Fall 2017

Central & East European Studies 91: Culture & Society in Central & Eastern Europe

Instructor: Georgiana Galateanu

C&EE ST 91. Culture and Society in Central and Eastern Europe. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Interdisciplinary course to introduce students to main themes and concepts of central and east European studies, including historical background, nation states and ethnic groups, languages spoken in area, and culture and politics in communist and post-communist periods: religion, literature, mass media, music, art, and cinema. P/NP or letter grading.

Hungarian 101A: Elementary Hungarian

Instructor: Melinda Borbely

HNGAR 101A-101B-101C. Elementary Hungarian. (4-4-4) Lecture, three to four hours. Course 101A is recommended preparation for 101B, which is recommended preparation for 101C. Each course may be waived with consent of instructor. Introduction to grammar; instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

Polish 101A: Elementary Polish

Instructor: Agnieszka Jezyk

POLSH 101A-101B-101C. Elementary Polish. (5-5-5) Lecture, five hours. Course 101A is recommended preparation for 101B, which is recommended preparation for 101C. Each course may be waived with consent of instructor. Basic courses in Polish language. P/NP or letter grading.

Polish 187A: Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Polish

Instructor: Mariana Chodorowska-Pilch

POLSH 187A. Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Polish. (2) Tutorial, one hour; laboratory, one hour. Preparation: two years of Polish and/or Polish placement test. Tutorial and guided independent study of advanced Polish: advanced conversation, composition, vocabulary development, and review of selected grammar topics. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

Polish 187B: Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Polish

Instructor: Mariana Chodorowska-Pilch

POLSH 187B-187M. Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Polish. (2 each) Tutorial, one hour; laboratory, one hour. Preparation: prior course in sequence or Polish placement test. Tutorial and guided independent study of advanced Polish: advanced conversation, composition, vocabulary development, and review of selected grammar topics. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

Romanian 101A: Elementary Romanian

Instructor: Georgiana Galateanu

ROMANIA 101A-101B-101C. Elementary Romanian. (5-5-5) Lecture, five hours. Course 101A is recommended preparation for 101B, which is recommended preparation for 101C. Each course may be waived with consent of instructor. Basic courses in Romanian language. P/NP or letter grading.

Russian 1: Elementary Russian

Instructor: Multiple Instructors

RUSSN 1. Elementary Russian. (5) Recitation, five hours; laboratory, one hour. P/NP or letter grading.

Russian 100A: Literacy in Russian

Instructor: Instructor TBA

RUSSN 100A-100B-100C. Literacy in Russian. (4-4-4) Lecture, three hours. Course 100A or Russian placement test is enforced requisite to 100B; course 100B or Russian placement test is enforced requisite to 100C. For students who speak Russian but have difficulty reading and writing. Focus on improving reading and writing skills, increasing vocabulary, and developing speaking skills required for academic discourse. P/NP or letter grading.

Russian 101A: Third-Year Russian

Instructor: Susan Kresin

RUSSN 101A-101B-101C. Third-Year Russian. (5-5-5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 6 or Russian placement test. Course 101A or Russian placement test is enforced requisite to 101B; course 101B or Russian placement test is enforced requisite to 101C. Advanced grammar, reading, and conversation, with strong multimedia component. P/NP or letter grading.

Russian 102A: Topics in Advanced/Superior Russian

Instructor: Anna Kudyma

RUSSN 102A-102B-102C. Topics in Advanced/Superior Russian. (4-4-4) Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 101C or Russian placement test. Course 102A or Russian placement test is enforced requisite to 102B; course 102B or Russian placement test is enforced requisite to 102C. Discussion and composition, with emphasis on vocabulary development and review of selected grammar topics. Readings in fiction and nonfiction, films, and videos, and use of Internet. Each course may be taken independently and may be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

Russian 107A: Russian for Social and Cultural Studies

Instructor: Anna Kudyma

RUSSN 107A-107B-107C. Russian for Social and Cultural Studies. (4-4-4) Lecture, three hours. Recommended preparation: third-year Russian. Lectures and readings in Russian. Exploration of texts and media in social sciences and culture, with emphasis on press, television, and Internet. Each course may be taken independently and may be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

Russian 130A: Russian Poetry: Introduction to Analysis of Russian Poetry

Instructor: Igor Pilshchikov

RUSSN 130A-130B-130C. Russian Poetry. (4-4-4) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: third-year Russian recommended. Lectures and readings in Russian. May be repeated for credit with topic and/or instructor change. 130A. Introduction to Analysis of Russian Poetry. Role of biography, cultural subtexts, rhetoric, and form in interpreting poetic texts. 130B. Poetry of Russian Neoclassicism, Romanticism, and Realism. Major works of late 18th and 19th centuries in their historical and cultural contexts. 130C. Russian Poetry in the 20th Century. Major poetic schools from early modernism (symbolism, futurism, acmeism) to contemporary avant-garde.

