Medieval Studies

John Kolsti


Professor EmeritusPh.D., Harvard University

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REE 325 • Old Russian: Hist Through Lit

45210 • Spring 2007
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM CAL 422

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S C 507 • First-Year Serbian/Croatian II

45930 • Spring 2007
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM CAL 422

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S C 312L • Second-Yr Serbian/Croatian II

45935 • Spring 2007
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM CAL 422

This is the second half of the second year BCS sequence.  We will continue to expand, vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, and general (both oral and written) communication skills. 

Texts:

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian by Alexander and Elias-Bursa?

Supplementary texts and exercises

Requirements and Grading:

Participation                            10%

Homework                              15%

3 written exams                       30% (10%each)

3 vocab quizzes                       15% (5% each)

1 oral exam/presentation         10%  

2 compositions                        20% (10% each)

S C 506 • First-Year Serbian/Croatian I

47155 • Fall 2006
Meets MTWTHF 11:00AM-12:00PM CBA 4.342

This course serves as the introduction to the major languages (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian) of the former Yugoslavia.  While the instructor will use Croatian as the language of instruction, use of other language variants will also be promoted, in order to provide historical and cultural insights into the ethnic mix of the area and thus, the students, both new to these languages and the heritage speakers can use the language variant of their choice.

Students will develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills by working in the fields of culture, grammar, lexicon, communicative skills, and linguistic norms.  The students will be able to recognize common knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and behavioral patterns of the region, and to utilize such cultural norms. 

S C 312K • Second-Yr Serbian/Croatian I

47157 • Fall 2006
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM CAL 422

This course continues to build the listening, speaking, reading, and  writing skills acquired in S C 506 and 507. We will review as well as expand basic grammar, increase vocabulary, and become more proficient in communication.

Prerequisites:  BCS 507 or equivalent

Readings:  Bosnian Croatian Serbian: A Texbook with Exercises and Basic Grammar by Ronelle Alexander and Ellen Elias-Bursa?

AND     Bosnian Croatian Serbian:  A Grammar by Ronelle Alexander

Grading: 4 written exams  10% each

1 oral exam                   10% each

1 composition                 5%

3 quizzes                       5% each

Homework                     20% total

Participation                   10% 

S C 312L • Second-Yr Serbian/Croatian II

45195 • Spring 2006
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM CAL 422

This is the second half of the second year BCS sequence.  We will continue to expand, vocabulary, grammatical knowledge, and general (both oral and written) communication skills. 

Texts:

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian by Alexander and Elias-Bursa?

Supplementary texts and exercises

Requirements and Grading:

Participation                            10%

Homework                              15%

3 written exams                       30% (10%each)

3 vocab quizzes                       15% (5% each)

1 oral exam/presentation         10%  

2 compositions                        20% (10% each)

REE 325 • Nationalism In Lit And Film-W

44535 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM PAR 208
C2

Please check back for updates.

RUS 412K • Second-Year Russian I

45070 • Fall 2005
Meets MTWTH 11:00AM-12:00PM CAL 422

Добро пожаловать! Welcome to RUS 412! This is the third and final class of the three-semester online sequence. This course is designed to introduce you to the language and culture of one of the most influential and important regions of the world today. Russian is spoken by more than 200 million people in the former Soviet Union, and an additional 150 million throughout the world. Now you can speak it, too.

RUS 412 will be conducted entirely online. We will be using a new multi-media curriculum developed at the University of Texas. All course content and materials will be delivered online, and you will not need to purchase additional textbooks. Students will be required to meet as a class, along with the instructor, one hour per week in a virtual classroom.

The pace of Russian 412 is designed to be moderately intensive. Although class meets as a unit only once a week, you should expect to do between 12 and 18 hours of work each week, depending on the types and number of activities assigned. Many of your assignments will require that you work independently a large portion of the time. You can also expect to work with your classmates for various paired conversation activities online.

The general goal of this course is to introduce you to Russian language and culture. We will work towards developing intermediate-range language proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. And since we will be online, you can expect to start learning to navigate the Russian language realm of the Internet. 

This course follows the dates of the regular University of Texas fall semester, August 30 – December 11.

·       TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

o   Reliable internet connection - A very strong connection is required for weekly class meetings and strongly recommended for other synchronous interactions and video recordings. Do not expect to be able to use a coffee shop’s connection for these.

o   A  working computer with webcam, microphone, and headphones.

o   Canvas is designed to be compatible with Chrome, so if you are using a web browser other than Chrome, you might not have full functionality in Canvas.  Bottom line, use Chrome as your browser for Canvas.

S C 312K • Second-Yr Serbian/Croatian I

45235 • Fall 2005
Meets MWF 9:00AM-10:00AM CAL 422

This course continues to build the listening, speaking, reading, and  writing skills acquired in S C 506 and 507. We will review as well as expand basic grammar, increase vocabulary, and become more proficient in communication.

