Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

www.unc.edu/depts/gsll

CLAYTON KOELB, Chair

Professors

Eric Downing, Jonathan Hess, Clayton Koelb, David Pike, Paul Roberge, Peter Sherwood.

Associate Professors

Richard Langston, Radislav Lapushin, Hana Pichova, Christopher R. Putney.

Assistant Professors

Ruth von Bernuth, Priscilla Layne, Inga Pollmann, Gabriel Trop, Ewa Wampuszyc.

Senior Lecturers

Eleonora Magomedova, Christina Wegel.

Professors Emeriti

Lawrence Feinberg, Walter K. Francke, Richard H. Lawson, Madeline G. Levine, Siegfried Mews, Vasa Mihailovich, Christoph E. Schweitzer, Sidney R. Smith, Petrus W. Tax, Ivana Vuletic.

Introduction

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures is organized to conduct research and offer instruction in the languages, literatures, and cultures of central, northern, and eastern Europe and northern Asia. It offers multiple tracks for undergraduate study.

For those interested in German programs, the department offers two concentrations. The concentration in German literature and culture provides a rich program of courses tailored to majors and double-majors who wish to become culturally and linguistically fluent in German. The German studies concentration is suitable for students interested primarily in German history, politics, and/or nonliterary aspects of German culture and allows students to count extradepartmental courses toward the degree. The department offers courses conducted in English as well as in German.

For students interested in Slavic programs, the department offers two concentrations: Russian language and culture, and Slavic and East European languages and cultures. Students completing the latter take courses to develop a good knowledge of the Slavic/East European language and a grounding in the most representative works of the Slavic/East European culture. The courses that contribute to the major cover the languages and cultures of Russia/Soviet Union, the Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and (non-Slavic) Hungary—a vast grouping of territories and peoples of great cultural diversity and political importance.

An additional option takes advantage of the unique position of our department as a center of expertise in Central European studies (including Czech, German, Hungarian, and Polish). The new Central European studies concentration combines language studies with literature, culture, history, geopolitical and other studies into an interdisciplinary major, one that, like the German studies option, also allows students to count extradepartmental courses toward the degree.

A major in Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures provides preparatory training that will be useful in government employment, internationally oriented business, journalism, law, and teaching, among others, as well as for graduate study in a range of humanistic and social science disciplines.

Programs of Study

Effective June 1, 2011, the majors in Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures were merged to form one major (with several concentrations) in Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures. Students who declared the major in German or Slavic languages and literatures prior to fall 2011 may complete the requirements for those programs. Effective with the fall 2011 semester, however, the degree offered is the bachelor of arts with a major in Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures, with concentrations in German literature and culture, German studies, Slavic and East European languages and cultures, Russian language and culture, and Central European studies. Minors are offered in German, Russian culture, and Slavic and East European languages and cultures.

Majoring in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures: Bachelor of Arts

B.A. Major in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures: Central European Studies Concentration

Core Requirements

• GSLL 260

• HIST 260

• Two departmental courses (6 credit hours) in CZCH, GERM, GSLL, HUNG, or PLSH numbered above 200 (not including introductory or intermediate foreign language courses, and not including GERM 252 or GSLL 280 [pending approval])

• Four additional courses (12 credit hours), which may include departmental courses in CZCH, GERM, GSLL, HUNG, or PLSH numbered above 200 (not including introductory or intermediate foreign language courses, and not including GERM 252 or GSLL 280 [pending approval]), or approved Central European studies electives: ANTH 449; ARTH 455; CMPL 281; CMPL/GERM 279; CMPL 270/GERM 270/JWST 239/RELI 239; GEOG 464; GERM/HIST/POLI/SOCI 257; GERM/WMST 250; HIST 140, 159, 406, 458, 460, 461, 462, 463, 481; HIST/JWST/PWAD 262; JWST/PWAD/SLAV 465; JWST/SLAV 464; PHIL 224, 423, 427, 471

Students may petition the director of undergraduate studies to include other courses with significant Central European content.

Only one of the following courses may count toward the major: GSLL 691H, 692H, or 693H.

At least four of the above courses (12 credit hours) must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the major. Majors who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer a maximum of four courses counting toward the major. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult with the relevant director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses for the major to be taken abroad.

Additional Requirements

• Credit for four semesters of study in one Central European language (Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish)

• Credit for two semesters of study in an additional Central European language

B.A. Major in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures: German Literature and Culture Concentration

Core Requirements

• A minimum of eight German courses (24 credit hours) beyond GERM 206. Five courses (15 credit hours) must be conducted in German (all 300-level courses are conducted in German).

• GERM 301, 302, and 303

• Five additional courses (15 credit hours) selected in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies; these may be GERM courses numbered beyond GERM 206

Only one of the following courses may count toward the major: GERM 691H, 692H; GSLL 691H, 692H, or 693H.

B.A. Major in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures: German Studies Concentration

Core Requirements

• A minimum of eight German courses (24 credit hours)

• GERM 257, 301, 302, and 303

• Four additional courses (12 credit hours) selected in consultation with the director of undergraduate studies from the following lists:

º GERM courses numbered beyond GERM 206

º Approved courses from other departments (some require additional enrollment in GERM 389, a one-credit language across the curriculum recitation, as noted): ANTH/GEOG/GLBL/HIST/POLI 210 + GERM 389; ANTH 449; ARTH 272, 471; CMPL 270, 458, 460, 468, 470; EURO 159 + GERM 389, EURO 239 + GERM 389; HIST 159 + GERM 389, HIST 257, 262, 454, 458, 460, 461, 462, 463, 517; JWST 239, 262; MUSC 282, 283, 284; PHIL 224, 423, 427, 471; POLI 239 + GERM 389, POLI 257; PWAD 262; RELI 239, 454, 522; SLAV 251; SOCI 257; WMST 220, 250

Students may petition the director of undergraduate studies to include other courses with significant German content.

Only one of the following courses may count toward the major: GERM 691H, 692H; GSLL 691H, 692H, or 693H.

Additional Requirements for Both German Concentrations

• GERM 101, 102, 203, and 204 are considered prerequisites for a German major; intensive courses GERM 105 and 206, if offered, may be substituted. Students who desire to pursue a major in a German concentration should have a grade of B or better in GERM 203 and 204 (or in 206).

• GERM or GSLL courses numbered above 399 may count toward the major with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, who will note whether the course is taught in English or in German.

• Three German LAC credit hours may be used as a substitute for one three-hour course taught in German for the major. (See “Languages across the Curriculum” below.)

• Dutch language courses (DTCH 402, 403, and 404) may not count toward the German major. However, DTCH 396 and 405 may be counted toward the German major as courses taught in the target language (i.e., not in English).

• At least four courses (12 credit hours) beyond GERM 206 must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the major. Majors who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer a maximum of four courses counting toward the major. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult with the relevant director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses for the major to be taken abroad.

B.A. Major in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures: Russian Language and Culture Concentration

Core Requirements

• RUSS 250, 321, 322, 406, and 407

• Four additional courses (12 credit hours) selected from Russian language and literature/culture courses (RUSS)

Only one of the following courses may count toward the major: RUSS 691H, 692H; GSLL 691H, 692H, or 693H.

Additional Requirements

• RUSS 101, 102, 203, and 204

Students who participate in an approved study abroad program in Russia can earn some of the credit for this major during their overseas stay.

