Carnegie Mellon University

Russian Studies Courses

Browse and search our fall 2023 courses in Russian Studies.

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7 courses displayed.

82-191 Elementary Russian I

This course is for students who have never studied Russian. It begins the Russian language sequence and is offered in the fall semester only. The course takes a communicative approach to teaching basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Language is…
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82-291 Intermediate Russian I

This course is designed for students who have taken two semesters of Russian at Carnegie Mellon or the equivalent. It is offered in the fall only. This course furthers communicative proficiency through intensive practice in written and spoken Russian. Complex grammatical…
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82-293 Russian Cinema: From the Bolshevik Revolution to Putin's Russia

Last night I was in the kingdom of shadows, said the writer Maxim Gorky in 1896 after seeing a film for the first time. How terrifying to be there Early film inspired fear and fascination in its Russian audiences, and before long became a medium of bold aesthetic and…
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82-294 19th Century Russian Masterpieces

In the 19th century, Russian writers produced some of the most beloved works of Western literature, among them Dostoevskys Crime and Punishment and Tolstoys Anna Karenina. These novels continue to captivate audiences and inspire adaptations in theater, film, and…
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82-390 Soviet Future: Revolutionary Design

Taught in English. This course explores the history of Soviet design from aspirations of an everyday Utopia following the 1917 Revolution to the crumbling facades and "post-Communist aesthetic" of the former USSR today. Students will learn about alternative visions of…
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82-391/392 Advanced Russian I: Modern Russia

This course investigates the cultural history of the post-Revolutionary Russian emigration to capitals of Europe, North America, and Asia. We will examine the life of Russian émigré communities in each of these cities, through poetry, literary fiction,…
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82-394 Russian for Heritage Speakers: Babushka's Russia & Beyond

This course is designed to address the linguistic and cultural learning needs of heritage speakers of Russian, those who grew up hearing and speaking Russian at home but who have had little or no formal study of Russian language, culture, or history. Although heritage…
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