Prerequisites:  BCS 507 or equivalent

Readings:  Bosnian Croatian Serbian: A Texbook with Exercises and Basic Grammar by Ronelle Alexander and Ellen Elias-Bursa?

AND     Bosnian Croatian Serbian:  A Grammar by Ronelle Alexander

Grading: 4 written exams  10% each

1 oral exam                   10% each

1 composition                 5%

3 quizzes                       5% each

Homework                     20% total

Participation                   10% 

REE 385 • Old Russian Literature

43120 • Spring 2005
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM CAL 419

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S C 507 • First-Year Serbian/Croatian II

43721 • Spring 2005
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM PAR 8A

Please check back for updates.

S C 506 • First-Year Serbian/Croatian I

44710 • Fall 2004
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM PAR 210

This course serves as the introduction to the major languages (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian) of the former Yugoslavia.  While the instructor will use Croatian as the language of instruction, use of other language variants will also be promoted, in order to provide historical and cultural insights into the ethnic mix of the area and thus, the students, both new to these languages and the heritage speakers can use the language variant of their choice.

Students will develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills by working in the fields of culture, grammar, lexicon, communicative skills, and linguistic norms.  The students will be able to recognize common knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and behavioral patterns of the region, and to utilize such cultural norms. 

REE 325 • Nationalism In Lit And Film-W

42595 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM PAR 303
C2

Please check back for updates.

RUS 412K • Second-Year Russian I

42990 • Fall 2003
Meets MTWTH 11:00AM-12:00PM CAL 419

Добро пожаловать! Welcome to RUS 412! This is the third and final class of the three-semester online sequence. This course is designed to introduce you to the language and culture of one of the most influential and important regions of the world today. Russian is spoken by more than 200 million people in the former Soviet Union, and an additional 150 million throughout the world. Now you can speak it, too.

RUS 412 will be conducted entirely online. We will be using a new multi-media curriculum developed at the University of Texas. All course content and materials will be delivered online, and you will not need to purchase additional textbooks. Students will be required to meet as a class, along with the instructor, one hour per week in a virtual classroom.

The pace of Russian 412 is designed to be moderately intensive. Although class meets as a unit only once a week, you should expect to do between 12 and 18 hours of work each week, depending on the types and number of activities assigned. Many of your assignments will require that you work independently a large portion of the time. You can also expect to work with your classmates for various paired conversation activities online.

The general goal of this course is to introduce you to Russian language and culture. We will work towards developing intermediate-range language proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. And since we will be online, you can expect to start learning to navigate the Russian language realm of the Internet. 

This course follows the dates of the regular University of Texas fall semester, August 30 – December 11.

·       TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

o   Reliable internet connection - A very strong connection is required for weekly class meetings and strongly recommended for other synchronous interactions and video recordings. Do not expect to be able to use a coffee shop’s connection for these.

o   A  working computer with webcam, microphone, and headphones.

o   Canvas is designed to be compatible with Chrome, so if you are using a web browser other than Chrome, you might not have full functionality in Canvas.  Bottom line, use Chrome as your browser for Canvas.

REE 302 • Balkan Ghosts: Western/Islamic

41725 • Spring 2003
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM PAR 1

Please check back for updates.

S C 507 • First-Year Serbian/Croatian II

42300 • Spring 2003
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM CAL 422

Please check back for updates.

ANT 324L • Slavic Folklore

26670 • Fall 2002
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM PAR 1
(also listed as REE 325)

Please check back for updates.

RUS 412K • Second-Year Russian I

42750 • Fall 2002
Meets MTWF 11:00AM-12:00PM CAL 419

Добро пожаловать! Welcome to RUS 412! This is the third and final class of the three-semester online sequence. This course is designed to introduce you to the language and culture of one of the most influential and important regions of the world today. Russian is spoken by more than 200 million people in the former Soviet Union, and an additional 150 million throughout the world. Now you can speak it, too.

RUS 412 will be conducted entirely online. We will be using a new multi-media curriculum developed at the University of Texas. All course content and materials will be delivered online, and you will not need to purchase additional textbooks. Students will be required to meet as a class, along with the instructor, one hour per week in a virtual classroom.

The pace of Russian 412 is designed to be moderately intensive. Although class meets as a unit only once a week, you should expect to do between 12 and 18 hours of work each week, depending on the types and number of activities assigned. Many of your assignments will require that you work independently a large portion of the time. You can also expect to work with your classmates for various paired conversation activities online.

The general goal of this course is to introduce you to Russian language and culture. We will work towards developing intermediate-range language proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. And since we will be online, you can expect to start learning to navigate the Russian language realm of the Internet. 