B.A. Major in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures: Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures Concentration

Core Requirements

• One course demonstrating level 5 proficiency in a single target language: RUSS 321 or 406, or CZCH 405, or HUNG 405, or PLSH 405, or SECR 405

• Two courses of any other single Slavic/East European language

• SLAV 250 (or RUSS 250 for students with Russian as their first target language)

• Four additional courses selected in consultation with the Slavic advisor from the Slavic/East European and Russian language and literature/culture courses

Only one of the following courses may count toward the major: RUSS 691H, 692H; GSLL 691H, 692H, or 693H.

Additional Requirements

• Introductory and intermediate language courses selected from RUSS 101, 102, 203, 204; or CZCH 401, 402, 403, 404; or HUNG 401, 402, 403, 404; or PLSH 401, 402, 403, 404; or SECR 401, 402, 403, 404

Additional Requirements for both Slavic Concentrations

• Students who desire to pursue a major in a Slavic concentration should have a grade of B or better in their intermediate language courses.

• Other than the introductory and intermediate language courses mentioned above, at least four courses (12 credit hours) must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the major. Majors who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer a maximum of four courses counting toward the major. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult with the relevant director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses for the major to be taken abroad.

Minoring in German

• GERM 301, 302, and 303

• One additional course (3 credit hours) beyond GERM 206

• GERM 101, 102, 203, and 204 are considered prerequisites for a German minor; intensive courses GERM 105 and 206, if offered, may be substituted. Students who desire to pursue a minor in German should have a grade of B or better in GERM 203 and 204 (or in 206).

• GERM courses numbered above 399 may count toward the minor with the approval of the director of undergraduate studies, who will note whether the course is taught in English or in German.

• Three German LAC credit hours may be used as a substitute for one three-hour course taught in German for the minor. (See “Languages across the Curriculum” below.)

• Dutch language courses (DTCH 402, 403, and 404) may not count toward the minor. However, DTCH 396 and 405 may be counted toward the minor as courses taught in the target language (i.e., not in English).

• At least nine credit hours beyond GERM 206 must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the minor. Minors who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer one course counting toward the minor. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult the relevant director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses for the minor to be taken abroad.

Minoring in Russian Culture

• A minimum of five RUSS courses (total of 15 hours). RUSS 101/102 may not be counted toward this minor.

• At least nine credit hours beyond RUSS 102 must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the minor. Minors who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer one course counting toward the minor. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult the relevant director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses for the minor to be taken abroad.

Minoring in Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures

• A minimum of five courses (15 hours) in BULG, CZCH, HUNG, MACD, PLSH, RUSS, SECR, or SLAV. The first two semesters of any language may not be counted toward this minor (e.g., BULG 401/402, CZCH 401/402, HUNG 401/402, MACD 401/402, PLSH 401/402, RUSS 101/102, SECR 401/402).

At least nine credit hours beyond the first two semesters of the language must be taken at UNC–Chapel Hill to fulfill the requirements of the minor. Students who study abroad or wish to transfer credit from another institution may apply to transfer one course counting toward the minor. Before their departure for a study abroad program, students should consult the relevant director of undergraduate studies about appropriate courses for the minor to be taken abroad.

Note: Topics courses may be repeated for credit toward the major or minor.

Honors in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Students majoring in Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures who are qualified for honors work are strongly encouraged to consider taking honors during their senior year. Undertaking an honors project gives students the opportunity to explore a topic in depth under the direction of a faculty member. Seniors who wish to do honors work should confer with the director of undergraduate studies and enroll in GSLL 691H (honors reading and special studies) followed by GSLL 692H (writing the honors thesis). When GSLL 693H is offered, the course replaces GSLL 692H and provides an opportunity for students majoring in any of our concentrations to complete their thesis in the context of a small seminar with other honors students. One of these honors courses may count toward the major.

Advising

Students can complete any concentration, even if they have no prior experience in the language, provided that they begin taking their language courses as first-year students.

All majors and minors have a primary academic advisor in Steele Building. Students should meet regularly with their primary advisor and review their Tar Heel Tracker each semester.

However, departmental academic advising is also important for all students majoring or minoring in the department. Current and prospective majors and minors should consult with the department’s director of undergraduate studies (for German literature and culture, German studies, and Central European studies), or the department’s Slavic undergraduate advisor (for Russian language and culture and Slavic languages and cultures). Either the director of undergraduate studies or the Slavic undergraduate advisor may approve study abroad, internship, and transfer credit, and/or serve as an honors advisor, as appropriate for the concentrations they work with.

Students seeking certification to teach German or Russian in public schools should consult advisors in the School of Education.

Special Opportunities in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Student Involvement and Cultural Enrichment beyond the Classroom

Numerous social and educational events hosted by the department, as well as by student clubs such as the German Club and the Polish Club, provide an atmosphere for effective learning and for enjoying German and Slavic culture. There are weekly opportunities in German, Russian, and other languages for informal conversation suitable for both beginning and advanced students. The department periodically sponsors lectures, roundtables, small conferences, and film series for the various languages. Those considering an undergraduate major or minor should request to be added to the appropriate e-mail listserv for information regarding special events and opportunities.

The department also hosts receptions and informational meetings for students interested in pursuing a major or minor or seeking opportunities for internships, study abroad, graduate study, and employment in Germany, Russia, and Eastern or Central Europe. Every spring the department presents a Slavic talent night or Spektakl’ featuring skits, songs, puppet shows, plays, and poetry readings in the Slavic and East European languages students are learning. The department also presents full-length plays and dramatic readings in German performed by undergraduate students.

Study Abroad

The department encourages students to study and/or engage in internships abroad. These opportunities maximize students’ linguistic and cultural proficiency, particularly once they have acquired sufficient language skills to benefit most from this immersion experience. Students may participate for a whole year, a single term, or a summer.

The Study Abroad Office offers German programs at all universities in the German state of Baden-Württemberg; at the Vienna (Austria) University of Economics and Business Administration; at the Science Exchanges in Berlin or Jena (Germany) and Vienna; at the IES European Union Program in Freiburg (Germany); and at the IES Music Studies Program in Vienna. Most German programs require that participating students have passed GERM 204 (or its equivalent); however, students with no prior knowledge of German may attend the FU-BEST program in Berlin or the IES program in Freiburg. These programs generally include intensive language instruction in addition to content courses taught in English, and most programs offer an orientation course prior to the start of the semester. The yearlong term typically begins in late August and ends in late July, with a two-month vacation between semesters that many students use for travel. Students going abroad for only one term generally do so in the spring semester, which typically begins in late February and ends in late July.

The DAAD in conjunction with German universities usually offers some summer internships. An internship is also available in Dresden. Please see someone in the department office about these opportunities.

Students who choose to study Dutch may study abroad in Amsterdam through the IES, or attend SIT Netherlands’ Program “International Perspective on Sexuality and Gender.” Exchange programs also are offered in Nijmegen and Groningen.

Students can study in semester or yearlong programs in Russia, including in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Vladimir, while earning credit towards their Carolina degree. Students also may participate in the ACTR Moscow summer program in Russia. UNC–Chapel Hill offers four semester-long programs and one summer program in the Czech Republic. For more information about these and other programs in eastern and central Europe, go to studyabroad.unc.edu. Majors and minors should consult with the director of undergraduate studies or the appropriate undergraduate advisor in advance of going abroad, about courses they plan to take for the major or minor.

Languages across the Curriculum

The Languages across the Curriculum (LAC) Program encourages majors and minors to enroll in one-credit-hour recitation or discussion sections that are conducted in German but associated with a variety of courses offered in English by other departments, including history, economics, political science, and global studies. German language recitation sections may also be scheduled in conjunction with several of the department’s courses offered in English. Each of these discussion and recitation sections counts as one German language credit (in addition to the credit granted for the course).

