Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Languages and Cultures

Russian Lower-Division Courses

1. Elementary Russian. (5) Recitation, five hours; laboratory, one hour. P/NP or letter grading.

2. Elementary Russian. (5) Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 1 or Russian placement test. P/NP or letter grading.

3. Elementary Russian. (5) Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 2 or Russian placement test. P/NP or letter grading.

4. Intermediate Russian. (5) Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 3 or Russian placement test. P/NP or letter grading.

5. Intermediate Russian. (5) Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 4 or Russian placement test. P/NP or letter grading.

6. Intermediate Russian. (5) Lecture, five hours; laboratory, one hour. Requisite: course 5 or Russian placement test. P/NP or letter grading.

10. Intensive Elementary Russian. (12) Lecture, 19 hours. Intensive basic course in Russian language equivalent to courses 1, 2, 3. P/NP or letter grading.

15A-15B. Accelerated Elementary Russian. (8-7) Recitation, five hours; laboratory, two hours. Material of first-year Russian course to be covered in two terms, with extensive use of language laboratory and the Russian Room. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

20. Intensive Intermediate Russian. (12) Lecture, 19 hours. Intermediate instruction in reading, writing, and speaking Russian equivalent to courses 4, 5, 6. P/NP or letter grading.

25. Great Russian Novel. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 25W. Designed for nonmajors. Knowledge of Russian not required. Study of major works by great 19th-century Russian novelists. P/NP or letter grading.

25W. Great Russian Novel. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 25. Designed for nonmajors. Knowledge of Russian not required. Study of major works by great 19th-century Russian novelists. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

30. Russian Literature and World Cinema. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Examination of Russian literary masterpieces and their screen adaptations in various national cinematic traditions, with focus on problems of perception and misperception arising when literature is translated into cinema, and one national culture is viewed through the eyes of another. P/NP or letter grading.

31. Introduction to Russian Film. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; film screening, two hours. Key works, names, events, and concepts of Russian cinematic tradition. Development of skills in analyzing and interpreting films and acquisition of critical terminology of film studies. How film form and aesthetics are conditioned by technology, ideology, economics, theory, tradition, and culture. How cinema in Russia has created and contested narratives of history and identity, how cinema has served interests of state, and how it has defied them. P/NP or letter grading.

32. Russia and Asia: Cultural Dialogues. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Since end of Soviet Union, cultural and political flux within non-Christian lands neighboring Russia has increased dramatically. Given radical rejection of Russian heritage in most former Soviet territories, key distinctions in humanities have become unclear, including fundamental confusion between limits of Slavic and Near Eastern studies. Examination of relation of Russia’s culture to its borders: Caucasus, Central Asia, China, and Japan. P/NP or letter grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

90A. Introduction to Russian Civilization. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to Russian culture and society from earliest times to 1917. P/NP or letter grading.

90B. Russian Civilization in 20th Century. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 90BW. Survey of literature, theater, cinema, television, press, music, and arts. Emphasis on contemporary period, with constant reference to Russian and early Soviet antecedents. P/NP or letter grading.

90BW. Russian Civilization in 20th Century. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 90B. Survey of literature, theater, cinema, television, press, music, and arts. Emphasis on contemporary period, with constant reference to Russian and early Soviet antecedents. Weekly discussions focus on varied approaches to writing addressing class topics. Five short papers required. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.