SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Section: 004 Soviet Animation: From Propaganda to Revolution
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/04/18 - 10/22/18. (Drop/Add deadline=09/17/18.).
May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.

The folk tale (skazka) is one of the most popular and productive forms of verbal folklore in Russia, with an enormous range of narratives, characters, and situations. Folk tales reveal many aspects of traditional Russian folk life, from ancient beliefs to daily practices, and reflect key preoccupations of the Russian peasantry. This course introduces students to a wide selection of Russian animal, domestic, magic (fairy) and literary tales; explores the magic world of the Russian folktale, its language, plot structure and hidden symbolism as a genre of popular verbal narrative; examines the history of the collection and study of folk tales; and studies the aesthetic, social, cultural and psychological values they reflect.

Course Requirements:

Weekly reading and viewing assignments, class participation through >i-clickers, mid-course online test, a short final paper

SLAVIC 290 - Studies in Eastern European Cultures
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (LEC)
Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Thursday, September 6 through October 18.
005 (LEC)
TuTh 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: This mini-course takes place every Tuesday and Thursday, October 25 through December 11. It is a 2-credit mini-course.
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