Undergraduate Awards

Membership in the Beta Rho chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the German honors society, is available to majors and minors who have completed GERM 101, 102, 203, and 204 and have maintained grades of B or better.

The department selects annually one outstanding graduating senior majoring in German to receive the Undergraduate Ria Stambaugh Award for Excellence in German, a cash award that is presented at the Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony each spring. Ria Stambaugh was a popular professor of German; after her death in 1984 her sister, friends, and colleagues contributed to a memorial fund to establish the Ria Stambaugh Awards. The undergraduate award was first presented in 1987.

Established in 1999, the Paul Debreczeny Prize is awarded each spring to a graduating senior whose work in Slavic languages and literatures has been judged outstanding. This prize honors one of the founding faculty members of the program in Slavic languages and literatures.

Undergraduate Research

Students are encouraged to work on course-complementary or independent research projects with department faculty.

Graduate School and Career Opportunities

In an age of rapid internationalization and globalization, proficiency in a foreign language is no longer just an auxiliary skill, but a necessary one. Courses offered in the department make up an important part of a liberal education, and a major can provide excellent preparation for many careers, particularly when the major is combined with courses in business, economics, political science, journalism, and various other fields. Recent graduates have entered careers in international business, journalism, publishing, and the travel industry.

A bachelor of arts with a major in Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures also qualifies graduates for positions in the United States State Department and other government agencies, educational organizations, foundations, and travel organizations. The presence of over 100 German and Swiss firms in the Carolinas testifies to the demand for a high degree of German linguistic and cultural literacy in college graduates. The department is also one among very few in the United States that offers a range of critical and/or less commonly taught languages of Eastern Europe and the former USSR. People who know these languages are in particularly high demand in business and government. A graduate who has successfully taken the internationally-recognized business German examination “Wirtschaftsdeutsch als Fremdsprache” at UNC–Chapel Hill has an edge in seeking such positions.

In addition, the demand for language teachers provides career opportunities for those German and Russian majors who receive teaching certification from the School of Education.

German and Slavic majors often go on to graduate programs in comparative literature, linguistics, history, law, international business and management, international relations, professional translation, medicine, and education. Some pursue careers as college professors. Many Chapel Hill German and Slavic majors have been welcomed by the most prestigious graduate programs in the country. The department’s faculty members assist undergraduate majors in selecting appropriate graduate programs.

Contact Information

Dr. Jonathan Hess, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Undergraduate Advisor for German and Central European studies, CB# 3160, 436 Dey Hall, jmhess@email.unc.edu.

Dr. Radislav Lapushin, Undergraduate Advisor for Slavic languages and Central European studies, CB# 3160, 422 Dey Hall, lapushin@email.unc.edu.

Web site: www.unc.edu/depts/gsll.

COURSES IN GERMANIC AND SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

GSLL

89 First-Year Seminar: Special Topics (3). Special topics course. Content will vary each semester.

260 From Berlin to Budapest: Literature, Film, and Culture of Central Europe (3). Central Europe, at the center of dramatic historical changes—WWI, emergence of independent nation states, WWII and Holocaust, Communism and its end, incorporation into the European Union—produced unprecedented cultural results. The creative voices of these writers and filmmakers have relevance far beyond this region.

490 Topics in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures (3). Examines selected themes in the history, culture, society, art, and/or literature of Germanic and Slavic/East European countries.

496 Independent Readings in Germanic and Slavic/East European Studies (1–3). Special readings and research in a selected field or topic related to Germanic and Slavic/East European Studies, under the direction of a faculty member.

691H Honors Course (3). Permission of the director of undergraduate studies. For majors only. Reading and special studies under the direction of a faculty member.

692H Honors Course (3). Permission of the director of undergraduate studies. For majors only. Reading and preparation of an essay under the director of a faculty member, designed to lead to the completion of the honors thesis.

693H Honors Seminar (3). Permission of the director of undergraduate studies. For majors only. Introduction to research techniques and preparation of an essay, designed to lead to the completion of the honors thesis.

COURSES IN GERMANIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

DTCH

396 Independent Readings in Dutch (3). Permission of the instructor. Special readings and research in a selected field or topic under the direction of a faculty member.

402 Elementary Dutch (3). Rapid introduction to modern Dutch with emphasis on all fundamental components of communication.

403 Intermediate Dutch (3). Focuses on increased skills in speaking, listening, reading, global comprehension, and communication. Emphasis on reading and discussion of longer texts.

404 Advanced Intermediate Dutch (3). Aims to increase proficiency in language skills (reading, speaking, writing) and is constructed around a series of themes meant to introduce students to Dutch society, culture, and history.

405 Topics in Dutch Culture: A Literary Survey (3). Prerequisite, DTCH 404. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Ability to read and speak Dutch at intermediate to advanced level recommended. Introduction to Dutch literature from Middle Ages to the present. Survey of topics in Dutch culture.

GERM

50 First-Year Seminar: Literary Fantasy and Historical Reality (3). The intersection of literary fantasy with historical reality considered in two ways: 1) fantastic-looking tales based on historical reality and 2) stories describing fantastic situations that actually came true.

51 First-Year Seminar: Stalin and Hitler: Historical Issues in Cultural and Other Perspectives (3). Critical issues that dominated the 20th century: WWI and Bolshevik Revolution; rise of fascism, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and their roles; origins and evolution of Cold War; collapse of Eastern Bloc.

53 First-Year Seminar: Early Germanic Culture: Myth, Magic, Murder, and Mayhem (3). Introduction to pre-Christian culture of Germany, Anglo-Saxon England, and Scandinavia from the late Roman Empire through the Viking Age, as preserved in myths, sagas, charms, inscriptions, and historical documents.

54 First-Year Seminar: Once upon a Fairy Tale: Fairy Tales and Childhood, Then and Now (3). Fairy tales from different national traditions and historical periods read through various critical lenses, against a backdrop of changing historical conceptions of the child. Works from Grimm, Anderson, Brontë, Disney, etc.

55 First-Year Seminar: Fantasies of Rome: Gladiators, Senators, Soothsayers, and Caesars (3). Introduces students to study of humanities by examining how the idea of Rome evolved through poetry, history, philosophy, opera, even forgery into a concept that has long outlasted the Romans.

56 First-Year Seminar: Germans, Jews, and the History of Anti-Semitism (3). This course seeks to explore the historically difficult position of minorities in the modern world, using the situation of Jews in Germany from the 18th century to the Holocaust as a case study.

58 First-Year Seminar: Love in the Middle Ages (3). Examines development of notion of love from antiquity through Middle Ages to today. Discusses marriage, adultery, violence, power, gender roles. Introduces the study of humanities through reading, analysis, and research.

59 First-Year Seminar: Moscow 1937: Dictatorships and Their Defenders (3). Stalinist Soviet Union serves as a case study to examine how dictatorships develop and how they tend to be enveloped in justifications and kept in existence by outside observers.

60 First-Year Seminar: Avant-Garde Cinema: History, Themes, Textures (3). Students explore the international history, filmic techniques, and cultural meanings of non-narrative cinema of the 20th century. Students also transform in-class discussions and individual essays into video projects.

63 First-Year Seminar: Performing America (3). The intersection of performance in a theater space and in everyday life will serve as our springboard as we investigate the diversity of contemporary America. We will investigate how race, class, religion, sexuality, sexual orientation, history, and death are performed in America today.

65 First-Year Seminar: German Heroes? Knights, Tricksters, and Magicians (3). This course seeks to explore literary heroes in European literature from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment. We will discuss concepts of heroism and how those ideas have changed over time.

