RUS 106   Russian Intensive

Marina Kostalevsky / Tamara Mikhaylova

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10:20 - 12:30 pm

OLIN 307


8 credits   This intensive course is designed as a continuation for students who have completed Beginning Russian 101. Our focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills continues through cultural context, video materials, songs, and literary analysis. This course culminates in a 4-week June program in St. Petersburg, where students will attend classes (earning an additional 4 credits) and participate in a cultural program while living in Russian families. Successful completion of the intensive sequence qualifies the student to pursue semester or yearlong study in St. Petersburg at Smolny College of the Liberal Arts, a joint educational venture of Bard and St. Petersburg University. 



RUS 207   Continuing Russian II

Tamara Mikhaylova

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2:30 -3:50 pm

3:00 -4:20 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. 



RUS / LIT 3136   Russian Literary Criticism:

from Belinsky to Bakhtin and Beyond

Marina Kostalevsky

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1:00 -2:20 pm

OLIN 305


See Literature section for description.