Russian Language and Area Studies
Courses in Russian Language and Area Studies at TTU
1501, 1502. A Beginning Course in Russian I, II. Introduction
and development of the four language skills: listening
comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing.
2301, 2302. A Second Course in Russian I, II. Prerequisite:
RUSN 1501, 1502, or equivalent. Training in oral and written
expression and in aural and reading comprehension.
3304. Russian Culture. This
course is a a survey of over a thousand years of Russian culture.
We will look at important historical, political, and cultural
(i.e., literature, music, and art) events and trends that have been
instrumental in forming Russian culture. Taught
3301. Russian Civilization through Literature in the Nineteenth
A survey course of 19th century Russian literature. We will read
the works of the century's most important writers from Alexander
Pushkin to Anton Chekhov. Taught
3302. Twentieth Century Russian Civilization Through Literature in Translation. This
course will deal with the literature and other arts of the turn of
the 20th Century in Russia and with the survival of this pre-1917
cultural tradition among the émigrés and in the Soviet Union. Taught
3305. Topics in Advanced Russian.
Prerequisite: RUSN 2302 or consent of instructor. Advanced Russian
language skill development at third and fourth year levels. May be
repeated three times when content differs. If
you are looking for "Third Year Russian" you should enroll in this
4301. The Great Russian Realists: Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Examines
the significance of Tolstoy's and Dostoevsky's masterpieces. The
works will be read in translation. Conducted
4302. Contemporary Russian Literature in Translation. This
course will examine the works of major Russian authors such as
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and Tatyana Tolstaya from 1953 to the
4300. Individual Studies in Slavistics. Independent
study in Slavic and East European subjects under guidance of a
faculty member, with content varying according to needs. May be
repeated for credit with consent of instructor.
3372. Governments of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent
of the politics, governments, and cultures of Russia and the
republics of the former Soviet Union.
3372. Tsarist Russia. Political,
economic, cultural and social development, and territorial
expansion of Russia from the earliest times to the beginning of the
3374. History of Soviet Russia. The
effects of Communist rule on the peoples of the USSR, and the
Soviet Union's impact on the world in the twentieth century.
4379. Revolutionary Russia. Examines Russia/USSR
during its revolutionary period, ca. 1900-1950. Topics studied
include the 1917 revolutions, civil war, NEP, Stalinism, terror,
the Gulag and WWII. (Writing Intensive)
4383. History of Central Asia. Explores the
history of Central Asia from ancient nomadic empires to the
present. Topics include nomadic pastoralism, Mongols, competing
imperial-isms, everyday life, Islam, and politics. (Writing