67 First-Year Seminar: Blackness in the European Imaginary, Europe in the Black Imaginary (3). This seminar deals with how encounters between Europe and the African Diaspora have changed notions of race, nation, identity, and belonging in the 20th century. Through engaging with diverse texts—literary, nonliterary, and visual—we will explore the construction of blackness in various national and historical contexts.

68 First-Year Seminar: Intensity, Vitality, Ecstasy: Overwhelming Affects in Literature, Film, and Philosophy (3). This course focuses on three powerful affective states that challenge the conception of humans as autonomous, independent beings: intensity, vitality, and ecstasy. We will examine both philosophical and artistic representations of these particular states, focusing on the way in which they both endanger and enrich our experience of the world.

89 First-Year Seminar: Special Topics (3). Special topics course. Content will vary each semester.

101 Elementary German (4). Develops the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) in a cultural context. In addition to mastering basic vocabulary and grammar, students will communicate in German about everyday topics.

102 Advanced Elementary German (4). This continuation of GERM 101 emphasizes speaking, listening, reading, writing in a cultural context. Students enhance their basic vocabulary and grammar and will regularly communicate in German about everyday topics.

105 Intensive Elementary German (8). Experience in German or fluency in another foreign language recommended. An accelerated, intensive course that essentially covers materials of GERM 101 and 102 in one semester.

203 Intermediate German (3). Students acquire necessary materials and opportunities to develop further their language skills in a cultural context. They review and expand upon the basic grammar covered in beginning German.

204 Advanced Intermediate German (3). Prerequisite, GERM 203. Emphasizes further development of the four language skills (speaking, reading, writing, listening) within a cultural context. Discussions focus on modern Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in literature and film.

206 Intensive Intermediate German (6). Prerequisite, GERM 105. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. An accelerated intensive course that covers the materials of GERM 203 and 204 in one semester.

210 Getting Medieval: Knights, Violence, and Romance (3). Offers a historical perspective on the portrayal of medieval culture in film from the 1920s to today. Specific topics include the ideal hero, the quest, etiquette, chivalry, rituals, and love. Readings and discussions in English.

216 The Viking Age (3). Lecture/discussion course on Viking culture, mythology, exploration, and extension of power in northern Europe (ca. 750–1050 CE) as represented in sagas, the Eddas, runic inscriptions, and chronicles. Readings and discussions in English.

218 Christianity and Islam in the Middle Ages (RELI 218) (3). This course draws on a variety of cultural documents to explore both the conflict and cross fertilization between the Christian and Islamic cultures of the Middle Ages. Readings and discussions in English.

220 Women in the Middle Ages (WMST 220) (3). This interdisciplinary course examines representations of women, concepts of gender, and women’s participation in the economic, political, religious, and cultural life of the Middle Ages. Discussion and texts in English.

225 Popular and Pious: Early Modern Jewish Literature (3). This seminar covers popular and pious literature written by and for Jews in the 15th to 18th century in German-speaking countries. Originally written in Old Yiddish, this literature preserved the popular European genres and nonfiction accounts of Jewish community and family life.

245 Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud (3). An introduction to the writings of three great German writers of the 19th century who have had enormous impact on the lives of people around the world. Readings and discussions in English.

246 Reality and Its Discontents: Kant to Kafka (3). An examination of “reality,” as defined and redefined by Kant and his successors, in the context of European culture of the late 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. Readings and discussions in English.

250 Women in German Cinema (WMST 250) (3). Introduction to feminist aesthetics and film theory by the examination of the representation of women in German cinema from expressionism to the present. All materials and discussions in English.

251 Ideology and Aesthetics: Marxism and Literature (SLAV 251) (3). Examines clash between 20th-century writers and the state in countries where a single government or party used an exclusive ideology as justification for interference in cultural and literary affairs. Discussions and texts in English.

252 South Africa in Literary Perspective (3). Course aims at an understanding of the South African experience as represented by that country’s important writers. Readings include works by Gordimer, Coetzee, Mphahlele, Breytenbach, Fugard, Ndebele, Paton, la Guma. All materials in English.

255 Germany and the Cold War: From Allied Occupation to Division and Reunification (1945–1990) (3). This course will investigate the central role played by the “German question” in the break-up of the wartime alliance and the political division of western and eastern Europe. Readings and discussions in English.

257 Society and Culture in Postwar Germany (HIST 257, POLI 257, SOCI 257) (3). Junior standing or permission of the instructor and/or the director of undergraduate studies. The interdisciplinary, team-taught seminar will explore cultural, historical, and political issues of contemporary Germany and analyze German developments from the postwar period to the present. Readings and discussions in English.

265 Hitler in Hollywood: Cinematic Representations of Nazi Germany (3). An examination of selected cinematic representations (both American and German) of Nazi Germany in terms of their aesthetic properties and propagandistic value. Films with English subtitles; readings and discussions in English.

266 Weimar Cinema (3). Explores important German films of 1919 to 1933, locating them in their artistic, cultural, and historical context. Treats the contested course of Weimar film history and culture and provides a theoretically informed introduction to the study of film and visual materials. Films with English subtitles; readings and discussions in English.

270 German Culture and the Jewish Question (CMPL 270, JWST 239, RELI 239) (3). A study of the role of Jews and the “Jewish question” in German culture from 1750 to the Holocaust and beyond. Discussions and texts (literary, political, theological) in English.

275 History of German Cinema (3). This course explores the major developments of German cinema. All films with English subtitles. Readings and discussions in English.

279 Once upon a Fairy Tale: Fairy Tales and Childhood, Then and Now (CMPL 279) (3). Not intended for students who have taken GERM 54. Considers fairy tales from several different national traditions and historical periods against the backdrop of folklore, literature, psychoanalysis, and the socializing forces directed at children.

280 20th-Century German Philosophy and Modern Youth Cultures (3). This philosophical Approaches course investigates the rich European intellectual foundations on which 20th-century youth culture erected its triumvirate of sex, drugs, and rock music.

281 Freedom, Terror, and Identity: Modern Philosophy from Kant to Arendt (3). This course investigates how philosophical thought motivates, inspires, and generates forms of agency and identity against cultural tendencies that limit or erode freedom. Readings, lecture, and discussion in English.

290 Topics in German Studies (3). Examines selected themes in the history, culture, society, art, and/or literature of German-speaking countries. Readings and discussions in English.

301 Conversation and Composition (3). Prerequisite, GERM 204. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Emphasis is on speaking and writing, with shorter readings on contemporary German life to provide subject matter for in-class discussion and regular written compositions. Further goals include improvement of pronunciation and a mastery of grammar.

302 German Language and Culture (3). Prerequisite, GERM 301. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Introduction to issues shaping modern German culture and history through a wide range of texts and media while expanding and strengthening reading, writing, and speaking skills.

303 Introduction to German Literature (3). Prerequisites, GERM 301 and 302. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Presents major authors (Goethe, Mann, Kafka, and Brecht), periods, genres, and analysis. An appropriate conclusion to GERM 101–204, it also provides the background for more advanced undergraduate literature courses. Readings, discussions, and essays in German.

304 Business German (3). Prerequisite, GERM 301. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. An introduction to the language and culture of German business, commerce, and industry. Special emphasis is given to the acquisition of advanced business-related language skills.

305 Business German (3). Prerequisite, GERM 301. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. GERM 304 recommended but not required. As a continuation of GERM 304 the course offers a more advanced treatment of the current German economic and business debates and events while further strengthening relevant German language skills.

