russian Skill Maintenance

For students between 201 and 202 or 305.

Prerequisite: Russian 201.

.25 unit — Khan

RU206 Intermediate Russian Skill Maintenance

For students between 201 and 202 or 305.

Prerequisite: Russian 201.

.25 unit — Khan

RU255 Survey of Russian Literature I

Survey of selected texts representing the periods of Russian literary tradition preceding the Age of the Novel: from the ecclesiastic texts of the Kievan era, through the baroque (first biographies, rise of the secular tale), the Russian Enlightenment (emergence of satire), to Russian Romanticism and the beginning of Realism (Pushkin, Lermontov, and Gogol).(Taught in English). Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

RU256 Survey of Russian Literature II

This sequel to RU255 focuses on Realism, Modernism, Socialist Realism, and Postmodernism in Russian literature; it serves as an introduction to Russian major writers from the second half of the 19th century to the present: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Solzhenitsyn, Tolstaya and others. (Taught in English.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement.

1 unit — Pavlenko

RU305 Advanced Russian Language I

Intensive practice in oral self-expression and comprehension based on literary and audio-visual sources of modern standard Russian. (Taught in Russia.)

Prerequisite: Russian 202.

1 unit — Nikolskaya

RU306 Advanced Russian Language II

Continued work toward proficiency in spoken and written modern standard Russian. (Taught in Russia.)

Prerequisite: Russian 305.

1 unit — Pavlenko

RU307 Advanced Russian Skill Maintenance

Review and maintenance of the existing skills in conversation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing.

Prerequisite: Russian 305 or consent of instructor.

.25 unit — Khan

RU308 Advanced Russian Skill Maintenance

Review and maintenance of the existing skills in conversation, listening comprehension, reading, and writing.

Prerequisite: Russian 305 or consent of instructor.

.25 unit — Khan

RU311 Independent Study:

For students wishing to read literature not covered by courses they have taken or to bridge scheduling difficulties.

Prerequisite: Russian 306 & consent of instructor.

.5 to 2 units

RU312 Independent Study:

For students wishing to read literature or to enhance their individual skills in Russian. (May be taken as one block or half-block or as an extended format course for one semester each, i. e., 311, 312.)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor & Russian 306.

.5 to 1 unit

RU350 Tolstoy in Translation

Readings of selected fictional and nonfictional works. Close analysis of texts and study of Russian and European background of Tolstoy's works. (Taught in English.)

1 unit — Pavlenko

RU351 Dostoevsky in Translation

Readings in the various forms of psychological narrative explored by Dostoevsky with emphasis on close study of his major works in their Russian and European contexts. (Taught in English.) No prerequisite. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit