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RUSSIAN 101. First-Year Russian.

Language

Instructor(s): Snejana J Tempest (tempest@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 103 or 111. (5). (LR).

Credits: (5; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course the student is introduced to the basics of Russian pronunciation and grammar. The course begins with an intensive study of the Russian sound system and orthographic rules (the alphabet and correct spelling). Students spend an average of 1.5-2 hours per day working with tapes and writing exercises. The class is supplemented by video shows. Students who intend to concentrate in Russian Language and Literature or in Russian and East European Studies might consider taking the intensive class, Russian 103. Textbook: Nachalo I.

There is a required grammar section (LEC) for Russian 101.

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RUSSIAN 102. First-Year Russian, Continued.

Language

Instructor(s): Snejana J Tempest (tempest@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Russian 101. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 103, 111, or 112. (5). (LR).

Credits: (5; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, the sequel to Russian 101, students complete their survey of Russian grammar, expand their vocabulary, and learn to express themselves in Russian about topics of interest including Russian history and culture. The class is supplemented by video shows. Students are expected to complete 1-2 hours of oral and written homework every night. Textbook: Nachalo II.

There is a required grammar section (LEC) for Russian 102.

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RUSSIAN 103 / RCCORE 193. Intensive First-Year Russian.

Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alina Udalchenko Makin (resco@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 101, 102, 111, or 112. (8). (LR).

Credits: (8).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~resco/services.html

This course covers in one term what is ordinarily covered in two terms of Russian 101 and 102 and carries eight credits. Students are expected to complete approximately 16-20 hours of homework per week and attend 4 hours of co-curricular activities (Russian Table/Russian Tea).

The goal of this course is to provide the student with a basic but solid knowledge of grammatical structures and syntax, a functional vocabulary, familiarity with intonation patterns and native pronunciation, and practice in speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Both vocabulary and grammatical structures are presented in a situational context. Abundant cultural material is introduced throughout the course. Upon the completion of this course, the student can understand simple written texts or short spoken passages without the aid of a dictionary, and can carry on a short, elementary conversation.

Required textbooks and materials:

  1. Russian Stage One: Live From Moscow! (Volume 1) by Davidson, Gor, and Lekic, Kendall/Hunt, 1996. PAK: textbook, workbook, video- and audio-tapes.
  2. Russian Stage One: Live from Moscow! (Volume 2) by Davidson, Gor, Lekic, Kendall/Hunt, 1996. PAK: textbook, workbook, video- and audio-tapes.
  3. Coursepack at Dollar Bill.

Recommended, but not required:

  1. Russian Stage One: Live From Moscow! Volume I CD-ROM, 1998. Kendall/Hunt, ISBN 0-7872-4520-8.
  2. Russian Stage One: Live From Moscow! Volume II CD-ROM, 1998. Kendall/Hunt, ISBN 0-7872-4678-6.
  3. The Russian Reference Grammar: Core Grammar in Functional Context by J. Watzke, J. Sweigert, Jr., Kendall/Hunt 1997, ISBN 0-7872-4467-8.
  4. Russian-English, English-Russian Dictionary by Katzner.

Cost: $160

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RUSSIAN 201. Second-Year Russian.

Language

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Russian 102 or 103. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 203. (5). (LR).

Credits: (5; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course reviews and expands grammatical concepts first covered during the First-Year Russian (101 and 102) courses, focusing on verbal aspect, declension, and the verbs of placement. The course also emphasizes speaking and listening skills. Students are expected to complete 9-12 hours of homework per week. Textbook: V Puti by Frank Miller and Olga Kagan and workbook; cost is $73.00 and covers two terms.

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RUSSIAN 231. Russian Culture and Society: An Introduction.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Olga Maiorova

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This interdisciplinary course seeks to acquaint students with the major achievements of Russian art, music, literature, architecture and cinema, and is taught with the aid of multimedia visual and audio presentations. As we examine the evolution of Russian culture from the 10th century to the present day, we will be exploring everything from Russian icons to the architecture of St. Petersburg, the prose of Dostoevsky and the music of Shostakovich, the exquisite Easter eggs designed by the jeweler Carl Fabergé for the last Russian tsars, and classics of Russian cinema such as Eisenstein's great film Ivan the Terrible, in whose production Stalin played a direct role. Despite the raising of the Iron Curtain at the end of the 1980s, Russia continues to remain "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma", and this course provides an opportunity to explore in detail the paradoxes of a society which has produced some of the world's most barbaric rulers and some of its finest artists, writers, and musicians. The course is designed to appeal to students with no background in Russian studies, and to those thinking about becoming Russian concentrators. No knowledge of Russian is required.

