Slavic 50: Introduction to Russian/East European/Eurasian Cultures

TuTh 11-12:30, Etcheverry 3108. Instructor: Darya Kavitskaya.

Units: 3 Satisfies L&S Arts & Literature, International Studies, or Social & Behavioral Sciences breadth requirement.

This course is designed to familiarize the students with the major topics and events of Slavic cultural history, from the pre-historic origins to 21st century issues of identity and socio-politics. Readings will come from a variety of sources including historical chronicles and saints’ lives, fairy tales, poetry, short stories, excerpts from novels, mass media and scholarly articles. In addition, three subtitled films highlighting different aspects and eras of Slavic culture will be screened during the semester.
Class discussion and all readings are in English. Students with no prior background in Slavic language, literature, or history are welcome and encouraged to enroll.

Texts: to be published at bCourses.

Prerequisites: None