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SLAVIC LANGUAGES & LITERATURES
SLAVIC

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SLAV 110 Introduction to Slavic Linguistics: Slavs and Their Tongues (5) VLPA
Introduces the basic concepts of Slavic linguistics. Addresses the origin of the Slavs and major stages of their linguistic history. Considers Slavic languages and their peculiarities in detail. Taught in English.

SLAV 175 The Slavic Text and Its Context (2) VLPA
A contextual study of a significant work or intellectual movement from a Slavic culture. Study includes literature, film, music, or art. Credit/no-credit only.

SLAV 200 Introduction to Slavic Literature (5) VLPA G. CRNKOVIC
Introduces major Slavic literary works of different types (stories, novels, poetry), mostly from the 20th and 21st century, focusing on the intense "close reading" of these texts that identifies their main literary features. Excellent beginning training for the informed reading of any kind of literature. Taught in English.

SLAV 210 Introduction to Bilingualism (5) VLPA/I&S K. DZIWIREK
A multidisciplinary examination of bilingualism as a societal and individual phenomenon. Considers language versus dialect, diglossia, state language policies, language rights, indigenous languages, and linguistic minorities. Explores bilingualism and biculturalism as human experience and as indexes of identity and diversity. Includes a fieldwork project focused on linguistic diversity in the Pacific Northwest. Offered: W.

SLAV 223 East European Cinema (5, max. 20) VLPA
Emphasizes international cultural, artistic, and historical diversity by introducing select contemporary Eastern European film directors. Focuses on a single filmmaker and studies his/her opus in depth, both in his/her Eastern European country of origin and abroad. Special attention paid to Eastern European filmmakers in Hollywood.
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic

SLAV 320 The Other Europe: Post-World War II East European Fiction (5) VLPA Crnkovic
Introduces post-WWII Eastern European fiction created during and after the communist era, both in Eastern European countries and in exile. Includes works by Polish, Czech, Yugoslav, post-Yugoslav, Hungarian, and Baltic writers. Taught in English.
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic

SLAV 323 Masterpieces of East European Cinema (5) VLPA Crnkovic
Studies aesthetically most interesting films from Eastern Europe from the 1950s to present. Includes select films by Polish film icon Andrzej Wajda, the Czech 1960s New Wave, the Zagreb School of Animated Film, works by Eastern European women directors, as well as more recent internationally awarded and acclaimed films.
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic

SLAV 351 History of the Slavic Languages (5) VLPA
History of Slavic languages from Indo-European to present time, including development of writing systems and national languages. Principles of historical linguistics: sound change, analogy, semantic change, as well as relevance of historical linguistics to our knowledge of human development, ancestral culture, etc. Prerequisite: either SLAV 110, LING 200, or LING 400.

SLAV 370 What is in a Language Name? The Case of Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian (5) VLPA
Examines diverse phenomena related to the language known as Serbo-Croatian, and to the Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian languages. Explores concepts such as language death, birth, politics, standardization, and codification. The relation between dialect and language is observed in an ecology exhibiting ethnic and religious diversity.

SLAV 401 Research Methods and Writing (2)
Introduces writing and research in Slavic studies. Students review secondary literature in their chosen fields, rewrite and revise their own work to bring it up to discipline standard, and work collaboratively to evaluate their own work and that of their peers.

SLAV 423 East European Film (5, max. 15) VLPA Crnkovic
Studies major East European film makers who left their countries at some point in their careers. Compares East European and Western production of those directors who worked partially in the West. Offered: jointly with C LIT 423.
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic

SLAV 425 Ways of Meaning: Universal and Culture Specific Aspects of Language (5) VLPA/I&S K. DZIWIREK
Focuses on the diversity of human experience and the social and cultural conditioning of language use. Language as a mirror of culture and national character. University and culture/language specific components in linguistic expression of emotions, courtesy/politeness and rudeness, prejudice and (in)sensitivities, linguistic expression of gender differences in different cultures.

SLAV 426 Ways of Feeling: Expressions of Emotions Across Languages and Cultures (5) VLPA/I&S K. DZIWIREK
Investigate the diversity of human experience by focusing on culture specific aspects of linguistic expression of emotion. Examination of the meaning and form of emotion words in different languages, facial expressions, cultural attitudes to emotion and emotional behavior, and gender-specific emotional expressions.

SLAV 470 Special Topics in Slavic Linguistics (3-5, max. 15) VLPA Augerot, Belic, Dziwirek
Special topics in Slavic linguistics. Course offerings based on instructor's specialty and student demand. Offered: AWSp.

