CRN 10063


Course No. RUS 102
Title Elementary Russian II
Professor Lindsay Watton
Schedule Mon Tu Wed Th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm LC 208
This first-year Russian course introduces the student to the fundamentals of Russian grammar, composition, and conversation. Special attention is given to developing phonetic proficiency and effective reading strategies. Audiovisual exercises supplement in-class instruction.

CRN 10414


Course No. RUS 302
Title Advanced Russian II
Professor Marina Kostalevsky
Schedule Tu Wed Th 11:30 am - 12:30 pm OLIN 306
Increasing oral proficiency is a primary aim of this course, as is developing reading strategies appropriate to the widest variety of written texts. These texts will include artistic literature, poetry, and newspapers. We will proceed to expand vocabulary and study the syntax of the complex Russian sentence and grammatical nuances. Students will be asked to write short essays on a variety of topics. Audiovisual work in the language laboratory will be an important part of our work. The class will be conducted only in Russian.

CRN 10066


Course No. RUS 406 Upper College Seminar
Title Russian Fables and Fairy Tales
Professor Lindsay Watton
Schedule Wed 10:30 am - 12:50 pm OLIN 309
The Russian genres of the basnya and skazka derive from ancient sources and an anonymous folk tradition, yet they also occupy a significant place in the work of major Russian writers. We will begin by reading some of Aesop's fables and their Russian translations and revisions (including Tolstoy's), and continue with the more elaborate and original fables of Krylov. Then we will turn to a detailed consideration of many folk and fairy tales, with special attention to structure, character and language. This course is open to all advanced Russian students and is conducted entirely in Russian.