CRN

15002

Distribution

D

Course No.

RUS 106

Title

Russian Intensive

Professor

Lindsay Watton / Marina Kostalevsky

Schedule

Mon Tu Wed Th 10:00 am - 12:00 pm LC 120

8 credits This course is designed for students who have completed Beginning Russian 101 in the previous fall and for those who have had the equivalent of one semester's beginning Russian here or at another institution. The Russian Intensive culminates in a June program in St. Petersburg that includes twenty-four hours a week of Russian language classes and an extensive cultural program of museum visits, theater performances, and concerts, as well as tours of the St. Petersburg environs. Students will live with Russian families. Successful completion of this program qualifies the student to pursue a semester or year long study in St. Petersburg at Smolny College of the Liberal Arts, a joint educational venture of Bard and St. Petersburg University.


CRN

15003

Distribution

D

Course No.

RUS 207

Title

Continuing Russian II

Professor

Lindsay Watton

Schedule

Mon Tu Th 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm LC 208
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

15510

Distribution

D

Course No.

RUS 390

Title

Translation: Russian to English

Professor

Marina Kostalevsky

Schedule

Tu 4:30 pm - 6:50 pm LC 208
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.