RUSSIAN 402 - Fourth-Year Russian
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Credit Exclusions:
May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in RUSSIAN 403 or 518.
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May not be repeated for credit.
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The goal of fourth-year Russian is to train students in a more sophisticated use of Russian language, utilizing complex forms of communication and self-expression. Students will work on development of all language skills, as well as translation skills. A significant part of this course will be the study of syntax and style, as related to literary texts and contemporary spoken language. We will focus on a number of topics related to Russian culture, social, political and daily life. Students will read a variety of short classical and contemporary literary texts from the late 19th to the beginning 20th century, as well as articles from Russian newspapers and electronic media. Students are required to participate in class discussions, make oral presentations on chapter topics, take vocabulary quizzes and write four essays on chapter topics. This course will be conducted entirely in Russian.


  1. Okno v Rossiu Part 2, by Lev Skorokhordov, Publisher: Zlatoust 2ND 2009, ISBN 5865472291. Required
  2. A Comprehensive Russian Grammar, Author: Wade, Terence., Publisher: Blackwell Publishers 2000, ISBN: 9780631207573. Recommended
  3. Oxford Russian Dictionary, Author: Wheeler, Marcus, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2007, ISBN 0198614209. Recommended

Intended Audience:

This course will be conducted entirely in Russian.

RUSSIAN 402 - Fourth-Year Russian
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001 (REC)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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ISBN: 9785865474982
Okno v Rossiu. u?ebnoe posobie po russkomu azyku kak inostrannomu dla prodvinutogo ?tapa, Author: L. U.Skorohodov, O.V. Horohordina., Publisher: Zlatoust 4-e izd., 2010
ISBN: 9781405136396
A comprehensive Russian grammar, Author: Terence Wade ; revised and updated by David Gillespie., Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 3rd ed. 2010
ISBN: 9785865473473
Let's improve our Russian! : advanced grammar topics for English speaking students. Step One, Author: Volkova, Natal?i?a? Aleksandrovna., Publisher: Zlatoust 2004
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