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RUSSIAN 301. Third-Year Russian.

Language

Instructor(s): Alina Udalchenko Makin (resco@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Russian 202 or 203, and satisfactory scores on a proficiency test. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 303. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Third-Year Russian starts with the assumption that the basic aspects of the language have been assimilated, and therefore emphasizes practical skills reading, writing, and speaking. Difficult grammatical points are reviewed and vocabulary is greatly enlarged. Upon the completion of this course the student can understand prolonged written and spoken passages on familiar topics, carry out a prolonged conversation, and write two- to three-page essays on assigned topics. The course studies social and political reforms, works on the acquisition of core active and passive vocabularies in the areas of history and politics, introduces students to more complex vocabulary and syntactic structures typical of historical and political texts.

Required textbooks and materials:

  1. Russian Reforms: Revolutions from Above by S. Maksudov, Natalia Pokrovsky, FC-IZDAT Publishers, 1998. ISBN 0-9637035-6-0.
  2. A Comprehensive Russian Grammar by T. Wade, Blackwell, 1997. ISBN 0-63117502-4.
  3. A Grammar Workbook by T. Wade, Blackwell, 1996. ISBN 0-63119381-2.
  4. Coursepack at Dollar Bill.

Recommended, but not required textbooks and materials: Russian-English, English-Russian Dictionary by Katzner.

Cost: $100.

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RUSSIAN 347(451) / RCHUMS 347. Survey of Russian Literature.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andreas Xavier Schönle (aschonle@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Russian is not required. No knowledge of Russian literature or history is presupposed. (3). (HU).

Upper-Level Writing Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course focuses on the masterpieces of Russian fiction written between 1820 and 1870, including such classics of world literature as Tolstoy's War and Peace and Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment. Evolving fast from Romanticism to High Realism, this period marks a blossoming of Russian culture, despite strained relations with political authorities. We will trace how writers treated the political, social, intellectual, and religious issues dividing their contemporaries, creating a unique kind of literature that claimed authority over society in settling these problems. Topics include romantic self-fashioning and posturing (including such risky aristocratic games as dueling and gambling), gender relations, the fate of the educated in society, violence and repentance, reform and stagnation, history and the private self, Russia and the West. No knowledge of Russian literature or history is presupposed. Participation in class discussion, two short papers, and a final exam.

Textbook information REQUIRED TEXTS Aleksandr Pushkin, Eugene Onegin (Dana Point: Ardis, 1993) Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time (Dana Point: Ardis, 1988) Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons (New York: Norton, 1994) Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace (Oxford: World's Classics Ser., Oxford UP, 1991) Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment (New York: Norton, 1989) Coursepack from Accu-Copy.

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RUSSIAN 351. Introduction to Russian Literature.

Russian Literature in Russian

Section 001 Taught In Russian.

Instructor(s): Michael Makin (mlmakin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Russian 202 or 203. Taught in Russian. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to Russian prose. Classes, readings, and writing assignments are in Russian. The principal requirements are: weekly journals, three essays, and three one-hour, in-class examinations. Class discussion is encouraged. The course increases vocabulary, reading speed, and written and oral fluency, while developing literary-analytical skills.

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RUSSIAN 355. Supervised Reading of Russian Literature.

Literature

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for credit twice.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Students develop a term-long reading and writing project on a topic or topics in Russian literary or linguistic studies, in consultation with a member of the faculty. Readings may include substantial amounts of Russian. Weekly meetings with the supervisor may be conducted in English or Russian. Writing assignments made according to the number of credits elected, but must correspond to writing expectations of upper-level department courses.

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RUSSIAN 401. Fourth-Year Russian.

Language

Instructor(s): Snejana J Tempest (tempest@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Russian 302 or 303. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 403. (4). (Excl).

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Russian 401 is offered during the Fall Term and Russian 402 is offered during the Winter Term of every academic year. Prerequisites: three years of Russian (minimum). Classwork, homework, and labwork include: grammar and word formation; reading and listening (films and TV news included); discussions; oral reports and compositions. Bi-weekly grammar tests and final oral presentation. Textbook: Let's Talk About Life! by Emily Tall and Valentina Vlasikova; cost is $42.00 and covers two terms.

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RUSSIAN 413. Business Russian.

Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vitalij V Shevoroshkin (vvs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Russian 302 or 303. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is planned for advanced Russian students (3rd year and above) who are oriented toward economics or business. In particular this would target seniors seeking experience in international business and graduate students in the Center for Russian and East European Studies Master's Degree program (or in various departments, who either wish to pursue employment opportunities in business or government or who wish to get a Ph.D. in economics, political science, or history). The course will focus upon the vocabulary and locations of commercial Russian, both oral and written. Students will be expected to learn format and jargon for various types of business communication. No final examination.

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RUSSIAN 449. Twentieth-Century Russian Literature.

Literature

Section 001 Historical Survey of Russian Literature from 1890 to 1921.

Instructor(s): Omry Ronen (omronen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Russian is not required. (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This historical survey of Russian literature from 1890 to 1921 covers the final achievements of realism and the response to modernism in the later works of Tolstoy and Chekhov, the art of symbolism, the post-symbolic currents in poetry and prose, and the major literary events of the first post-revolutionary decade both in the USSR and in exile. The required reading includes English translations of representative poems by Solov'ev, Briusov, Bal'mont, Merezhkovsky, Hippius, Sologub, Blok, Belyi, Viacheslav Ivanov, Annensky, Kuzmin, Khodasevich, Gumilev, Akhmatova, Mandel'stam, Khlebnikov, Maiakovsky, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, Esenin, and Kliuev. Students select their own readings in prose and drama out of an extensive list of titles ranging from Solov'ev's Three Conversations through Belyi's Petersburg to Zamiatin's We. Midterm and a final take-home examination.

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RUSSIAN 462. Dostoevsky.

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael Makin (mlmakin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Russian is not required. (3). (Excl).

Foreign Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A detailed examination of the literary career and major fiction of Fedor Dostoevsky. His novels and short stories, including Poor Folk, The Double, Notes from the Underground, Crime and Punishment, The Devils, and The Brothers Karamazov are read and analyzed. His contribution to literary and literary-political discussions of the time is assessed. Two papers, two examinations. Lectures, with discussion encouraged.

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RUSSIAN 477. Russian Culture and National Ideology.

Russian Literature in Russian

Section 001 Meets with Russian 856.001

Instructor(s): Olga Maiorova

Prerequisites & Distribution: Reading knowledge of Russian. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Throughout the 19th century, Russian social consciousness as well as official ideology searched for a new image of national unity to suit their current identity and to represent the Russian empire as a coherent, homogeneous society. Thinkers of otherwise very different outlooks appealed to the same cultural myths to create a renewed national narrative designed both to provide the basis for national unity and to emphasize the continuity of Russian history. It is the task of this course to discuss issues such as how national memory tended to unite people, why Russian thinkers projected their desires for national unity and continuity onto the past, how specific socio-cultural situations served as a point of departure for the circulation of certain myths. Emphasis will be placed on the symbolic dimension and metaphoric representation of the desired national unity and identity. The focus will be on the cultural language used in public commemorations, in literary texts, in government documents, and in journalistic articles. Russian concentrators, minors, heritage speakers, and graduate students. Lecture format. Required class presentation, final paper (15-20 pages).

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RUSSIAN 478. Vladimir Nabokov and World Literature I: The Russian Years.

Literature

Section 001 Meets with English 482.001.

Instructor(s): Omry Ronen (omronen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Knowledge of Russian not required. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a first part of a historical as well as theoretical introduction to Nabokov's intellectually challenging literary art as a unique phenomenon of Russo-American cultural synthesis. Readings during fall term include Russian short stories and novels (King-Queen-Knave, Glory, The Eye, Despair, The Gift, Invitation to a Beheading, and the unfinished Solus Rex), plays (The Grand-dad and The Waltz Invention), selected poetry, and Nabokov's first English novel The Real Life of Sebastian Knight. The students will be expected to read a wide selection of scholarly and critical works on Nabokov.

There will be a midterm paper (consisting of a critical report on selected items of secondary reading) and a final take-home exam: a selection of essay topics, and some specific questions and i.d.'s. Independent research papers of high quality (the best were last year published in "The Nabokovian") instead of a final take-home are encouraged, as are lively contributions to class discussion.

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RUSSIAN 491. Senior Honors Course.

Literature

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Approval of departmental Honors Committee. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). Credit is granted for a combined total of six credits of Russian 491 and 492.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The first half of the two-term Honors course. Honors students, working in consultation with the Honors advisor and a thesis supervisor conduct research on an area of literary or linguistic studies. By the end of 491 the students should have a detailed bibliography and a prospectus for a thesis. Regular meetings with the advisor are expected. Studies continue with 492.

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