SLA - Slavic
SLA 2310 (PL) Short Fiction from Central Europe and Russia Cr. 3
Explores how writers use short fictional forms, such as parable, short story, fairy tale, and satire, to express important themes in the Central European experience, including violence and cruelty, freedom and imprisonment, utopian visions, and urban life. Offered Fall.
Equivalent: GER 2310
SLA 3410 (FC) New Soil, Old Roots: The Immigrant Experience Cr. 3
Armenian, German, Jewish, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian immigration to the United States, its effects on the cultures (language, literature, religion, politics, music, art and theatre) of these ethnic groups and its influence upon American culture. Offered Fall.
SLA 3700 The Changing Face of Europe Cr. 1-2
Special topics relating to Central, Eastern and Western Europe. Offered Irregularly.
SLA 3710 (VP) Russian and East European Film Cr. 3-4
Major Russian, Polish, Czech, Ukrainian and Armenian films viewed and discussed from political, historical, cultural and aesthetic points of view. Offered Yearly.
SLA 3750 (VP) Polish and Yugoslavian Cinema Cr. 3
Two national cinemas introduced through milestone films and lesser-known cinematic gems produced before and after the fall of communism. Offered Winter.
Equivalent: POL 3750
Repeatable for 4 Credits
SLA 3800 Topics in Slavic Studies Cr. 3
Special topics relating to Slavic languages, literatures and cultures, such as drama, the Gulag, and contemporary Slavic culture. Offered Yearly.
Repeatable for 9 Credits
SLA 7010 Introduction to Literary Theory Cr. 3
Graduate-level introduction to key critical perspectives, theories, problems, and questions that have informed the discussions and analyses of twentieth- and twenty-first-century literary and cultural scholars. Specific theoretical paradigms used to determine the task of textual interpretation, locate the limits of each approach, trace the emergence of subsequent theoretical paradigms, and think about how such theories might or might not be relevant in the study of specific texts. Offered Biannually.
SLA 7400 Cultural Studies and Criticism Cr. 3-4
Important concepts and major figures in Slavic contributions to literary and cultural studies. Readings and class in English. Open to students from diverse disciplines. Offered Irregularly.