|M 8/18||Course introduction. Who are the Russians? The Russian identity. Buy required books. Visit Blackboard, print out and read course description and requirement.|
|W 8/20||Russian origins and geographical setting.
Richmond. The Origins of Russia, page 5, The Cold North, page 8, Distance and Isolation, page 10
|F 8/22||Who are the Russians?.
Dabars: 52. Russian nationality and Citizenship; 53. The Russian Soul.
Richmond. Nationality, page 20
|M 8/25||The Russian Family
Dabars. 6. Babushka; 21. Family
Richmond. Communalism, page 14.
|F 8/29||Film: "Journey Accross Russia"|
|M 9/1||LABOR DAY
|W 9/3||The Russian Language.
Introduction to the alphabet.
Dabars. 51. The Russian Language
Richmond. The Russian Language, page 135.
|F 9/5||The Russian Language.
Introduction to the alphabet.
|M 9/8 - W 9/17||NO CLASSES. I AM OUT OF COUNTRY|
|F 9/19||The Russian langauge.
Basic phrases and expressions.
Dabars. 43. Patronymics; 45. People's Names and Name Days; 28. Greetings, Salutations, and Leavetakings
|M 9/22||Russian Manners and Mannerisms
Dabars. 5. Attracting Someone's Attention; 15. Compliments; 26. Gestures; 27. Gifts; 42. Nekulturno; 46. Physical Distance and Contact; 49. Punctuality
Richmond: Nyekulturno, page 132; Time and Patience, page 133 At Home, page 117; The Toast, page 121; Vranyo, the Russian Fib, page 127; Russians and Americans, page 145
|W 9/24||The Russian Federal System
Dabars. 47. Politics and Parties.
The Constitution and Government Structure. Study guide.
The Parliament. Study guide.
The Judiciary. Study guide.
Local and Regional Government. Study guide.
Political Parties and Legislative Elections. Study guide.
|F 9/26||Civil Society in Russia
What is Civil Society?: Study Guide
Russia: New Scrutiny of Foreign Funds: Study Guide
Russia's Federation Council Okays NGO Bill: Study Guide
|M 9/29||Business corruption
Dabars: 9. Bribery and Blat.
Johnson: Crime and Corruption, page 79.
Nancy Ries: BUSINESS, TAXES, AND CORRUPTION IN RUSSIA. Study Guide.
STEVEN LEE MYERS: Pervasive Corruption in Russia Is 'Just Called Business'. Study Guide.
|W 10/1||Film: Tycoon
Film review: 'Tycoon: A New Russian'
History Ended, and There Was Money to Be Made
|F 10/3||Film: Tycoon|
|M 10/6||Film: Tycoon|
|W 10/8||Discussion of Tycoon|
|M 10/13<||Organized crime
The Russian Mob: Organized Crime in a Fledgling Democracy. Study Guide
The Red Mafia. Study Guide
|W 10/15||Film: The Brother
A Russian gangster film with a conscience
|F 10/17||Film: The Brother|
|M 10/20||Discussion of The Brother|
|W 10/22||Love, Russian Style. Prostitution
Dabars. 18. Dating, Marriage, and Divorce. Study Guide
The Social Organization of Commercial Sex Work in Moscow, Russia .PDF Study Guide
Richmond: Women - The Stronger Sex, page 54. Study Guide
|M 10/27||Western perspectives of Russian women. The mail order bride phenomenon
Websites; A WESTERN BODY FOR THE RUSSIAN WOMAN
"Mediated marriage: internet matchmaking in provincial Russia". To access: Go to AU Libaries. Click on Articles and Databases in the Find section. Click on Online Journals, alphabetically in the Ejournals section. Click on the letter E. Scroll down to and click on Europe-Asia studies [electronic/print]. from Online Source: Academic Search Premier. There are several Eurore-Asia studies sites. Make sure you click on the correct one. Click on the year 2004 in the right column. Click on Vol. 56 Issue 6 - Sep2004. Find and click on item 4, Mediated marriage: internet matchmaking in provincial Russia. To download, click on PDF Full Text in the top left corner. Print the article. Study Guide
|W 10/29||Ethnic Conflicts. Minority issues
Movements Toward Sovereignty, Chechnya. Study Guide
|F 10/31||Film: Prisoner of the Mountains
|M 11/3||Film: Prisoner of the Mountains|
|W 11/5||Discussion of Prisoner of the Mountains|
|F 11/7||Religion. Russian orthodoxy
Dabars. 50. Religion; 11. Celebrations and Holidays
Richmond: Religion, page 26
The Russian Orthodox Church. Study Guide
|M 11/10||Film on Orthodoxy|
|W 11/12||Folk Culture. Celebrations and holidays, superstitions.
Dabars: 16. Crafts; 63. Superstitions
"The Frog Princess" Folktale
The Domovoi. Memorize 3-4 important facts about the Domovoy.
Russian Proverbs. Copy and memorize 5 that are most interesting to you. Be able to explain them.
Russian Superstitions. Memorize at least 5 that are uniquely Russian.
|F 11/14||Education and the Educational system
Dabars. 20. Education and Upbringing
Richmond: School Days, Rule Days, page 99
Education. Read from "The Post-Soviet Education Structure". Study Guide.
OPTIONAL: Values Of Russian Education
|M 11/17||Entertainment and High culture
Dabars: 7. Ballet and Russian Theater; 66. Television and Radio;
OPTIONAL: Russian Influences on American Performing Arts and Sports;
OPTIONAL: High Culture Meets Trash TV
|W 11/19||Post-Soviet Literature.
Skunk. A Life.pp. 1-50. Study Guide
Review in Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1 (Spring, 1999), pp. 208-210
Review by John Dolan
|F 11/21||NO CLASS|
|M 11/24 - F 11/28||THANKSGIVING BREAK|
|M 12/1||Skunk. A Life. pp. 51-100. Study Guide|
|W 12/3||Skunk. A Life. pp. 100-143. Study Guide
FIRST DRAFT OF TERM PAPER DUE! Term paper topics. Make sure you consult the Essay writing guides before you write your paper. Send as e-mail attachment.
|F 12/5||Skunk. A Life. pp. 144-end. Study Guide|
|Tu 12/9||TERM PAPER DUE! Term paper topics. Make sure you consult the Essay writing guides before you write your paper. Send as e-mail attachment.|
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