SLAVIC 101 — FIRST SEMESTER RUSSIAN

4 credits.

Introduction to speaking, listening, reading and writing in Russian, with an introduction to Russian culture.

SLAVIC 102 — SECOND SEMESTER RUSSIAN

4 credits.

Introduction to speaking, listening, reading and writing in Russian, with an introduction to Russian culture.

SLAVIC 111 — FIRST SEMESTER POLISH

4 credits.

Introduction to speaking, listening, reading and writing in Polish, with an introduction to Polish culture.

SLAVIC 112 — SECOND SEMESTER POLISH

4 credits.

Introduction to speaking, listening, reading and writing in Polish, with an introduction to Polish culture.

SLAVIC 115 — FIRST SEMESTER CZECH

4 credits.

Introduction to speaking, listening, reading and writing in Czech, with an introduction to Czech culture.

SLAVIC 116 — SECOND SEMESTER CZECH

4 credits.

Introduction to speaking, listening, reading and writing in Czech, with an introduction to Czech culture.

SLAVIC 117 — INTENSIVE SECOND YEAR RUSSIAN

4 credits.

Intensive development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Russian, with continued study of Russian culture.

SLAVIC 118 — INTENSIVE SECOND YEAR RUSSIAN

4 credits.

Intensive development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Russian, with continued study of Russian culture.

SLAVIC 141 — FIRST SEMESTER SERBO-CROATIAN

3 credits.

Introduction to primary language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in Serbo-Croatian.

SLAVIC 142 — SECOND SEMESTER SERBO-CROATIAN

3 credits.

Introduction to primary language (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in Serbo-Croatian.

SLAVIC 203 — THIRD SEMESTER RUSSIAN

4 credits.

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Russian, with continued study of Russian culture.

SLAVIC 204 — FOURTH SEMESTER RUSSIAN

4 credits.

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Russian, with continued study of Russian culture.

SLAVIC 207 — THIRD SEMESTER POLISH

4 credits.

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Polish, with continued study of Polish culture.

SLAVIC 208 — FOURTH SEMESTER POLISH

4 credits.

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Polish, with continued study of Polish culture.

SLAVIC 217 — THIRD SEMESTER CZECH

4 credits.

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Czech.

SLAVIC 218 — FOURTH SEMESTER CZECH

4 credits.

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Czech.

SLAVIC 231 — HISTORY AND ETHICS ON FILM: POLISH CINEMA

3 credits.

What constitutes heroism in the absence of universally shared moral frameworks? Who are we as individuals? What responsibility do we have for the way we represent reality to ourselves and to others? What constitutes "good life"? Engage with these questions and examine Polish cinematic tradition from the so-called Polish Film School to the present. Explore key works, themes, and creators of Polish cinema, and probe the ethical and existential dimensions these films open up. Consider various challenges faced by individuals when they lose connection to social, national, political, religious, and existential frameworks that used to define their identity, along with the strategies -- successful or not -- for maintaining one's selfhood and moral integrity in such crises

SLAVIC/​LITTRANS  238 — LITERATURE AND REVOLUTION

3 credits.

Take a literary journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow, following the shifting cultural and political currents in Russia from the years preceding the 1917 Revolution to the rise of Stalinism in the 1930s. Topics in translation will include: revolutionary violence and terror, civil war and emigration, Futurism and the birth of Russian avant-garde art, Soviet feminism and the engineering of the "New Man," technological utopias and totalitarian dystopias, literature and early Soviet economic policy.

SLAVIC 239 — PERFORMANCE AND POWER

3 credits.

What does it mean "to perform" and what does performance do? How does performance help impose or challenge oppressive structures of power? Focusing on artists and authors like Sergei Eisenstein, Bertold Brecht, Marina Abramovic, and Pussy Riot, learn about political theater in the 20th and 21st centuries, the emergence and evolution of performance art and art actionism, the aesthetic and juridical functions of documentary theater and film, and the recent performative turn in New Left poetry.

SLAVIC 242 — LITERATURES AND CULTURES OF EASTERN EUROPE

3 credits.

