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Fall Term 2018 TOP: WORLD OF CHILDREN - 5414 - RUSS 287
Registration for this term is over. Changes or corrections to registration now by petition only. Students should contact their academic advisor.


Prerequisites/Notes: RUSS 250 or consent of instructor

Catalog Description : This course will examine topics in Russian film. Topics may include specific generes (e.g., the sad comedy), the work of a director or tradition, films important for a specific historical moment (e.g., The Thaw or World War Two), or films devoted to a specific theme. Students will expand their Russian vocabulary, improve fluency, increase speaking confidence and gain cultural knowledge by viewing Russian films and analyzing the psychology of the characters. Throughout this course, students will be introduced to the practice of reading the filmic text using three structuring lenses: 1) history, 2) formal and generic elements, and 3) film criticism. May be repeated when topic is different.

Topic for Fall 2018: The World of Children
In this course, we will be exploring the culture of Russian children. We will read poetry and short fiction for children, we will watch cartoons and films, and we will learn to play some children’s games. This course is also intended to provide the students with a comprehensive review of major grammatical topics and vocabulary covered in second-year Russian. More advanced students will be given additional readings and assignments. In Russian.


Topic for Spring 2019: Russian Folk and Fairy Tales in Film
This course will introduce advanced students of Russian to the rich tradition of Russian folk tales and their representation in film. Students will read tales about such all-time favorite characters as Kolobok, Yemelia and his Pike, Baba-Yaga, Kashchei the Deathless, Vasilissa the Beautiful, etc. We will then explore the cinematic presentations and re-interpretations of these tales and characters in Soviet and post-Soviet films and cartoons. Students will write their own fairy tales; as a final group project, students will shoot a fairy-tale film. In Russian.



Attributes: Language GER (01cr), BM Language GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course


Term

Fall Term 2018

Instructors

Victoria Kononova

Course

RUSS 287

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: WORLD OF CHILDREN (A,M)

Final Exam

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 11:30 a.m. - 02:00 p.m.

CRN

5414

Status

Active

Class Time

09:50-11:00 MWF MAIN 306

Start-End Date

Sep 11, 2018-Nov 20, 2018

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

Cross Listed as

FIST 287

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Number registered

Enrollment:

Unlimited

3