Professor Cori Anderson - TTh5

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.

This course fulfills a literature course requirement for the Russian Language minor.

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 exploring the recollections of Perestroika (Soviet political reforms of the 1980s) and contemporary cultures that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union, through the changes in the economy, family relations, domestic politics, and foreign policy. Students will read literary and non-literary texts on these topics, alongside contemporary films and television programs.