Course

RUS 101 Beginning Russian

Professor

Marina Kostalevsky

CRN

90210

 

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 3:00 -4:00 pm OLINLC 118

Distribution

OLD: D

NEW: Foreign Language, Literature, Culture

A course for students with little or no previous knowledge of Russian that introduces the fundamentals of the spoken and written language as well as Russian culture. We will emphasize conversation, reading, and written proficiency and encourage creative expression in autobiographical and fictional compositions. Audio-visual materials will be an integral part of the learning process. In addition to regular class meetings, students are required to attend a one-hour-per-week tutorial. Beginning Russian will be followed by an intensive 8-credit course in the spring semester and a 4-credit summer language and culture program in St. Petersburg, Russia. .

 

Course

RUS 206 Continuing Russian

Professor

Marina Kostalevsky

CRN

90211

 

Schedule

Tu Wed Th 9:20 10:20 am OLINLC 210

Distribution

OLD: D

NEW: Foreign Language, Literature, Culture

Increasing oral proficiency is a primary aim of this course as well as developing reading and viewing strategies appropriate to the widest variety of written texts and Russian television and film. We will proceed to expand vocabulary and study the syntax of the complex Russian sentence and grammatical nuances. Students will be expected to keep a weekly diary and to write short essays on a variety of topics. The class will be conducted only in Russian.

 

Course

RUS / LIT 330 Dramatic Difference: Russia and Its Theater

Professor

Marina Kostalevsky

CRN

90212

 

Schedule

Tu Th 10:30 - 11:50 am OLINLC 210

Distribution

OLD: D

NEW: Foreign Language, Literature, Culture

This course will examine the evolution of Russian dramaturgy in connection with parallel developments in both literature and theater. It will offer the students an opportunity to explore various aspects of Russian culture by discussing the specifics of Russian drama. Special attention with be given to issues of genre and style, tradition and innovation, dramatic criticism and theory. Readings include Fonvizin, Griboedov, Gogol, Pushkin, Ostrovsky, Chekhov, Bulgakov, Mayakovsky, Erdman, Petrushevskaia and others playwrights, as well as theoretical texts by Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, and Mikhail Chekhov. Also, the students will have a chance to attend a performance of a Russian play in New York. No knowledge of Russian is required. Conducted in English. .