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Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301

503-370-6300 voice

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German and Russian: Russian

RUSS 233 (W; TH; 4th Sem Lang Req) Russian Culture: Russian Ways and Views of Russia (1)

This writing-centered course acquaints students with major artistic achievements in Russian society from the 10th century to the present day -- in architecture, painting, literature, and music -- and explores particularly Russian manners and customs that define the everyday lives of its people. It examines the possible ways in which these achievements, manners, and customs might be said to define that society in a certain period. The materials are presented historically through films, music, pictures, paintings, readings, and food.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically

General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Writing centered; Fourth Semester Language Requirement

  • Offering: Alternate years in springs
  • Instructor: Conliffe