Courses

Subject Code

Slavic Department Listings

See also the list of past years' courses.

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCSN), Czech (CZEC), East European (EEUR), Georgian (GEOR),

General Slavic (SLAV), Polish (POLI), Russian (RUSS), South Slavic (SOSL)

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Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, II, III.

10100
10200
10300
31000
31100
31200
BCSN
N. Petkovic
Autumn Summer Winter
Language course

Knowledge of a Slavic language and background in linguistics not required. The major objective of the courseis to build a solid foundation in the basic grammatical patterns of written and spoken Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, while simultaneously introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This course is complemented with cultural and historical media from the Balkans and is designed for students with a wide range of interests. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

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Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, II, III.

20100
20200
20300
32000
32100
32200
BCSN
N. Petkovic.
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 10300 or consent of instructor.
Autumn Spring Winter
Language course

The first quarter is devoted to an overview of grammar, with emphasis on verbal morphology and syntax, through the reading of a series of literary texts in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. The second and third quarters are devoted to further developing active mastery of Bosian/Croatian/Serbian through continued readings, grammar drills, compositions, and conversational practice. Study of word formation, nominal and adjectival morphology, and syntax are emphasized. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition toscheduled class time.

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Reading and Research Course.

29700
BCSN
Prerequisites: 
Consent of instructor and Departmental Adviser.
Autumn Spring Winter
Language course

Students are required to submit the College Reading and Research Course Form.

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Advanced Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, II, III.

30100
30200
30300
BCSN
N. Petkovic.
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 20300 or consent of instructor.
Autumn Spring Winter
Language course

This course is tailored to the needs of the students enrolled, depending on their concentration in the field. It enhances language acquisition with continuous reading and translation of essays, newspaper articles, literary excerpts, letters and other selected writings. Vocabulary building is emphasized by the systematic study of nominal and verbal roots, prefixes and suffixes, and word formation thereafter. Discussion follows each completed reading with a written composition assigned in relation to the topic.

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Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

10100
31000
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Autumn
Language course

Knowledge of a Slavic language and background in linguistics not required. The major objective of the courseis to build a solid foundation in the basic grammatical patterns of written and spoken Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, while simultaneously introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This course is complemented with cultural and historical media from the Balkans and is designed for students with a wide range of interests. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

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Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II

10200
31100
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Winter
Language course

Knowledge of a Slavic language and background in linguistics not required. The major objective of the courseis to build a solid foundation in the basic grammatical patterns of written and spoken Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, while simultaneously introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This course is complemented with cultural and historical media from the Balkans and is designed for students with a wide range of interests. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

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Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

20100
32000
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 10300 or consent of instructor
Autumn
Language course

The first quarter isdevoted to an overview of grammar, with emphasis on verbal morphology and syntax, through the reading of a series of literary texts in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. The second and third quarters are devoted to further developing active mastery of Bosian/Croatian/Serbian through continued readings, grammar drills, compositions, and conversational practice. Study of word formation, nominal and adjectival morphology, and syntax are emphasized. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition toscheduled class time.

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Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II

20200
32100
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 20100 or consent of instructor.
Winter
Language course

The first quarter is devoted to an overview of grammar, with emphasis on verbal morphology and syntax, through the reading of a series of literary texts in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. The second and third quarters are devoted to further developing active mastery of Bosian/Croatian/Serbian through continued readings, grammar drills, compositions, and conversational practice. Study of word formation, nominal and adjectival morphology, and syntax are emphasized. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

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Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian III

20300
32200
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 20200 or consent of instructor. Drill sessions to be arranged
Spring
Language course

The first quarter is devoted to an overview of grammar, with emphasis on verbal morphology and syntax, through the reading of a series of literary texts in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. The second and third quarters are devoted to further developing active mastery of Bosian/Croatian/Serbian through continued readings, grammar drills, compositions, and conversational practice. Study of word formation, nominal and adjectival morphology, and syntax are emphasized. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

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Reading and Research Course

29700
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
Consent of instructor and Departmental Adviser. Students are required to submit the College Reading and Research Course Form.
Autumn Spring Winter
Language course

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Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

10100
31000
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
Knowledge of a Slavic language and background in linguistics not required.
Autumn
Language course

The major objective of the courseis to build a solid foundation in the basic grammatical patterns of written and spoken Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, while simultaneously introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This course is complemented with cultural and historical media from the Balkans and is designed for students with a wide range of interests. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

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Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II

10200
31100
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 10100 or consent of instructor.
Winter
Language course

