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BCRS 104: Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I (5 ) U
First Semester. Five hours of recitation and drill in the spoken language per week. Essentials of grammar, practice in reading, writing and speaking Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. LEC
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BCRS 105: Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, Honors (5 ) U
Similar to BCRS 104 but with additional work aimed at accelerating the student's progress to proficiency and widening understanding of cultural context. Prerequisite: Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC
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BCRS 108: Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II (5 ) U
Second Semester. A continuation of BCRS 104. Prerequisite: BCRS 104. LEC
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BCRS 109: Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II, Honors (5 ) U
Continues BCRS 105. Similar to BCRS 108 but with additional work aimed at accelerating the student's progress to proficiency and widening understanding of cultural context. Prerequisite: BCRS 104 or 105. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC
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BCRS 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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BCRS 204: Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I (3 ) U
Second-year course in the language with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: BCRS 108. LEC
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BCRS 205: Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, Honors (3 ) U
Similar to BCRS 204 but with additional work aimed at accelerating the student's progress to proficiency and widening understanding of cultural context. Prerequisite: Open only to students who have received an A in BCRS 108 or an A or B in BCRS 109, and who are admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC
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BCRS 208: Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II (3 ) U
A continuation of BCRS 204. Prerequisite: BCRS 204. LEC
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BCRS 209: Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II, Honors (3 ) U
Similar to BCRS 208 but with additional work aimed at accelerating the student's progress to proficiency and widening understanding of cultural context. Prerequisite: BCRS 204 or 205. Open only to students admitted to the University Honors Program, or by permission of instructor. LEC
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BCRS 380: Intensive Croatian (6 ) U
This program consists of a six-week intensive language course in intermediate and advanced Croatian phonetics, conversation, and grammar, and is offered each summer in Croatia. In addition to the practical language work, there is a program of lectures on modern Croatian history, literature, and other cultural topics. Various excursions and tours bring the students into first-hand contact with the people, natural beauty and culture of Croatia. This program is a cooperative effort between the University of Kansas and faculty of the University of Zadar. LEC
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BCRS 504: Advanced Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I (3 ) H/W
A practical Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian course involving the advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation and composition. Taught in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Designed for students who have had two or more years of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language. Prerequisite: BCRS 208, or equivalent. LEC
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BCRS 508: Advanced Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II (3 ) H/W
A practical Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian course involving the advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation and composition. Taught in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. Designed for students who have had two and one-half or or more years of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language. Prerequisite: BCRS 504, or equivalent. LEC
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BCRS 675: Readings in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (1-6 ) H/W
Individually tailored readings and independent work in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language and culture. Prerequisite: Two years of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, and consent of instructor. IND
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CZCH 104: Elementary Czech I (5 ) U
First semester. Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking and writing Czech. Simple readings from selected texts. LEC
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CZCH 108: Elementary Czech II (5 ) U
Second semester. A continuation of CZCH 104. Prerequisite: CZCH 104. LEC
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CZCH 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Czech. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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CZCH 204: Intermediate Czech I (3 ) U
Second-year course in the language with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: CZCH 108. LEC
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CZCH 208: Intermediate Czech II (3 ) U
A continuation of CZCH 204. Prerequisite: CZCH 204. LEC
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CZCH 675: Readings in Czech (1-6 ) H/W
Prerequisite: Reading knowledge of Czech language, and consent of instructor. IND
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PLSH 104: Elementary Polish I (5 ) U
First Semester. Essentials of grammar, practice in reading, writing, and speaking Polish. LEC
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PLSH 108: Elementary Polish II (5 ) U
Second semester. A continuation of PLSH 104. Prerequisite: PLSH 104. LEC