310 Höfische Kultur/Courtly Culture (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Introduces students to the rich culture and exciting literature of medieval Germany. Topics include knights and ladies, castles, weaponry, clothing, food, and fantasy. All materials and discussions in German.

311 The Crusades (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Examination of the medieval notion of the crusade, conflicts and exchange between East and West, and the ambiguous portrayals of the East in Western medieval literature. Readings and discussions in German.

325 Fools and Laughter in Early Modern German Literature (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Fools are everywhere. Human folly is one of the most distinctive preoccupations of German literature of the early modern period. This course will explore the multiple meanings of the German term “fool” in works from the 15th to the 18th century.

330 The Age of Goethe (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. German literature from the Enlightenment to Romanticism. Readings include works by Lessing, Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, and the Romantics. Readings and lectures in German.

349 Die Jahrhundertwende (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Investigation of the interconnectedness of turn-of-the-century arts, philosophy, psychoanalysis with focus on Berlin and Vienna. Works by Nietzsche, Hauptmann, Schnitzler, Freud, Hesse, Hofmannsthal/Strauss, Kafka, Rilke, T. Mann. Readings and lectures in German.

350 Modern German Literature (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Study of major works of German literature from 1890 to the present by such authors as Thomas Mann, Kafka, Brecht, Hesse, Böll, and Grass. Readings and lectures in German.

370 Readings in German Intellectual History (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Introduction to German intellectual history from the Enlightenment to the rise of fascism. Close readings and discussions of texts by Kant, Schiller, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, and Benjamin. Readings and lectures in German.

371 The German Novella (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Famous novellas by authors such as Kleist, Brentano, Meyer, Keller, and Kafka, from the early 19th century to the middle of the 20th century. Readings and discussions in German.

372 German Drama (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. German drama from the late Enlightenment to the present. Texts include plays by dramatists such as Goethe, Schiller, Kleist, Hauptmann, Brecht, and Dürrenmatt. Readings and lectures in German.

373 “Denk ich an Deutschland. . .”: German Lyrical Poetry through the Centuries (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Survey of German lyric poetry from 18th to 21st century; major poets, forms, literary movements discussed. Readings, class discussions, and public recitation in German.

374 German Theater: Words Speak as Loudly as Actions (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Students study German plays, write original monodramas, and give two public dramatic performances. Readings, discussions, rehearsals in German aim to enable critique of dramas and theoretical texts.

380 Austrian Literature (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Presents Austria from the Biedermeier period to the end of the monarchy. Readings of works by authors such as Stifter, Schnitzler, Roth, Freud, Herzl, who articulate artistic, political, historical themes. Readings and lectures in German.

381 Berlin: Mapping a (Post) Modern Metropolis (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Exploration of the rich cultural and turbulent political history of 20th-century Germany by focusing on the literature, film, art, and architecture produced in and about the city of Berlin. All materials and discussions in German.

382 Representations of Violence and Terrorism in Contemporary German Literature and Film (3). Investigates literary and cinematic response to rise in terrorism in Germany since 1970. Focus on cultural and political significance of the gangster, the freedom fighter, and the terrorist.

388 Discussion Section in German (1). Prerequisite, GERM 204. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Students may enroll only in conjunction with a German department course offered in English that features an accompanying discussion section. All materials and discussions in German. May count toward the major or minor in German.

389 LAC Recitation (1). Prerequisite, GERM 204. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. A recitation section for selected courses that promote foreign language proficiency across the curriculum (LAC). Readings and discussions in German. May count toward the major and minor in German.

390 Topics in German Studies (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Examines selected themes in the history, culture, society, art, and/or literature of German-speaking countries. Readings and discussions in German.

396 Independent Readings in German (3). Prerequisite, GERM 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Special readings and research in a selected field or topic under the direction of a faculty member.

400 Advanced German Grammar (3). Prerequisites, GERM 302 and 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. A study of current German structure and usage. Course strengthens the writing of graduate students and helps them confront the problems most frequently faced in speaking and teaching.

500 History of the German Language (3). Prerequisites, GERM 302 and 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Development of phonology and morphosyntax from ancient times to present. Political, social, and literary forces influencing the language.

501 German Linguistics (3). Prerequisites, GERM 302 and 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. LING 101 recommended for undergraduates. Introduction to formal analysis of German grammar (phonology, morphophonemics, prosodics, morphology, syntax) within the framework of generative grammar.

502 Middle High German (3). Prerequisites, GERM 302 and 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Introduction to medieval German language and literature. Readings in medieval German; lectures in English.

505 Early New High German (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Reading and linguistic analysis of Early New High German texts, with study of phonology, morphology, and syntax. On demand.

508 Old High German (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Reading and linguistic analysis of Old High German texts, with study of phonology, morphology, and syntax; comparison of the various dialects with other older dialects of Germanic. On demand.

511 Old Saxon (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Reading and linguistic study of biblical texts (Heliand, Genesis) in Old Saxon, with study of phonology, morphology, and syntax; comparison with Old English, Old High German, and other Germanic dialects. On demand.

514 Old Norse I (Old Icelandic) (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Reading and linguistic analysis of Old Norse (Old Icelandic) texts, with study of phonology, morphology, and syntax; comparison with other older dialects of Germanic. On demand.

515 Old Norse II (Old Icelandic) (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Continuation of GERM 514. On demand.

517 Gothic (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Reading and linguistic analysis of Gothic biblical texts, with study of phonology, morphology, and syntax; comparison with other older dialects of Germanic. On demand.

520 Stylistics: Theory and Practice (3). Prerequisites, GERM 302 and 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. LING 101 recommended for undergraduates. Study of stylistic theories and practices in literature and linguistics, analysis of a large variety of texts, written exercises, training in the use of stylistic devices.

521 Variation in German (3). Prerequisites, GERM 302 and 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. LING 101 recommended for undergraduates. Major topics in sociolinguistics: development of the German language, traditional dialects, variation in contemporary speech, German as a minority language (Alsace, Belgium), German outside of Germany (Austria, Switzerland, Luxemburg, Liechtenstein).

545 Problems in Germanic Linguistics (3). Prerequisites, GERM 302 and 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. LING 101 recommended for undergraduates. Special problems will be selected for intensive investigation. Subject matter of the course will be adapted to the particular interests of the students and instructor.

590 Topics in Germanic Linguistics (3). Prerequisites, GERM 302 and 303. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. LING 101 recommended for undergraduates.

601 Elementary German for Graduate Students (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. With GERM 602, a two-semester sequence designed as preparation for the reading knowledge examination for higher degrees in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, etc.

602 Elementary German for Graduate Students, Continued (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Continuation of GERM 601.

605 Comparative Germanic Grammar (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. LING 101 recommended for undergraduates. Analysis of phonological, morphological, and syntactic development from Indo-European to the older stages of Germanic dialects.

615 Cultural Foundations in German Studies, to 1800 (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. First part of a two-semester sequence offering students a comprehensive, text-based survey of German literary history from the High Middle Ages to the present.

616 Cultural Foundations in German Studies, 1800 to Present (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Second part of a two-semester sequence offering students a comprehensive, text-based survey of German literary history from the High Middle Ages to the present.

625 Early Modern Literature (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. German literature of the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries. Close readings, lectures, and discussions of representative texts.

630 18th-Century Literature (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Literature in the Age of Enlightenment. Close readings, lectures, and discussions of representative texts.

640 Early 19th-Century Literature (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Literature of the Romantic period. Close readings, lectures, and discussions of representative texts.

645 Later 19th-Century Literature (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Literature of Realism, Naturalism, and related movements. Close readings, lectures, and discussions of representative texts.