The major objective of the courseis to build a solid foundation in the basic grammatical patterns of written and spoken Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, while simultaneously introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This course is complemented with cultural and historical media from the Balkans and is designed for students with a wide range of interests. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

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Elementary Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian III

10300
31200
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 10200 or consent of instructor. Drill sessions to be arranged.
Spring
Language course

The major objective of the courseis to build a solid foundation in the basic grammatical patterns of written and spoken Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, while simultaneously introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This course is complemented with cultural and historical media from the Balkans and is designed for students with a wide range of interests. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

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Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

20100
32000
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 10300 or consent of instructor
Autumn
Language course

The first quarter is devoted to an overview of grammar, with emphasis on verbal morphology and syntax, through the reading of a series of literary texts in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. The second and third quarters are devoted to further developing active mastery of Bosian/Croatian/Serbian through continued readings, grammar drills, compositions, and conversational practice. Study of word formation, nominal and adjectival morphology, and syntax are emphasized. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition toscheduled class time.

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Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II

20200
32100
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 20100 or consent of instructor.
Winter
Language course

The first quarter is devoted to an overview of grammar, with emphasis on verbal morphology and syntax, through the reading of a series of literary texts in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. The second and third quarters are devoted to further developing active mastery of Bosian/Croatian/Serbian through continued readings, grammar drills, compositions, and conversational practice. Study of word formation, nominal and adjectival morphology, and syntax are emphasized. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

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Intermediate Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian III

20300
32200
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 20200 or consent of instructor. Drill sessions to be arranged
Spring
Language course

The first quarter is devoted to an overview of grammar, with emphasis on verbal morphology and syntax, through the reading of a series of literary texts in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. The second and third quarters are devoted to further developing active mastery of Bosian/Croatian/Serbian through continued readings, grammar drills, compositions, and conversational practice. Study of word formation, nominal and adjectival morphology, and syntax are emphasized. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

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Advanced Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

30100
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 20300 or consent of instructor.
Autumn
Language course

This course is tailored to the needs of the students enrolled, depending on their concentration in the field. It enhances language acquisition with continuous reading and translation of essays, newspaper articles, literary excerpts, letters and other selected writings. Vocabulary building is emphasized by the systematic study of nominal and verbal roots, prefixes and suffixes, and word formation thereafter. Discussion follows each completed reading with a written composition assigned in relation to the topic.

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Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, II, III

20103
20203
20303
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Autumn Spring Winter
Language course

The Second-Year course in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) languages and cultures is a continuation of First-Year BCS. It assumes one year of formal study of the target language(s) or equivalent coursework elsewhere. The course is focused on spoken and written modern BCS, emphasizing communicative practice in authentic cultural contexts. The language(s) are introduced through a series of dialogues gathered from a variety of textbooks published in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia, as well as newspaper articles, short biographies, poems, and song lyrics in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. A vast amount of audiovisual materials, representing both high and popular culture, constitute an integral part of every unit. Simultaneously, aural comprehension, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary are reinforced and further developed throughout the year with each unit. The course is complemented with cultural and historical media from the Balkans, guest speakers, cultural events, and dinner parties. Mandatory drill sessions are held twice per week.

MWF 11:30-12:20 PM

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Advanced Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian: Language through Fiction

21100
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Autumn
Language course

This course, which encompasses both the 3rd and 4th years of language study, changes the focus from language structure and grammar to issues in interdisciplinary content. Each module foregrounds a different theme and leverages a different medium—fiction, film, art and architecture, urban anthropology, etc. Unlike the First- and Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) courses, Advanced BCS courses are not in sequence, and students can take them randomly, over the course of two academic years to fulfill their 3rd and/or 4th year of language study.

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Advanced Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian: Language through Film

21200
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Winter
Language course

This course, which encompasses both the 3rd and 4th years of language study, changes the focus from language structure and grammar to issues in interdisciplinary content. Each module foregrounds a different theme and leverages a different medium—fiction, film, art and architecture, urban anthropology, etc. Unlike the First- and Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) courses, Advanced BCS courses are not in sequence, and students can take them randomly, over the course of two academic years to fulfill their 3rd and/or 4th year of language study.

