Fall 2020

Russian Language

RUSS 101:01 (LC6) Prof. Miltcheva, MWF 11-11:50am

RUSS 101:02 Dr. Erman, MWF 10-10:50am

RUSS 101:03 Dr. Erman, MWF 1-1:50pm

RUSS 101C:01  Prof. Gomer, T 2:05-2:55pm

RUSS 101C:02 Prof. Gomer, R 3:05-3:55pm

RUSS 201:01 Prof. Miltcheva, MWF 10-10:50am

RUSS 201:02 Prof. Miltcheva, MWF 1-1:50pm

RUSS 201C:01 Prof. Gomer, T 3:05-3:55pm

RUSS 201C:02 Prof. Gomer, R 2:05-2:55pm

RUSS 313 Russian Composition and Conversation Prof. Miltcheva, TR 1:40pm-2:55pm


Literature, Culture, and History 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 300/WGST 323 Gender & Sexuality in Russian Culture

 Prof. Erman, MW 2:00-3:15pm

 This course surveys over a century of Russian cultural production: novels, plays, poetry, philosophical texts, and films starting in the late 19th century and finishing with the modern day. We will analyze the ways in which our texts and films represent gender, sexual orientation, and sexual relationships. By taking a historical perspective, we will be able to see how these representations change, and the kinds of additional layers of significance they take on in different historical and political contexts – for instance in Putin’s Russia.

Taught entirely in English. No previous knowledge of Russian literature is necessary. Counts towards General Education Requirements in Humanities. Counts towards Russian Minor. Satisfies elective requirements for International Studies and Comparative Literature. WGST 320 counts towards the Women’s and Gender Studies Major and Minor.



HIST 251: The Modern City

Prof. Gigova, MWF 1:1:50pm

Whether you worship or loathe the dynamism and miscellany of the modern city, it is undeniable that urban centers have affected society tremendously. This course will explore the growth of cities and urban culture in the West (focusing on Europe but also looking at developments across the Atlantic) from the 18th to 20th centuries. Using contemporary sources, films and scholarly writing, we will delve into the cornucopia of ways in which cities came to define the modern lifestyle as hubs of business and communications, trendsetters in culture, style and leisure, symbols of new architecture, and outdoor museums of history and memory.