650 Early 20th-Century Literature (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Major figures of the period from the turn of the century to World War II. Close readings, lectures, and discussions of representative texts.

655 Later 20th-Century Literature (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Literature since World War II in both the Federal Republic and the former GDR. Close readings, lectures, and discussions of representative texts.

683 Moving-Image Avante-Gardes and Experimentalism (3). Prerequisite, ARTH 159, COMM 140, or ENGL 142. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. History and theory of international avant-garde and experimentalist movements in film, video, intermedia, multimedia, and digital formats. Content and focus may vary from semester to semester.

685 Early 21st-Century German Literature (3). Permission of the instructor for undergraduates. Literature since German unification in 1989. Close readings, lectures, and discussions of representative texts.

691H Honors Course (3). Permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Majors only. Reading and special studies under the direction of a faculty member.

692H Honors Course (3). Permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Majors only. Reading and preparation of an essay under the direction of a faculty member, designed to lead to the completion of the honors thesis.

693H Honors Seminar (3). Permission of the director of undergraduate studies. Majors only. Introduction to research techniques and preparation of an essay, designed to lead to the completion of the honors thesis.

COURSES IN SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

CZCH

280 Closely Watched Trains: Czech Film and Literature (3). This course examines Czech film and literature against the backdrop of key historical, political, and cultural events of the 20th century. Taught in English; films subtitled in English.

401 Elementary Czech (3). Pronunciation, structure of language, and reading in modern Czech.

402 Elementary Czech (3). Pronunciation, structure of language, and reading in modern Czech, continued.

403 Intermediate Czech (3). Continuation of proficiency-based instruction begun in Elementary Czech.

404 Intermediate Czech (3). Continuation of proficiency-based instruction begun in Elementary Czech, continued.

405 Advanced Czech (3). Advanced readings and discussion in Czech in humanities and social science topics.

406 Advanced Czech (3). Advanced readings and discussion in Czech in humanities and social science topics, continued.

411 Introduction to Czech Literature (3). Introduction to Czech literature with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century prose. Taught in English. Some readings in Czech for qualified students.

470 Milan Kundera and World Literature (3). This course traces Milan Kundera’s literary path from his communist poetic youth to his present postmodern Francophilia. His work will be compared with those authors he considers his predecessors and influences in European literature. Taught in English. Some readings in Czech for qualified students.

490 Topics in Czech Culture (3). Study of topics in Czech and/or Slovak literature and culture not currently covered in any other course. The specific topic will be announced in advance. Taught in English. Some readings in Czech for qualified students.

HUNG

271 Vampires and Empires: An Introduction to Transylvania (3). The thousand-year history of a multiethnic corner of Eastern Europe, focusing on why (and how) it has come to be identified in the West with the vampire. Course materials include films, slides, and music. All lectures and readings in English.

280 Hungarian Cinema since World War II (3). An introduction to Hungarian society and culture since the end of World War II through a selection of film classics with English subtitles, with supporting background materials. Taught in English.

401 Elementary Hungarian (3). Pronunciation, structure of language, and reading in modern Hungarian.

402 Elementary Hungarian (3). Pronunciation, structure of language, and reading in modern Hungarian, continued.

403 Intermediate Hungarian Language (3). Continuation of the proficiency-based instruction begun in Elementary Hungarian.

404 Intermediate Hungarian Language (3). Continuation of the proficiency-based instruction begun in Elementary Hungarian, continued.

405 Advanced Hungarian (3). Prerequisite, HUNG 404. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Advanced readings and discussion in Hungarian in humanities and social science topics.

406 Advanced Hungarian (3). Advanced readings and discussion in Hungarian in humanities and social science topics, continued.

407 The Structure of Modern Hungarian (3). Prerequisite, HUNG 401 or LING 101. Introduction to the phonology, morphology, and syntax of modern standard Hungarian, with emphasis on some of its distinctive typological features.

411 Introduction to Hungarian Literature (3). An introduction to Hungarian literature of the last five centuries through a selection of works in English translation, with supporting background materials including films (with English subtitles). Taught in English; some readings in Hungarian for qualified students.

490 Topics in Hungarian Culture (3). Study of topics in Hungarian literature and culture not currently covered in any other course. The specific topic will be announced in advance. Taught in English; some readings in Hungarian for qualified students.

MACD

401 Elementary Macedonian (3). Pronunciation, structure of language, and reading in modern Macedonian.

402 Elementary Macedonian (3). Pronunciation, structure of language, and reading in modern Macedonian, continued.

403 Intermediate Macedonian (3). Continuation of the proficiency-based instruction begun in Elementary Macedonian.

404 Intermediate Macedonian (3). Continuation of the proficiency-based instruction begun in Elementary Macedonian, continued.

405 Advanced Macedonian (3). Advanced reading and discussion in Macedonian in humanities and social science topics.

406 Advanced Macedonian (3). Advanced reading and discussion in Macedonian in humanities and social science topics, continued.

PLSH

280 The Modern Cinema of Poland (3). An overview of postwar Polish cinema from the Polish school of the 1950s to the so-called Generation 2000. Includes films of Wajda, Munk, Kieslowski, Polanski, and others.

401 Elementary Polish (3). Pronunciation, structure of language, and reading in modern Polish.

402 Elementary Polish (3). Pronunciation, structure of language, and reading in modern Polish, continued.

403 Intermediate Polish (3). Continuation of the proficiency-based instruction begun in Elementary Polish.

404 Intermediate Polish (3). Continuation of the proficiency-based instruction begun in Elementary Polish, continued.

405 Advanced Polish (3). Advanced readings and discussion in Polish on humanities and social science topics.

406 Advanced Polish (3). Advanced readings and discussion in Polish on humanities and social science topics, continued.

411 19th-Century Polish Literature and Culture (3). A survey of the major works of 19th-century Polish literature and culture in English translation. Some readings in Polish for qualified students.

412 20th-Century Polish Literature and Culture (JWST 412) (3). A survey of the major works of 20th-century Polish literature and culture in English translation. Some readings in Polish for qualified students.

490 Topics in Polish Culture (3). Study of topics in Polish literature and culture not currently covered in any other course. The specific topic will be announced in advance. Taught in English. Some readings in Polish for qualified students.

RUSS

101 Elementary Russian (4). Introductory course designed to lay the foundation of grammar and to convey basic reading and pronunciation skills.

102 Elementary Russian (4). Continuation of the introductory course designed to lay the foundation of grammar and to convey basic reading and pronunciation skills.

203 Intermediate Russian (3). Grammar–translation work with increasing proportions of free reading and oral work.

204 Intermediate Russian (3). Grammar–translation work with increasing proportions of free reading and oral work, continued.

213 Intermediate Russian Conversation (2). Corequisite, RUSS 203. Supplements the grammar presentations in RUSS 203. Basic conversational practice on topics relevant to Russia today.

214 Intermediate Russian Conversation (2). Corequisite, RUSS 204. Continuation of RUSS 213.

244 Selected Readings in Russian (1–12). Permission of the instructor. Readings in Russian literature or linguistics on topics not usually covered in coursework.

250 Introduction to Russian Literature (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 204. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Reading and discussion of selected authors in Russian aimed at improving reading skill and preparing the student for higher level work in Russian literature.

270 Russian Literature of the 19th Century (3). Introduction to Russian prose fiction of the 19th century with particular consideration of selected writings of Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. Lectures and readings in English.

272 Russian Literature from Chekhov to the Revolution (3). Literary situations and authors of 1880 to 1917, with emphasis on Chekhov and the Symbolists. Lectures and readings in English.