Russian 4: Intermediate Russian

Instructor: Instructor TBA

RUSSN 4. Intermediate Russian. (5) Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 3 or Russian placement test. P/NP or letter grading.

Russian 90BW: Russian Civilization in the 20th Century

Instructor: Vladimir Paperny

RUSSN 90BW. Russian Civilization in 20th Century. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 90B. Survey of literature, theater, cinema, television, press, music, and arts. Emphasis on contemporary period, with constant reference to Russian and early Soviet antecedents. Weekly discussions focus on varied approaches to writing addressing class topics. Five short papers required. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

Russian C124D: Studies in Russian Literature: Dostoevsky

Instructor: Gail Lenhoff, Sean Griffin (F15)

RUSSN C124D. Studies in Russian Literature: Dostoevsky. (4) (Formerly numbered 124D.) Lecture, three hours. Lectures and readings in English. In-depth reading of major fictional works such as Crime and Punishment, Notes from the Underground, and The Brothers Karamazov. Concurrently scheduled with course C224D. P/NP or letter grading.

Russian M118: History of Russia, Origins to Rise of Muscovy

Instructor: Gail Lenhoff, Sean Griffin (W16)

RUSSN M118. History of Russia, Origins to Rise of Muscovy. (4) (Same as History M127A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. Kievan Russia and its culture, Appanage principalities and towns; Mongol invasion; unification of Russian state by Muscovy, Autocracy and its Servitors; serfdom. P/NP or letter grading.

Russian M127: Women in Russian Literature

Instructor: Yelena Furman

RUSSN M127. Women in Russian Literature. (4) (Same as Gender Studies M127.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Lectures and readings in English. Introduction to alternative tradition of women’s writings in Russia and Soviet Union. Emphasis on images of women expressed in this tradition as compared with those found in works of contemporary male writers. P/NP or letter grading.

Serbian/Croatian 101A: Elementary Serbian/Croatian

Instructor: Viktorija Lejko-Lacan

SRB CRO 101A-101B-101C. Elementary Serbian/Croatian. (5-5-5) Lecture, five hours. Course 101A is recommended preparation for 101B, which is recommended preparation for 101C. Each course may be waived with consent of instructor. Basic courses in Serbian/Croatian. P/NP or letter grading.

Serbian/Croatian 187A: Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Serbian/Croatian

Instructor: Viktorija Lejko-Lacan

SRB CRO 187A. Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Serbian/Croatian. (2) Tutorial, one hour; laboratory, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 102C or Serbian/Croatian placement test. Tutorial and guided independent study of advanced Serbian/Croatian: advanced conversation, composition, vocabulary development, and review of selected grammar topics. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

Serbian/Croatian 187B: Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Serbian/Croatian

Instructor: Viktorija Lejko-Lacan

SRB CRO 187B-187M. Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Serbian/Croatian. (2 each) Tutorial, one hour; laboratory, one hour. Preparation: prior course in sequence or Serbian/Croatian placement test. Tutorial and guided independent study of advanced Serbian/Croatian: advanced conversation, composition, vocabulary development, and review of selected grammar topics. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

Slavic 191TA: Senior Capstone Thesis in Slavic Languages and Literatures

Instructor: Yelena Furman

SLAVC 191TA. Senior Capstone Thesis in Slavic Languages and Literatures. (2) (Formerly numbered 191T.) Seminar, three hours. Limited to senior departmental majors. Planning and completion of senior capstone thesis. Introduction to research methods and presentation skills; use of student target language for research required. Verbal and written presentations required. Letter grading.

Slavic CM114: Teaching and Learning of Heritage Languages

Instructor: Olga Kagan

SLAVC CM114. Teaching and Learning of Heritage Languages. (4) (Same as Asian CM124 and Near Eastern Languages CM114.) Lecture, three hours. Consideration of issues relevant to heritage language learners (HLL) and to heritage language (HL) instruction. Readings and discussion on such topics as definitions of HLs and HLLs; linguistic, demographic, sociolinguistic, and sociocultural profile of HLLs, particularly HL groups most represented among UCLA students; institutional and instructor attitudes toward HLLs; impact of student motivation and expectations on HL curriculum and teaching approaches; similarities and differences between HLLs and foreign language learners (FLLs) regarding teaching methods and materials; diagnostic testing and needs analysis; use of oral/aural proficiency as springboard for literacy instruction; optimization of instruction of mixed HL and FL classes. Action research component included. Concurrently scheduled with course CM214. P/NP or letter grading.