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Comparative study of seminal writers and works in Russian and Czech satire primarily in the twentieth century. Emphasis on techniques, modes and styles of satire as well as their primary targets, especially Nazism and Communism. Focus on the writer as political voice and public conscience. Readings include Bulgakov, Tolstaya, Strugatsky Brothers, Capek, Kundera and others. All readings and discussions in English. No prerequisites. Cross-listed as ILVS 91-01.

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Basic Enrollment Requirements: 

Academic Year (Fall/Spring): Unofficial Transcript – High School Diploma or current high school transcript (for high school students only in applicable classes), Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.

Summer: None.

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

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School of Arts and Sciences