273 Russian Culture and Society: 1890–1917 (3). Examines the extraordinary diversity of turn-of-the-century Russian culture (1890s to 1917); the proliferation of visual and performance arts; the rise of popular culture; new artistic explorations of gender and sexuality. Lectures and readings in English.

274 Russian Literature after 1917 (3). Russian writers and literary problems from the Revolution to the present. Lectures and readings in English.

275 Russian Fairy Tale (3). An introduction to the Russian fairy tale with attention to its roots in Russian folklore, its influence on Russian culture, and its connections with American folk and popular culture. Lectures and readings in English.

276 Mystery and Suspense in Russian Literature (3). The study of mystery and suspense in Russian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Readings and class discussions in English.

277 Love, Sex, and Marriage in Soviet Culture (3). A survey of the themes of love, sex, and marriage as they developed in Russian literature and culture from the Bolshevik Revolution to Perestroika. Readings and class discussions in English.

281 Russian Literature in World Cinema (3). Survey of masterpieces of Russian literature in the context of their cinematic adaptations. Lectures and readings in English.

321 Russian Conversation (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 204. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Designed to develop conversational skills in a variety of situations and subjects. Russian used, except for a minimum of linguistic explanations or comment.

322 Russian Conversation (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 321. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Designed to develop conversational skills in a variety of situations and subjects. Russian used, except for a minimum of linguistic explanations or comment.

400 The Evolution of Russian (3). This course traces the development of Russian from late common Slavic to contemporary Russian. Consideration is given to linguistic developments as well as cultural, social, and historical circumstances shaping contemporary Russian.

405 The Structure of Modern Russian (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 400. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. For students who want a systematic understanding of the language. Synchronic analysis of contemporary standard Russian phonology, morphology, morphophonemics, semantics, and syntax.

406 Advanced Russian Grammar (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 204. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. A comprehensive review of Russian grammar on an advanced level, emphasizing reading and writing skills.

407 Advanced Russian Grammar (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 406. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. A comprehensive review of Russian grammar on an advanced level, emphasizing reading and writing skills.

411 Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 322 or 407. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Designed to develop conversational and writing skills in a variety of situations and subjects.

412 Advanced Russian Conversation and Composition (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 411. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Designed to develop conversational and writing skills in a variety of situations and subjects.

413 Russian Stylistics (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 412. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Advanced Russian conversation and composition, with appropriate grammatical and stylistic explanations. Can be taken repeatedly for credit, but only counts once toward degree requirements.

414 Russian Stylistics (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 413. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Continuation of Russian Stylistics at a more advanced level.

431 Dandies and Dead Souls: Russian Literature and Culture, 1800–1850 (3). A survey of major works of Russian literature and culture in the first half of the 19th century. Readings in English translation. Some readings in Russian for qualified students.

432 Great Novels and Cursed Questions: Russian Literature and Culture, 1850–1881 (3). A survey of major works of Russian literature and culture in the Golden Age, an era of sociopolitical reform. Readings in English translation. Some readings in Russian for qualified students.

435 Literature and Music in Russia (3). Exploring the uses Russian composers have made of literary works and motifs, as well as the response of Russian writers to musical compositions and composers, and to music as an art form. Readings in English translation. Some readings in Russian for qualified students.

441 From Decadence to Revolution: Russian Literature and Culture, 1881–1945 (3). A survey of major works of fin-de-siècle Russian and early Soviet literature and culture. Readings in English translation. Some readings in Russian for qualified students.

442 From Cold War to Capitalism: Russian Literature and Culture, 1945–Present (3). A survey of major works of Russian literature and culture from 1945 to the present. Readings in English translation. Some readings in Russian for qualified students.

460 Russian Short Story (3). An introduction to the Russian short story. The readings, in English for nonmajors and in Russian for majors, include works from the 17th century to the present. Readings in Russian for majors, in English for nonmajors.

462 Russian Poetry of the 19th Century (3). Readings and lecture on 19th-century Russian poetry. Readings in Russian.

463 Russian Drama: From Classicism to Modernism (3). Survey of Russian drama as a literary and theatrical phenomenon from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century. Readings in English translation. Some readings in Russian for qualified students.

464 Dostoevsky (3). Study of major works of Dostoevsky and a survey of contemporary authors and literary trends relevant to his creative career. Readings in Russian for majors, in English for nonmajors.

465 Chekhov (3). Study of major works of Chekhov and survey of contemporary authors and literary trends relevant to his creative career. Readings in Russian for majors, in English for nonmajors.

469 Bulgakov (3). Study of major works of Mikhail Bulgakov, including The Master and Margarita, and a survey of contemporary Russian history and culture relevant to his creative career. Readings in English, in Russian for majors.

471 Gogol (3). Study of major works of N. V. Gogol and a survey of contemporary authors and literary trends relevant to his creative career. Lectures and seminar discussions. Readings in Russian for majors, in English for nonmajors.

473 Vladimir Nabokov (3). Exploration of Vladimir Nabokov’s prose fiction written in Germany and America. Emphasis placed on the primary texts, but some secondary readings included. Movies based on Nabokov’s novels will be viewed as well. Readings in Russian for majors, in English for nonmajors.

475 Literature of Russian Terrorism: Arson, Bombs, Mayhem (PWAD 475) (3). Literary representations of Russian revolutionaries and terrorists in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Readings by Dostoevsky, Chernyshevsky, Bely, Joseph Conrad, and by some of the terrorists themselves. Readings in English translation. Some readings in Russian for qualified students.

479 Tolstoy (3). Study of the major works of Tolstoy and a survey of contemporary authors and literary trends relevant to his creative career. Readings in Russian for majors, in English for nonmajors.

486 Contemporary Russian Women’s Writing (WMST 486) (3). A study of Russian women’s writing after World War II, including both fictional and propagandistic works analyzed in their sociopolitical context. Serves as an introduction to Russian women’s studies. Readings in Russian for majors, in English for nonmajors.

490 Topics in Russian Culture (3). Study of topics in Russian literature and culture not currently covered in any other course. The specific topic will be announced in advance. Taught in English. Some readings in Russian for qualified students.

511 Russian Mass Media I (3). Prerequisites, RUSS 411 and 412. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Module 1. Fifth-year Russian, intended to expand and master the knowledge of the language necessary for understanding deep ongoing changes in different spheres of Russian society.

512 Russian Mass Media II (3). Prerequisites, RUSS 411 and 412. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisites. Module 2. Fifth-year Russian, intended to expand and master the knowledge of the language necessary for understanding deep ongoing changes in different spheres of Russian society.

513 Russian Culture in Transition I (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 411. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Fifth-year Russian, to expand knowledge of the language necessary for understanding social changes that are taking place in Russian society, in literature, art, culture, and everyday human mentality.

514 Russian Culture in Transition II (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 412. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. RUSS 513 is not a prerequisite. Fifth-year Russian, continuing with the theme of RUSS 513 offered in the fall semester.

560 Russian Sentimentalism and Romanticism (3). Prerequisite, RUSS 407. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Survey of Russian sentimentalism and romanticism, with special attention to the intellectual currents of the period (ca. 1770 to 1850). Consideration of Western precursors (Rousseau, Sterne, Byron, et al.). Readings in Russian.

691H Honors Reading Course (3). Russian language and culture majors only. Researching and writing of an honors thesis on an agreed-upon topic not covered by scheduled courses, under the direction of departmental advisors.

692H Honors Reading Course (3). Russian language and culture majors only. Researching and writing of an honors thesis on an agreed-upon topic not covered by scheduled courses, under the direction of departmental advisors.

SECR

401 Elementary Serbian and Croatian Language (3). Pronunciation, structure of the language, and readings in modern Serbian and Croatian language.

