Discovering the Unknown Russia

Summer 2014 quarter (Session I)

Taught by

Russian language

This course attempts to inspire a better understanding of today's Russia and the people of Russia through a study of their history, literature, arts, and culture.  Everyone who has an interest in exploring Russia beyond the stereotypes of mainstream headlines or history textbooks is welcome.  The students will be introduced to certain dramatic events of Russian history through film, literature, and personal experiences of the Russian people. Besides the traditional academic activities, the students will have hands-on experiences of Russian cuisine, song, and dance.  Armed with an open mind and lead by a passionate native Russian professor, you should find Russia irresistibly attractive, and learn to appreciate the similarities of Russian and American cultures.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

International studies, language studies, history, literature.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5-9pm


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning

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Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Course Reference Number

First Session (4 credits): 40038

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