100-level

RUSS130
Elementary Russian Language A
Description
Russian language course for absolute beginners, i.e. students with no knowledge of Russian, based on the communicative approach.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Restrictions
RUSS101

RUSS131
Elementary Russian Language B
Description
A Russian language course that follows on from RUSS130, based on the coummunicative approach.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Restrictions
RUSS101

200-level

EURA214
The Soviet Experiment and its Aftermath
Description
The emphasis is on Russia's 20th century Communist experience and its many legacies in the fast-changing post-Soviet society. Together we will examine the causes of the Bolshevik Revolution and the greatest social experiment in the history of humankind that followed it. The course will explore the roots of Stalinism, the causes and consequences of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the space race and other Cold War competitions between the superpowers, Gorbachev's reforms and the collapse of the USSR. Was the end of the Communist rule in the Soviet Union predetermined?
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from EURA, HIST, or RUSS, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

RUSS218
The Soviet Experiment and Its Aftermath
Description
The emphasis is on Russia's 20th century Communist experience and its many legacies in the fast-changing post-Soviet society. Together we will examine the causes of the Bolshevik Revolution and the greatest social experiment in the history of humankind that followed it. The course will explore the roots of Stalinism, the causes and consequences of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the space race and other Cold War competitions between the superpowers, Gorbachev's reforms and the collapse of the USSR. Was the end of the Communist rule in the Soviet Union predetermined?
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level from EURA, HIST, or RUSS, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

RUSS230
Intermediate Russian Language A
Description
This is the first of two intermediate Russian language courses. It aims at extending vocabularly and grammatical structures to discuss and write about simple topics in Russian culture.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
RUSS131, or placement test.
Restrictions
RUSS201

RUSS231
Intermediate Russian Language B
Description
This is the second of two intermediate Russian language courses. It extends the reading, writing and discussion skills acquired in RUSS230 and places greater emphasis on conversation skills.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
RUSS230, or placement test.
Restrictions
RUSS201

HIST274
The Soviet Experiment and Its Aftermath
Description
The emphasis is on Russia's 20th century Communist experience and its many legacies in the fast-changing post-Soviet society. Together we will examine the causes of the Bolshevik Revolution and the greatest social experiment in the history of humankind that followed it. The course will explore the roots of Stalinism, the causes and consequences of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the space race and other Cold War competitions between the superpowers, Gorbachev's reforms and the collapse of the USSR. Was the end of the Communist rule in the Soviet Union predetermined?
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
15 points
Prerequisites
Any 15 points at 100 level in HIST, EURA, or RUSS, or CLAS120, or any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

300-level

RUSS318
The Soviet Experiment and Its Aftermath
Description
The emphasis is on Russia's 20th century Communist experience and its many legacies in the fast-changing post-Soviet society. Together we will examine the causes of the Bolshevik Revolution and the greatest social experiment in the history of humankind that followed it. The course will explore the roots of Stalinism, the causes and consequences of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the space race and other Cold War competitions between the superpowers, Gorbachev's reforms and the collapse of the USSR. Was the end of the Communist rule in the Soviet Union predetermined?
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from EURA, HIST, or RUSS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

RUSS330
Advanced Russian Language A
Description
This is the first of two advanced Russian language courses. It aims at improving students' all-round knowledge of contemporary Russian language and communication skills.
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Semester One 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
RUSS231, or placement test.
Restrictions
RUSS301

RUSS331
Advanced Russian Language B
Description
This is the second of two advanced Russian language courses. It aims at improving students' all-round knowledge of contemporary Russian language and communication skills. In addition, students' translation skills will be enhanced through work on media sources and fictional texts.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Semester Two 2024 (Distance)
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
RUSS330, or placement test.
Restrictions
RUSS301

RUSS336
Russian Language
Description
A survey course of Russian post-Soviet language, which enhances further some practical skills, such as translation and comprehension. It studies Russian contemporary slang, idiomatic expressions, loan words from English, and contemporary media. A good knowledge of Russian language is essential.
Occurrences
Semester Two 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
RUSS331 or placement test
Restrictions

HIST374
The Soviet Experiment and Its Aftermath
Description
The emphasis is on Russia's 20th century Communist experience and its many legacies in the fast-changing post-Soviet society. Together we will examine the causes of the Bolshevik Revolution and the greatest social experiment in the history of humankind that followed it. The course will explore the roots of Stalinism, the causes and consequences of Soviet victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the space race and other Cold War competitions between the superpowers, Gorbachev's reforms and the collapse of the USSR. Was the end of the Communist rule in the Soviet Union predetermined?
Occurrences
Semester One 2024
Points
30 points
Prerequisites
Any 30 points at 200 level from EURA, HIST, or RUSS, or any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.
Restrictions

Not Offered Courses in 2024

200-level

EURA235
Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917
Description
This course explores aspects of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Russia prior to 1917, with a particular emphasis on the autocratic tradition as developed from 1480 onwards. The course also investigates the making of the Russian Empire while also examining ways in which political forces unique to Russia shaped the country's cultural specificity in the European context.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see EURA235 course details
Points
15 points

HIST235
Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917
Description
This course explores aspects of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Russia prior to 1917, with a particular emphasis on the autocratic tradition as developed from 1480 onwards. The course also investigates the making of the Russian Empire while also examining ways in which political forces unique to Russia shaped the country's cultural specificity in the European context.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see HIST235 course details
Points
15 points

RUSS235
Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917
Description
This course explores aspects of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Russia prior to 1917, with a particular emphasis on the autocratic tradition as developed from 1480 onwards. The course also investigates the making of the Russian Empire while also examining ways in which political forces unique to Russia shaped the country's cultural specificity in the European context.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2017 , 2019 , 2021 , 2023 , 2025
For further information see RUSS235 course details
Points
15 points

300-level

EURA335
Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917
Description
This course explores aspects of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Russia prior to 1917, with a particular emphasis on the autocratic tradition as developed from 1480 onwards. The course also investigates the making of the Russian Empire while also examining ways in which political forces unique to Russia shaped the country's cultural specificity in the European context.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see EURA335 course details
Points
30 points

HIST335
Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917
Description
This course explores aspects of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Russia prior to 1917, with a particular emphasis on the autocratic tradition as developed from 1480 onwards. The course also investigates the making of the Russian Empire while also examining ways in which political forces unique to Russia shaped the country's cultural specificity in the European context.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024
For further information see HIST335 course details
Points
30 points

RUSS335
Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917
Description
This course explores aspects of social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Russia prior to 1917, with a particular emphasis on the autocratic tradition as developed from 1480 onwards. The course also investigates the making of the Russian Empire while also examining ways in which political forces unique to Russia shaped the country's cultural specificity in the European context.
Occurrences
Not offered 2024, offered in 2017 , 2019 , 2021 , 2023 , 2025
For further information see RUSS335 course details
Points
30 points