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Courses Offered
Russian

A list of regularly offered courses follows. The indication of when a course will be offered is based on the best projection of the department and can be subject to change. Please note the key for the following abbreviations: (A) Arts; (H) Humanities; (S) Social Sciences; (N) Natural Sciences with Laboratory; (LS) Language Studies requirement; (NSP) Natural Science in Perspective; (NW) Non-Western Cultures requirement.

 

COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

All readings, lectures and discussions in these courses are in English (except for those who wish to read in Russian). There are no prerequisites.

214. The Russian Novel from Pushkin to Tolstoy. (H)

Study of the emergence of a national literary tradition in 19th-century Russia as it was fashioned by writers and their reading publics. Emphasis on the Russian reaction to traditional Western European forms of narrative and the special status of the Russian writer as a social “moral barometer.” Readings will include works by Karamzin, Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. All readings will be in translation, with special assignments for those able to read in Russian.     Staff

217. Russia: 20th Century in Print and Film. (H)

The 20th century was a time of unprecedented upheavals and profound changes in Russian society, politics and culture. Russia and its successor state, the Soviet Union, suffered revolutions, wars, bloody civil strife, collectivization and purges. During those unstable and dangerous times and despite official suppression, Russian writers, artists and filmmakers produced outstanding works. In this course we will study the 20th-century Russian experience through its literature and other art forms. All readings will be in English, with special assignments for those able to read in Russian.                                                                                                Staff

 

COURSES TAUGHT IN RUSSIAN

101. Elementary Russian I.

For students with no knowledge of Russian. Introduction to the contemporary Russian language. The course presents the fundamentals of Russian grammar and syntax with equal emphasis on speaking, writing, reading, aural comprehension, and cultural awareness. Audio and video exercises, simple readings, short compositions, conversational drills. Offered every Fall.             Bond

102. Elementary Russian II.

Continuation of Russian 101. Three 80-minute meetings per week, plus an additional conversation hour conducted by a native speaker. Prerequisite: Russian 101 or placement. Offered every Spring.                                                                      Staff

201. Intermediate Russian I. (LS)

Vocabulary building, continued development of speaking and listening skills and active command of Russian grammar. Readings from authentic fiction and poetry. Short composition assignments. Three 80-minute meetings per week, plus an additional conversation hour conducted by a native speaker. Prerequisite: Russian 102 or placement. Offered every Fall.      Stone

202. Intermediate Russian II. (H)

Continuation of Russian 201. Increased mastery of Russian grammatical structures through reading and discussion of authentic literary and cultural texts. Continued emphasis on speaking, reading and writing Russian. Three 80-minute meetings per week, plus an additional conversation hour conducted by a native speaker. Prerequisite: Russian 201 or placement. Offered every Spring.                Staff

301. Readings in Russian Literature I.

The primary purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to read Russian literature in the original while improving their active command of the written and spoken language. Readings have been selected from among the acknowledged masterworks of Russian literature. Prerequisite: Russian 202 or placement. Offered every Fall.          Staff

302. Readings in Russian Literature II.

This course continues Russian Literature I (301) and provides students with an opportunity to read Russian literature in the original while improving their active command of the written and spoken language. Readings have been selected from among the acknowledged masterworks of Russian literature. Prerequisite: Russian 301 or placement. Offered every Spring.            Stone

390. Independent Study.

490. Independent Study.

Topics courses EXPECTED to be offered in 2014 – 2015

Business in Russia.

Nabakov: Russian and American Years.