The Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at the University of Arizona is pleased to announce a ‘revamped’ and fully-online version of: RSSS 315 -“Werewolves and Vampires: Slavic Folklore in Our Culture”. Using a modern, multimedia-rich environment, this course explores these supernatural icons. By examining folklore, historical accounts, novels, music, and films we gain a better understanding of these creatures, their origin and how they reflect past and contemporary social issues; relating to identity, violence, sexuality, gender roles, adolescence, ethnicity, and religious beliefs.

        This is an accelerated course, only 10 weeks in length, and is “dynamically-dated”. It begins several weeks into the semester and concludes before final exams (for most universities). Students may earn 3 upper-division units/credits which satisfy the following general education requirements at the University of Arizona: “Diversity Emphasis” and “Individuals and Societies”. Credits/units may be transferred to any accepting institution through the University of Arizona’s Outreach College.

        Please browse the website for more information and feel free to contact the instructor with any questions.


Andrew Gunn



Werewolves & Vampires: Slavic Folklore in our Culture

RSSS 315 (Section 910)

Department of Russian and Slavic Studies • 305 Learning Services Building • University of Arizona • Tucson, AZ 85721-0105 • (520) 621-7341