Tatiana Zilotina, Instructor of Russian
For students beginning Russian at the introductory level: 101, 102, 201, 202, and one 300-level course.
For students beginning Russian at the 200-level: five courses at the 200- and 300-level approved by the chair of the department.
The Departmental Honors program is available only in programs leading to a departmental major.
Russian Course Descriptions
RUSN 101. Elementary Russian I. 4 Units.
Introductory course emphasizing conversational skills. Students achieve control of alphabet, sound system, and basic sentence structures in spoken and written Russian. Students must use the course material offered by the Online Language Learning Center in addition to class meetings.
RUSN 102. Elementary Russian II. 4 Units.
Continuation of RUSN 101, emphasizing audiolingual practice. Recommended preparation: RUSN 101.
RUSN 201. Intermediate Russian. 4 Units.
Furthers students' ability in four basic language skills: understanding, speaking, reading and writing; expands knowledge of Russian grammar and vocabulary. Recommended preparation: RUSN 102.
RUSN 202. Introduction to Contemporary Civilization. 4 Units.
Continuation of RUSN 201; introduces contemporary Russian culture through readings and discussion. Recommended preparation: RUSN 201.
RUSN 311. Advanced Conversation. 3 Units.
Students work to improve fluency in spoken Russian. Topics of conversation include aspects of contemporary civilization; current vocabulary is stressed. Recommended preparation: RUSN 202.
RUSN 319. Life in Modern Russia. 3 Units.
Examines aspects of life in modern Russia, between the 1917 Revolution and the present, including political and social systems and cultural life through the study of texts, films and other media. Recommended preparation: RUSN 202.
RUSN 320. Introduction to Russian Literature. 3 Units.
Introduction to major literary movements, principal writers, and outstanding works of Russian literary works. Recommended preparation: RUSN 202 or equivalent.
RUSN 375. Russian Literature in Translation. 3 Units.
Topics vary according to student and faculty interest. May include Russian classical and modern literature, cinema, women writers, individual authors. May count towards Russian minor. No knowledge of Russian required. Offered as RUSN 375 and WLIT 375.
RUSN 399. Independent Study. 1 - 3 Unit.