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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RUSS 488 - Senior Seminar

Seminars on selected topics in Russian Studies. Open to all students with advanced proficiency in Russian, and serving as an integrative capstone experience for majors. The course will combine discussions of a central topic in the Russian Studies field with students’ own scholarly exploration. Recent seminar topics have included Human Rights in the Post-Soviet Sphere, The Contemporary Short Story, and Forbidden Art and the Performance of Dissent. During the semester, seminar participants will pursue independent in-depth research that draws upon Russian sources; this research will serve as the basis of class workshops and discussions during the second half of the semester. The course is taught in Russian, but the final paper will be written in English. Workshops and discussions of the final paper in class and during consultations with the instructor will likewise be conducted in English. Since the topic changes from year to year, the course may be repeated for credit with permission of the instructor. Prerequisite(s): RUSS 305  or approval of instructor. Every spring. (4 Credits)