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Notes

  1. Courses in Russian and East European Studies are offered through the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies.

  2. Please also see CROAT and RUSS course offerings for interest in Slavic languages.
  3. REES 100s


    REES 100 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013878
    Legendary Past: Russian Myths and Heroes
    An introduction to myths in Ancient Rus' (Russia). This course traces the evolution of major themes, including heroism, and sets Russian myths in the context of the world's mythology.
    [Note: Taught in English.]

    REES 180 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013630
    German and Russian Literary Masterpieces
    An examination of major Russian and German literary works that have influenced world literature.
    [Note: Taught in English.]
    (Cross-listed with GER 180)

    REES 200s


    REES 220 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013653
    Once Upon a Fairy Tale: Fairy Tales, Then and Now
    This course studies fairy tales in the broader context of the history of childhood and practices of education and socialization. The course will concentrate on the German and Russian context and in particular on the work of the Brothers Grimm and Alexander Afanasyev, and will also consider fairy tales drawn from a number of different national traditions and historical periods.
    [Note: Taught in English.]
    (Cross-listed with GER 220)

    REES 230 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012445
    The Devil
    An examination of the Devil and demonic figures in the Russian and Slavic cultural traditions based on examples drawn from literature, music, the visual arts, and film. Connections to a larger Western cultural context are also explored.
    [Note: Taught in English.]

    REES 260 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012446
    Special Topics
    Selected topics in Russian and East European Studies chosen by the instructor in consultation with the department. The topics chosen introduce students to important issues in eastern European culture.
    [Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times.]

    REES 261 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013008
    Languages and Society I
    This course examines the role that languages play in multilingual societies from a linguistic perspective. It focuses on topics such as dialects, language contact and change, bilingualism, language choice, and language and identity.
    [Note: Taught in English.]
    (Cross-listed with ENGL 220A, GER 261)

    REES 262 LEC 0.50Course ID: 013009
    Languages and Society II
    This course examines the role that languages play in multilingual societies from a social and cultural perspective. It focuses on topics such as plurilingualism and multilingualism, language maintenance and loss, language planning and politics, multilingual and heritage language education.
    [Note: Taught in English.]
    (Cross-listed with ENGL 220B, GER 262)

    REES 271 LEC 0.50Course ID: 008446
    Russian Thought and Culture
    An introduction to Russian culture from the tenth to the nineteenth century through the close study of selected works of literature and art.
    [Note: Formerly RUSS 271. Taught in English.]
    Also offered Online

    REES 272 LEC 0.50Course ID: 008447
    Russian Thought and Culture
    An introduction to Russian culture from the nineteenth century to the present day through the close study of selected works of literature, art, film, and music.
    [Note: Formerly RUSS 272. Taught in English.]
    Also offered Online

    REES 273 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004353
    Croatian Culture and Literature
    This course presents the evolution of Croatian culture from the beginnings to 1835. Particular emphasis is placed on developments in literature; however, other significant manifestations of Croatian civilization (art, architecture, music) are also examined.
    [Note: Formerly CROAT 371. Taught in English.]
    Also offered Online

    REES 274 LEC 0.50Course ID: 004355
    Croatian Culture and Literature
    This course presents the evolution of Croatian culture from 1835 to the present. Particular emphasis is placed on developments in literature; however, other significant manifestations of Croatian civilization (art, architecture, music) are also examined. Integral to this course are the cultural aspects of Croatian settlements in Canada.
    [Note: Formerly CROAT 372. Taught in English.]

    REES 300s


    REES 310 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012444
    Russian Folklore
    This course examines the cultural background of East Slavic mythology. Elements of the Russian fairy tale and Bylina (Epic Song) - such as a hero's or a heroine's journeys to the Other World, goddess worship, and the fearsome beings (for example the Baba-Yaga, the Zmei and Koshchei) - are analyzed.
    [Note: Formerly REES 220. Taught in English. This course will have a Slavic language component for students in REES academic plans.]

    REES 341 LEC 0.50Course ID: 008456
    Russian Drama before 1905
    A study of the origins and development of Russian drama up to 1905. Reading and critical analysis of major works in various genres with emphasis on authors of the 19th century.
    [Note: Taught in English. This course will have a Slavic language component for students in REES academic plans.]
    Antireq: RUSS 341

    REES 342 LEC 0.50Course ID: 008457
    Russian Drama after 1905
    A study of the origins and development of Russian drama after 1905. Reading and critical analysis of major works in various genres with emphasis on authors of the 20th century.
    [Note: Taught in English. This course will have a Slavic language component for students in REES academic plans.]
    Antireq: RUSS 342

    REES 360 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012448
    Special Topics
    Selected topics in Russian and East European Studies chosen by the instructor in consultation with the department. The topics chosen introduce students to important issues in eastern European culture.
    [Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times. This course will have a Slavic language component for students in REES academic plans.]
    Prereq: Level at least 2A

    REES 364 LAB,LEC 0.50Course ID: 013636
    German and Russian Film Pioneers
    An examination of early German and Russian cinema, and the way these two film industries influenced each other. Influential theories of film from the period will also be studied.
    [Note: Taught in English.]
    Prereq: Level at least 2A
    (Cross-listed with FINE 364, GER 364)

    REES 385 LEC,TUT 0.50Course ID: 013650
    Culture Behind the Iron Curtain
    An examination of the culture of the Soviet Union, the German Democratic Republic, and other states that experimented with socialism in the 20th century. Representations of Marxist-Leninist and Stalinist ideologies in literature, cinema, and the arts; the role of the state in directing cultural expression; and resistance to totalitarian control of culture are examined. Western representations of the Cold War are also studied.
    [Note: Taught in English. GER 385 will have a German language component for students in German academic plans. REES 385 will have a Russian language component for students in Russian and East European academic plans.]
    (Cross-listed with GER 385)

    REES 400s


    REES 420 SEM 0.50Course ID: 012634
    Topics in Language Pedagogy
    Topics in the instruction of German and other foreign/second languages.
    [Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times. Taught in English.]
    (Cross-listed with GER 420)

    REES 460 LEC 0.50Course ID: 012451
    Special Topics
    Selected topics in Russian and East European Studies chosen by the instructor in consultation with the department. The topics chosen introduce students to important issues in eastern European culture.
    [Note: This is a repeatable course, subject to different content; it may be completed a total of three times. This course will have a Slavic language component for students in REES academic plans.]
    Prereq: Level at least 3A

    REES 495 RDG 0.50Course ID: 008480
    Reading Course in Approved Topics
    Study in selected topics under direction of instructor.
    [Note: Formerly RUSS 496. This course will have a Slavic language component for students in REES academic plans.]
    Department Consent Required