Russian Current Courses
If you are new to the University of Utah Russian Program, please make an appointment to discuss placement with Dr. Natalya Kuznetsova.
Please click the courses below for times and descriptions
RUSS 1010 - Beginning Russian I
M,T,W,Th 9:40 - 10:30am
BU C 203 | Elizabeth Ewaskio & Anna Efimova
M,T,W,Th 10:45 - 11:35am
JWB 208 | Elizabeth Ewaskio & Anna Efimova
For beginners with no previous Russian. Development of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
RUSS 2010 - Intermediate Russian I
Mondays & Wednesdays 1:25 - 2:45pm
BU C 207 | Elizabeth Ewaskio
For students who have completed two semesters or the equivalent of college level Russian. Continued development of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
RUSS 3040 - Fifth Semester Russian
Mondays & Wednesdays 11:50 - 1:10pm
JWB 308 | Elizabeth Ewaskio
Third Year Russian course for students who have completed four semesters or the equivalent of college level Russian. Continued development of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
RUSS 3060 - Third Year Russian 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:45am - 12:05pm
BEH S 108 | Natalya Kuznetsova
Entry-level course for students who have one-and-a-half to two years’ experience in Russian. Intensive survey of Russian grammar.
RUSS 3600 - Russian Conversation
Fridays 10:45 - 11:35am
GC 2140 | Instructor TBD
This course is designed for upper division students enrolled in RUSS 3040 or RUSS 3050 and for students at the fourth year level who have learned Russian primarily in a classroom setting. The course provides students the opportunity to improve their skills in speaking and listening and to expand their cultural awareness. Through structured activities and guided practice, students will expand their active vocabulary and phrasal repertoires. Credit/No Credit. No written work.
RUSS 3940 - Community Engaged Learning
Wednesdays 2:00 - 5:00pm
GC 2560 | Lily Alavi
Involves students in thoughtfully organized service through community-engaged leaning. Students have the opportunity to use and expand their language skills and cross-cultural understanding while doing community-engaged learning projects on campus and in the local community. Academically the course seeks to provide a better understanding of challenges and problems faced by immigrants and their communities. This course entails lectures and readings, cross-cultural communications through simulation exercises, and community service in the Salt Lake region.
RUSS 4580 - Reading Russia Press
Mondays & Wednesdays 1:25 - 2:45pm
HEB 2002 | Natalya Kuznetsova
This course will engage you in examining authentic texts from current Russian print media, with further discussion, of various local (Russian) and global issues. You will expand your vocabulary and practice grammatical structures to converse, both orally and in writing, on a wide range of topics from business, politics, and ecology to arts, education, and sports. It is expected that you will improve your reading skills and increase your overall competence in dealing with authentic Russian texts. You will also practice your writing skills by writing an article for the class newspaper project. DISCUSSION IN RUSSIAN.
RUSS 4610 - Post-Soviet Russian Cinema: Exploring 90's and Beyond
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2 - 3:20pm
ST 215 | Natalya Kuznetsova
This course will be based on Post-Soviet Russian cinema. We will strive to discern, through these first post-Soviet films, how Russian directors perceived and interpreted their country’s complex past and present, and what they envisioned in the future. We will screen and discuss feature films from the late 90-s as well as a documentary dealing with USSR and its fall. These films belong to various genres, they have won national and international awards, and each of them presents a unique perspective on Russia’s dramatic history and no less painful modern transformations. DISCUSSION IN RUSSIAN
RUSS 5281 / LING 5296 - Russian Morphology
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:10 - 10:30
BU C 204 | Jane F. Hacking
This course introduces students to the basic principles of inflectional (conjugation and declension) and derivational morphology (word formation) in Russian. You will learn how to divide words into their component parts: roots, prefixes, suffixes and grammatical endings, and study what these various elements mean. For inflectional morphology, the emphasis is on developing your ability to see and predict the results of declension and conjugation processes. For derivational morphology we will concentrate on productive areas of word formation, especially those processes by which Russian is currently expanding its lexicon. Students will also be introduced to the use of electronic corpora to investigate linguistic questions. Finally, we will consider the place of morphology in the learning Russian as a second language.