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For more information about these courses, see the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures website: arts.ucalgary.ca/languages-linguistics-literatures-cultures.

Language Placement information see 4.35 Placement in Language Courses.

Junior Courses
Russian 201       Introductory Russian I
Introduction to Russian in its cultural context. Four-skills language learning (reading, listening, speaking, writing) covering the principal elements of modern Russian. Focuses on Russian pronunciation and intonation, the Cyrillic alphabet, the foundations of Russian grammar, as well as basic vocabulary.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Russian 201 and Russian 30 will not be allowed.
Notes:
Students must complete an online placement form before classes begin.  For information, consult  https://arts.ucalgary.ca/languages-linguistics-literatures-cultures/language-placement.
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Russian 209       Introductory Russian II
A further introduction to the basics of the Russian language, including its differences from and similarities to English, within the cultural and historical context. Structured according to various aspects of everyday life, such as family, university, professions, etc.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 201 or placement form.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Russian 209 and Russian 30 will not be allowed.
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Senior Courses
Russian 301       Continuing Russian I
Furthers acquisition of the basic level of the language, enabling function in a variety of everyday situations by building comprehensive knowledge of grammar, expanding active vocabulary, and providing cultural information.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 30, 30-3Y, 209.
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Russian 303       Continuing Russian II
Further strengthens knowledge of the basics of the language enabling advancement to a more advanced stage of language mastery.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 301.
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Russian 309       Russian Urban Culture in Immersion Setting
Introduction to contemporary urban Russian culture through research projects and life experience. 
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-1)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303.
Notes:
This course is offered during a group study program in Russia. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Russian 311       Russian Rural Culture in Immersion Setting
Introduction to contemporary rural Russian culture through research projects and life experience.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1-2)
Corequisite(s):
Russian 309 and 313.
Notes:
This course is offered during a group study program in Russia. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Russian 313       Russian Language in Immersion Setting
Further development of oral skills and writing proficiency.
Course Hours:
3 units; (1-2)
Corequisite(s):
Russian 309 and 311.
Notes:
This course is offered during a group study program in Russia. A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
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Russian 317       Topics in Russian Civilization and Thought
Distinctive features in the development of Russian civilization and thought.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English. May be repeated for a maximum credit of 6 units.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 332       The Russian Verbal System
A systematic survey of the Russian verbal system leading to the development of a structural understanding of the Russian language.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Russian 331 and 332 will not be allowed.
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Russian 334       The Russian Nominal System
A systematic survey of the Russian nominal system leading to the development of a structural understanding of the Russian language.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Russian 333 and 334 will not be allowed.
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Russian 355       Topics in Russian Literature in Translation
Selected texts by author, genre or period designed to explore issues of significance in the context of Russian culture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Notes:
Taught in English. May be repeated for credit to a maximum of 6 units.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 397       Inter-Cultural Immersion Experience I
Independent study course. Project with inter-cultural theme, derived from an immersion experience, most likely abroad.
Course Hours:
3 units; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
Notes:
Permission to enrol requires a faculty member's agreement to sponsor the course of study.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Russian 400       Topics in Advanced Russian
Provides diverse contexts and relies on various media and techniques to generate active and sophisticated usage of the language. Equips students with skills and strategies for independent language learning.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 332 or 334.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 461       Topics in Russian Literature
Introduces and examines selected literary texts by author, genre, movement or period with attention to issues of particular significance in Russian literary culture. Exposure to various critical approaches and literary works.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 463       Topics in Russian Language and Culture
In-depth study, from a historical or a contemporary perspective, of selected linguistic and cultural issues aiming to develop students’ critical thinking and cultural understanding as well as their analytical and interpretive skills.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 303.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 497       Inter-Cultural Immersion Experience II
Independent study course. Project with inter-cultural theme, derived from an immersion experience at an advanced level, most likely abroad.
Course Hours:
3 units; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Russian 397 and consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
Notes:
Permission to enrol requires a faculty member's agreement to sponsor the course of study.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Russian 551       Independent Study
An independent research project on a topic that is not normally a part of the program's course offerings.
Course Hours:
3 units; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures. Permission to enrol in this course depends on a faculty member's agreement to sponsor the project.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 561       Research Seminar
Centred on a professor's current research project, the course will engage senior students as members of a collaborative research team. Independent research, discussion, group presentations, dissemination of results in an appropriate venue.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Russian 591       Honours Project
A research paper or creative project for honours students in their final year on a topic chosen in consultation with their supervisor.
Course Hours:
3 units; (12 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures.
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