RUS 106   Russian Intensive

Olga Voronina

M T W Th .

9:55 - 11:55 am



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.   Class size: 18



RUS 207   Continuing Russian II

Marina Kostalevsky

. T . Th F

1:30 -2:30 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 316   Advanced Russian II

Marina Kostalevsky

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12:00 -1:00 pm



Advanced Russian through Reading and Writing is designed for students with at least two years of study of the language and for native speakers who wish to review their knowledge of grammar and practice reading and speaking Russian. By focusing on the original literary works by such canonical writers as Chekhov, Pushkin, and Dostoevsky, the course aims to improve students’ grammar, morphology and syntax through a variety of written and oral exercises and structural conversation. The texts chosen for reading and analysis will help students build narrative and conceptual proficiency. Writing in Russian will be an important part of the course.

Class size: 15