91771

RUS 101

Beginning Russian

Olga Voronina

M T W Th †††††††††††††† 9:00 am-10:00 am

OLINLC 120

FL

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. Class size: 22

 

91775

RUS 207

Continuing Russian II

Oleg Minin

M TTh 11:40 am-12:40 pm

OLINLC 206

FL

FLLC

This course is designed to continue refining studentsí practice of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Russian. The focus is on the continuing acquisition of advanced grammar, pertinent vocabulary as well as reading and conversational skills enabling students to communicate effectively within the topics of everyday importance. Accuracy in using basic grammar constructions in speaking and writing in Russian is pursued and encouraged. Advanced grammar constructions are introduced through a wide variety of adapted texts and contexts. In addition to textbook material, students will be assigned readings of authentic and adapted Russian literary and journalistic texts: pertinent discussions, assignments as well as written and oral responses will entail elements of literary analysis and critique.Class size: 18

 

91776

RUS 390

Translation: Russian to English

Marina Kostalevsky

T†† †††††††† 11:40 am-12:40 pm

W Th †††† 11:40 am-12:40 pm

OLIN 306

OLINLC 210

FL

FLLC

A practical and theoretical course consisting of regular weekly reading and translation of a variety of literary texts. Students will also work on an independent project throughout the semester. Texts include short stories and poems by Bunun, Chekhov, Babel, Tolstaya, Dovlatov, Akhmatova, Pasternak, and others.Class size: 12

 

Courses cross-listed in Russian:

 

91774

LIT 236

THE ARK OF MEMORY: Russian Documentary Prose

Olga Voronina

TTh ††† 1:30 pm-2:50 pm

OLIN 201

FL

FLLC

 

 

91773

LIT 2227

Dostoevsky Presently: POETICS, PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, & PSYCHOLOGY

Marina Kostalevsky

TTh ††† 3:10 pm-4:30 pm

OLIN 305

LA

ELIT

 

91772

LIT 2404

Fantastic Journeysand the

Modern World

Jonathan Brent

††† F†††††††† 3:00 pm-5:20 pm

OLIN 201

LA

ELIT