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Winter Term 2019 TOP: CONTEMPORARY RUSSIA - 1930 - RUSS 281

Prerequisites/Notes: RUSS 250 or consent of instructor

Catalog Description : This seminar-style course will allow advanced students an opportunity to further develop their proficiency. Materials include memoirs, journalism, and historical texts. Conducted in Russian, with frequent writing and grammar assignments, in-class presentations, and occasional translation exercises. It will prepare students to do more advanced research in Russian, either here at Lawrence or abroad. May be repeated for credit when topic is different.

Topic for Winter 2019: Contemporary Russia
This class will introduce advanced students of Russian to various political and social issues discussed in contemporary Russian press and reflected in film and performance arts. Topics include: Russia’s political system; Russians’ attitudes to politics and government; nationalism and ethnic tensions; feminism and gender equality; human rights, including LGBT and treatment of people with disabilities. We will concentrate on expressing and supporting opinions and participating in debate. Students will do frequent writing assignments and in-class presentations. Students are encouraged to take RUSS 340: Russian TV Talk to have more exposure to Russian media. In Russian.



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


Term

Winter Term 2019

Instructors

Victoria Kononova

Course

RUSS 281

Grade Mode

Standard

Title

TOP: CONTEMPORARY RUSSIA (A,M)

Final Exam

 

CRN

1930

Status

Active

Class Time

09:00-10:50 TR MAIN 203

Start-End Date

Jan 03, 2019-Mar 13, 2019

Campus

Appleton Main Campus

Units

6

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Maximum

Number registered

Enrollment:

Unlimited

2