This course follows the dates of the regular University of Texas fall semester, August 30 – December 11.

·       TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

o   Reliable internet connection - A very strong connection is required for weekly class meetings and strongly recommended for other synchronous interactions and video recordings. Do not expect to be able to use a coffee shop’s connection for these.

o   A  working computer with webcam, microphone, and headphones.

o   Canvas is designed to be compatible with Chrome, so if you are using a web browser other than Chrome, you might not have full functionality in Canvas.  Bottom line, use Chrome as your browser for Canvas.

S C 506 • First-Year Serbian/Croatian I

42920 • Fall 2002
Meets MTWTHF 9:00AM-10:00AM CAL 422

This course serves as the introduction to the major languages (Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian) of the former Yugoslavia.  While the instructor will use Croatian as the language of instruction, use of other language variants will also be promoted, in order to provide historical and cultural insights into the ethnic mix of the area and thus, the students, both new to these languages and the heritage speakers can use the language variant of their choice.

Students will develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills by working in the fields of culture, grammar, lexicon, communicative skills, and linguistic norms.  The students will be able to recognize common knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and behavioral patterns of the region, and to utilize such cultural norms. 

REE F325 • Slavic Folklore

88225 • Summer 2002
Meets MTWTHF 8:30AM-10:00AM CAL 221

Please check back for updates.

RUS 507 • First-Year Russian II

41885 • Spring 2002
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ 134

Welcome back to UT and to Russian 507! This course is the continuation of your introduction to

the language and culture of one of the most influential and important regions of the world.

Russian is spoken by more that 200 million people in the former Soviet Union, and an additional

150 million throughout the world. As you begin your adventure in learning Russian, use the

resources of the Slavic Department and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian

Studies to further your knowledge of this fascinating region, people, and culture. And most of

all, use your instructor as a live source of information, advice, and support! ?????!

 

Required Textbook: • Davidson, Gor, and Lekic. Russian: Stage One: Live from Russia!

vol. 2, (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. 2009). This packaged set

comprises one basic textbook, one workbook, one audio CD, and one DVD. Available

at the University Co-op.

 

GRADING

1. Testing: 50%

2. Homework: 25%

3. Participation: 20%

ANT 324L • Balkan Ghosts-W

27035 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 1
C2 (also listed as REE 325)

Please check back for updates.

RUS 506 • First-Year Russian I

42910 • Fall 2001
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:00AM CAL 419

Welcome to Russian 506! This course is designed to introduce you to the language and culture of one of the most influential and important regions of the world – today and over a millennium of history. Russian is spoken by more than 200 million people in the former Soviet Union, and an additional 150 million throughout the world. It is the language of some of the world’s greatest literature: Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Pasternak, Bulgakov, Nabokov, Gorky, and Solzhenitsyn. It is the culture of some of the greatest scientists and innovators in the West: Lomonosov, Mendeleev, Pavlov, and Gagarin. And it is the country of some of most influential politicians of the Twentieth Century: Lenin, Stalin, Gorbachev, Putin – and Medvedev! The major cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg attract thousands of tourists, businesspeople, and students every year, while in Siberia and the Caspian, oil and petroleum products are produced at a rate that rivals that of the Middle East. As a Member of the Group of Eight, Russia has become in the 21st century a power player in global policy from economics to terrorism to the environment. And, as events last year in North Ossetia and Georgia indicate, Russia remains as unpredictable in the shaping of world affairs as it was during Soviet times. As such, a command of the Russian language is a powerful (and lucrative!) facility in virtually any area of employment, be it government service, business, law, medicine, teaching, engineering, or the military. As you begin your adventure in learning Russian, use the resources of the Slavic Department and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies to further your knowledge of this fascinating region, people, and culture. And most of all, use your instructor as a live source of information, advice, and support! ????? ???! Good luck! 

Course Content: This course is the first semester of first-year Russian language instruction developing functional proficiency in listening, speaking, and reading.  Writing will be developed primarily through workbook home assignments. The second course in the first-year sequence is RUS 507.

Required Textbook: • Davidson, Gor, and Lekic.  Russian: Stage One: Live from Russia! vol. 1,  (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co. 2008).  This packaged set comprises one basic textbook, one workbook, one audio CD, and one DVD.  Available at the University Co-op.

Recommended:

  • Cruise, Edwina. English Grammar for Students of Russian, (Ann Arbor, MI: Olivia and Hill Press, 1993).
  • Garza, Thomas. Fundamentals of Russian Verbal Conjugation for Teachers and Students, (Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt and ACTR Publications), 1993.
  • Katzner, Kenneth, ed. English Russian/Russian English Dictionary, (New York: Wiley Publishers, 1994).
 

REE 325 • Slavic Folklore

41255 • Spring 2001
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM CAL 200

Please check back for updates.

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