RUS 110. Elements of Russian I (4 Cr.) 
For students with no background in Russian. Designed to give students a firm foundation in the language, with special emphasis on the development of vocabulary and basic reading and conversational skills. Taught with the communicative approach grounded in contemporary Russian culture. Four contact hours with the instructor. (A section of 110 is also offered at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) under the number 377.131. Please check the JHU catalogue under Center for Language Education.) Fall semester Czeczulin and Samilenko.

RUS 120. Elements of Russian II (4 Cr.) 
A continuation of previous elementary work with abundant oral and aural practice. Grammar, vocabulary, reading, discussion grounded in contemporary Russian culture. Four contact hours with the instructor. (A section of 120 is also offered at the Johns Hopkins University under the number 377.132. Please check the JHU catalogue under Center for Language Education.) Prerequisite: RUS 110 with a minimum grade of C-. Spring semester Czeczulin and Samilenko.

RUS 130. Intermediate Russian I (4 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #2) (LER–FL)
Intensive oral work, continued emphasis on grammar and reading comprehension. Four contact hours with the instructor. (A section of 130 is also offered at The Johns Hopkins University under the number 377.135. Please check the JHU catalogue under Center for Language Education.) Prerequisite: RUS 120 with a minimum grade of C-. Fall semester Czeczulin and Samilenko.

RUS 231. Conversation and Composition (3 Cr.) 
  Development of conversational and writing skills through the study and discussion of animated and classical films from the soviet and post-soviet era. Acquisition and active use of everyday vocabulary are supplemented by grammar exercises, film discussions and writing assignments. Minors and majors are urged to take this course in conjunction with RUS 248. Both courses count toward a minor and major Prerequisite: RUS 130 with a minimum grade of C-. Repeatable if topic is different. Offered at Goucher. Spring. Samilenko. Samilenko

RUS 248. Advanced Russian Grammar for Fluency (4 Cr.) 
Advanced grammar topics, including participles and gerunds, verbal aspect and formation, and the subjunctive. Students are advised to take this course concurrently with RUS 231. Prerequisite: RUS 130 with a minimum grade of C- Spring. Czeczulin.

RUS 251. Introduction to Russian Literature I (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9)
A survey of important writers, genres, and literary movements of the mid-19th century. The works of Pushkin, Gogol, Lermontov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Dostoevsky are adapted to the intermediate level while native speakers read unabridged texts. Essential grammar review is integrated into the course. Prerequisite: RUS 231 or RUS 248. Offered at the Johns Hopkins University. Fall semester Samilenko.

RUS 253/353. The Soul of Russia: Russian Culture and Civilization (3/4 Cr.) (LER-TXT)
Students will learn about Russian traditions, folklore, conceptions of the world, and the search for national identity in juxtaposition with Russian history and literature.  Seven topics will be covered using literature, music, cuisine and dance.  At the 300-level students are required to complete a research paper and a capstone project that includes work in the Russian language done through reading and written assignments or through a documented community-based learning capstone project with the instructor’s permission.  The course is taught in English.  Students taking 253 receive 3 credits. Students taking 353 receive 4 credits. Prerequisite: none. Alternating years, Spring semester. Offered 2014. Czeczulin.

RUS 254. Russian Literature: Revolution and Purge (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9)
Political, social, and ideological factors in the development of Soviet Russian literature. A study of leading Russian authors and the conflicts between artistic freedom and political conformity. Prerequisite: college writing proficiency. Variable semesters.Department.

RUS 259. Dimensions of the Russian Literary Mind: The Saint, the Madman, and the Dreamer (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9)
Survey of Russian literature from its inception in the 12th century, with emphasis on the great works that exemplify the traits and characteristics of the Russian religious and literary mind. Prerequisite: college writing proficiency. Variable semestersDepartment.

RUS 260/360. The Russian Press (3/4 Cr.) 
This non-specialized translation course is grounded in advanced grammar and syntactical analysis. Discussions and assignments are conducted in both English and Russian and are designed to facilitate students’ command of vocabulary in the area of history, political science, economics, and culture.  At the 300-level students are required to document the development of a political issue in several Russian periodicals, as well as create a capstone project discussing the comparative treatment of the topic in the Russian and American press. Students taking 260 receive 3 credits. Students taking 360 receive 4 credits. Prerequisite: none. Alternating years, Fall semester. Offered 2014. Czeczulin.

