Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slavic Linguistics, Literary Theory, Film, and Surveys (Division 474)

151. First Year Seminar. (4). (Introductory Composition).
Section 002 New York, Paris, St. Petersburg: The City in Literature.
This first-year seminar will examine the image of the city in literature and film, starting with the ancient Greek concept of "polis," and ending with contemporary America. (Carpenter)
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240. Introduction to Slavic Folklore. (3). (HU).
The course aims to give beginning students a background for the study of folklore in general, as well as special insight into the folklore and folklife of the Slavic peoples (including dress, music, dance, cooking, customs, ritual). Lectures, readings, and discussions will provide an introduction to the varied folklore of the Slavs, who form the largest population of Central and Eastern Europe, encompassing the West Slavs (Poles, Czechs, Slovaks), East Slavs (Russians, Belorussians, Ukrainians), and South Slavs (Slovenes, Croats, Serbs, Bosnian Muslims, Macedonians, Bulgarians). Within the wide range of traditional oral verse and prose, primary emphasis will be placed on the epic, ballad, lyric, and folktale including the highly developed vampire tale of the South Slavs. Finally, the course will examine survival and adaptation of folkloric forms in contemporary society. No specialized background required. All reading in English. Short papers, midterm, and final examination. (Stolz)
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396/REES 396/Poli. Sci. 396/Hist. 333/Soc. 393. Survey of East Central Europe. (4). (SS). Laboratory fee ($10) required.
See Russian and East European Studies 396. (Eagle)
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483. Fundamentals of Slavic Linguistics. (3). (Excl).
The course provides a general survey of linguistic approaches to the Slavic languages. Topics include the fundamentals of phonetic, phonological, morphological, and syntactic analysis. A modern theoretical approach will be used, and the presentation will be balanced between diachronic (historical) and synchronic (descriptive) treatment of the languages, including adequate discussion of standardization. The course is also appropriate for undergraduate Russian concentrators in both junior and senior years. Grading will be based on class participation, oral reports, and written tests. (Stolz)
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490. Culture and Politics in Russia Today. (1). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of four credits.
Section 001 The Czech New Wave.
For Winter Term, 1998, this section is offered jointly with Russian and East European Studies 405.001. (Eagle)

Section 004 Polish Cinema. For Winter Term, 1998, this section is offered jointly with Russian and East European Studies 410.001. (Eagle)
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