RUS   101   

 Beginning Russian

Marina Kostalevsky

. T W Th F

12:00 pm -1:00 pm



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.  Class size: 20



RUS   207   

 Continuing Russian II

Marina Kostalevsky

. T W Th .

2:00 pm -3:00 pm



This course is designed to continue refining and engaging students’ practice of speaking, reading and writing Russian. Advanced grammar topics are addressed through a wide variety of texts and contexts, with emphasis on literary analysis and the modern press. Students expand their vocabulary and range of stylistic nuance by writing response  papers and presenting oral reports. Study includes a semester-long project that provides an opportunity to build our own Web design dictionary; to research aspects of modern Russian culture; and to present findings in a collaborative creative effort, such as a play, “news broadcast”, or a concert.   Class size: 18



RUS   326   

THE Golden Age OF Russian Literature

Oleg Minin

M T W . .

11:30 am- 12:30 pm



Advanced Russian through select 19th and 20th c. prose and poetic texts is designed for students with at least two years of study of the Russian language and for heritage speakers who wish to enhance their knowledge of Russian literature and practice reading, writing and speaking the language. The course aims to build the students’ vocabulary and improve their ability to communicate in Russian. Emphasizing the genre of short story, the course is geared to the study of works by such writers as Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, Feodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Fedor Sologub, Ivan Bunin, and Alexander Blok. Conducted in Russian.  Class size: 15