SLAVIC 151 - First Year Seminar
Section: 001 Town and Country in Russian Writing
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Slavic Languages and Literatures (SLAVIC)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course examines the ways in which Russian writing has used urban and rural settings — from the much-mythologized city of St Petersburg to the usually anonymous “provinces”; from the celebrated warmth of nineteenth-century Moscow to the Russian village of today, in terminal decline. In doing so, the course introduces important aspects of Russian literary, social, and intellectual history, while analyzing exemplary short works by some of Russia’s best-known authors of the last two centuries.

Course Requirements:

Course writing assignments will add up to 25-30 pages of polished writing (i.e., text that has been thoroughly revised and edited).

Intended Audience:

First-year students

Class Format:

This course is a writing seminar — it examines in detail sophisticated belles lettres, as well as some scholarly materials, thereby helping students develop the analytical tools which the study of complex texts requires; and it encourages students to explore and develop their own writing skills. As a freshman writing seminar, writing (and re-writing) is a primary focus. Throughout the course, we will work on the development of your writing skills by examining your Directed Self-Placement (DSP) assignment and then establishing your writing needs and addressing them through a series of structured writing assignments, tutorial meetings, and in-class writing workshops.

SLAVIC 151 - First Year Seminar
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001 (SEM)
MF 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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