[RUSS 315] Understanding Russia: Culture in Everyday Contexts
This course is designed to advance studentsâ€™ understanding of the culture of everyday life in Russia and thus promote the intercultural competency necessary for deep comprehension of Russian texts and for meaningful interactions with Russians in a variety of contexts. Through a close analysis of Viktoria Tokarevaâ€™sPervaya Popytka, students learn to decode messages embedded in the novellaâ€™s many textual allusions to Russian culture, history, and behavior. By the end of the course, students are able to answer a broad array of questions connected to key aspects of Russian identity; this knowledge, in turn, helps students start communicating across cultural boundaries.
Understanding Russia: Culture in Everyday Contexts
Prerequisite: Russian 210 or consent of instructor. After on-line registration closes, Modern Languages faculty review all language course enrollments to determine whether or not a student has enrolled in the recommended placement level. If not, the student will be contact by the department to determine whether a drop or registration in another language course is appropriate.