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PLSH 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Polish. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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PLSH 204: Intermediate Polish I (3 ) U
Second-year course in the language with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: PLSH 108. LEC
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PLSH 208: Intermediate Polish II (3 ) U
A continuation of PLSH 204. Prerequisite: PLSH 204. LEC
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PLSH 312: Polish Language and Civilization in Poland: Summer Program (8 ) H/W
Polish grammar, conversation, and composition with select aspects of Polish civilization. Available only to participants in Polonicum, Warsaw University. LEC
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PLSH 504: Advanced Polish I (3 ) H/W
A practical Polish language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in Polish. Designed for students who have had two or more years of Polish language. Prerequisite: PLSH 208 or equivalent. LEC
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PLSH 508: Advanced Polish II (3 ) H/W
A practical Polish language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in Polish. Designed for students who have had two and one-half or more years of Polish. Prerequisite: PLSH 504 or equivalent. LEC
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PLSH 675: Readings in Polish Language and Literature (1-6 ) H/W
Directed individual readings on various topics concerning Polish literature and/or language. Prerequisite: Two years or four semesters of Polish, and consent of instructor. IND
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RUSS 100: Russian Reading Course I (3 ) U
A special reading course for candidates for advanced degrees, faculty members, and graduate or undergraduate students from other schools or departments, designed to aid them in obtaining a reading knowledge for purposes of research. An intensive study of the fundamentals of grammar proceeding to the reading of material of medium difficulty. The course does not satisfy any part of the undergraduate language requirement. Presupposes no previous study of Russian. LEC
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RUSS 101: Russian Reading Course II (3 ) U
A continuation of RUSS 100. Completion and review of the fundamentals of grammar, with emphasis on reading and translation of learned, scientific, or technical writing and other material of an advanced nature. Each student will also have special assignments in his or her particular field. This course does not satisfy any part of the undergraduate language requirement. Prerequisite: RUSS 100. LEC
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RUSS 104: Elementary Russian I (5 ) U
First semester. Five hours of basic language acquisition and two hours of oral practice per week. Essentials of grammar, practice in comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Russian. LEC
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RUSS 108: Elementary Russian II (5 ) U
Second semester. Five hours of basic language acquisition and two hours of oral practice per week. A continuation of RUSS 104. Prerequisite: RUSS 104. LEC
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RUSS 110: Intensive Elementary Russian (10 ) U
Intensive course in elementary Russian providing the student with a complete survey of Russian grammar, and proficiency in understanding, reading, and speaking basic Russian. Twenty contact hours per week. Same content as RUSS 104 and RUSS 108 combined. LEC
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RUSS 150: Beginning Russian I (3 ) U
Fundamentals of Russian grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Course designed to accommodate the needs of students regardless of age, educational background, or occupation. No previous knowledge of Russian or other foreign languages required. LEC
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RUSS 152: Beginning Russian II (3 ) U
Continuation of RUSS 150. Does not fulfill BA foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: RUSS 150 or equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Russian. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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RUSS 204: Intermediate Russian I (6 ) U
This course is designed to develop speaking, reading, and listening proficiency within the context of detailed grammatical review. The course meets five hours a week for six hours credit. It is especially recommended for potential majors in Russian, for area-studies students, and for students intending to apply for study abroad in Russia. Prerequisite: RUSS 108, RUSS 110, or equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 208: Intermediate Russian II (6 ) U
Continuation of RUSS 204. Completes the undergraduate foreign language requirement. The course is designed to develop speaking, reading, and listening proficiency within the context of detailed grammatical review. It is especially recommended for potential majors in Russian, for area-studies students, and for students intending to apply for study abroad in Russia. Students who have completed only RUSS 212 may enroll with the permission of the instructor. Prerequisite: RUSS 204 or equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 212: Second Year Russian I (3 ) U
A review of Russian and further development of all four language skills. This course is intended for non-specialists and for students fulfilling the language requirement. Prerequisite: RUSS 108 or RUSS 110. LEC
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RUSS 216: Second Year Russian II (3 ) U
Continuation of RUSS 212. More focused development of students' oral skills and reading abilities. This course fulfills the college foreign language requirement. Prerequisite: RUSS 204 or RUSS 212. LEC
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RUSS 250: Continuing Russian I (3 ) U
