2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Discovering the Unknown Russia

Summer quarter

Faculty: Elena Smith Russian language

Fields of Study: cultural studies and history

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40040 (4) First Session  

Credits: 4(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Evening


The objective of this course is to inspire a better understanding of today's Russia and its people through a study of their history, art, technology, and culture.  Anyone who has an interest in exploring Russia beyond the stereotypes of mainstream headlines or history textbooks are welcome.  The students will be introduced to certain dramatic events of Russian history through film, literature, and personal experiences of the Russian people. Besides the traditional academic activities, the students will have hands-on experience of Russian cuisine, song, and dance.  Armed with an open mind and lead by a passionate native Russian professor, you should find Russia irresistibly attractive and learn to appreciate the similarities of American and Russian cultures.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Advertised Schedule: 5:30-9:30p Tue/Thu (Jun. 21 - Jul. 21)

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: No Required Online Learning

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