Course Listings

Russian (RUS)

RUS 1301-ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN I TCCNS: RUSS 1411 
Introduction to the Russian language and culture: Pronunciation, grammar, reading of simple texts, and conversation.

RUS 1302-ELEMENTARY RUSSIAN II TCCNS: RUSS 1412 
Prerequisite(s): RUS 1301 or two units of high school Russian. 
Continuation of RUS 1301.

RUS 2310-INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I 
Prerequisite(s): RUS 1301 and 1302 or three units of high school Russian. 
Conversation, composition, cultural readings, and grammar review.

RUS 2320-INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II 
Prerequisite(s): RUS 1301, 1302, and 2310 or four units of high school Russian. 
Continuation of RUS 2310.

RUS 3301-RUSSIAN CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION 
Prerequisite(s): Fourteen semester hours of Russian or consent of instructor. 
Further development of communication skills. Required of all Russian majors. 

RUS 3302-RUSSIAN READING DEVELOPMENT 
Prerequisite(s): Fourteen semester hours of Russian or consent of instructor. 
Development of Russian reading skills through grammar review and reading of selections from various areas of the arts and sciences.

RUS 3310-RUSSIAN PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
Prerequisite(s): RUS 2320 or consent of instructor.
Analysis of Russian phonology and spelling; practice in Russian pronunciation and intonation.

RUS 3352-MODERN RUSSIAN SHORT STORY 
Prerequisite(s): Fourteen semester hours of Russian.
Emphasis on Russian short prose fiction of the twentieth century.

RUS 3353-RUSSIAN DRAMA 
Prerequisite(s): Fourteen semester hours of Russian.
Emphasis on the drama of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

RUS 3380-RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION I
Does not count toward foreign language requirement. Survey of Russian poetry and prose from its beginning to the Revolution with emphasis on Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov.

RUS 3381-RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION II
Does not count toward foreign language requirement. Survey of Russian poetry and prose from the Revolution to the present with emphasis on Mayakowsky, Pasternak, Bulgakov, and Solzhenitsyn.

RUS 3V70-SPECIAL PROBLEMS
Prerequisite(s): Consent of division director. 
With content changed, this course may be repeated once for credit 1-0.

RUS 4301-SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE 
Prerequisite(s): Seventeen semester hours of Russian including RUS 3301 or consent of instructor. 
Russian literature from its beginnings to the Revolution.

RUS 4302-SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE, CONTINUED 
Prerequisite(s): Seventeen semester hours of Russian including RUS 3301 or consent of instructor. 
Survey of Russian literature from the Revolution to the present.

RUS 4V90-INDEPENDENT STUDY
Prerequisite(s): Consent of division director.
Independent study in Russian language and literature in consultation with a professor. Examination and term paper with content changed, this course may be repeated once for credit.

**RUS 5370 - Russian for Grad Students I
Reading of intermediate-level Russian texts. No previous language experience required. Limited to graduate students or to undergraduates by petition. Does not count toward foreign language requirement for undergraduate students.

**RUS 5371 - Russian for Grad Students II
Prerequisite(s): RUS 5370 or consent of instructor. 
Continuation of RUS 5370. Reading of intermediate-level Russian texts. No previous language experience required. Limited to graduate students or to undergraduates by petition. Does not count toward foreign language requirement for undergraduate students.

**Course description: 5370/71, are two-semester summer intensive courses that will be offered during Summer II only. Students will learn the essentials of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar to enable them to read and comprehend scholarly writings in Russian that are specific to their areas of specialization. Completion of both courses (taught concurrently) and a grade of “B,” or higher, in the second class (RUS 5371) will satisfy the requirement for reading knowledge in a foreign language for most of those degree programs at Baylor University that have a foreign language proficiency requirement.

(Note: Check your degree program to determine if this method is valid for you.  If taking an Oral and a Reading Examination as required by your degree program, you may still take the courses preparation for the reading portion of the exam.)