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Stanley Joseph Stepanic

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Office location and address
259 New Cabell Hall
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
POL 1210: Introduction to Polish Language
Credits: 3
Introduces students to the essentials of Polish grammar with emphasis on speaking and reading. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at: http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/slavic/courses.html.
POL 1220: Introduction to Polish Language
Credits: 3
Introduces students to the essentials of Polish grammar with emphasis on speaking and reading. Prerequisite: POL 1210 or instructor permission.
SLFK 2120: Russian Folklore
Credits: 3
What is folklore exactly? Further, what is it in the Russian context? This course is a thorough overview of different types of folklore throughout Russian history. We will cover a brief history of Russia from pre-Christian times and continue into a thorough analysis of various examples of Russian folklore. This will include narrative folklore (folktales, fairy tales, songs, etc.), material folklore (house structures and layout, clothing, etc.), and social folklore (weddings, funerals, etc.). Students will also be expected to investigate their own ethnic backgrounds through paper topics based on what is learned in the course.
RUTR 2350: Russian and East European Film
Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to and overview of the history of film in Eastern Europe, with a particular focus on Russia, though we will be discussing other countries that were once part of the Soviet Bloc. We will be covering a variety of films, long and short, as well as animation, and how these works of art reflect the time periods in which they were created.
SLAV 2360: Dracula
Credits: 3
An introduction to Slavic folklore with special emphasis on the origins and subsequent manifestations of vampirism. Western perceptions, misperceptions, and adaptations of Slavic culture are explored and explicated. The approach is interdisciplinary: folklore, history, literature, religion, film, disease and a variety of other topics.