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(Re)Branding the Balkan City: Contemporary Belgrade, Sarajevo, Zagreb (also Advanced Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian)

21300
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Spring
Language course

The course will use an urban studies lens to explore the complex history, infrastructure, and transformations of these cities. Drawing on anthropological theory and ethnography of the city, it will consider processes of urban destruction and renewal, practices of branding spaces and identities, urban life as praxis, art and design movements, and the broader politics of space.
The course is taught in English. No knowledge of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) is required. However, this module can fulfill a language requirement or simply further the study of BCS with additional weekly sections, materials, discussions, and presentations in the target language.

 

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First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian

10103
10203
10303
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Autumn Spring Winter
Language course

The major objective of the course is to build a solid foundation in the basic grammatical patterns of written and spoken Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, while simultaneously introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets.  This course is complemented with cultural and historical media from the Balkans and is designed for students with a wide range of interests.  Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.  Knowledge of a Slavic language and background in linguistics not required.

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First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, II, III

10103
10203
10303
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Autumn Spring Winter
Language course

In this three-quarter sequence introductory course in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) languages and cultures, students are encouraged to concentrate on the language of their interest and choice. The major objective is to build a solid foundation in the grammatical patterns of written and spoken BCS, while introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This is achieved through a communicative situation-based approach, textbook dialogues, reinforcement by the instructor, screenings of film shorts, TV announcements, documentaries, commercials, and the like. The course includes a sociolinguistic component, an essential part of understanding the similarities and differences between the languages. Mandatory drill sessions are held twice per week, offering students ample opportunity to review and practice materials presented in class.

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Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, II, III

20103
20203
20303
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 10103/10203/10303
Autumn Spring Winter
Language course

The Second-Year course in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian languages and cultures is a continuation of First-Year BCS, and therefore assumes one year of formal study of the target language(s) or equivalent coursework elsewhere. The course is focused on spoken and written modern BCS, emphasizing communicative practice in authentic cultural contexts. The language(s) are introduced through a series of dialogues gathered from a variety of textbooks published in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia, as well as newspaper articles, short biographies, poems, and song lyrics in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. A vast archive of audiovisual materials, representing both high and popular culture, constitute an integral part of every unit. Simultaneously, aural comprehension, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary are reinforced and further developed throughout the year. Mandatory drill sessions are held twice a week, offering students ample opportunity to review and practice materials presented in class.

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Advanced BCS: Language through Fiction

21101
31101
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Crosslists: 
REES 21101/31101
Autumn
Language course

Advanced BCS courses encompass both the 3rd and 4th years of language study, with the focus changed from language structure and grammar to issues in interdisciplinary content. The courses are not in sequence. Language through Fiction is designed to help students and instructors over one of the most difficult hurdles in language training—the transition from working through lessons in a textbook to reading unedited texts. Literature represents the greatest development of the expressive possibilities of a language and reveals the bounds within which language operates. The texts will immerse motivated language students in a complete language experience, as the passages and related exercises present the language’s structure on every page. Students will learn how to engage the natural, organic language of a literary text across a variety of styles and themes. The course assumes that students are familiar with basic grammar and vocabulary, as well as both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. It is particularly appealing to students who are interested in the literature, history, and anthropology of the region.

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Advanced BCS: Language through Film

21200
31200
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Crosslists: 
REES 21200/31200
Winter
Language course

Advanced BCS courses encompass both the 3rd and 4th years of language study, with the focus changed from language structure and grammar to issues in interdisciplinary content. The courses are not in sequence. This course addresses the theme of Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav identity through discussion and interpretation based on selected films, documentaries, images, and related texts—historical and literary, popular press, advertisements, screenplays, and literature on film. Emphasis is on interpersonal communication as well as the interpretation and production of language in written and oral forms. The course engages in systematic grammar review, along with introduction of some new linguistic topics, with constant practice in writing and vocabulary enrichment. The syllabus includes the screening of six films, each from a different director, region, and period, starting with Cinema Komunisto (2012), a documentary by Mila Turajlic. This film will be crucial for understanding how Yugoslav cinema was born and how, in its origins, it belongs to what a later cinephile, Fredric Jameson, has called a “geopolitical aesthetic.” We shall investigate the complex relationship between aesthetics and ideology in the Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav cinema, and pay close attention to aesthetic conceptions and concrete formal properties, and more importantly, to language, narrative logic, and style.

