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2017-18 Edition

RUS 260A. Russian Culture. 3 Credits.

Introduces Russian traditional and modern culture and society through analysis of cultural, historical and social issues in film and media materials. Explores concepts such as self-identity, Russian views of the West, poverty and wealth, nationalism and racism, cultural pride, modern social issues, gender roles, families, marriage and divorce, social roles, and more. Course conducted in English. Russian materials are subtitled in English. No knowledge of Russian needed. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Cultural Literacy, Arts and Letters/AS, Arts and Letters/AAOT, Arts and Letters/ASOT-B, Arts and Letters/AAS, Arts and Letters/AGS.