Fundamentals of Russian grammar, reading, speaking, and writing. Course designed to accommodate the needs of students regardless of age, educational background, or occupation. Does not count towards the fulfillment of the undergraduate language requirement. Does not count towards the undergraduate major in Slavic. Prerequisite: RUSS 152 or equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 252: Continuing Russian II (3 ) U
A continuation of RUSS 250. Does not count towards the fulfillment of the undergraduate language requirement. Does not count towards the undergraduate major in Slavic. Prerequisite: RUSS 250 or equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 504: Advanced Russian I (3 ) H/W
A practical Russian language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in Russian. Designed for students who have had four semesters of Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 208 or RUSS 216. LEC
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RUSS 508: Advanced Russian II (3 ) H/W
A practical Russian language course involving advanced study of the grammar, reading of texts on a variety of subjects, conversation, and composition. Taught in Russian. Designed for students who have had two and one-half or more years of Russian language. Prerequisite: RUSS 504. LEC
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RUSS 512: Russian for the Professions I (3 ) U
This course focuses on the active mastery of language structures and vocabulary needed for people using Russian in professional capacities, particularly such as business and journalism. Materials will be drawn from the current Russian press and electronic media. Designed for students who have had basic language training and want to develop specialized language skills. Prerequisite: RUSS 208 or RUSS 216. LEC
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RUSS 516: Russian for the Professions II (3 ) U
A continuation of RUSS 512. Prerequisite: RUSS 504, RUSS 512, or RUSS 522. LEC
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RUSS 522: Problems in Translating Russian into English I (3 ) H/W
Preparation of hitherto untranslated works, possibly with the intention of submitting for publication. Training and practice in the skills of oral interpretation. Prerequisite: Two years minimum of Russian language courses. LEC
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RUSS 550: Advanced Conversation, Composition, and Grammar in Russia: Summer Program (6 ) H/W
Held in Russia. Twenty-four hours of class work weekly, plus lectures and excursions, for six weeks at St. Petersburg University. Prerequisite: RUSS 208 or the equivalent of twenty-two hours of Russian language courses. LEC
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RUSS 552: Advanced Russian Language at Saint Petersburg University: Semester Program (14 ) H/W
Sixteen weeks of intensive Russian language and literature classes held at Saint Petersburg University, Russia. Classes in advanced phonetics, conversation, and grammar as well as lectures on literary and other cultural topics. Prerequisite: Minimum of five semesters of Russian language study at the college level or its equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 600: Classics of Russian Culture (3 ) H
This advanced Russian language class explores the monuments of Russian culture (1700-1980) in the context of the country's history, customs, artistic traditions and literary trends. It is designed to develop reading, writing, and speaking skills of advanced language students and includes the preparation of written and oral reports in Russian. Discussion format; conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 604: Contemporary Russian Culture (3 ) H/W
This advanced Russian language class explores issues in contemporary Russian culture (literature and the arts, societal trends and issues, politics, and national life) based on Russian film, television, and print materials. It is designed to develop reading, writing, and speaking skills of advanced language students who wish to develop high levels of fluency, accuracy, and idiomatic expressiveness. Includes the preparation of both written and oral reports. Discussion format; conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 608: Russian Phonetics and Grammar (3 ) H/W
A survey of fundamental issues in Russian phonetics, morphology, and syntax. The course will develop reading, writing, and speaking skills necessary for discussing and analyzing the major linguistic categories of Russian. Includes the preparation of both written and oral reports. Discussion format; conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 612: Introduction to Russian Literature (3 ) H/W
Readings for this advanced Russian language class will be drawn from representative prose, poetry, and drama of 19th or 20th century authors. The course will develop reading, writing, and speaking skills necessary for discussing and analyzing the major texts and literary trends of the Russian tradition. Includes the preparation of both written and oral reports. Discussion format; conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 616: Stylistics (3 ) H/W
Practical examination of the features of stylistic registers available in contemporary Russian, ranging from slang to colloquial speech to educated journalistic, scientific, and literary styles. The course will develop reading, writing, and speaking skills necessary for discussing and analyzing stylistic registers. Includes the preparation of both written and oral reports. Discussion format; conducted entirely in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 508 or equivalent. LEC
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RUSS 675: Readings in Russian (1-6 ) H/W
Prerequisite: Two years of Russian, and consent of instructor. IND
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SLAV 104: Elementary Slavic Language I: _____ (5 ) U
First semester. Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking and writing a Slavic language. Simple readings from selected texts. Course may be used to teach the fundamentals of any Slavic language, for example, Slovenian, Macedonian, Slovak, etc. LEC
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SLAV 108: Elementary Slavic Language II: _____ (5 ) U