Introduction to the literature, culture and art of Eastern Europe.

SLAVIC 245 — TOPICS IN SLAVIC LITERATURES

3 credits.

Exploration of various topics - periods, genres, individual writers, themes, problems, etc. in Russian and Eastern European literature.

SLAVIC 251 — THIRD SEMESTER SERBO-CROATIAN

3 credits.

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Serbo-Croatian.

SLAVIC 252 — FOURTH SEMESTER SERBO-CROATIAN

3 credits.

Development of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Serbo-Croatian.

SLAVIC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  253 — RUSSIA: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SURVEY

4 credits.

Comprehensive interdisciplinary survey of Russian civilization from its beginnings through the present day.

SLAVIC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  254 — EASTERN EUROPE: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SURVEY

4 credits.

Comprehensive interdisciplinary survey of East European culture, society, politics, and literature from its beginnings to the present day.

SLAVIC/​LITTRANS  266 — ELEMENTARY SPECIAL TOPICS IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE & CULTURE

1-3 credits.

Exploration of various topics - periods, genres, individual writers, themes, problems, etc. in Russian and Eastern European literature.

SLAVIC 275 — THIRD YEAR RUSSIAN I

3 credits.

A thorough review of several major aspects of Russian grammar, focusing on the use of complex syntax in speech and writing. Read and discuss literary works and other Russian-language texts. Develop writing proficiency through compositions on a variety of topics.

SLAVIC 276 — THIRD YEAR RUSSIAN II

3 credits.

A thorough review of several major aspects of Russian grammar, focusing on the use of complex syntax in speech and writing. Read and discuss literary works and other Russian-language texts. Develop writing proficiency through compositions on a variety of topics.

SLAVIC 277 — THIRD YEAR POLISH I

3 credits.

Review of Polish grammar. Reading, oral practice, and composition.

SLAVIC 278 — THIRD YEAR POLISH II

3 credits.

Review of Polish grammar. Reading, oral practice, and composition.

SLAVIC 279 — INTENSIVE THIRD YEAR RUSSIAN

8 credits.

A thorough review of several major aspects of Russian grammar, focusing on the use of complex syntax in speech and writing. Read and discuss literary works and other Russian-language texts. Develop writing proficiency through compositions on a variety of topics. Equivalent to SLAVIC 275 and 276.

SLAVIC 285 — SLAVIC CULTURE IN CONTEXT: AN HONORS COURSE

3 credits.

Writing and discussion intensive seminar that introduces students to one or more Slavic (Russian, Polish, Serbian, Czech, Croatian, Bosnian) languages, literatures, and/or cultures within a global context.

SLAVIC 299 — DIRECTED STUDY

1 credit.

Directed study projects as arranged with a faculty member.

SLAVIC 301 — INTRODUCTION TO INTENSIVE POLISH

3 credits.

Intensive coverage of the structure of the Polish language. Rapid introduction to reading and speaking.

SLAVIC 302 — A HISTORICAL SURVEY OF POLISH LITERATURE

3 credits.

An overview of the history of Polish literature.

SLAVIC 304 — FOURTH SEMESTER INTENSIVE POLISH

4 credits.

Advanced grammar and reading: reading selections from various sources in Polish literature, history, and culture.

SLAVIC 305 — FIFTH SEMESTER INTENSIVE POLISH

3 credits.

Vocabulary reinforced through literature, film and journalism. Readings and discussions related to issues of contemporary Polish society. Continued work on grammar and vocabulary with written exercises and compositions.

SLAVIC 306 — SIXTH SEMESTER INTENSIVE POLISH

3 credits.

Continuation of 305. Reading selections from twentieth century Polish literature. Focus on intensive writing.

SLAVIC 307 — STUDY ABROAD IN POLAND

1-4 credits.

A course carried with a UW-Madison study abroad program which has no equivalent on this campus. Enrollment in a UW-Madison resident study abroad program.

SLAVIC 308 — POLISH CULTURE AND AREA STUDIES ON STUDY ABROAD

1-4 credits.

A course carried with a UW-Madison study abroad program which has no equivalent on this campus. Enrollment in a UW-Madison resident study abroad program.

