A survey of Russian Culture from the tenth century to the early nineteenth century. Topics may vary by year. Includes literature, music, art, architecture, dance, film, history and politics. Taught in Russian, all readings are in Russian. Fosters advanced language skills of conversational fluency, listening comprehension, writing and composition, expanded vocabulary, recognition of stylistic registers, and advanced syntax. Students will read literary and non-literary texts as well as watching contemporary films and television programs.