Fall 2019

Russian Language

RUSS 101 Prof. Miltcheva, MWF 10-10:50am

RUSS 101 (Learning Community) Prof. Miltcheva, MWF 11-11:50am

RUSS 101 Prof. Miltcheva, MWF 1-1:50pm

RUSS 101C:01  W 3-3:50pm

RUSS 101C:02 W 2:00-2:50pm

RUSS 201 Prof. Erman, MWF 11-11:50am

RUSS 201 Prof. Erman, MWF 1-1:50pm

RUSS 201C  W 4-4:50pm

RUSS 331 Business Russian Prof. Miltcheva, ONLINE


Literature & Culture in Translation

LTRS 110 Russian Folktales

Prof. Miltcheva, TR 10:50am-12:05pm

This course is an overview of the Russian folktale tradition as it has formed with the influence of history, mythology, religion, and community life in Russia over thousands of years. While pointing out the similarities between the Russian and other folktale traditions (from both Western and Eastern civilizations), the course will explore the uniqueness and charm of the Russian folktale and provide insight into Russian culture and traditions.

RUST 250 Vampires

RUST 250: 01 Prof. Erman, TR 1:40-2:55pm

RUST 250: 02 Prof. Erman, TR 3:05-4:20pm

In this class we will examine the figure of the vampire, as well as the use of vampirism as a metaphor in folklore, literature, journalistic texts, theater and film. Some vampires, as we will come to learn, do not even drink blood. Many don’t fear the sun. So what do these varied monsters have in common? Their “otherness” and their focalization of cultural desires and anxieties. By studying vampirism through a historical perspective, we will learn that vampires – although they may not have reflections – reflect our anxieties about alterity, particularly in regard to such charged subjects as gender, sexuality, race, religion and nationality.