Spring 2024

  • HNGAR 101C - Elementary Hungarian

    Instructor(s): Melinda Borbely

    Lecture, three to four hours. Recommended preparation: courses 101A, 101B (may be waived with consent of instructor). Introduction to grammar; instruction in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. P/NP or letter grading.

  • ROMANIA 101C - Elementary Romanian

    Instructor(s): Anca Cuptor

    Lecture, five hours. Recommended preparation: courses 101A, 101B (may be waived with consent of instructor). Basic course in Romanian language. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 3 - Elementary Russian

    Instructor(s): Anna Kudyma, Cooper Lynn, Ekaterina Andriushechkina, Assem Shamarova

    Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 2 or Russian placement test. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 6 - Intermediate Russian

    Instructor(s): Anna Kudyma, Vitaliy Yefimenkov

    Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 5 or Russian placement test. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 90A - Introduction to Russian Civilization

    Instructor(s): Polina Varfolomeeva, Igor Pilshchikov, Marianna Petiaskina

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to Russian culture and society from earliest times to 1917. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 100C - Literacy in Russian

    Instructor(s): Anna Kudyma, Ekaterina Andriushechkina

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 100B or Russian placement test. 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 101C - Third-Year Russian

    Instructor(s): Susan Kresin

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: course 101B or Russian placement test. Advanced grammar, reading, and conversation, with strong multimedia component. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 102C - Topics in Advanced/Superior Russian

    Instructor(s): Anna Kudyma

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 102B or Russian placement test. 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 C124T - Studies in Russian Literature: Tolstoy

    Instructor(s): Vadim Shneyder

    Lecture, three hours. Lectures and readings in English. Early and late stories and novellas, excerpts from the diaries and one major novel such as War and Peace or Anna Karenina. Concurrently scheduled with course C224T. P/NP or letter grading.

  • RUSSN 140A - Russian Prose Fiction: Introduction to Analysis of Russian Narrative Prose

    Instructor(s): Vadim Shneyder

    Lecture, three hours. Preparation: third-year Russian recommended. Lectures and readings in Russian. Close analysis of genre, narrative, and rhetorical strategies and interplay of literature, history, and culture. May be repeated for credit with topic and/or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • SLAVC M20 - Visible Language: Study of Writing

    Instructor(s): Daniel Haw, Anthony Yates, Adam Chebahtah, Larissa St Clair

    (Same as Asian M20, Indo-European Studies M20, Near Eastern Languages M20, and Southeast Asian M20.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Consideration of concrete means of language representation in writing systems. Earliest representations of language known are those of Near East dating to end of 4th millennium BC. While literate civilizations of Egypt, Indus Valley, China, and Mesoamerica left little evidence of corresponding earliest developments, their antiquity and, in case of China and Mesoamerica, their evident isolation mark these centers as loci of independent developments in writing. Basic characteristics of early scripts, assessment of modern alphabetic writing systems, and presentation of conceptual basis of semiotic language representation. Origins and development of early non-Western writing systems. How Greco-Roman alphabet arose in 1st millennium BC and how it compares to other modern writing systems. P/NP or letter grading.

  • SLAVC 87 - Languages of Los Angeles

    Instructor(s): Tanya Ivanova-sullivan

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Comprehensive interdisciplinary investigation of Los Angeles as multilingual and multicultural metropolis Review and analysis of features of major linguistic communities in Los Angeles area (Armenian, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, and others), with particular attention to social and cultural factors that play role in maintenance of language used in any given ethnic group. Familiarization with discipline and methodology of urban linguistics as part of urban geographical studies and as tool for investigating growing linguistic and cultural diversity of America's large cities. P/NP or letter grading.

  • SLAVC CM114 - Teaching and Learning of Heritage Languages

    Instructor(s): Tanya Ivanova-sullivan

    (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.

  • SLAVC 191TC - Senior Capstone Thesis in Slavic Languages and Literatures

    Instructor(s): Yelena Furman

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 191TB. Limited to senior departmental majors. Editing and completion of senior capstone thesis. Use of student target language for research required. Letter grading.

  • SRB CRO 101C - Elementary Serbian/Croatian

    Instructor(s): Viktorija Lejko-lacan

    Lecture, five hours. Recommended preparation: courses 101A, 101B (may be waived with consent of instructor). Basic course in Serbian/Croatian. P/NP or letter grading.

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

    Instructor(s): Viktorija Lejko-lacan

    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.

  • SRB CRO 187D - 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.