SLAVIC 309 — RUSSIAN AREA STUDIES ON STUDY ABROAD

1-4 credits.

A course carried with a UW-Madison study abroad program which has no equivalent on this campus. Enrollment in a UW-Madison resident study abroad program.

SLAVIC 310 — TOPICS IN RUSSIAN: STUDY ABROAD

1-6 credits.

A course carried with a UW-Madison study abroad program which has no equivalent on this campus. Enrollment in a UW-Madison resident study abroad program.

SLAVIC 315 — RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE I

3 credits.

Emphasizes speaking and listening skills. Converse on different stylistic levels, with varying degrees of formality, according to the rules of Russian speech etiquette.

SLAVIC 316 — RUSSIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II

3 credits.

Emphasizes speaking and listening skills, learn to converse on different stylistic levels, with varying degrees of formality, according to the rules of Russian speech etiquette.

SLAVIC 321 — FOURTH YEAR RUSSIAN I

3 credits.

Improvement of Russian proficiency in all four skills. Read texts from literature and media, watch video clips from contemporary media sources, write and make presentations on current topics in the Russian-speaking world.

SLAVIC 322 — FOURTH YEAR RUSSIAN II

3 credits.

Improvement of Russian proficiency in all four skills. Progress in language proficiency from the Intermediate to the Advanced level in reading and listening, and to the Intermediate High level in speaking and writing. In addition, enriches knowledge about contemporary Russia through discussion of recent essays, journalism, and news articles.

SLAVIC 331 — FOURTH YEAR POLISH I

3 credits.

Extensive reading, discussion, composition, and grammar review.

SLAVIC 332 — FOURTH YEAR POLISH II

3 credits.

Extensive reading, discussion, composition, and grammar review.

SLAVIC 341 — FIRST SEMESTER INTENSIVE SERBO-CROATIAN

3 credits.

Rapid introduction to Serbo-Croatian grammar, reading, and speaking.

SLAVIC 342 — INTRODUCTION TO SERBIAN AND CROATIAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Introduction to the fundamentals of Serbian and Croatian literature. Learn how to speak, write and use the basic concepts of literary analysis: character, plot, setting, style, etc.

SLAVIC 351 — FIRST SEMESTER INTENSIVE CZECH

3 credits.

Rapid introduction to Czech grammar, reading, and speaking.

SLAVIC 352 — SECOND SEMESTER INTENSIVE CZECH

3 credits.

Rapid introduction to Czech grammar, reading, and speaking.

SLAVIC/​LITTRANS  357 — INTERMEDIATE SPECIAL TOPICS IN SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

3 credits.

Special topics in Slavic and Central and Eastern European Languages and Literatures.

SLAVIC/​LITTRANS  361 — LIVING AT THE END OF TIMES: CONTEMPORARY POLISH LITERATURE AND CULTURE

3 credits.

The collapse of communism and the posthumous triumph of the Solidarity movement started a new era in Polish culture. However, living in "posthistory" comes with its own set of problems. Examine contemporary Polish literature, film, and other cultural forms as they struggle with the country's turbulent past while trying to forge new collective identities for the future. How does culture mediate our relationship with the past? How does it help us understand the present and prepare for the future?

SLAVIC/​CURRIC/​THEATRE  362 — DRAMA FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

3 credits.

Methods for all involved in teaching and learning, including foreign languages. Introduction to philosophy, methodology, and practice of the use of drama and performance techniques in any educational or recreational settings. Focus on creativity and embodied and contextual learning, based on current neurological, psychological, and sociological research. A practical class which includes demonstration and practice with children.

SLAVIC/​LITTRANS  366 — INTERMEDIATE SPECIAL TOPICS IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE & CULTURE

3 credits.

Exploration of various topics - periods, genres, individual writers, themes, problems, etc. in Russian and Eastern European literature at the intermediate level.

SLAVIC 405 — WOMEN IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE

3-4 credits.

The portrayal and perspectives of women, first in literature written by men in the nineteenth-century and then, primarily, by women writers in nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century Russian literature. Examine works in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts.