RUS 261. Russian Grammar Through Readings (3 Cr.) 
Application of essential topics in Russian grammar (declension and conjugation) through a wide range of readings. Beginning translation skills required. Multimedia will be used as appropriate. Prerequisite: RUS 248 with a minimum grade of C-. Variable semestersDepartment.

RUS 269. The Russian Fairytale (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9) (LER-TXT)
A survey course of Russian oral and subsequent written traditions using multimedia and presented against the background of the Indo-European tradition. Taught in English. One-credit Russian-language option. Taught at Goucher College. Fall semester Czeczulin.

RUS 290. Internship in Russian (3-4 Cr.) 
Projects in which students make use of their foreign language skills in a work environment in this country or abroad with a government agency, business, or nonprofit organization. This course is graded pass/no pass only. Samilenko.

RUS 299. Independent Work (1-4 Cr.) 
Samilenko.

RUS 312. Chekhov and the Short Story (3 Cr.) 
This intensive writing course requires students to examine Chekhov’s early satirical sketches, anecdotes, short stories, and novellas in the context of social, political, and philosophic developments of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and in contrast with other major writers of the short story. This course is suitable for students who have completed RUS 251, as well as native speakers of Russian. (Offered at the Johns Hopkins University.) Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Spring semesterSamilenko.

RUS 335. Technical Translation (3 Cr.) 
Advanced work in translating Russian into English in the sciences and social sciences. Designed for students who have completed RUS 260/360. (Offered at Goucher College or the Johns Hopkins University) Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Variable semestersDepartment.

RUS 351. Introduction to Russian Literature II (3 Cr.) 
This reading intensive course is a companion course to Russian Literature I. It features short works of major writers of the late 19th and 20th centuries including Gorky, Bunin, Zoshchenko and Zamyatin and annotated secondary sources materials adapted to the intermediate level. This course should be taken prior to the seminars. Prerequisite: RUS 251 or permission of the instructor. Variable semestersSamilenko.

RUS 353/253. The Soul of Russia: Russian Culture and Civilization (4/3 Cr.) 
Students will learn about Russian traditions, folklore, conceptions of the world, and the search for national identity in juxtaposition with Russian history and literature.  Seven topics will be covered using literature, music, cuisine and dance.  At the 300-level students are required to complete a research paper and a capstone project that includes work in the Russian language done through reading and written assignments or through a documented community-based learning capstone project with the instructor’s permission.  The course is taught in English. Students taking 253 receive 3 credits. Students taking 353 receive 4 credits. Prerequisite: none. Alternating years, Spring semester. Offered 2014. Czeczulin.

RUS 360/260. The Russian Press (4/3 Cr.) 
This non-specialized translation course is grounded in advanced grammar and syntactical analysis. Discussions and assignments are conducted in both English and Russian and are designed to facilitate students’ command of vocabulary in the area of history, political science, economics, and culture.  At the 300-level students are required to document the development of a political issue in several Russian periodicals, as well as create a capstone project discussing the comparative treatment of the topic in the Russian and American press. Students taking 260 receive 3 credits. Students taking 360 receive 4 credits. Prerequisite: RUS 231 or RUS 248. Alternating years, Fall semester. Offered 2014. Czeczulin.

RUS 395. Seminar I (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9)
A four-year cycle of rotating topics in fiction, poetry, or drama prior to the Revolution of 1917 involving the close textual analysis of select works of one author, or an in-depth analysis of a single literary masterpiece, or an examination of a particular theme or genre. Special emphasis is placed on the writing of longer critical essays. This course may be taken more than once and is suitable for students at the high intermediate, advanced, and native levels. Offered at the Johns Hopkins University. Prerequisite: RUS 351 or instructor’s permission. Fall semesterSamilenko.

RUS 396. Seminar II (3 Cr.) (GEN. ED. #9)
A four-year cycle of rotating topics in 20th-century prose, poetry, drama, or cinema involving the close textual analysis of the works of a single author, the study of a particular genre, the in depth analysis of a single novel, or genre of the Soviet or Russian cinema. Special emphasis is placed on the writing of longer critical essays. This course may be taken more than once and is suitable for intermediate, advanced, and native speakers. Offered at the Johns Hopkins University. Prerequisite: RUS 351 or instructor’s permission. Spring semester Samilenko.