Prerequisite: 01:860:302, or 01:860:306, or placement. May be taken out of sequence with 860:401, 860:402, 860:404, or 860:407.
Taught primarily in Russian, the course fosters advanced language skills of conversational fluency, listening comprehension, writing and composition, expanded vocabulary, recognition of stylistic registers, and advanced syntax. These skills are practiced while learning about different genre of mass media in the USSR and Russia, i.e. print, radio, television, bard songs, as well as engaging with current events and Russian culture as depicted in film.