Second semester. Essentials of grammar, practice in speaking and writing a Slavic language. A continuation of SLAV 104 in those languages whose fundamentals were being taught in SLAV 104. Prerequisite: SLAV 104 or equivalent (in same language). LEC
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SLAV 140: Introduction to Russian Culture (3 ) HT H/W
An introduction to the principal achievements of Russian cultural history, with particular emphasis on literature, folklore, spirituality, and the visual arts. LEC
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SLAV 141: Introduction to Russian Culture, Honors (3 ) HT H/W
An introduction to the principal achievements of Russian cultural history, with particular emphasis on literature, folklore, spirituality, and the visual arts. LEC
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SLAV 144: Survey of Russian Literature in Translation (3 ) HL H/W
A survey of the principal works of Russian literature including such authors as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and others. LEC
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SLAV 145: Survey of Russian Literature in Translation, Honors (3 ) HL H/W
A survey of the principal works of Russian literature including such authors as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Pasternak, Solzhenitsyn, and others. LEC
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SLAV 148: Introduction to Slavic Folklore (3 ) HL H/W
An introduction to the various forms of folklore among the Slavic peoples, with particular emphasis on the folk literature, customs, and artifacts of Russia, Poland, and the South Slavic countries. LEC
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SLAV 149: Introduction to Slavic Folklore, Honors (3 ) HL H/W
An introduction to the various forms of folklore among the Slavic peoples, with particular emphasis on the folk literature, customs, and artifacts of Russia, Poland, and the South Slavic countries. LEC
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SLAV 177: First Year Seminar: _____ (3 ) U
A limited-enrollment, seminar course for first-time freshmen, addressing current issues in Slavic. Course is designed to meet the critical thinking learning outcome of the KU Core. First-Year Seminar topics are coordinated and approved by the Office of First-Year Experience. Prerequisite: First-time freshman status. LEC
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SLAV 204: Intermediate Slavic Language I: _____ (3 ) U
Second-year level course in a Slavic language, for example, Slovenian, Macedonian, Slovak, with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: SLAV 108 (in same language). LEC
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SLAV 208: Intermediate Slavic Language II: _____ (3 ) U
Second-year level course in a Slavic language, for example, Slovenian, Macedonian, Slovak, with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation. Prerequisite: SLAV 204 or equivalent (in same language). LEC
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SLAV 316: The Peoples and Cultures of Southeastern Europe Through Film (3 ) HL H
This course presents an introduction to the study of the culture of the South Slavs and other peoples of Southeastern Europe, combining background modules in geography, linguistic culture, history, folklore and contemporary cultural criticism with critical viewings of artistic films. The course serves as an introduction to humanistic inquiry about the peoples and cultures of Southeastern Europe. LEC
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SLAV 317: The Peoples and Cultures of Southeastern Europe Through Film, Honors (3 ) HL H
This course is similar in content to SLAV 316, but with an additional honors project. Prerequisite: Eligibility for or admission to the university Honors Program. LEC
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SLAV 318: Jews and Slavs in Eastern Europe (3 ) H
Jews and Slavs have shared territory from the Middle Ages to the present day. The contact between these culturally and linguistically distinct groups have shaped many centuries of Eastern European history - from the extreme violence of the pogroms to long periods of peaceful coexistence and cooperation. "Jews and Slavs" examines the history and cultural geography of Slavic-Jewish contact from the perspectives of both groups. Through literature, film, journalism, and folklore, students learn about the profound influence Jews and Slavs have had on each other, the uneasy feelings that accompanied their interactions, and the creative and fascinating impact their interaction had on both cultures. (Same as JWSH 318.) LEC
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SLAV 340: Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe (3 ) HT H
An overview of the languages and peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe, including the Slavic and Baltic languages, Romanian, and Albanian. Topics addressed include language prehistory, writing systems, and the relationship between language and national identity. Emphasis on language issues as a background to current events in order to impart an appreciation of the area, its uniqueness and complexity. LEC
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SLAV 341: Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe, Honors (3 ) HT H
An overview of the languages and peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe, including the Slavic and Baltic languages, Romanian, and Albanian. Topics addressed include language prehistory, writing systems, and the relationship between language and national identity. Emphasis on language issues as a background to current events in order to impart an appreciation of the area, its uniqueness and complexity. Prerequisite: Membership in the College Honors Program or consent of instructor. LEC
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SLAV 370: War and Violence Russian Literature and Film (3 ) S