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(Re)Branding the Balkan City: Contemporary Belgrade, Sarajevo, Zagreb, also Advanced BCS

21300
31300
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Crosslists: 
REES 21300/31300
Spring
Language course

The course will use an urban studies lens to explore the complex history, infrastructure, and transformations of these three cities, now the capitals of Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and Croatia. Drawing on anthropological theory and ethnography of the city, we will consider processes of urban destruction and renewal, practices of branding spaces and identities, urban life as praxis, art and design movements, architectural histories and styles, metropolitan citizenship, and the broader politics of space. The course is complemented by cultural and historical media, guest speakers, and virtual tours. Classes are held in English. No knowledge of BCS is required. However, this module can fulfill a language requirement or simply further the study of BCS with additional weekly sections, materials, discussions, and presentations in the target language.

- / -
First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I, II, III

10103
10203
10303
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Autumn Spring Winter
Language course

In this three-quarter sequence introductory course in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) languages and cultures, students are encouraged to concentrate on the language of their interest and choice.  The major objective is to build a solid foundation in the grammatical  pattens of written and spoken BCS, while introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets.  This is achieved through a communicative situation-based approach, textbook dialogues, reinforcement by the instructor, screenings of film shorts, TV announcements, documentaries, commercials, and the like.  The course includes a socialinguistic component, an essential part of understanding the similarities and differences between the languages.  Mandatory drill sessions are held twice per week, offering students ample opportunity to review and practice materials presented in class.

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Advanced BCS: Language through Fiction

0
21101
31101
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
First and Second Year BCS or equivalent.
Crosslists: 
REES 21101/31101
Autumn
Language course

Advanced BCS course encompass both 3rd and 4th years of language study, with the focus chnaged from language structure and grammar to issues in interdisciplinary content.  The courses are not in sequence.  Language through Fiction is designed to hlep students and instructors over one of the most difficult hurdles in language training-the transition from working through lessons in a textbook to reading unedited texts.  Literature represents the greated development of the expressive possibilities of a language and reveals the bounds within which language operates.  The texts will immerse motivited language students in a complete language experience, as the passages and related exercises present the language's structure on every page.  Students will learn how to engage the natural, organic language of a literary text across a variety of styles and themes.  The course assumes that students are familiar with basic grammar and vocabulary, as well as both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets.  It is particularly appealing to students who are interested in the literature, history, and anthropology of the region.

 

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Advanced BCS: Language through Film

21200
31200
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
First and Second Year BCS or equivalent.
Crosslists: 
REES 21200/31200
Winter
Language course

Advanced BCS courses encompass both the 3rd and 4th years of language study, with the focus changed from language structure and grammar to issues in interdisciplinary content. The courses are not in sequence. This course addresses the theme of Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav identity through discussion and interpretation based on selected films, documentaries, images, and related texts—historical and literary, popular press, advertisements, screenplays, and literature on film. Emphasis is on interpersonal communication as well as the interpretation and production of language in written and oral forms. The course engages in systematic grammar review, along with introduction of some new linguistic topics, with constant practice in writing and vocabulary enrichment. The syllabus includes the screening of six films, each from a different director, region, and period, starting with Cinema Komunisto (2012), a documentary by Mila Turajlic. This film will be crucial for understanding how Yugoslav cinema was born and how, in its origins, it belongs to what a later cinephile, Fredric Jameson, has called a “geopolitical aesthetic.” We shall investigate the complex relationship between aesthetics and ideology in the Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav cinema, and pay close attention to aesthetic conceptions and concrete formal properties, and more importantly, to language, narrative logic, and style.

- / -
(Re)Branding the Balkan City: Contemporary Belgrade, Sarajevo, Zagreb, also Advanced BCS

21300
31300
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Graduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
First and Second Year BCS or equivalent.
Crosslists: 
REES 21300/31300
Spring
Language course

The course will use an urban studies lens to explore the complex history, infrastructure, and transformations of these three cities, now the capitals of Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and Croatia. Drawing on anthropological theory and ethnography of the city, we will consider processes of urban destruction and renewal, practices of branding spaces and identities, urban life as praxis, art and design movements, architectural histories and styles, metropolitan citizenship, and the broader politics of space. The course is complemented by cultural and historical media, guest speakers, and virtual tours. Classes are held in English. No knowledge of BCS is required. However, this module can fulfill a language requirement or simply further the study of BCS with additional weekly sections, materials, discussions, and presentations in the target language.

- / -
First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

10303
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Autumn
Language course

In this introductory course of a three-course sequence in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) languages and cultures, students are encouraged to concentrate on the language of their interest and choice. The major objective is to build a solid foundation in the grammatical patterns of written and spoken BCS, while introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This is achieved through a communicative situation-based approach, textbook dialogues, reinforcement by the instructor, screenings of film shorts, TV announcements, documentaries, commercials, and the like. The course includes a sociolinguistic component, an essential part of understanding the similarities and differences between the languages. Mandatory drill sessions are held twice per week, offering students ample opportunity to review and practice materials presented in class.

