COURSES IN Russian (Division 466)


203. Second-Year Intensive Russian. Russian 102 or 103 or equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed 201 or 202. (FL).

An intensive course meeting twenty hours a week, this course covers the material which is usually covered in two terms in 201 and 202. Special emphasis is placed on speaking, comprehension, and vocabulary building. The course is conducted in Russian and is especially recommended for students who intend to concentrate in Russian Language and Literature or in Russian and East European Studies. Students should expect approximately 50 hours of homework per week (including language lab assignments). Texts: MAKING PROGRESS IN RUSSIAN, Davis & Opprendek; WORKBOOK to Davis and Opprendek. Coursepack of supplementary materials available at Kinko's Copies on East Liberty; GETTING AROUND TOWN: SITUATIONAL DIALOGUES IN RUSSIAN, Slava Paperno. Students entering 203 should already have been introduced in their first year course to the entire Russian grammar (especially to all the case endings, singular and plural) and should have completed one of the standard first year textbooks, such as RUSSIAN, RUSSIAN FOR EVERYBODY, BEGINNING RUSSIAN, or RUSSIAN STAGE ONE. Students who have not completed such a textbook in their first year course are best advised to take Russian 102 in the Spring Term before beginning the second year course in the Summer Term.

303. Third-Year Intensive Russian. Russian 203 or equivalent. No credit granted to those who have completed 301 or 302. (N.Excl).

Third-year Intensive Russian begins with the assumption that the basic aspects of the language have been assimilated, and therefore emphasizes the practical skills reading, writing and speaking. Difficult grammatical points are reviewed, vocabulary is greatly enlarged, idiomatic constructions are studied, work on modern conversational Russian. It is a recitation course and students are asked to participate in class discussions. Students are also expected to make intensive use of the language lab after class. The class meets 20 hours per week and students are expected to complete 25-30 hours of homework per week. Students are evaluated on the basis of class participation, translations, compositions written at home and an oral interview conducted by the end of the term. Texts: CONTINUING WITH RUSSIAN, Townsend; (course pack) readings in Russian culture and literature; RUSSIAN ROOT LIST and WORKBOOK, Gribble and Browning; BOOK OF RUSSIAN IDIOMS ILLUSTRATED, Dubrovin.

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