This course focuses on artistic representations of violence resulting from historical events such as World War II, Soviet collectivization, the Gulag, and political purges. We consider Soviet literature and film, including works by Isaac Babel, Andrei Platonov, Anna Akhmatova, and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Readings in English. The course is offered at the 300 and 500 levels, with additional assignments at the 500 level. LEC
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SLAV 390: Slavic Folk Culture: _____ (3 ) H/W
A broad exposure, both theoretical and practical, to various aspects of the traditional native culture of a particular Slavic country or ethnic group, including folk dance, song and musicianship, as well as forms of the material culture such as folk architecture, costumes and art in everyday life. Taught in the pertinent Slavic country in conjunction with the appropriate language course. LEC
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SLAV 499: Honors Thesis (3 ) H/W
Independent study and preparation of honors thesis. Required of all students working for a degree with honors in Slavic languages and literatures. IND
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SLAV 500: Russia Today (3 ) H/W
Study and discussion of contemporary problems in Russia and the former Soviet Union; readings in Russian, based on articles in newspapers, journals, etc. Conducted in Russian. Prerequisite: RUSS 208 or equivalent. LEC
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SLAV 502: Introduction to Russian Culture and Society: _____ (3 ) H/W
An interdisciplinary course introducing the student to the principal features of Russian cultural and societal development in the modern era. Readings in English, no prerequisite for non-Russian majors. Majors and graduate students in Slavic languages and literatures will be required to do readings in Russian. LEC
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SLAV 503: Post-Soviet Communication (3 ) H
The course is designed to acquaint students with the shifting manner of public discourse in Post-Soviet Russia and help them to explore in some depth cross-cultural communication between America and Russia. In addition to contemporary and historical background on Russian communicative practices, students examine discourse in business development, mass media, marketing, and advertising. All readings in English. (Same as COMS 503). LEC
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SLAV 504: Introduction to East-Central European Culture and Society: _____ (3 ) H/W
An interdisciplinary course introducing the student to the principal features of East-Central European cultural and societal development in the modern era. Countries that may be considered are: Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, the South Slavic countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belorussia, and Ukraine. LEC
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SLAV 505: Introduction to Czech Culture (3 ) H
This study-abroad trip offers a survey of Czech art, architecture, literature, theater, and film from the medieval period to the present with emphasis on the late 19th and 20th centuries. Combines 18 hours of lectures on campus and a ten-day trip to Prague. LEC
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SLAV 506: West Slavic Literature and Civilization (Polish and Czech) (3 ) H/W
A survey of West Slavic Literature and Civilization (Polish and Czech) from its beginnings to the present with emphasis on the most important trends: Renaissance, Romanticism, Positivism/Realism, Modernism and Avant-guard; Socialist realism, and Post-modernism. The course combines lecture, discussion and small group activities. Movie clips, recordings, and slides are used to reflect various cultural dimensions of West Slavic Civilization. No knowledge of Polish or Czech is required. LEC
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SLAV 508: South Slavic Literature and Civilization (3 ) NW H/W
An introductory survey of the literature and culture of the South Slavic peoples: the Slovenes, Croats, Bosniacs, Serbs, Montenegrins, Macedonians and Bulgarians. No language required. LEC
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SLAV 510: The Russian Literary Genius (3 ) H/W
Topics and problems in Russian cultural history as treated in the masterworks of Russian literature. Readings selected from the works of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pasternak, Bulgakov, Solzhenitsyn, and other great Russian writers. Readings in English, no prerequisite for non-Russian majors. Russian majors will do some of the readings in Russian. LEC
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SLAV 514: Totalitarianism and Literature in Central Europe (3 ) H
This course asks how fiction written in Central Europe engaged and grappled with the totalitarian experience imposed by Nazi and Soviet forms of government. The course focuses on the works by 20th-century Polish, Czech, and Hungarian writers that deal with totalitarianism. (Same as HWC 514.) LEC
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SLAV 516: Film Adaptations of Polish and Czech Literature (3 )
A comparative study of several most representative and best works of 19th- and 20th-century Polish and Czech fiction and drama and their film adaptations. By providing a broad cultural and historical background of the works, the course offers a thorough introduction to modern culture of Poland and the Czech Republic. Readings and discussions are in English, and no knowledge of Polish or Czech is required. LEC
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SLAV 520: Russian Phonetics, Phonology, and Inflectional Morphology (3 ) H/W
An analysis of the phonological and morphological systems of contemporary standard Russian, including normative and dialectal pronunciation of speech sounds, phonemics, morphophonemic alterations, and nominal and verbal inflections. Graduate students enrolled in this course will be held to a more stringent curriculum and grading system. Prerequisite: Two years of Russian language study or the equivalent. LEC
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SLAV 522: The Grammatical Categories of Russian: Linguistic Units, Functions and Meanings (3 ) H/W