402 Elementary Serbian and Croatian Language (3). Pronunciation, structure of the language, and readings in modern Serbian and Croatian language, continued.

403 Intermediate Serbian and Croatian Language (3). Continuation of the proficiency-based instruction begun in Elementary Serbian and Croatian language.

404 Intermediate Serbian and Croatian Language (3). Continuation of the proficiency-based instruction begun in Elementary Serbian and Croatian language, continued.

405 Advanced Serbian and Croatian Language (3). Advanced readings and discussion in Serbian and Croatian language on humanities and social science topics.

406 Advanced Serbian and Croatian Language (3). Advanced readings and discussion in Serbian and Croatian language on humanities and social science topics, continued.

411 Introduction to Serbian and Croatian Literature (3). Introduction to Serbian and Croatian literature with an emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century prose. Taught in English. Some readings in Serbian and Croatian for qualified students.

490 Topics in South Slavic Culture (3). Study of topics in Serbian, Croatian, and other South Slavic literatures and cultures not currently covered in any other course. The specific topic will be announced in advance. Taught in English. Some readings in the target language for qualified students.

SLAV

81 First-Year Seminar: Metaphor and the Body (3). All human beings inhabit a physical body, with inherent oppositions of inside/outside, up/down, and left/right. This course examines bodily experience as the wellspring of meaning.

82 First-Year Seminar: Doctor Stories (3). Explores and reflects on the experience and significance of being a doctor in Russia and the United States, analyzing “doctors’ stories” presented in fiction, nonfiction, film, and other media.

83 First-Year Seminar: The Actress: Celebrity and the Woman (3). Reflects on the experience, significance, and influence of the stage and motion picture actress in the modern era, analyzing her representation and reception in memoirs, biographies, fiction, and film.

84 First-Year Seminar: Terror for the People: Terrorism in Russian Literature and History (3). Terror was used as a political weapon in 19th-century Russia. This seminar introduces the terrorists through their own writings and fictional representations in novels by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Joseph Conrad.

85 First-Year Seminar: Children and War (3). Readings for this seminar include children’s wartime diaries, adult memoirs of child-survivors, and fiction from Eastern Europe and east Asia. Focused on World War II, but with attention to present-day conflicts.

86 First-Year Seminar: Literature and Madness (3). This course examines the ways in which modern European and American fiction, essays, and film construct representations of madness.

88H First-Year Seminar: Gender and Fiction in Central and Eastern Europe (3). An introduction to the region, this course examines the role of gender in central and east European literature from the end of the 19th century to contemporary times. Course materials include novels, films, historical readings, and essays. Readings and class discussions in English.

89 First-Year Seminar: Special Topics (3). Special topics course. Content will vary each semester.

101 Introduction to Slavic Civilizations: Peasants, Popes, and Party Hacks (3). Introduction to the essentials of Slavic cultures, including religion, literature, history, art, cinema, folklore, geography, and music. Course materials include films, slides, and recordings. Lectures and readings in English.

186 Peoples and Languages of Eastern Europe (3). The cultural diversity of Eastern Europe is examined through the emergence of competing religions, newly formed literary languages, and political controversies surrounding the birth of new languages and nations. All readings in English.

248 Childhood and Adolescence in Slavic Literature (3). Childhood and adolescence as portrayed in both fictional and autobiographical form by 19th- and 20th-century Russian, Polish, Czech, and other East European writers, including Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Nabokov, I. B. Singer, Schulz, Milosz. Lectures and readings in English.

250 Introduction to Non-Russian Slavic/East European Culture (3). Prerequisite, BULG 404, CZCH 404, HUNG 404, MACD 404, PLSH 404, or SECR 404. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Reading and discussion of selected authors in the target language aimed at improving reading and analytical skills and preparing the student for higher-level work.

251 Ideology and Aesthetics: Marxism and Literature (GERM 251) (3). See GERM 251 for description.

273 Ideology and Fiction in Slavic Literatures (3). The course focuses on 20th-century Slavic authors whose work was denounced in their countries. It highlights problems of ideology in their works.

281 Holocaust Cinema in Eastern Europe (3). A critical look at varieties of cinematic representation and memorialization of the Holocaust, from those countries of Europe where it mostly took place. Taught in English. All films in (or subtitled in) English.

296 Directed Readings in a Slavic Language (1–12). Permission of the instructor. Directed readings in a Slavic language other than Russian on topics in literature and linguistics not normally covered in scheduled courses.

306 Language and Nationalism (LING 306) (3). This course focuses on language, identity, and nationalism in contemporary societies, with special emphasis on Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States.

405 Introduction to Slavic Linguistics (3). The phonological and morphological history of Slavic languages from the late Indo-European to the split of the common Slavic linguistic unity.

463 Medieval Slavic Culture (RELI 463) (3). Survey of medieval Slavic culture, beginning with Christianization in the ninth and 10th centuries. Themes include Byzantine missions, the replacement of paganism with Christianity, the oral traditions, and Slavic literary relations. Readings in English for non-Slavic concentrators.

464 Imagined Jews: Jewish Themes in Polish and Russian Literature (JWST 464) (3). Explores the fictional representation of Jewish life in Russia and Poland by Russian, Polish, and Jewish authors from the 19th century to the present. Readings in English for non-Slavic concentrators.

465 Literature of Atrocity: The Gulag and the Holocaust in Russia and Eastern Europe (JWST 465, PWAD 465) (3). Literary representation in fiction, poetry, memoirs, and other genres of the mass annihilation and terror in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union under the Nazi and Communist regimes. Readings in English for non-Slavic concentrators.

467 Language and Political Identity (PWAD 467) (3). This course examines the roles of language policy and linguistic controversies in determining national identity and fueling political polarization. It focuses primarily on western and eastern Europe and Central Asia.

469 Coming to America: The Slavic Immigrant Experience in Literature (JWST 469) (3). Fictional and autobiographical expressions of the Slavic and East European immigrant experience in the 20th century. Readings include Russian, Polish, Jewish, and Czech authors from early 1900s to present. Readings in English for non-Slavic concentrators.

470 20th-Century Russian and Polish Theater (3). A comparative survey of the major trends in 20th-century Russian and Polish dramaturgy and theatrical production, with attention to aesthetic, professional, and political connections between the two. Readings in English for non-Slavic concentrators.

490 Topics in Slavic Culture (3). Comparative study of topics in non-Russian Slavic literatures and culture not covered in any other course. Specific topics will vary and will be announced in advance. Taught in English. Some readings in the target language(s) for qualified students.

500 Old Church Slavonic (3). An introduction to the language of the oldest Slavic texts. Translation, grammatical analysis, comparison of texts.

560 Reading Other Cultures: Issues in Literary Translation (CMPL 560) (3). Permission of the instructor. Reading knowledge of a language other than English recommended. Starting from the proposition that cultural literacy would be impossible without reliance on translations, this course addresses fundamental issues in the practice, art, and politics of literary translation.

580 East European Literary Criticism (3). Survey of 20th-century Slavic literary criticism. Russian formalists, Bakhtin and his circle, Czech structuralists, Soviet semiotics. Emphasis on influence of Slavic criticism on development of Western literary criticism.

691H Honors Reading Course (3). Slavic and East European languages and cultures majors only. Research and writing of an honors thesis on an agreed-upon topic not covered by scheduled courses, under the direction of departmental advisors.

692H Honors Reading Course (3). Slavic and East European languages and cultures majors only. Research and writing of an honors thesis on an agreed-upon topic not covered by scheduled courses, under the direction of departmental advisors.