- / -
Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian I

20103
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Autumn
Language course

The first quarter is devoted to an overview of grammar, with emphasis on verbal morphology and syntax, through the reading of a series of literary texts in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets.

- / -
Advanced Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian: Language through Fiction

21101
31101
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 20300 or consent of instructor.
Crosslists: 
REES 21100, REES 31103
Autumn
Language course

Advanced BCS courses encompass both the 3rd and 4th years of language study, with the focus changed from language structure and grammar to issues in interdisciplinary content. The courses are not in sequence. Language through Fiction is designed to help students and instructors over one of the most difficult hurdles in language training-the transition from working through lessons in a textbook to reading unedited texts. Literature represents the greatest development of the expressive possibilities of a language and reveals the bounds within which language operates. The texts will immerse motivated language students in a complete language experience, as the passages and related exercises present the language's structure on every page. Students will learn how to engage the natural, organic language of a literary text across a variety of styles and themes. The course assumes that students are familiar with basic grammar and vocabulary, as well as both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. It is particularly appealing to students who are interested in the literature, history, and anthropology of the region. Equivalent Course(s): REES 31103,BCSN 31101,REES 21100

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First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian-II

10203
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 10103 or consent of instructor.
Winter
Language course

The major objective of the course is to build a solid foundation in the basic grammatical patterns of written and spoken Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, while simultaneously introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This course is complemented with cultural and historical media from the Balkans and is designed for students with a wide range of interests. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time. Knowledge of a Slavic language and background in linguistics not required.

- / -
Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian II

20203
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 10303 or consent of instructor.
Winter
Language course

The Second-Year course in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian languages and cultures is a continuation of First-Year BCS, and therefore assumes one year of formal study of the target language(s) or equivalent coursework elsewhere. The course is focused on spoken and written modern BCS, emphasizing communicative practice in authentic cultural contexts. The language(s) are introduced through a series of dialogues gathered from a variety of textbooks published in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia, as well as newspaper articles, short biographies, poems, and song lyrics in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. A vast archive of audiovisual materials, representing both high and popular culture, constitute an integral part of every unit. Simultaneously, aural comprehension, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary are reinforced and further developed throughout the year. Mandatory drill sessions are held twice a week, offering students ample opportunity to review and practice materials presented in class.

- / -
Advanced BCS: Language through Film

21200
31203
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 20303 or consent of instructor.
Winter
Language course

This course is tailored to the needs of the students enrolled, depending on their concentration in the field. It enhances language acquisition with continuous reading and translation of essays, newspaper articles, literary excerpts, letters and other selected writings. Vocabulary building is emphasized by the systematic study of nominal and verbal roots, prefixes and suffixes, and word formation thereafter. Discussion follows each completed reading with a written composition assigned in relation to the topic.

- / -
First-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian-3

10303
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 10103 or consent of instructor.
Spring
Language course

The major objective of the course is to build a solid foundation in the basic grammatical patterns of written and spoken Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, while simultaneously introducing both the Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. This course is complemented with cultural and historical media from the Balkans and is designed for students with a wide range of interests. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time. Knowledge of a Slavic language and background in linguistics not required.

- / -
Second-Year Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian-3

20303
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 20103 or consent of instructor.
Spring
Language course

The first quarter is devoted to an overview of grammar, with emphasis on verbal morphology and syntax, through the reading of a series of literary texts in both the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets. The second and third quarters are devoted to further developing active mastery of Bosian/Croatian/Serbian through continued readings, grammar drills, compositions, and conversational practice. Study of word formation, nominal and adjectival morphology, and syntax are emphasized. Screenings of movies and other audio-visual materials are held in addition to scheduled class time.

- / -
Advanced BCS: Language through Art and Architecture

21400
31403
BCSN
Nada Petkovic
Course level: 
Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 
BCSN 21200/31203 or consent of instructor.
Spring
Literature and Linguistics course

This course is tailored to the needs of the students enrolled, depending on their concentration in the field. It enhances language acquisition with continuous reading and translation of essays, newspaper articles, literary excerpts, letters and other selected writings. Vocabulary building is emphasized by the systematic study of nominal and verbal roots, prefixes and suffixes, and word formation thereafter. Discussion follows each completed reading with a written composition assigned in relation to the topic.