This course covers the main grammatical categories of Russian, including word formation, case, animacy, voice and reflexive verbs, imperatives, aspect, and word order. It is intended not only for linguists but anyone seeking a better understanding of the grammatical systems of Russian. Designed as a continuation of SLAV 520. Prerequisite: Two years of Russian language study or the equivalent. LEC
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SLAV 524: Russian Since the Revolution (3 ) H/W
An examination of changes in the Russian language during the course of this century. Topics covered include changes in pronunciation, morphological and syntactic variation, and the impact of foreign borrowings, particularly from English. Graduate students enrolled in this course will be held to a more stringent curriculum and grading system. Prerequisite: Two years of Russian language study or the equivalent. LEC
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SLAV 528: Comparative Study of Slavic Literatures (3 ) H/W
The course is intended as an introduction to the most significant writers and works in Slavic literatures. The emphasis will be on some of the themes and ideological concepts that have shaped the literatures of the Slavic world. Representative works of Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Mrozek, Rozewicz, Capek, Hasek, Djilas, Havel, Ivo Andric and others, will be studied. The diversity of expression and, at the same time, homogeneity of spirit in the works of these writers will be stressed. No knowledge of Slavic languages is required. LEC
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SLAV 530: Introduction to Russian Poetry (3 ) H/W
An introduction to the principles of Russian versification and to masterpieces of Russian poetry selected from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Students will learn to read, translate, and analyze poems in terms of rhyme, meter, euphony, metaphor, and other prosodic features. Emphasis will be placed upon preparing students for independent study and appreciation of Russian poetry in the original. Prerequisite: Language proficiency. LEC
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SLAV 532: Dostoevsky (3 ) H/W
A study of the life and works of Fyodor Dostoevsky. In translation. No prerequisite. LEC
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SLAV 534: Tolstoy (3 ) H/W
A study of the life and works of Leo Tolstoy. In translation. LEC
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SLAV 536: Turgenev (3 ) H/W
A study of the life and works of Ivan Turgenev. In translation; however, note that Russian majors will be required to read selected works in Russian. LEC
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SLAV 538: The Modern Polish Short Story (3 ) H/W
A study of the development of the Polish short story from Positivism to the present. Readings of major Polish writers including Prus, Sienkiewicz, Schulz, Borowski, Andrzejewski, and others. Emphasis on trends in the Polish short story within the context of West European literatures. No prerequisites. Readings in English. Students with knowledge of Polish will read some works in Polish. LEC
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SLAV 540: Language and Identity in East-Central Europe and the Former Soviet Union (3 ) H
The course treats the formation of modern nation states as defined by language, where the history of the linguistic community played a central, if mythic role. Focus is on sociolinguistic case studies of the connection between language and identity in the former USSR and Yugoslavia, as well as transnational groups defined by common language and culture. The impact of global English, EU membership, and migration on language and identity issues are also discussed. LEC
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SLAV 558: Readings in Slovene (1-6 ) H
Individually tailored coursework in Slovene, from beginning to advanced level. Can include development of all four skills depending on the needs of the student. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. IND
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SLAV 560: Introduction to Slavic Language: _____ (3 ) H/W
Basic introduction to the language, with emphasis on grammar and reading skills. Prerequisite: Two years of a different Slavic language at the college level. LEC
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SLAV 561: Readings in Slavic Language: _____ (1-6 ) H/W
A course of readings and discussion of grammar in a Slavic language as a continuation of SLAV 560, for example, in Bulgarian, Macedonian, etc. Prerequisite: SLAV 560 or the equivalent. LEC
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SLAV 562: Russian Theatre and Drama from Stanislavski and Chekhov to the Present (3 ) H/W
A study of the development of Russian theatre and dramatic literature from 1898 to the present. Lectures and readings in English. (Same as THR 725.) LEC
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SLAV 564: The Woman Question" in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature" (3 ) H
An exploration of the "woman question" in nineteenth-century Russia as treated in literary texts. Authors to be included are: Tolstoy, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Chekhov, as well as women writers such as Karolina Pavlova and Evgeniia Tur, and prominent literary and social critics. Readings in English. LEC
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Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2134
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3313
http://www2.ku.edu/~slavic/
Stephen M. Dickey, Director of Undergraduate Studies
785-864-3313

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Wescoe Hall
1445 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 2134
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594
785-864-3313
http://www2.ku.edu/~slavic/
Maria Carlson, Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-3313
mcarlson@ku.edu
Ani Kokobobo, Associate Director for Graduate Studies for Recruitment
785-864-2352
akokobobo@ku.edu
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