91378

RUS 101 Beginning Russian

Sara Pankenier

. T W Th F

12:00 -1:00 pm

Olin 309

FLLC

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.

 

91396

RUS 206 Continuing Russian

Olga Voronina

M . W Th .

12:00 1:00 pm

Olin L. C. 115

FLLC

This course is designed to continue refining and engaging students' practice of speaking, reading, and writing Russian. Students will expand their vocabulary and range of stylistic nuance by writing regular response papers and presenting oral reports. 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 focus on the syntax of the complex Russian sentence and on grammatical nuances. The class will be conducted in Russian.  

 

91440

LIT/ RUS 2317 Duels, Doubles, Dualities: The Nineteenth-Century Russian Classics

Sara Pankenier

. T . Th . .

1:30 -2:50 pm

Olin 307

FLLC

See Literature section for description.

 

91518

RUS 315 Advanced Russian through Reading and Writing

Olga Voronina

M . W Th .

3:10 4:10 pm

Olin L. C. 115

FLLC

Advanced Russian through the prose and poetry written for young  readers as well as about childhood is designed for students with at  least two years of study of the language and for heritage speakers who  wish to review their knowledge of grammar and practice reading and  speaking Russian. The course aims to improve the students' grammar,  morphology and syntax through a variety of written and oral exercises  and structured conversation. Literary texts by Russia's leading  writers chosen for reading and analysis will help us build narrative  and conceptual proficiency. They will contribute to such important  areas of language study as creative composition, talking about  emotions and identity, and becoming familiar with Russia's traditions  and culture.