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For advanced Russia-language students, as well as for native and near-native speakers. Focus on changes in post-Soviet society. Topics include: Soviet and post-Soviet generations: new roles for men and women, moves from "democracy" back to oppression. A generation without fear: opposition and protests; controversial new laws to ban "unsanctioned meetings" and gay and lesbian "propaganda"; the relationship between the State and the Church. Course materials include literature, film, music, TV, pop culture and pulp fiction, as well as the Internet. Work includes readings and screenings, essays, oral reports, discussions and written presentations, and a final independent research project. All readings and discussions are in Russian.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

Instructor Approval: Not Required.

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Refund Policy: Course Policy 1

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School of Arts & Sciences