Jun 17, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

RUSS 4020 - Russian Cinema for Conversation

This course will cover some aspects of Russian culture and history through the medium of film. The films selected for viewing and class discussions demonstrate cultural and socio-political conditions unique to Russia. We will screen, discuss, and analyze selected Russian films from different historical periods to reveal their cultural significance. We will also explore the films’ historical, social, and cultural contexts. Most importantly, we will learn how to recognize and interpret cultural codes and gain an insight into the way Russians perceive the world and their place in it. Assigned readings and class discussions will be conducted in Russian. This is an upper division Russian course that requires at least four semesters of Russian prior to the course. All the movies that are screened have English subtitles, but you will be expected to use mostly Russian in class.

Prerequisite: RUSS 3002 with a grade of C or higher, or placement by the Department of Modern & Classical Languages