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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

RUSS 3010 - Russian Culture and Society

This course is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of Russian culture. The main subject of this course is the key ideas, beliefs, and values that have shaped the worldviews and cultural identities of Russians. Through intensive reading about various aspects of Russian culture both in English and Russian, students will enlarge their knowledge about Russian history, traditions, and contemporary ways of life. Apart from the readings assigned, the course will utilize various media and sources for discussion and instruction: popular music, films, newspapers, magazines, TV, and other materials. Taught in Russian, the course is meant to enhance the Russian-learning experience through active discussions in Russian. The course concentrates heavily on conversation, necessitating active participation by all students.

Prerequisite: RUSS 2002 with a grade of C or higher, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages