Zachary Seguin

RUSS Courses

RUSS 101 – Elementary Russian I

A study of Russian grammar and composition with emphasis on oral practice and pronunciation.

RUSS 102 – Elementary Russian II

A continuation of RUSS 101.

RUSS 201 – Intermediate Russian I

This Russian language course is open to students with either a basic level of proficiency or a cultural/familial tie to the language. It includes a review of more advanced grammatical structures, practice in reading, composition, and conversation. Students will enhance their language skills, speech etiquette, and sociocultural awareness of the Russian-speaking world through authentic text and multimedia resources.

RUSS 202 – Intermediate Russian II

A continuation of RUSS 201. This specialized Russian language course is designed for students with an interest in the fields of science, technology, and business. The focus is on specialized terminology and its usage in professional contexts.

RUSS 203 – Integrative Language Studies I

This course develops competence in Russian through the use of authentic materials, with an emphasis on vocabulary building and consolidation of core grammar.

RUSS 204 – Russian for Heritage Speakers

This course is designed for students of Russian speaking background (native or near-native) who have not received formal language training. The course focuses on reading, writing, and a comprehensive study of Russian grammar. It also develops stylistically appropriate language skills (e.g., academic language).

RUSS 301 – Advanced Russian I

A continuation of RUSS 201/202. Vocabulary building, especially the comprehension of literary language, is stressed.

RUSS 302 – Advanced Russian II

A continuation of RUSS 301.

RUSS 303 – Integrative Language Studies II

This course advances competence in Russian through the use of authentic materials, with an emphasis on vocabulary building and advanced-level writing skills.

RUSS 600 – Methods of Research

A course designed to foster an understanding of the fundamental notions of critical inquiry and to provide training in intellectual and practical skills common to research in the areas of applied linguistics, film and literary studies.

RUSS 601 – Approaches to Linguistics

Students are introduced to major schools of thought in contemporary Linguistics and Appplied Linguistics. They develop a deeper understanding of current academic discourses in selected sub-disciplines of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

RUSS 602 – Approaches to Literary and Cultural Theory

Major currents in literary and cultural theory are discussed and applied to primary texts so that students can develop their own critical position.

RUSS 603 – Approaches to Language Didactics

Students become familiar with the theorectical foundations of language teaching methodologies and develop a deeper understanding of their own work as language instructors.

RUSS 604 – Approaches to Film and Performance Theory

Major currents in film and performance theory are discussed and applied to films and dramatic works so that students can develop their own critical postition.

RUSS 611 – Topics in Second Language Acquisition and Computer-Assisted Language Learning

RUSS 612 – Topics in Sociolinguistics

RUSS 613 – Topics in Discourse Analysis

RUSS 614 – Topics in Linguistic Theory

RUSS 620 – Topics in Folklore, Early, and Petrine Literature

RUSS 621 – Topics in the Literature of the Golden Age, Realism, and Modernism

RUSS 622 – Topics in Soviet and Post-Soviet Literature

RUSS 623 – Themes in Russian Literature

RUSS 670 – Topics in Russian Linguistics

RUSS 671 – Topics in Slavic Linguistics

RUSS 695 – Reading Courses in Approved Topics