SLAV 481 East European Language in Eastern Europe (5, max. 15) VLPA
Daily work in phonetic, grammar, conversation, translation, analytical reading, stylistics, newspaper analysis, and advanced syntax. Provides an opportunity to earn credits while studying in Eastern Europe. Offered: AWSpS.

SLAV 482 Research Project in Eastern Europe (3, max. 15) VLPA
Supervised research in student's selected area of concentration, combined with language instruction tailored to the student's field. Provides an opportunity to earn credits while studying in Eastern Europe. Offered: AWSpS.

SLAV 483 East European Literature in Eastern Europe (3, max. 15) VLPA
Selection of courses on specialized topics in East European literature; specific authors or periods. Provides an opportunity to earn credits while studying in Eastern Europe. Offered: AWSpS.

SLAV 486 East European Culture in Eastern Europe (3, max. 15) VLPA
Lectures on various aspects of Eastern European culture, complemented by visits to places of cultural historical interest. Provides an opportunity to earn credits while studying in Eastern Europe. Offered: AWSpS.

SLAV 490 Studies in Slavic Literatures (3-5, max. 15) VLPA
Topics vary.
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic

SLAV 499 Directed Study or Research (1-5, max. 15)
Individual study of topics to meet specific needs. By arrangement with the instructor and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures office. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and undergraduate adviser. Offered: AWSpS.

SLAV 501 Using Slavic Resources (2)
Introduction to graduate studies in Slavic languages, literatures, and cultures. Discusses field of study and research materials and techniques employed.

SLAV 518 Foreign Language Teaching Methodology (2) Brandl
Current foreign language teaching methods and approaches. Learning and teaching strategies and techniques for the four skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) including cultural notions. Current and future trends in pedagogy and technology. Offered: jointly with GERMAN 518/NEAR E 518/SCAND 518.

SLAV 519 Slavic Language Pedagogy (3, max. 6) Augerot, Belic
Introduction to current issues of foreign language pedagogy. Concentrates on the practical classroom application of methodological theory through lectures and micro-teaching presentation. Topics discussed and practiced include testing, proficiency teaching, teaching listening and reading skills, writing, teaching grammar, and computers. Offered: A.

SLAV 520 New Trends in Literary Theory (5) Crnkovic
Explores recent theoretical trends which no longer search for a unified theoretical meta-narrative (i.e., post-structuralism or new historicism), but instead explore various literary genres (such as diary or fictional book reviews) and texts as the primary terrain of theory. Bakhtin, Lem, Bruns, Corradi-Fiumara, Crnkovic, and others.
Instructor Course Description: Gordana Crnkovic

SLAV 550 Synchronic Slavic Linguistics (5)
Linguistic analysis of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of Russian and other Slavic languages. Investigation of current theoretical work in these areas.
Instructor Course Description: James E. Augerot

SLAV 551 The Introduction to the Study of Slavic Languages (5)
History of Slavic languages from Indo-European to present time, including development of writing systems and national languages. Principles of historical linguistics: sound change, analogy, semantic change, as well as relevance of historical linguistics to our knowledge of human development, ancestral culture, etc. Prerequisite: either SLAV 110, LING 200, or LING 400.

SLAV 561 History of the East Slavic Languages (5)
Designed to acquaint majors in Slavic linguistics with the details of the historical development of the phonological and morphological structure of the Ukrainian and Byelorussian literary languages.

SLAV 562 History of the West Slavic Languages (5)
Designed to acquaint majors in Slavic linguistics with the details of the historical development of the phonological and morphological structure of literary Polish, Czech, Slovak, and Upper and Lower Sorbian languages.

SLAV 563 History of the South Slavic Languages (5)
Designed to acquaint majors in Slavic linguistics with the details of the historical development of the phonological and morphological structure of the South Slavic languages.

SLAV 565 Old Church Slavic (5)
Rise and development of earliest Slavic literary language and a descriptive study of its orthography, phonology, morphology, and syntax. Readings from normalized texts.

SLAV 566 Readings in Old Church Slavic (4)
Reading and grammatical interpretation of a selected group of canonical texts, as well as some examples of the various later recensions of Old Church Slavonic. Prerequisite: SLAV 565.

SLAV 570 Special Topics in Slavic Linguistics (3-5, max. 15)
Investigation and discussion of special topics in Slavic linguistics.