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Fall Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Russian


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


RUSSIAN 401. Fourth-Year Russian.

Language

Section 003.

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

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

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

RUSSIAN 463. Chekhov.

Literature

Section 001 Meets with Russian 855.001

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/russian/463/001.nsf

A detailed examination of the literary career of Anton Chekhov: his prose and drama are analyzed and assessed in the context of the literary, social, and political currents of his time, and as masterpieces of Russian literature. An informal lecture course, with contributions and discussion from students encouraged. This course should appeal to anyone interested in short story or in modern drama. It is taught in English, and all readings may be done in English. Two papers, three one-hour, in-class examinations.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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

Literature

Section 001 Meets with English 482.004.

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

Prerequisites: Knowledge of Russian not required. (3).

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 485. Poetics & Rhetoric.

Literature

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Taught in English. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course, to be taught in English, introduces the fundamental concepts of poetics and rhetoric relevant to Slavic verbal art, including metrics, phonosemantics, poetry of grammar, theory of tropes and figures, composition, problems of literary genre and kind, thematics and plot theory, and classification and history of styles.

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RUSSIAN 651. Supervised Reading of Russian Literature.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of the chair of department. Graduate standing. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Individual study, reading, or projects in Russian literature under the supervision of a project director.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Instructor

RUSSIAN 855. Seminar on Chekhov.

Section 001 Meets with Russian 463.001

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/russian/463/001.nsf

A detailed examination of the literary career of Anton Chekhov: his prose and drama are analyzed and assessed in the context of the literary, social, and political currents of his time, and as masterpieces of Russian literature. An informal lecture course, with contributions and discussion from students encouraged. This course should appeal to anyone interested in short story or in modern drama. It is taught in English, and all readings may be done in English. Two papers, three one-hour, in-class examinations.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

RUSSIAN 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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RUSSIAN 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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