Fall 2022

  • HNGAR 101A - Elementary Hungarian

    Instructor(s): Melinda Borbely

    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.

  • HNGAR 102A - Advanced Hungarian

    Instructor(s): Melinda Borbely

    Lecture, three hours. Recommended preparation: course 101C (may be waived with consent of instructor). Course 102A is recommended preparation for 102B, which is recommended preparation for 102C. Each course may be waived with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • POLSH 101A - Elementary Polish

    Instructor(s): No assigned instructor
  • ROMANIA 101A - Elementary Romanian

    Instructor(s): No assigned instructor
  • RUSSN 1 - Elementary Russian

    Instructor(s): Anna Kudyma, Yana Demeshko, Michael Lavery, Marianna Petiaskina, David Miller

    Recitation, five hours; laboratory, one hour. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 4 - Intermediate Russian

    Instructor(s): Anna Kudyma, Elena Makarova

    Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 3 or Russian placement test. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 90B - Russian Civilization in 20th Century

    Instructor(s): Vadim Shneyder, Marissa Buffo, Cooper Lynn

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 90BW. Survey of literature, theater, cinema, television, press, music, and arts. Emphasis on contemporary period, with constant reference to Russian and early Soviet antecedents. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 100A - Literacy in Russian

    Instructor(s): Anna Kudyma, Polina Varfolomeeva

    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.

  • RUSSN 101A - Third-Year Russian

    Instructor(s): Susan Kresin

    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.

  • RUSSN 102A - Topics in Advanced/Superior Russian

    Instructor(s): Anna Kudyma

    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. May be taken independently and may be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 103A - Russian for Native and Near-Native Speakers: Russian National Identity

    Instructor(s): Anna Kudyma

    Lecture, three hours. Course 103A is not requisite to 103B, which is not requisite to 103C. Improvement of oral and written language skills, emphasizing correct and diversified use of language and addressing individual grammatical difficulties. Readings in literature, philosophy, criticism, film. May be repeated for credit with topic and/or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN M118 - History of Russia, Origins to Rise of Muscovy

    Instructor(s): Gail Lenhoff

    (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.

  • RUSSN 120 - Literature and Revolution

    Instructor(s): Ronald Vroon

    Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Russian majors are advised to take this course in their sophomore year. Lectures and readings in English. Major works of the 20th century (Belyi, Pasternak, Bulgakov, Solzhenitsyn, and others) from prerevolutionary avant-garde to the present. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 121 - Russian Pop Culture

    Instructor(s): No assigned instructor
  • RUSSN C124C - Studies in Russian Literature: Chekhov

    Instructor(s): Yelena Furman

    Lecture, three hours. Lectures and readings in English. Survey of short stories, novellas, and major plays (The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, The Cherry Orchard), with discussion of Russian and American productions. Concurrently scheduled with course C224C. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN C124G - Studies in Russian Literature: Gogol

    Instructor(s): Roman Koropeckyj

    Lecture, three hours. Lectures and readings in English. Short stories, novel Dead Souls, and selected plays. Concurrently scheduled with course C224G. P/NP or letter grading.

  • SLAVC 87 - Languages of Los Angeles

    Instructor(s): No assigned instructor
  • SLAVC 191TA - Senior Capstone Thesis in Slavic Languages and Literatures

    Instructor(s): Yelena Furman

    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.

  • SRB CRO 102A - Advanced Serbian/Croatian

    Instructor(s): Viktorija Lejko-lacan

    Lecture, three hours. Recommended preparation: course 101C (may be waived with consent of instructor). Course 102A is recommended preparation for 102B, which is recommended preparation for 102C. Each course may be waived with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • SRB CRO 187L - Advanced Tutorial Instruction in Serbian/Croatian

    Instructor(s): Viktorija Lejko-lacan

    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.

  • UKRN 19 - Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars: Ukraine: Myths, Facts, and Prospects

    Instructor(s): Roman Koropeckyj

    Over years leading up to Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Russian media, cultural institutions, and educational system propagated numerous myths about Ukraine meant ultimately to justify its invasion of that country. Examination and deconstruction of some of these myths, including those concerning Ukrainian language, Kyivan Rus, Ivan Mazepa, Ukrainian nationalism, famine of 1932, collaboration with Nazi Germany, and 2014 Revolution of Dignity. Class meets September 26, October 10, 24, November 7, 21.