RUS 106   Russian Intensive

Marina Kostalevsky /

Olga Voronina

M T W Th .

10:00am - 12:00pm



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: 20



RUS 207   Continuing Russian II

Oleg Minin

M T W . .

10:30am - 11:30am



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: 15



LIT 2159 Into the Whirlwind:  Literary Greatness and Power

Jonathan Brent

. . . . F

2:00 – 4:20 pm

OLIN 201




LIT 3019   Nabokov:Conclusive Writing

Olga Voronina

. T . Th .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm

OLIN 107


See Literature section for description.



RUS 316   Advanced Russian II

Oleg Minin

M T W . .

11:40am - 12:40pm



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



RUS 330   Dramatic Difference: Russia

and Its Theater

Marina Kostalevsky

. T . Th .

1:30 pm -2:50 pm



Cross-listed:  Theater  This course will examine the evolution of Russian dramaturgy in connection with parallel developments in both literature and theater. It will offer students an opportunity to explore various aspects of Russian culture by discussing the specifics of Russian Drama. Special attention with be given to issues of genre and style, tradition and innovation, criticism and theory. Readings include plays by Fonvizin, Griboedov, Gogol, Pushkin, Ostrovsky, Chekhov, Bulgakov, Mayakovsky, Erdman, and Petrushevskaia, as well as theoretical texts by Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, and Mikhail Chekhov. Also, the students will have a chance to see some productions of Russian plays on screen and on stage. Conducted in English.  Class size: 15



HIST 102   Europe from 1815 to the Present

Gennady Shkliarevsky

M . W . .

11:50am - 1:10 pm

HEG 201




HIST 190   The Cold War:


Gennady Shkliarevsky /

Mark Lytle

. T . Th .

3:10 – 4:30 pm

RKC 103




HIST 350   20th Century Russia: Turmoil

Gennady Shkliarevsky

M . . . .

4:40pm-7:00 pm

OLIN 310