Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Content

Russian (RUS) Course Descriptions

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal and Fine Arts


RUS 1014  Elementary Russian I [TCCN: RUSS 1411.]
(3-2) 4 hours credit.
Fundamentals of Russian offering the opportunity to develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Introduction to Russian culture.

RUS 1024  Elementary Russian II [TCCN: RUSS 1412.]
(3-2) 4 hours credit. Prerequisite: RUS 1014, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Fundamentals of Russian offering the opportunity to further develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Further exposure to Russian culture.

RUS 2013  Intermediate Russian I [TCCN: RUSS 2311.]
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: RUS 1024, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Continued exposure to Russian culture.

RUS 2023  Intermediate Russian II [TCCN: RUSS 2312.]
(3-1) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: RUS 2013, the equivalent, an appropriate placement test score, or consent of instructor.
Continued opportunity to develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Continued exposure to Russian culture.

RUS 2333  Russian Literature in English Translation
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Major works of Russian literature across time, genres, and movements. (Formerly RUS 3333. Credit cannot be earned for both RUS 2333 and RUS 3333.)

RUS 3033  Oral Communication Skills
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: RUS 2013 or the equivalent.
Further development of speaking skills in a variety of contexts. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

RUS 3143  Structure of Russian Language
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: RUS 2013 or the equivalent.
Extensive grammar review. Further development of speaking and writing skills through activities directed at the intermediate-high and advanced levels. Considerations of differences between written and spoken language. May be repeated once for credit when topics vary.

RUS 3213  Advanced Russian
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: RUS 2023 or the equivalent.
Opportunity to develop advanced-level oral and written communication skills in the Russian language, along with enhanced comprehension skills in listening and reading. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

RUS 3633  Topics in Russian Culture
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: RUS 2013 or the equivalent.
Further development of proficiency by content-based instruction. Topics may include geography, traditions, history, music, literature, art, or film. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.