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Russian Courses

This is an unofficial list of courses that will be offered in Russian Studies in Fall 2023. It is strictly for the use of expanded course descriptions. For the complete official course offerings, please consult the My.UIC portal.

For a list of all courses and general course descriptions, please see the UIC Academic Catalog.

Fall 2023 Courses in Russian Language Heading link

All classes will meet on campus. Additional online asynchronous work is required for the 4th credit hour of the 100-level classes.

RUSS 101 – Elementary Russian I

  • MWF 9:00-9:50
  • MWF 12:00-12:50

RUSS 103 – Intermediate Russian I

  • MWF 10:00-10:50
  • MWF 1:00-1:50

RUSS 202 – Advanced Russian through Contemporary Culture

  • MWF 12:00-12:50

Fall 2023 Russian & Central and Eastern European Studies Courses in English Heading link

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RUSS 115 – Russian Culture Before the Revolution
On Campus, TR 2:00-3:15
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Kendall
World Cultures

RUSS 120 – The Russian Short Story in Translation
On Campus, MWF 2:00-2:50
Creative Arts; World Cultures

CEES / MOVI 208 – Central and Eastern European Cinema
On Campus, TR 11:00-12:15
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Kendall
Creative Arts

CEES / AH 246 – European Avant-Garde: Revolution in Arts
On Campus, MWF 11:00-11:50
Instructor: Dr. Julia Vaingurt
The Russian Revolution, WWI, the rise of Hitler… Freud and the unconscious, Einstein and relativity, Marx and class-consciousness… Airplanes,  automobiles, and assembly lines… Radio, telephone, typewriter, and the movie camera… How did these radical developments in politics, science, technology and everyday life affect practices of creating art? What role did art play in these revolutions? What innovations in art did this new era inspire, and, conversely, how did art shape life?
This course will provide a critical introduction to the avant-garde as a pan-European, international phenomenon. Exploring such experimental and iconoclastic art movements as Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, and Constructivism, we’ll concentrate on the cross-fertilization of ideas between cultures and media. We’ll analyze the ideology and aesthetics of various avant-garde formations, investigating literature, film, architecture and visual arts.
Creative Arts
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RUSS 460 – Topics in Russian Literature
On Campus, M 3:00-5:30
Instructor: Dr. Julia Vaingurt

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