SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Section: 004 The Magic World of the Russian Folk Tale
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credits:
1
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Minicourse
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

The Russian community in the U.S. is the second largest immigrant group and ethnically very diverse. Meanwhile, the Russophone community in the Ann Arbor area has grown exponentially over the last 20 years due to several emigration waves from the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, while the University and economic conditions in Michigan have attracted many families to settle in the area. At the same time, 25% of all children adopted abroad come from Russia. This course will also explore the history of Russian immigration, ethnic composition and features of the Russian-speaking community in the U.S. and locally, its social issues, needs and problems facing its members, especially seniors.

Course Requirements:

Weekly readings and film viewings, >i-clicker class participation, a mid-course in-class test, and a short final paper.

Intended Audience:

Although this course is open to anyone, it is primarily an on-campus membership course for RUSLAN service learning project that academically prepares interested students for their community service work in the local senior Russophone community. Students interested in adding the service component to this course should contact the instructor (resco@umich.edu). All levels of Russian proficiency are accommodated, while some activities require no knowledge of Russian.

Class Format:

Project participants will have an opportunity to step out of the classroom and experience Russian community first-hand through one regular community service activity, such as computer literacy tutor, ESL tutoring, language partners, oral history, etc., for 1-4 experiential fieldwork credits (through SLAVIC 315).

SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
20668
Open
80
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meet 1st 7 wks: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20.
003 (LEC)
P
23886
Open
80
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meet 2nd 7 wks: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17.
004 (LEC)
P
33298
Open
50
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meet 2nd 7 wks: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17.
005 (LEC)
P
28032
Open
30
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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