Department of Russian
Course Descriptions
Russian Conversation (1), (2)
With basic conversation skills required for daily life, this course builds the foundation to fluently speak Russian later and build the capacity to confidently express their intent in Russian.

Russian Culture (1)

This course provides a structural overview of Russian geography, history, politics, and economy for a basic understanding of Russian society.

Russian Grammar (1), (2)
Students taking Russian for the first time will learn practical basic grammar, reading and conversation. The intent of the course is to encourage an interest in the language and to teach students basic Russian skills.

Russian Language Lab (1), (2)
Consists of intense practice of phonological rules taught in Readings in Elementary Russian for accurate Russian pronunciation and intonation. Includes active utilization of content learned in conversation classes.

Readings in Russian (1), (2)
Students acquire basic knowledge about Russian pronunciation and grammar and build capabilities to read and understand not overly difficult sentences or pieces of writing and to express intent in a short piece of writing.

Russian Culture (2)
This course provides an overview of various art genres from different eras such as literature, fine arts, music, architecture and plays to lay the groundwork for in-depth understanding of Russian culture.

Readings in Russian Literature Texts
Students read and interpret Russian texts from works by 19th- and 20th-century Russian writers to gain an appreciation of their literary styles.

Understanding Practical Russian (in Russian)

Deals with various sample sentences excerpted from Russian newspapers, magazines, and social science books for their particularly clear, coherent, and outstandingly expressive writing and compares them with literary texts to identify stylistic differences. Includes reading summary or translation exercises.

Advanced Russian Composition (1), (2)
This course, designed for students who have completed Intermediate Russian, focuses on grammatical analysis and comprehension of the most advanced Russian texts. Includes self-expression exercises in high-level Russian.

Analysis in Russian Text (1), (2)
Students who have previously taken classes on Russian, will read and analyze texts with more complex sentence structures and deeper meanings, and develop skills required to summarize the texts in their own words.

Advanced Russian Conversation (1), (2)
This course, designed for students who have completed Intermediate Russian, focuses on the ability to express one's opinion on a given topic in the form of short speech writing and to engage in effective verbal exchange regarding various subject matters.

Analysis in Russian Literature Texts
Short novels of 19th- and 20th-century Russian writers will be selected and read in Russian. The course will focus on identifying the relationship between the text format and its meaning.

Advanced Practical Russian (in Russian)

Students study various texts appearing in Russian newspapers, magazines, social science books and practice coherently translating or summarizing what they have read in Korean.

Understanding 19th Century Russian Literature
Light is shed on the main trends of 19th-century Russian literature and the major works by representative writers are analyzed systematically.

Russian Syntax
Reviews the way the Russian people perceive their language through examining the characteristics of Russian syntax. Focuses on increasing proficiency in Russian prose and colloquialism and the ability to analyze Russian writing style.

Russian Internet & Information
Today, the Internet is an important method of information dissemination. In this course, students build capabilities to search and analyze Russian materials posted on the Net. Also media language is learned using PCs.

Practice in Russian Discussion
Students who have completed a basic course in Russian will express their thoughts on specific subjects in short speeches, and develop skills for effective discussion with others on different themes.

Practice in Russian Interpretation
Through this introductory course, students will be introduced to various forms of interpretation. Practice texts will gradually increase in length and difficulty.

Russian History (1)
Examines the period from the establishment of the Russian nation in the mid 9th century to the rule of Catherine the Great in the late 18th century. Focuses on studying the characteristics and issues of the different eras for a more fundamental understanding of Russia.

Study of Russian Writers
Studies the frame of thought and aesthetic characteristics of writers such as Turgenev, Dostoevskij, and Tolstoy who have transformed Russian literature into world classics.

This course teaches the basic grammar and conversation of Ukrainian. In addition, Ukrainian culture is introduced to pave the way for a better understanding of the country.

Understanding 20th Century Russian Literature
Provides an overview of the history of Russian prose ranging in period from the early 20th century to the Russian Revolution, the Stalin Era, Detente, and the modern era. Develops the ability to critically analyze the works of the most prominent writers.

Study of Russian & CIS Region
This course will begin by introducing the natural geography and anthropogeography of the Russian and CIS region, and then look at the 89 Russian federal units and republics of the CIS as well as the relationship between Russia and the CIS.

History of Russian Language
In this course, students will conduct research on historical aspects and changes in the Russian language, from the separation of the East Slav tribes to modern times.

Russian Phonetics
Examines the system of Russian vowels and consonants, its phonetic characteristics, and the phonetic rules which apply to the Russian pronunciation. Further studies the system of Russian phonemes and lays the foundation for analyzing the Russian language through an understanding of the structure of Russian phonetics.

Russian History (2)
Students will look at the historical issues and characteristics of the 19th and 20th centuries, from the era of Alexander I to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Through this process, students will gain an accurate understanding of Russian contemporary history.

Conversation in Business Russian
This course prepares students for actual business tasks focusing on Russian correspondence and conversation necessary in trade and general commerce.

Translation of Korean into Russian

There is a rising demand for Korean-Russian translation thanks to wide-ranging exchanges between the two countries. This course will focus on practicing translation from Korean into Russian, using literary and practical texts as well as texts on art.

Russian Literary Thoughts & Criticism
This course introduces ideas Russian writers tried to express through literature by era and surveys the tradition of literature criticism.

Study of Russian Poetry
After an introduction to the basic Russian poetic form, the course studies the works of the classic Russian poets and practices analyzing both their form and content.

Seminar on Russian Linguistics

Reviews the grammatical characteristics and problems of the Russian language and provides an opportunity for students interested in linguistics to learn about linguistic research methodologies.

Study of Russian Morphology
Studies the morphological characteristics and word formation patterns of the Russian language. Develops the ability to systematically infer and create words. Cultivates linguistic intuition for vocabulary expansion.

Russian Politics & Diplomacy
Examines the political situation at the time of Soviet Russia and today in the Russian Federation through primary data reading and enhances understanding of Russian politics both at home and abroad through free discussion type classes.

Seminar in FLEX Russian
This is a course to prepare for Russian FLEX, the certification exam of Russian. It is divided into four parts: listening, reading, writing and speaking to learn and practice Russian in depth.

Russian Economics
Examines the economic condition as it was in Soviet Russia and today in the Russian Federation through readings of relevant material. Enhances the level of understanding of present-day economic policies of Russia through free discussion type classes.

Analysis of Russian Mass Media
Students will read and understand recent articles from Russian newspapers and magazines focused on society, culture, politics, and the economy. They will also conduct an in-depth study on the key terminology and characteristics of mass media texts.

Russian Literature & Society
Considering the huge influence of Russian society on literature, students will select specific writers, literary trends, and writer's groups to research the inherent characteristics of literature and their social implications.

Seminar on Russian Literature
Selects a literary theme unique to Russian literature and reads various works that reflect them. Compares the similarities and differences between the selected works through a thematic or stylistic approach.

Russian Folklore
Studies the folk elements in the several-thousand-year-old Russian cultural tradition and the unique lifestyle and mindset of the laymen and the ruling class as reflected in their daily lives and in their art. Examines how such elements are reappearing and being transformed in the modern age.

History of Russian Thought
Studies the nature, political mind and social thought of the Russian people as it provides a historical overview of Russian thought underlying Russian politics, economy, society, and culture.

Russian Drama & Film
Focuses on understanding the evolutionary process of Russian drama and film and examines their structure, content, and issues through the study of 19th and 20th century works.