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Winter Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Russian


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in Russian
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for RUSSIAN

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for Russian.


RUSSIAN 402. Fourth-Year Russian.

Language

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Olga E Maiorova

Prerequisites: Russian 401. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 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: Russian 401 or by written permission of instructor. The course is conducted entirely in Russian. Bi-weekly grammar tests and final oral presentation. Textbook: Let's Talk About Life! by Emily Tall and Valentina Vlasikova and Russian Review Grammar by Marianna Bogojavlensky; covers two terms.

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RUSSIAN 410 / EDCURINS 437. Teaching of Russian.

Language

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An exploration of the multiple aspects of language teaching, including theoretical background. Topics of discussion include intercultural understanding, drilling, testing, computer-assisted instruction, and multi-media technology. Emphasis on development of practical skills for classroom instruction. Optional textbook: Omaggio Hadley, Teaching Language in Context, 2nd edition.

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RUSSIAN 414. Political Russian.

Language

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Russian 302 or 303. (3).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course is planned for advanced Russian students, who are oriented toward economics and politics (in particular juniors and seniors seeking experience in political science or political studies). Emphasis will be placed on the specialized vocabulary of politics and international affairs. The text is POLITICAL RUSSIAN, by Simes and Robin with audio-tapes. Weekly quizzes, final.

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RUSSIAN 472. Modern Russian Poetry.

Russian Literature in Russian

Section 001 Post-Symbolism. Meets With Russian 862.001. Reading knowledge of Russian is required

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

Prerequisites: A knowledge of Russian is required. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introduction to the late symbolist and postsymbolist poetry, and the current methods of its explication, with special attention to subtext analysis. The aim of the course is to develop such basic research skills as ability to translate accurately a Russian poetic text into English, annotate it, and analyze its structure and meaning. Requirements: active participation in class discussion; Three oral reports; written translations of set texts; final paper. Prerequisite: Russian 449; advanced knowledge of the Russian language; special interest in poetry.

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RUSSIAN 474. Late 20th-Century Russian Literature.

Literature

Section 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/winter/russian/474/001.nsf

Late Twentieth-Century Russian Literature surveys the work of major Russian authors in the last decades of the century. It examines the complex maps of a literature initially divided by ideology, place of production, and cultural orientation, and then re-integrated, but with major qualifications, by historical transformation. The re-making of Russian literature during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the emergence of new literary discourses and institutions in the 1990s, and the savage polemics about the nature and function of literature and of writers which have characterized that period will be among the major themes. Knowledge of Russian not required. This course may be used to fulfill one of the requirements for the undergraduate degree in Russian. Three hours per week, with informal lectures and discussion providing the teaching structure. Two papers and three in-class exams will be required of undergraduates, graduate students may write one long paper instead.

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RUSSIAN 479. Vladimir Nabokov and World Literature II: The American Years.

Literature

Section 001 Meets with English 482.002.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The course is the second part of the survey of Nabokov's life work. It will be devoted entirely to the American period of Nabokov's writing and cover his novels Bend Sinister, Lolita, Pnin, Pale Fire, Ada, Transparent Things, and Look at the Harlequins, as well as most of his English-language short stories and poems. Special attention will be paid to his activities as a translator, literary scholar, and educator. Students will be expected to read a wide selection of scholarly and critical works on Nabokov. Undergraduates concentrators in any field, including natural sciences, especially biology; graduate students of Slavic, English, Romance, German, and comparative literature, linguistics, and visual arts. Three hours, lecture

Intensive reading; participation in class discussion; midterm report on secondary reading; final take-home examination or a research paper.

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RUSSIAN 499. Advanced Seminar in Russian.

Literature

Section 001 Drama, Theater, and Performance in Russian Society.

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

Prerequisites: Russian 302 or 303, and 351. Taught in Russian. (3). May be elected for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will explore the role of drama, theater, and performance in Russian society during the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics of discussion range from the theatricality of everyday life to the political resonance of particular plays and productions, including those by avant-garde artists such as Meyerhold. Authors discussed in this context include Pushkin, Gogol, Chekhov, and Mayakovsky. Emphasis will be placed on the relations between literature, theaters, and institutions of power. This seminar serves as the capstone course for the concentration in Russian, and is open to qualified non-concentrators and graduate students. Requirements are short weekly readings in Russian in a variety of genres, watching some plays, active participation, one short oral presentation, and two short papers, mostly in Russian. Text: course pack available from Accu-Copy.

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RUSSIAN 652. Directed Reading in Russian Literature.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Permission of Chairman. Graduate standing. (1-4). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Designed for individual students who have an interest in a specific topic (usually that has stemmed from a previous course). An individual instructor must agree to direct such a reading, and the requirements are specified when approval is granted.

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RUSSIAN 795 / REES 795 / HISTORY 795 / POLSCI 795 / ECON 795 / GEOG 795. Research Seminar in Russian and East European Studies.

Instructor(s): Jane R Burbank (jburbank@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Russian and East European Studies (REES) 795.

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RUSSIAN 862. Seminar in 20th-Century Russian Literature.

Section 001 Post-Symbolism. Meets With Russian 472.001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introduction to the late symbolist and postsymbolist poetry, and the current methods of its explication, with special attention to subtext analysis. The aim of the course is to develop such basic research skills as ability to translate accurately a Russian poetic text into English, annotate it, and analyze its structure and meaning. Requirements: active participation in class discussion; Three oral reports; written translations of set texts; final paper. Prerequisite: Russian 449; advanced knowledge of the Russian language; special interest in poetry.

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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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