SLAVIC 420 — CHEKHOV

3-4 credits.

Examine works of Anton Chekhov in their literary, historical, and cultural context.

SLAVIC 421 — GOGOL

3-4 credits.

Examine works of Nikolai Gogol in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts.

SLAVIC 422 — DOSTOEVSKY

3-4 credits.

Examine works of Dostoevsky in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts.

SLAVIC 424 — TOLSTOY

3-4 credits.

Examine works of Leo Tolstoy in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts.

SLAVIC 433 — HISTORY OF RUSSIAN CULTURE

3 credits.

Focuses on those topics in Russian cultural history that are most often discussed by Russians and serve as the basis for contemporary political and media discourse.

SLAVIC 434 — CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN CULTURE

3 credits.

Focuses on those topics in Russian cultural history that are most often discussed by Russians and serve as the basis for contemporary political and media discourse.

SLAVIC 440 — SOVIET LITERATURE

3-4 credits.

Examine literary works of the Soviet era in their cultural and historical context.

SLAVIC 441 — THIRD SEMESTER INTENSIVE SERBO-CROATIAN

3 credits.

Advanced reading and discussion, primarily twentieth century Serbian and Croatian literatures.

SLAVIC 442 — FOURTH SEMESTER INTENSIVE SERBO-CROATIAN

3 credits.

Advanced reading and discussion, primarily twentieth century Serbian and Croatian literatures.

SLAVIC/​FOLKLORE  444 — SLAVIC AND EAST EUROPEAN FOLKLORE

3 credits.

Oral traditional literature of Eastern Europe: ritual and lyric poetry, epic, and folktale.

SLAVIC 449 — HISTORY OF SERBO-CROATIAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Major literary movements of Serbian and Croatian literatures from the medieval period until the formation of the Yugoslav state in 1919. Readings in Serbo-Croatian.

SLAVIC 451 — THIRD SEMESTER INTENSIVE CZECH

3 credits.

Reading selections from various sources in Czech literature, history, and culture.

SLAVIC 452 — FOURTH SEMESTER INTENSIVE CZECH

3 credits.

Reading selections from various sources in Czech literature, history, and culture.

SLAVIC 454 — MODERN SERBO-CROATIAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Major literary movements of Serbian and Croatian literatures from the formation of the Yugoslav state in 1919 to the present. Readings in Serbo-Croatian.

SLAVIC 465 — ADVANCED READINGS IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE & CULTURE

3 credits.

A focus on development of reading, writing, and speaking skills and on the interpretation of texts in their historical and cultural context.

SLAVIC/​LITTRANS  467 — ADVANCED SPECIAL TOPICS IN SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

3 credits.

Special topics in Slavic and Central and Eastern European Languages and Literatures.

SLAVIC 470 — HISTORY OF POLISH LITERATURE UNTIL 1863

3 credits.

Intensive study of major writers such as Kochanowski, Sep Szarzynski, Krasicki, Mickiewicz, and Slowacki. Readings in Polish.

SLAVIC 472 — HISTORY OF POLISH LITERATURE AFTER 1863

3 credits.

A comprehensive survey of Polish literature and its historical background from 1863 to the present. Readings in Polish.

SLAVIC/​THEATRE  532 — HISTORY OF RUSSIAN THEATRE

3 credits.

The history of Russian theatre and related arts (including opera and ballet) with emphasis on performance history.

SLAVIC 555 — ADVANCED RUSSIAN LISTENING & SPEAKING

3 credits.

Development of advanced skills in Russian listening and speaking proficiency, with an emphasis on formal registers. Covers a variety of areas related to contemporary Russian-language media and culture necessary for a professional-level command of the language, regardless of the student's discipline.

SLAVIC 560 — CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN RUSSIAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE

3 credits.

History of Russian social and political satire in depth. Taught in Russian.

SLAVIC 681 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

Individual mentored study for seniors completing theses for Honors in the Major as arranged with a faculty member.

SLAVIC 682 — SENIOR HONORS THESIS

3 credits.

Individual mentored study for seniors completing theses for Honors in the Major as arranged with a faculty member.

SLAVIC 699 — DIRECTED STUDY

1-6 credits.

Independent study as arranged with a faculty member.

SLAVIC 701 — SURVEY OF OLD RUSSIAN LITERATURE

2 credits.

Readings of Russian Literature from the Byzantine though the 17th century.

SLAVIC 702 — EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY RUSSIAN LITERATURE

2 credits.

Readings of Russian Literature in the 18th century and beyond.

SLAVIC 703 — FOUNDATIONS IN RUSSIAN ROMANTICISM

3 credits.

Introduction to Russian Romanticism. Provides a solid foundation in both primary texts and secondary scholarship in the field.

SLAVIC 705 — SPECIAL TOPICS IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE/LINGUISTICS

3 credits.

Topics in Russian Language and Linguistics.

SLAVIC 707 — FOUNDATIONS IN RUSSIAN REALISM (~1840-1890S)

3 credits.

Covers masterworks of the 19th century and the broader literary, historical, political, intellectual and cultural contexts in which they arose and which they shaped.

SLAVIC 708 — FOUNDATION IN RUSSIAN MODERNISM (~1890S-1930S)

3 credits.

Introduction to various trends in Russian Modernist literature from the 1890s through the 1930s.

SLAVIC 709 — FOUNDATION IN SOVIET, EMIGRE, AND POST-SOVIET LITERATURE (~1930-PRESENT)

3 credits.

Covers Soviet, Emigre, and Post-Soviet periods of Russian literature. Engage with the movements and conceptual issues shaping and influencing the production of Russian/Soviet literary texts from 1917 until the present day: e.g., realism, socialist realism, exile (internal and external), dissidence, postmodernism.

SLAVIC 755 — TOPICS IN SLAVIC LITERATURE

1-3 credits.

Topics in Russian and Slavic literature.

SLAVIC 799 — INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-6 credits.

Advanced independent study as arranged with a faculty member.

SLAVIC 800 — PROSEMINAR-SLAVIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE

1 credit.

An introduction to SLAVIC faculty, the Slavic field in general, and research methods in Slavic.

SLAVIC 801 — SLAVIC CRITICAL THEORY AND PRACTICE

3 credits.

Introduction to the original works of major trends representing literary theory in the Slavic world and wider: formalism, materialism, structuralism, semiotics, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, gender-based theory and other relevant theories that have influenced the way we treat literature as a cultural and aesthetic practice.

SLAVIC 802 — THE STRUCTURE OF RUSSIAN

2 credits.

Provides a theoretical and practical introduction to the linguistic structure of Contemporary Standard Russian.

SLAVIC 803 — INTRODUCTION TO OLD CHURCH SLAVONIC AND THE HISTORY OF RUSSIAN LITERARY LANGUAGE

2 credits.

Introduction to Old Church Slavonic (OCS) and its impact on the formation of Russian literary language.

SLAVIC 804 — METHODS OF TEACHING SLAVIC LANGUAGES

2 credits.

Investigate the history of foreign language instruction, various models of adult foreign language acquisition, methods for teaching Russian, the creation of testing instruments, issues relevant to course design, and criteria for textbook selection.

SLAVIC 820 — COLLEGE TEACHING OF RUSSIAN

1 credit.

Provides important professional development in course design, lesson planning, and assessment for teaching assistants. Work cooperatively to develop course activities and assessment instruments, and learn how to identify and solve problems in the classroom. Must be a teaching assistant in Russian.

SLAVIC 891 — APPRENTICESHIP IN TEACHING

1 credit.

Professional development in the pedagogy of literature, culture, and advanced language teaching.

SLAVIC 892 — APPRENTICESHIP IN WRITING

1 credit.

Professional development on advanced writing and publication in the field.

SLAVIC 900 — SEMINAR: SLAVIC LITERATURE AND CULTURE

1-3 credits.

Seminar topics related to Slavic literature and culture.

SLAVIC 991 — INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH-SLAVIC LITERATURE

1-12 credits.

Independent research and writing under the supervision of a faculty member.